If I counted correctly, 11 Democrats voted YES during the first budget vote. CNN was excusing the 11 Democrats by suggesting the only reason they voted YES was because they were up for re-election.
So, apparently those 11 members are in venues that might be heavy populated with members of the opposite party. That is, the official might be a Democrat but the constituents are mostly Republican.
It would also seem that those 11 Democrats most likely always vote their party line NO MATTER WHAT THEIR CONSTITUENTS WANT – unless it’s an election year. Essentially, those 11 Democrats have NOT been properly representing their constituents.
THIS is what’s wrong with our elected officials. And, I’ve found Democrats to be slightly more guilty of this than Republicans. I’ve said this in prior posts – we don’t give a fuck what you (the elected officials) think. You are there to do OUR bidding, not your own and not to support your buddy from the other side of the country who took out for dinner in D.C. last week.
So, the next time there’s an important vote, make sure you do what your CONSTITUENTS want, not what your PARTY wants.