Obama, Reid, Pelosi and GK Butterfield have found a new tool in their quest to pass legislation against the interest of the American people. That is the tool of broken consent.
Where once we had representatives who, in their self interest, responded to the interests of the people, we currently have a large percentage who no longer respond to those they represent. Why? They have been freed from the people because they are either retiring or realize they are unlikely to win reelection. They realize they no longer have the consent of the people and as a result feel free to vote for atrocities such as ObamaCare.
Broken Consent yields distrust....According to Pew...
By almost every conceivable measure Americans are less positive and more critical of government these days. A new Pew Research Center survey finds a perfect storm of conditions associated with distrust of government — a dismal economy, an unhappy public, bitter partisan-based backlash, and epic discontent with Congress and elected officials.
Rather than an activist government to deal with the nation’s top problems, the public now wants government reformed and growing numbers want its power curtailed. With the exception of greater regulation of major financial institutions, there is less of anappetite for government solutions to the nation’s problems — including more government control over the economy — than there was when Barack Obama first took office. …
.... Just 22% say they can trust the government in Washington almost always or most of the time, among the lowest measures in half a century. About the same percentage (19%) says they are “basically content” with the federal government, which is largely unchanged from 2006 and 2007, but lower than a decade ago.
Opinions about elected officials are particularly poor. In a follow-up survey in early April, just 25% expressed a favorable opinion of Congress, which was virtually unchanged from March (26%), prior to passage of the health care reform bill. This is the lowest favorable rating for Congress in a quarter century of Pew Research Center
surveys. Over the last year, favorable opinions of Congress have declined by half — from 50% to 25%.
The last time dissatisfaction with governance was as low as it is today was prior to the 1994 Gingrich revolution. The pattern seems to be that liberals require 10 years to reduce the good will Americans have for their government to the point that they are removed from office.
GK Butterfield supports leadership through Broken Consent with his vote for ObamaCare...
He harms America
He harms North Carolina
He harms the people of North Carolina