Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Brave" or Stupid

Or worse, negligent in their duties...

ABC News
Three weeks before his party could take a tough hit in the voting booths, President Obama said this evening that a “pleasant surprise” of his job is seeing members of Congress cast tough votes over the past 20 months even though it might lead to their congressional demise.

“There are a lot of folks who took some really tough votes over the last 20 months knowing that it was bad for them politically, who voted for health care reform even though the polls said this would cause them problems in the next election, who voted for financial regulatory reform even though they knew that by supporting it it would impact big money pouring in and directing negative ads towards them,” the president said during a webcast town hall from The George Washington University. "And they did it anyway. And that was risky for them.”

The president highlighted some of those members who cast votes that could put their congressional careers at risk.

The idea behind a democracy is for elected representatives to vote according to the wishes of their constituents, instead of pursuing their own agenda. If a majority of the voters wanted ObamaCare or wanted to pay more taxes, then there's no risk of losing the next election. The fact that Democrats are so unpopular right now should send a message to Mr. Hope'n'change but instead, we get clueless remarks like the above. I wonder if TOTUS (teleprompter) made him say it or if he was ad-libbing again.

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