Originally posted by wildtimes
reply to post by bbracken677
What kind of leader would always go with what their constituents want?
The kind that are elected by their constituents to represent them!!
"What kind of leader would always go with what their constituents want? What Joe Public wants is as fickle as the wind...we would declare war on
someone and then a week later sue for peace. Really? Do you live in the same world I do?"
Do you really think the average american knows anything about the current issues?
Should the politician fund a poll to gauge what the "will of the people is?" Seriously?
Most people cannot even name who their representatives are, specially at the state level. Most people do not know the particulars of any issue, let
alone one that the MSM has not spoon fed them the spin...
Talk about a screwed up situation...might as well eliminate the politicians and just put a poll on the internet for people to vote on every
Can you imagine that? Bill to increase welfare payments by 500% passes!
What a joke....
The average voter's ignorance is why we get the politicians we have in office...think about that for a moment.
Most people vote for names on the ballot and really have no clue what the person is about. That in itself is a condemnation of the system.
Politicians are supposed to represent our values, our philosophies, our needs(generally speaking), our morals, etc etc but are not supposed to look to
the masses for how to vote on every bill that comes up. They are supposed to act in our interests...that is something that is lacking.
Not enough people care...or we wouldn't have the politicians elected that are elected...
Who are the greatest offenders, who are the most ignorant of voters? Who is unaware of the history of the last 50 years? Who is the most ignorant
voters of all, who swallow the crap spewed out of Washington?
The younger voters. I am not a Bush fan, by any means, form or fashion, but he got blamed for crap that had nothing to do with anything he did. The
first recession of his term actually began before the repubs had even selected their candidate. Jobs had been flying overseas by the millions during
the 90s, but Bush was beat up for it. The stage had already been set for the most recent economic problems in the 90s (personal debt at unsustainable
levels). Bush, much as his predecessor, much as Obama, took no steps to prevent what was coming...and what has yet to pass. The younger voters
swallowed the crap about how the economy of 2004 was the "worst since the depression"...BS. Those of us who were around during the Carter admin know
better than that. PT Barnum was right: There IS a sucker born every minute.
There is so much more....
edit on 5-4-2013 by bbracken677 because: (no reason given)