Brave, Brave Carnahan.

When faced with a vigorous band of constituents who wished to loudly express their discomfort and annoyance with both Russ Carnahan’s specific and general voting records, the Congressman did the proper thing: he engaged with them.  He listened.  He explained why sometimes – to evoke Burke – you have to exercise your own judgement in representing your district, and not knee-jerk defer to constituent opinion.  In short, he was a Representative.

Yes, I’m joking.  What he actually did was lock the doors on them before the speech, and ran out the back like a scared little bunny rabbit.  Or a Democratic legacy politician who doesn’t understand why the grubby little proles are so exercised over things, all of a sudden.

Dana Loesch (also via Gateway Pundit) has more, including a video of the proceedings; note that the local news people are a lot more grounded in objective reality than most of their national counterparts.  Do watch the videos and the pictures associated with this one; it’s good to see that we’re internalizing the attitude that you record everything from now on.  Here’s one picture that I want to point out, for two reasons:

  1. Those people are part of what the DNC wants to call a “mob.”  Retirees in polo shirts.
  2. That sign on the bottom right corner?  Saw it later in a video.  Says “Elections have consequences.”

Which they do.  I bet that Ed Martin would agree, too.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to Moe Lane.