View Poll Results: In the current climate, is it ever proper for a US Cong. to vote with party > 90%

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Thread: Congressmen who tote the party line > 90%

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    Re: Congressmen who tote the party line > 90%

    I do not know what this "Mitt Romney" is...
    IMO, he is a fool, neither a liberal nor a conservative...also, that he cannot be trusted.

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    Re: Congressmen who tote the party line > 90%

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I think he represents it in the way that a representitive republic is meant to be...IE the district votes for the person they think will best represent them based on that individuals judgement of the issues. If the guy wins, then he should go and vote according to what his best judgement on the issues is. If that happens to be 90% in support of one party or another...so be it. If his constituents don't like it they can vote him out the next go round.

    I don't believe that politicians should be expected to moderate themselves in congress to represent "everyone" in their districts views because such is impossible. By compromising in various places all you do is alienate some people in your district while gaining favor from others. Unless your district is primarily made up of all the same thinking people it would be almost impossible to truly reflect everything they feel.

    As such, we don't elect politicians to vote in accordance with what WE want. We elect politicians in hopes that their judgement is the judgement we want representing us. By that token, sometimes that judgement may go against what we think and sometimes we may be on the losing end and will be stuck with someone whose judgement we don't trust. In the latter cases, that's when you try hard to vote the guy out the next time around.
    Perchance they shouldn't "moderate" themselves too much. But back in the day, there used to be this thing called compromise. That's gone, it's all partisan politics which serves no one. So the Republicans vote with party 91% of the time and the Democrats vote with the party 91% of the time. If the people don't like it, they can switch between which 91% they get. So, you can see the problem with that I'm sure.
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