posted on Aug, 9 2006 @ 12:35 PM
Originally posted by seagull
Liebermanns loss is a blow to bipartisin efforts in congress. He's one of the few, of either party, who actually seem to understand that they are
serving the people of America, not their party.
I find it hard to believe that any politician who has as much tenure as Lieberman
does not work for the american public. To be a successful politician you have to be
corrupt IMO. Honest, sensible politicians don't really amount to much in congress IMO. It's more about trading votes and posturing for powerful
committee seats IMO.
The majority of american voters are one issue orientated IMO. Whether it's farm
subsidies, abortion stance, embryonic research, immigration or what have you, as long as these constituents representative voices a stance on these
issues to their likeing they will vote for him/her; even if their representative opposes them on all other issues. After that the representative
doesn't really need to concern him/herself with any other needs or wants of their constituency.
Politicians are also swayed more by there respective party than any american joe or jane IMO.
Anyways the whole system has become a joke and we have noone to blame but
ourselves. What is it...like 30% of americans actually vote? How many vote intelligently? I would guess very little.
So Lieberman is going to take his ball and go over to the independents. Good for
him. And so what if his party left him hanging. He obviously wasn't in line with
what they wanted.
Remove them all, get rid of parties by enacting laws that suppress private campaigning over television and radio and enact a public medium of which
candidates get equal exposure.
NO MORE PARTIES!