Editorial: Shame on us if we do nothing

With the government shut down, national news media has been left with little to do but poll Americans on what they think of our elected officials and the stalemate in Washington.

According to every poll, we are unhappy, disgusted, disgruntled and eager for change. Will the same anger and frustration lead to change in the primaries and general election next year?

Attitudes toward our elected officials have rarely been so dismal, but even when approval ratings slump badly, we find that when the next election cycle rolls around we often re-elect the same people we were so angry with before.

It is so easy to be mad in the moment. It is comfortable to sit back and second-guess and rally against Congress from our couch when a polling company calls.

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