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NPR praises former Rep. for “voting her conscience” instead of representing her district

Posted By Karen Northon On March 16, 2010 @ 9:49 pm In NewsReal Blog | No Comments

(Robert Siegel, liberal host of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” behind the mics with NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.)

We need to come up with a new name for our left-wing members in the U.S. House of Representatives, for they’re clearly not Representatives of their constituents, accept by accident of a shared liberal agenda.

“Representatives” in the current majority party continually forsake the will of the American people – in deal after deal bartered for greater power and prestige. The cynic in me says, “Hey, that’s politics.”

What’s more difficult to tolerate is the depiction by the left-wing media of these non-Representatives as noble renegades fighting against popular will to do the right thing, even if it means sacrificing their chance at re-election.

Case in point: Today, on NPR’s All Things Considered host Robert Siegel oozed admiration and praise for one-term Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies (D-PA), who lost her seat after she voted ‘yes’ for President Clinton’s budget in 1993.

“Margolies says she didn’t realize at the time that her constituents would respond as they did, but still believes she did the right thing.”

Margolies voted for a bill, despite the overwhelming call from her constituents to vote against the bill, and she didn’t get re-elected. Rather than revealing her as the failed representative she was, she is instead aggrandized as a martyr.

But it’s of no surprise that an ultra left-wing news outlet like NRP - and in this particular case, Robert Siegel – would praise a failed legislator. For in this scenario lays the fundamental characteristic of liberals/Democrats; their unspoken modus operandi – “Trust me. I know what’s best for you.”

It has many names: arrogance, audacity (Pres. Obama’s favorite), chutzpah, contemptuousness, egotism, gall, haughtiness, high-handedness, imperiousness, nerve, overbearance, pomposity…  But it boils down to this – once in office, a Democrat will again and again supplant the will of the people with their own agenda and that of their party.

Members of Congress must make countless decisions, day after day. Consulting with constituents on all of these decisions for a consensus is not feasible. But what Democrats have perfected is the act of voting contrary to what the people want while telling them all the while, “Trust me. I know what’s best for you.” And shame on NPR for towing this party line so blindly and dutifully.

Take a listen to the full interview. (Warning: This audio clip may cause your head to spin and your eyes to roll back into your head.)

All Things Considered – 16 Mar 2010


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