Skip to comments.What The Incumbents Have There Is A Fatal Failure To Communicate
Posted on 05/13/2010 4:51:54 PM PDT by Kaslin
One of the classic examples of the failure of politicians to communicate with the citizenry is found in a video of Romanian tyrant Nicolae Ceausescu, giving what turned out to be his last speech to the teeming masses gathered in a square in Bucharest.
Oblivious to the mood of the people, Ceausescu is at his bombastic, self-important best until he realizes that the chants from the crowd below are not praise, but something rather to the contrary.
The look on his face: priceless.
You could say that Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah, and Rep. Alan Mollohan, D-W.V., have just experienced their Ceausescu moments. Both longtime incumbents were booted from office by their constituents Tuesday in a fashion that, while not quite as bloody as Ceausescu's departure, was still pretty gory in political terms.
America is a democratic republic, complete with an excellent Constitution that politicians still feel compelled to acknowledge, if not take seriously. So the growing communications gap between voters in places like Utah and West Virginia and the politicians who have been "representing" them, while worrisome, is not irreparable. Solving it should be a high priority for all involved.
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This is crap. Excuses Excuses Excuses. Just freakin do what is right!
What we have here is a failure to represent.
I remember when the following happened, it's at the bottom of the article
Townhalls, Tea Partys.
Examples abounded even before Utah and West Virginia made their statements this week. Take the town hall meeting in Washington state last summer in which a young Marine veteran said to six-term Rep. Brian Baird, "Now I heard you say tonight about educating our children, indoctrinating our children, whatever you want to call it."
The congressman denied wanting to indoctrinate, but the young father simply responded, "Stay away from my kids."
Virtually all of the 400 or so people in the hall rose as one in loud applause.
If the writer is to mention a video, he ought to provide a link.
Ceausescu had yes men that would not tell him of the discord.
The idiots in Washington have heard from the people over and over, yet go their own way.
Hats off to the young man who said, “Stay away from my kids.”
(Maybe the country really is waking up and there are enough sane people left in this country to vote the psychotic, visceral scu&bags out on their backsides.)