Reader’s view: How were these politicians elected?

How can these people be the ones who were elected to represent us and our government? How can they be so out of touch with the reality of normal American life experiences?

They seem to think they were elected to play in a sports competition rather than govern a country. Instead of speaking in terms of “winning,” “losing,” “fighting,” and “crossing the finish line,” how about words like “responsibility,” “sensibility,” and “accountability?”

Once candidates are elected to office, they appear to automatically go into the group-think mode of their political party. Mystified and scary.

Terri A. Aiken