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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-03 08:19 PM
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175. One man's mob is another man's constituency.
I agree that a Senator should for the most part vote his heart, that's what representative democracy allows for. But when the voters you represent take to the streets en masse, they amount to more than a focus group. They're sending a message. If you listened to their message to "go to Washington" when they gave you their votes, why are you ignoring their message when they take to the streets? How often do Americans take to the streets these days? Not often. Being elected to a 6-year term as a US Senator doesn't mean you ignore the wishes of your constituency for 5 years, 9 months and start listening just in time for the next election, does it?

I'll say this in Kerry's defense, at least he didn't listen to a pro-war mob when he decided to give bush dictitorial powers. Oh, that's right, there wasn't a pro-war mob. My bad :)!
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