The former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill coined this phrase which encapsulates the principle that a politician’s success is directly tied to his ability to understand and influence the issues of his constituents. Jan 4, 2011.
Who doesn’t grasp this? The politicians success is dependent on the electorate when are we going to understand this simple fact and hold these fellows to account?
“I’m not a member of any organized party, I’m a Democrat.”
– Will Rogers
“When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘Present’ or ‘Not Guilty’.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
Couldn’t resist the temptation of posting this again.
This is especially as it applies to the Nigerian senate!
Anyway you turn it around many are usually absent pursuing their other personal interests and when present in the chamber busy battling to prove to the populace that they are not guilty!
From year to year hardly sponsoring any bills nor contributing meaningfullyto any debate on the floor of the Senate.
“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.” – Thomas Jefferson
“If you make peaceful revolution impossible you make violent revolution inevitable” – John F. Kennedy
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.