Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Saving Your Job

The Democratic House members who voted against Obamacare pretty much all lost their re-election bids.

Some of this is because they represented swing districts who have swung to the right.  Some were likely swing districts that were re-districted as "redder" districts.  Some retired.

But the idea that voting against your party's main policy goal will save your job assumes that voters see beyond partisan labels.

They don't.

Vote your conscience.  It's much simpler that way.

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