A Statesman does what HE thinks is best, regardless of what the people want and a Representative does what the majority of those he represents has voted they want, regardless of his or her personal opinions.
In fact, I would say that when someone is elected to an office, by the majority of their voting block, they have agreed to put aside their personal opinions when it conflicts with what their voting block has stated they want.
Our Constitution, the Supreme Law (for those who keep forgetting why we constantly refer to that document), tells us we will have a "Representative" form of government.
[Constitution for the United States of America]
Color-coded to indicate violations or failures to implement: red for most serious, orange for second most serious, and yellow for third most serious
Obviously, what America now has is a whore-house full of pimps and whores fighting over who gets the biggest piece of the dough, while the American people, long drugged in the illusion that voting actually counted for something, their voices actually meant something to someone in the halls of "government", have now seen this illusion dissolve before their eyes.
The most recent whores to come out of the closet are two Democrats, one from Louisiana and the other from Nebraska.
Waking up is hard, being forced to wake up should be even harder, but I fear it is another case of "too little, too late".
The majority of Americans have no clue what is happening outside of their little world and the sad thing is, for us who do understand, being in the minority, are not only affected by the acts of government,but by the ignorance of the people who do nothing, say nothing, and sleep through life.
I guess, when the taxes hit their paychecks for this Healthcare horror and when they can't get the health care they had yesterday, maybe then they'll "get it". Maybe then their rose-colored glasses will fall off and they'll understand...but I am not holding my breath.
The only good thing are the Nov 2010 elections on the horizon. Maybe, just maybe there will be enough loyal Americans who will not be suffering political amnesia and they will clean house.
Basically, it would not surprise me to find that the voters did vote these bastards out of office BUT the vote counters came up with their own results.
I have long said to stop listening to what they say and watch what they do.
Do you get it now America?