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To: AmericanInTokyo

And I hope the dems in the House, Senate, State and local level go down as well.


4 posted on 11/22/2009 11:24:27 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (A good Blue Dog is an unelected Blue Dog. Ditto Rino's!)
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To: ABQHispConservative

The problem I’m beginning to see is that these people do NOT care if they lose their seats. It’s far worse for them to fall out of favor with their party bosses than to get fired by their constituents.

Face it, there are better things in life than being a Congresscritter. Such as serving in lucrative positions on commissions, think tanks, lobbying groups, and on and on.

Pelosi is particularly known for controlling who gets those post-congressional opportunities.

If you vote against her, you can forget about working in Washington ever again. But if you vote with her, even if you lose your seat, who cares? She will see to it that you land in a cushy lifetime job in the political establishment somewhere.

So the power our founders gave us to hold our congresscritters accountable -— the power to “fire” them -— is practically empty now. They simply do not care about re-election.

If they bow down to the bosses, whether they win or lose re-election makes no difference. They will either become more powerful (more owed favors) if they win or they will be taken care of handsomely if they lose because they betrayed their constituents.


14 posted on 11/23/2009 4:11:05 AM PST by fightinJAG (Mr. President: Why did you appoint a bunch of Communists to your Administration?)
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