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    Re: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

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    Majority is not the same as majority will of the people.
    In a representative democracy... it kindof is.
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    Re: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya HM. That's not necessarily true with Senators. I would say moreso with Congressmen and women.
    Senators come from the entire state of all the people in that state. Representatives usually come from highly gerrymandered districts that are not always an accurate representation of the people of that state.

    I guess this is something that can be argued both ways all day long without resolution.
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    Re: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    In a representative democracy... it kindof is.
    That assumes that on every issue every representative always votes with the majority of their district. We know good and well that is not alwasy the case.
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    Re: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Senators come from the entire state of all the people in that state. Representatives usually come from highly gerrymandered districts that are not always an accurate representation of the people of that state.

    I guess this is something that can be argued both ways all day long without resolution.
    Well.....truthfully. I just look at what the Senators Vote for. Which many times is against what their own constitutients want. Prime example would be Johnny Quest McCain. Who probably does moreso than any other Senator.

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    Re: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well.....truthfully. I just look at what the Senators Vote for. Which many times is against what their own constitutients want. Prime example would be Johnny Quest McCain. Who probably does moreso than any other Senator.
    And how many times have the good people of his state elected him to office?
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    Re: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    And how many times have the good people of his state elected him to office?
    How many times did they even have anyone else to run up against him? Someone that did represent all of Arizona. How many times did the Repubs support him and tank any other Repub that refused to step back and not challenge him.

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    Re: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

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    Democrats better get rid of Reid, the man is an unhinged gang weasel. If the Reps regain the Senate, there will be hell to pay.
    OH, and I do hope they exact their vengeance swiftly...

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    Re: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    How many times did they even have anyone else to run up against him? Someone that did represent all of Arizona. How many times did the Repubs support him and tank any other Repub that refused to step back and not challenge him.
    Every time McCain ran there was opportunity both within his own party and any opposition party to defeat him. The people elected McCain time after time after time after time.
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    Re: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Every time McCain ran there was opportunity both within his own party and any opposition party to defeat him. The people elected McCain time after time after time after time.
    Yeah, and that still doesn't mean he was representing his constituients all the time either.

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    Re: Harry Reid prepares Senate to go ‘nuclear,’ end nomination filibusters

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah, and that still doesn't mean he was representing his constituients all the time either.
    I can accept that a politician can get elected and do a poor job at representing the people. Things like that can happen. But when a very high profile person like McCain gets elected time after time after time over a very long and very public career - 30 years to be exact - the idea that he is not representing his constituents is a bit hard to accept.
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