So is He Claiming to be Not Disconnected?
Justin references a comment by Senator Whitehouse.
To finish up, Whitehouse spoke about the apparent disconnect from reality that is exhibited by the Republican Party, whether it be about health care reform, or the climate bill, or same-sex marriage.
On all of these issues, Senator Whitehouse has indicated that he will vote “yea” if/when the corresponding bill arrives at the Senate.
Yet, less than a majority of Americans support health care reform [Rasmussen], only 35% support the cap and trade bill that passed the US House [Rasmussen] and 39% favor same sex marriage [CNN].
Just because the question is somewhat obvious does not diminish the importance of asking it. Does Senator Whitehouse purport to be “connected” to the American people with his contrary stances on these issues? (Defenders of the senator who may wish to pirouette away from the nub of the question are reminded in advance that the standard in this case has been established by the senator and is, paraphrasing, connectedness to the American people, not principle or a perception of what is best for the country.)