Because, apparently, it is not the majority who decides:
Sen. Arlen Specter said Wednesday he thinks people who have been angrily disrupting town hall meetings on overhauling the health care system are "not necessarily representative of America," but should be heard.
"It's more than health care," said Specter, 79, who earlier this year left the Republican Party and became a Democrat. "I think there is a mood in America of anger with so many people unemployed, with so much bickering in Washington ... with the fear of losing their health care. It all boils over."
Next thing you know, these backwater bozos will be clutching their guns and bibles, racist homophobes that they are. We should all thank Arlen Specter for coming down off of his ivory tower to represent us; truly, by even speaking with us, he is "slumming"....
But..."Not necessarily representative of America", Arlen? Well, the polls are telling quite the different story - just ask Gallup:
When asked, "Would you advise your member of Congress to vote for or against a healthcare reform bill when they return to Washington in September, or do you not have an opinion?" 35 percent said vote for, 36 percent said vote against, and 29 percent said "no opinion."
That's a 21-percentage-point drop in support in less than four weeks (from their July 14th poll).
The protestors represent. You don't. So please don't look surprised when they send you packing in November.