The problem with our career politicians is that the party leadership will strong arm the party members to place the Party before the representation of the people they are to represent. For the most part this is a Demcorat party philosophy; for they know a majority of America does not follow their ideology. This becomes apparant in the Demcoratic leadership where it is always politics before the people; party before the electorate.
We can go back to Nancy Pelosi who risked her Speakership and the Democratic majoprity in the House for an ill conceived Health Care plan. We can just listen to Obama as he placed the party before the people in his line pertaining to health care was condescending towards the electorate. Obama spoke of voting for the the health care bill and taking the issue up in Congress and then let the elections play out as they will. We can listent o Senator Schumer who says "“In a nutshell, this is what is responsible for the dysfunction in Congress. If Speaker Boehner were fully in charge, we wouldn’t constantly see this kind of brinksmanship, but he doesn’t have control of his troops in the House.”“In a nutshell, this is what is responsible for the dysfunction in Congress. If Speaker Boehner were fully in charge, we wouldn’t constantly see this kind of brinksmanship, but he doesn’t have control of his troops in the House.”in a nutshell, this is what is responsible for for the dysfunction in Congress. If Speaker Boehnerwere fully in charge, we wouldn't constantly see this kind of brinksmanship, but he doesn't have control of his troopsin the House."
Schumer and the Democratic party are responsible for the brinksmanship. It is the Democrats who always place the party before the people. Obama delayed 20,000 jobs simply because he doesn't want to make the party faithful upset by allowing the keystone pipeline to get off the ground. Obama famously said if the bill passing an extension of payroll tax cuts contained keystone language, he would veto the bill. Obama's comment was politics and party over what is right and popular with the American people. It is the Senate Democrats that will not pass a budget, the senate democrats who refuse to take up any House passed bill pertaining to job creation. It is the Democrats that are constantly taking America to the brink of disaster while offering no new ideas; just the same old tax and spend screed for failed generations in the past. It is the Democrats that are constantly speaking of control rather than speaking of their constituents. It is the Democrats that constantly place their ideals, their politics, their party before the American people. Right now as it is election year, Obama and the Democrats are scheming of another messsage to sell the AMerican people. It is the Democrats turning negative and turning to class warfare. It is the Democrats who have done nothing but spend frivilously over the past 6 years. It is the Democrats that demonize the American electorate as stupid and uninformed for not following their failed policies. It is the Demcrats placing their party before the people. We can no longer have a Representative form of Government when the Democrats insist on control rather than insisting on the will of the people.