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Lugar Loss Highlights Sour Relationship Between Voters and Politicians

simon77047 Wrote: May 12, 2012 7:15 AM
You don't have a clue. Actually, the tea party (it's not a political party like dems or repubs) wants the federal government to operate within the constitution, stop micro managing its citizens and all they do, knock off all of the spending beyond its means, and reform entitlements.

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,...