F#ck You, the People

Last week, Democratic Chuck Schumer sneered at progressive activists, saying that "Left-wing blogs are the mirror image [of the Tea Party]. They just have less credibility and less clout."

This week, Republican Speaker John Boehner is showing a similar contempt for conservative activists:
House Speaker John Boehner is not sorry about his criticism of outside conservative groups.

"Yesterday, when the criticism was coming, frankly I thought it was my job and my obligation to stand up for conservatives here in the Congress who want more deficit reduction, to stand up for the work that Chairman Ryan did," he told reporters Thursday at a press conference dominated by questions about his dismissal of outside organizations like the Heritage Foundation and the Club for Growth.

"Frankly, I just think that they have lost all credibility," he added.

Asked if he is effectively asking these organizations to stand down, Boehner offered this flat response: "I don't care what they do."
Now, I don't care what they do, either—and I frankly wish the Republican Party was far less concerned with what conservative thinktanks have to say.

But, honestly, I'm super unthrilled about the fact that representatives of both of the two major parties are basically saying they don't give a fuck about the wills of their constituencies. None of whom have any "credibility," apparently.

Nice healthy democracy we've got here.

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