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Wed Sep 19, 2018, 11:34 AM

Do DC lawmakers pay attention to public opinion?

I would think they do, but recently it seems like they're just barreling through with what they want.

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grumpyduck Sep 2018 OP
CrispyQ Sep 2018 #1
zipplewrath Sep 2018 #2
Wounded Bear Sep 2018 #3
soryang Sep 2018 #4
asiliveandbreathe Sep 2018 #5

Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2018, 11:40 AM

1. The GOP has given up even a pretense of doing the will of The People.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2018, 11:47 AM

2. Only certain people

Mostly people who fund campaigns. To some degree their "base" as well. The last people they care about are folks that will never vote for them.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2018, 11:48 AM

3. Increasingly no...

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2018, 12:07 PM

4. They respond to the wealthy

This vast discrepancy in government responsiveness to citizens with different incomes stands in stark contrast to the ideal of political equality that Americans hold dear. Although perfect political equality is an unrealistic goal, representational biases of this magnitude call into question the very democratic character of our society.


http://www.russellsage.org/research/social-inequality/working-papers/gilens-democratic-responsiveness

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2018, 12:19 PM

5. Don't you get sick of hearing the American people this, the American people that..

or the ol' stand by..vote for children...I have stopped listening, and turned off TV - I tried watching Cuomo last night on rerun..just for kicks..he was debating the creep from FL, m geatz...hypotheticals..re Dr. Ford...he sure had his talking points..had to shut it off.....

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