Something very unpleasant is about to hit the fan and John Boehner is making an exit so that he does not have to take any heat for helping cause the disaster. This I guarantee!
John Boehner never served as a delegate in any capacity. He was voted into office by voters who were looking for a messiah. Voters served Boehner. Boehner never served voters.
Did voters get short changed? No, serving government is what voters do. Basically voters relate to politicians in two different ways. They can worship them, as in place their faith in them, or they can insist that they serve as delegates. There are no delegates in the House, the Senate or the Executive branch.
Voters and their leaders have something in common. Both are guided by self interest. Voters expect representatives to serve them but with the lack of a counter incentive leaders will make servants out of the general population. Boehner’s constituents served him well. They voted him into office over and over again. They got nothing in return. Boehner gained about everything a human being could possibly ask for. The voters made his lunch. He ate it. He is full and now he is leaving. This is the job the voters gave him so they got everything they bargained for, They will replace with someone who is about the same.
If Americans ever get tired of serving their politicians, they could give the Delegate Model of Representation a try.
The Delegate Model of Representation has never been used in the United States, with the exception of a few like Davy Crockett in the early 1800s. Crockett got voted out office of course. Surely there are a few other exceptions but I don’t know of any.
“The delegate model of representation is a model of a representative democracy. In this model, constituents elect their representatives as delegates for their constituency. These delegates act only as a mouthpiece for the wishes of their constituency, and have no autonomy from the constituency.” from, Deletate Model of Representation, wikipedia
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