Saturday, 19 May 2012
Rep. Vernon Buchanan insults the voter's intelligence
U.S. Representative Vernon Buchanan (R) of the 13th District of Florida (where I vote) mails glossy and expensive looking brochures to voters within the District about three times a year. These brochures are mailed at the taxpayer’s expense.
His brochures often include “tear-off” postcards, with questions to which he asks voters to respond, and mail back to his office (at the voter’s expense)
Of course these questions are worded in a very simplistic way. They are designed to elicit responses which are favourable to Rep. Buchanan’s point of view.
I am not as unintelligent as Rep. Buchanan would suppose. In fact I find that his questions are “loaded”, and disrespectful of my wisdom and knowledge.
Nonetheless I “fill in” and return his postcards.
On the most recent one (see below) I wrote:this
“These matters are far more complicated that can be answered with YES/NO/UNDECIDED. The questions insult my intelligence”.
Are you listening Congressman Buchanan?