There's a symbiosis between desperate people who like having a ward-heeler "fighting for them" and a ward-heeler who mau-maus the rest of the polity about the continued parlous condition of his or her constituents. A ward-heeler cannot call out the constituents for engaging in self-destructive behavior, nor get re-elected in a district in which constituents discover, or re-discover bourgeois habits. Better to have constituents rendered helpless by years of Democratic policies.Heck, I caught Ralph Nader suggesting something similar. Now, via Insta Pundit, comes some activism out of La-La-Land calling out Cold Spring Shops favorite Maxine Waters.
Waters has been a very controversial representative, due in no small part for sometimes saying things that are utterly ridiculous, receiving a “most corrupt” rating from a non-partisan Congressional watchdog group, and being the subject of a very high profile ethics case regarding banking and financial improprieties."Poverty pimp" isn't quite the same thing as "ward heeler", but it makes for good street art.
Waters won reelection in 2012 with 71% of the vote, a margin that will likely be repeated next week, as well. Aren’t her constituents lucky…
Tea Party image.
The well-to-do get doughnuts. Those dependable Democrat voters get the hole. And the Lakers and Kings fled the district.