Answer: Because They’ll Be Taken Care Of
QUESTION: Why do so many Democrats, who know their vote in favor of some radical Leftist bill will possibly lead to their defeat in their next election, still go ahead and do it?
The best explanation I’ve read or heard has just been provided by commentator geoffb over at Protein Wisdom:
Of course you can attempt to vote them out of office or recall them but these measures even if they succeed aren’t going to influence their vote right now.
The Democrats have a whole support network of Universities, Foundations, non-profits, government bureaucracies, activist groups who will always find a nice good paying position for those who have sacrificed their political career for the cause.
It makes their guys threat-proof. They know full well that as long as they toe the Party line they will never go hungry and always get the invites to the best parties for their spouses. They just have to always vote the way the Party bosses tell them too.
And when their vote is not crucial they will be allowed to make a stand that can be used to convince the bitter clingers that they really, really are conservative.
This is also why they seem so dumb. They are, and are recruited for it. Smart guys might just slip the leash because they figure they can make it without the Party. That type isn’t usefully idiotic enough.
Dead solid perfect.
But, a question arises geoff: are they dumber than Garry McCarthy?