"Last week on WLS, the morning show had a guest host- a federal representative from Illinois. I can' t remember which one but he said something that I thought was quite interesting. While he seemed like a nice guy and was truly interested in what was being said about the fiscal cliff, he also said "because we are elected to govern" and he wanted to do things right.
Problem being, they are not elected to govern, they are elected to represent their constituencies. This is where they have lost the plot. This is the disconnect. They seek to rule, rather than to serve. In the Senate especially they have created their own hereditary lordships, with the Kennedys as a prime example."