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Informed voters intimidate politicians

By idaflo | June 7th, 2010 | No Comments » 

The voters are angry because the voters are informed and can quote sections in bills that Congress did not read, yet passed anyway.

There are those who enter public life because they care deeply about issues and desire to affect positive change, to genuinely serve their neighbor; but it appears others go into politics because they feel validated by personal popularity, and so seek employment that will reinforce that.

Whatever the motivation behind holding public office, now, those who have been popular their entire lives are the objects of disdain and even ridicule.  They may pretend the voters don’t matter, but not for long, since reality is catching up.

Those who live by the polls, will die by the polls.

To Avoid Voter Rage, Democrats Skip Town Halls

Arlen Spectre at a Townhall last year, with angry voter

Senator Arlen Specter listened to an angry constituent in Pennsylvania last year.

By JEFF ZELENY : June 6, 2010 at The New York Times

BEL AIR, Md. — The reception that Representative Frank Kratovil Jr., a Democrat, received here one night last week as he faced a small group of constituents was far more pleasant than his encounters during a Congressional recess last summer. …(article continues here)

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