Losing your vote


One thing I haven’t seen discussed is the effect the House Republican’s intransigence is having on the states they represent.  It seems that the Boehner’s strategy in the House is to simply oppose everything. Nate Silver over at 538 says the following:

Boehner’s Boys have been equally uncooperative on other matters. Case in point: a bill yesterday to delay the transition to digital TV. This measure was approved unanimously by the Senate; every Senate Republican gave it the green light. But 155 out of 178 House Republicans voted against it…

But since the Republicans are in the minority, their opinions can be, no, must be, ignored.  They end up having no input into any bill.  Voters who elected a Republican to the House have effectively lost their Representative.  That is going to have real consequences.


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