Originally Posted by A.Nonymous
Yes. Their job is to represent their constituents, not be mommy to them.
So politician gets elected. He becomes part of a new government after the incumbent one fails to get seats. There is an economic crisis. Politician supports tough measures to get the state back on track, but does so fairly. Taxes are raised and spending cut, and wage increases are not given due to the crisis. Next election he loses his seat for supporting these measures, despite doing his best to ensure fairness.
Does he deserved to be pilloried because his constituents don't understand the shit that the last government got them into?