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Lugar Loss Highlights Sour Relationship Between Voters and Politicians

rob1633 Wrote: May 12, 2012 1:33 PM
Let's not forget the other RINOs that pat themselves on the back for being such good Republicans, but wouldn't support a Conservative principle if their lives depended on it. Let's add to your list: McConnell and Richard Burr. And what in God's Name is John Boehner doing? Political winds pick up and you can see his feet shifting. Rasmussen is exactly right, these people get to DC and become convinced of the righteousness of making political deals rather than wrapping themselves in the Constitution and defending Liberty! I am all for working things out amicably, our political system exists to provide recourse. However, while method can be open to compromise, never can principle.

When relationships go bad, an early warning sign is that one side doesn't really hear what the other is saying. That's certainly the case today in the relationship between voters and America's political class.

Many in Washington, D.C., took comfort over the past year in polling data showing that fewer voters consider themselves part of the tea party movement. Only 13 percent claim such a tie today, roughly half its peak in 2010. This was reassuring to those in power, suggesting voters were willing to let the politicians return to politics as usual.

But the panic returned to Washington this week,...