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Wait a minute..

are the party leadership EXPECTED to CONTROL the reps in their party? I thought the reps were supposed to, well, represent their people in their districts, not their party? Why is McConnell facing criticism of not being able to control his party? (yes, the link is huffpo. I'm reading. I like to know both sides of the argument.)

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Asked by lovinangels at 11:49 AM on Dec. 4, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • No. They are no expected to control. IMO their role is more of a "speaking representative on behalf" of their party. But the people are to "control" the reps. Not the party leaders.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:15 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Um, the representatives are adults. Adults should not need to be "controlled" by other adults. How utterly ridiculous is that?

    Anyway, the reps have to answer to their constituents, who are their boss. The party leader is not their boss; he or she is the point man, the person who speaks for the group rather than having everyone say something, which would take forever.

    Answer by May-20 at 2:33 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Have not heard anything on this, but coming from Huffington post you can take it with a grain of salt.

    Answer by Natesmom507 at 2:33 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Because they don't understand that that is not how things are going to work anymore, There will be little controlling in the Republican party
    You have to understand the media and the left are still working out of the dark ages. America has moved on.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:24 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

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