Elisabeth Meinecke

"They act as if everything’s a crisis, they act as if they can control everything," McCotter said. "And so, when you lose your sense of proportionality, you tend to make mistakes."

McCotter observed that leads to D.C. politicians becoming insulated and cut off from the reality of everyday life, until they end up trying to manage yours, and everything else.

"If you’re the servant of the sovereign people, you don’t manage them, they instruct you," McCotter said.

Elisabeth Meinecke

Elisabeth Meinecke is TOWNHALL MAGAZINE Managing Editor. Follow her on Twitter @lismeinecke.