Flip flopping politicians

  1. Onusonus profile image86
    Onusonusposted 12 months ago

    Why is it always in the narrative in political debates that a politician is not true to their principles when their voting record changes on any given issue?

    To a certain degree shouldn't their voting record reflect the desires of the people regardless of their own personal values?
    I would think that a politician who surrenders his or her will to the people rather than enforcing their own values on them has more integrity than those who would do otherwise.

    1. wba108@yahoo.com profile image85
      wba108@yahoo.composted 12 months ago in reply to this

      If an elected representative was honest about where they stood on the issues when they were elected, I don't see it as wrong for them to take some unpopular positions on the issues as long as they didn't try to fool those they represent.

  2. Perspycacious profile image74
    Perspycaciousposted 12 months ago

    Politicians today can vote any way they please (or that pleases their financial sponsors) because no one can demonstrate clearly what their constituents want, or how their constituents feel about a given issue.
    That is clearly true when you consider how many of their total constituents even voted for or against them.
    Low participation in voting, in public comment, in the day to day workings of our legislative process, is what has given too few people too much power.
    Fish flip and flop when you catch them.  Politicians are inclined to flip and flop when you catch them.  Big Money are the fishers of politicians.  The public is so disgusted that it has become disinterested unless something makes politics entertaining.  Thoughts, ideas, and policies get less public discussion than when a movie star changes spouse or a hairstyle!
    Our carefully crafted form of government is in serious trouble due to voter apathy and ignorance.