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representative

Cynical Definitions

n. In national politics, a member of the Lower House in this world, who has no hope of promotion in the next.

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n. A member of Congress whose job it is to misrepresent the will of their constituents.

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Cynical Quotations

Democracy is "representative" in roughly the same sense that the Roman Empire was "Holly".

— William Ferraiolo

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