A Matter of Perspective

I find it funny how often times two people can look at the exact same thing and see two totally different things but perspective is everything.  In fact I'm reminded of a joke I just heard recently...  A turtle is mugged by two snails, when the police arrive and ask him what happens he said "I don't know, it all happened so fast".

A good example is a letter to the editor that showed up in the Telegraph, which you can find HERE.  Andrea Todd wrote:

The town meeting that took place in Strafford on March 13 was my first, and now I’m going every year because I saw real democracy in action.

Warrant Article 14, which suggested that “the citizens of New Hampshire should be allowed to vote on an amendment to the New Hampshire Constitution that defines ‘marriage,’” was almost unanimously tabled.

Its funny that a letter excited about democracy in action uses an example of an article being tabled rather then voted up or down.  As I wrote in the feedback, I guess as the band Rush says "if you decide not to decide you still have made a choice".  In my opinion tabling an issue rather then voting yes or no on it is not an example of Democracy in action but instead an example of refusing to take a stand.

But I digress, this isn't about that particular issue it's about how we see things differently.  Today as I scanned Blue Hampshire attempting to gain insight into the minds of others I came across an article titled "Open Thread: You Never Know Who's Reading".  The article was about this photo of Senator Shaheen reading and answering questions on Blue Hampshire's website.

They look at this define it as a "priceless photo" because it shows her listening to them directly, I on the other hand see it differently.  I see it has a Democrat only listening to others who agree with her views and only getting opinions from like minded people.  That's nothing to brag about, especially when the general public continues to grow more and more frustrated with the federal government.

Now I would fully expect Democrats to feature other Democrats on their forums and at their events just as I expect Republicans to feature other Republicans on their own forums and at their events which is perhaps why I found the article and the photo odd in that they are bragging that she actually listens to them.  If a photograph could be produced showing one of our Democratic representatives fielding questions from a predominantly Republican or even independent base then I'd be impressed but a site that bans all those who disagree with them and blocks out posts that express views they dislike?