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    Mitch McConnell: 'Winners make policy, losers go home'

    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/3...losers-go-home

    "They don't much like what I'm doing. They don't share my agenda. But I respect their right to be there and to express themselves, because that's what we do in this country," he continued.
    Oh. Here I thought my elected representative was there to represent me, not drive his own personal agenda. My mistake.

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    Mitch McConnell: 'Winners make policy, losers go home'

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    Oh. Here I thought my elected representative was there to represent me, not drive his own personal agenda. My mistake.
    There's a pretty strong debate as to what an elected official's role actually is within government when you get into political science courses. Is that elected person there to lead the people of his/her district or take direction from them? Perhaps it's a combination of both, and the tone can be set based upon how that person runs for office.
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    There's a pretty strong debate as to what an elected official's role actually is within government when you get into political science courses. Is that elected person there to lead the people of his/her district or take direction from them? Perhaps it's a combination of both, and the tone can be set based upon how that person runs for office.
    Yep, that's a very common Poli Sci 101 debate. There is no correct answer, each approach has pros and cons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    Mitch McConnell: 'Winners make policy, losers go home'

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    Good news. VA gerrymander loses in SCOTUS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Good news. VA gerrymander loses in SCOTUS.
    Will Maryland be next?

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    Will Maryland be next?
    Hope so, it's terrible.

    I can't find the cite but some indy group tested the 50 states for degree of gerrymandering and the result was something like 16 of them were deemed "egregious" and 12 of those were Republican.

    There's a reason the GOP always shoots down attempts to create a robust FEC. Cheating is doing very well for them.
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    Ron Johnson sends cease and desist letter to constituent for...calling him too much: http://www.cbs58.com/story/34644360/...ohnsons-office

    If you want to write to or call Senator Johnson, you can use any one of the following:

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    Quote Originally Posted by French Rage View Post
    Ron Johnson sends cease and desist letter to constituent for...calling him too much: http://www.cbs58.com/story/34644360/...ohnsons-office

    If you want to write to or call Senator Johnson, you can use any one of the following:

    517 East Wisconsin Avenue
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    328 Hart Senate Office Building
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    Phone: (202) 224-5323
    Are you saying that if people contacted you (assuming you were an elected official) continually about crazy notions that you wouldn't do the same? If Flaggy were contacting his senators' or rep's offices about Wal-Mart death camps, that elected official would be well warranted in sending out a cease and desist letter. Contacting an office 50 times for a single issue might also warrant such a response.

    Then again, Johnson may simply be scared to confront the truth of the matter in person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Are you saying that if people contacted you (assuming you were an elected official) continually about crazy notions that you wouldn't do the same? If Flaggy were contacting his senators' or rep's offices about Wal-Mart death camps, that elected official would be well warranted in sending out a cease and desist letter. Contacting an office 50 times for a single issue might also warrant such a response.

    Then again, Johnson may simply be scared to confront the truth of the matter in person.
    It sounds to me like the vast vast majority of his calls were just attempting to get through. Given how swamped offices have been for the last couple months, calling 50 times and only getting through on the 50th one seems very par for the course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    There's a pretty strong debate as to what an elected official's role actually is within government when you get into political science courses. Is that elected person there to lead the people of his/her district or take direction from them? Perhaps it's a combination of both, and the tone can be set based upon how that person runs for office.
    I had read somewhere that the House is for representation, while the Senate is for leadership; especially before the 17th Amendment....
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Are you saying that if people contacted you (assuming you were an elected official) continually about crazy notions that you wouldn't do the same? If Flaggy were contacting his senators' or rep's offices about Wal-Mart death camps, that elected official would be well warranted in sending out a cease and desist letter. Contacting an office 50 times for a single issue might also warrant such a response.

    Then again, Johnson may simply be scared to confront the truth of the matter in person.
    Calling about how he wont show up at a Town Hall to discuss repealing ObamaCare is a "crazy notion"? I mean I guess, but that is kind of his job. If he doesnt like it he can move back to WI and screw a deer instead of screwing the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Are you saying that if people contacted you (assuming you were an elected official) continually about crazy notions that you wouldn't do the same? If Flaggy were contacting his senators' or rep's offices about Wal-Mart death camps, that elected official would be well warranted in sending out a cease and desist letter. Contacting an office 50 times for a single issue might also warrant such a response.

    Then again, Johnson may simply be scared to confront the truth of the matter in person.
    I can honestly say I wouldn't do what Johnson did. My company has a Help Desk and we have the same people call every day. You think we can tell them to cease and desist? No. Just answer the phone, answer the question, and hang up nicely. It's not hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    Calling about how he wont show up at a Town Hall to discuss repealing ObamaCare is a "crazy notion"? I mean I guess, but that is kind of his job. If he doesnt like it he can move back to WI and screw a deer instead of screwing the country.
    I do believe that my attempt to have a little fun while calling out Johnson as being in the wrong here was not executed very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Are you saying that if people contacted you (assuming you were an elected official) continually about crazy notions that you wouldn't do the same? If Flaggy were contacting his senators' or rep's offices about Wal-Mart death camps, that elected official would be well warranted in sending out a cease and desist letter. Contacting an office 50 times for a single issue might also warrant such a response.

    Then again, Johnson may simply be scared to confront the truth of the matter in person.
    First off, considering who my representation is, I'm not calling a Senator any time soon...

    However, there comes a point when asking turns from insistence to badgering. I've written my representatives (albeit at the state level) about things, such as the draconian low speed limits. I ask my questions, and they say "no". Asked and answered, I'm not going to write them again about that without further evidence, which I had already provided to ensure I have a solid basis for my argument. Incessantly asking would be along the lines of the dude from CNN that whined about not getting a question during the then President-Elect's press conference.
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    I'm not happy about it either, but Flag is correct (cue the Twilight Zone music!).
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    And yet, even if Flaggy is complete tinfoil hat, every day it looks closer and closer to the truth.
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    So flaggy: you win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    I can honestly say I wouldn't do what Johnson did. My company has a Help Desk and we have the same people call every day. You think we can tell them to cease and desist? No. Just answer the phone, answer the question, and hang up nicely. It's not hard.
    OK, let's have one person call you up 200 times with the same question. I wonder if you'll have the same response...
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    I'm not happy about it either, but Flag is correct (cue the Twilight Zone music!).
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    Ahh crap I agree exactly with what FlagDude said.
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    And yet, even if Flaggy is complete tinfoil hat, every day it looks closer and closer to the truth.
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    So flaggy: you win.

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    Oh sweet Jesus.

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