There's a reason they campaign on the issues that are important to their constituents. We vote for the ones who represent our values and goals for the country. If they go to Washington and do something different, then the citizens who voted for them, may as well have voted for the other party.One societal problem out there is that too many voters & so called representatives seem to forget that once elected, that person is supposed to represent EVERYONE that makes up their constituency.
Just to clarify, I'm talking about major issues here, like the healthcare law, abortion, etc. There are other, less-important decisions where compromise should be reached in the everyday course of events.
It never hurts to be reminded about the reason why the founders chose to separate the branches of govt. Even the legislative branch is divided in two, both having equal power. And within them are hundreds of seats filled with representatives from different sides. That's because the founders wanted each branch to keep the others in check, and even the minority party in each house of the legislature to keep the majority in check, if they have the votes. If only the Senate matters, just because the executive branch is democrat, then why have the House at all?
So, I don't buy into this lie that "we won the election, so you should go along with what we say". They didn't win the election in the House. They lost it. And the House has as much power as the Senate. So, the republican reps need to stop letting the dems bully them into submission, and do their #%@$ jobs.