posted on May, 13 2009 @ 10:54 PM
reply to post by Seekerof
Thanks for the info.
I think over the years citizens forgot that most politicians vote their own self-interest. Gonna be up for an election?...Better go with the crowd and
vote so I can be reelected...I can fix it, make it better later, once I'm back in office...or I'll just lie my way out.
I cite the way Democrats voted on the Iraq Resolution. Those who voted Aye were either naive or voting solely out of self-interest. The Dems used to
be the party of war. Over the years, use of force as a way of demonstrating "strength" became a Republican Party idea.
Spineless Dems caved in on the resolution. They were boxed into a corner. Vote no, you're seen as a wimp. Now that the masses were whipped up, if you
vote no, then your ass will be voted out of office. They had to contend with Rep control in the House and one vote Senate control.
Torture? Same thing. Dems did not want to be seen as wimps.
As for Rep's voting no...the seven who did have my respect. Chafee, the lone R Senator casting Nay, is one of the good men who continued to speak up.
Edmund Burke surely must have rolled over in his grave that day over the others.
Before video and audio taping, it was much easier to get away with denial. Of course, sometimes there are nuances, and smart politicians are good at
Americans of late have demanded gods for politicians, forgetting that even the gods had their peccadilloes. What used to be kept private, not having
any influence on voting record, has been forced to the front.
The business of politics is truer to sausage making than any other. Americans have been willing to be sadly deceived and naive, preferring to eat the
meal while remaining blissfully ignorant about the nature of sausage.