Courtesy of TPM:Sneak peek: @TheBlaze’s documentary, “District of Corruption” @RepMarkMeadows and I expose failed promises #GOPe. https://t.co/UmLoFkW55b— Cong. Tim Huelskamp (@CongHuelskamp) April 11, 2016
Hard right members of the House of Representatives have picked a new venue for fighting with their GOP leaders: a soon-to-be-released documentary film.
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), an outspoken member of the House Freedom Caucus, touted the documentary produced by The Blaze that he and fellow caucus member Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) participated in Monday. The documentary “District of Corruption," premieres later this week, and judging by the trailer, it takes some serious shots at current and former Republican leaders who have long been in the House Freedom Caucus' line of fire.
The documentary will examine the "establishment" promises made by Republican leaders like former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) after the Republican sweeps in 2010 and 2014, according to the trailer.
The thing the teabaggers never seemed to understand is that the "will of the people" that they complain is not being represented in Washington is just the will of THEIR people, just like the will of the far left is never represented completely either because policies that they support are shot down by the more conservative politicians.
The whole idea of politics is that each Representative or Senator is elected to represent the wants and needs of their constituencies, and their job is to attempt to get those needs and wants met, realizing of course that there will be compromises that will disappoint those that put them in office, just like there will be disappointments for the people who put their ideological counterparts in office.
If you want a more conservative agenda you elect more conservatives.
If you want a more liberal agenda you elect more liberals.
However if you elect strict ideologues, unwilling to compromise even a little, then essentially none of your policy ideas will succeed because they will always run into a brick wall which will refuse to budge too far in either direction.
By the way the teabaggers are not the only group having trouble understanding that simple truth.