Legislator Complains About Having to Listen to Constituents

State Sen. Scott Meyer (R-Grand Forks)

Politics 101: If you’re an elected official, don’t complain about having to listen to constituents.

Yet that’s exactly what freshman Sen. Scott Meyer (R-Grand Forks) did after attending a legislative forum on Saturday.

Listening to Grand Forks residents voice their concerns about budget cuts and controversial bills was really annoying, Meyer wrote on Twitter.

“The Pontification Festival is over. Not many questions asked to the legislators, but we were lectured. Great way to spend a Saturday,” he bitched.

The grievance was retweeted by another Republican legislator from Grand Forks, Rep. Jake Blum.

Blum and Meyer were both elected for the first time on Nov. 8, so maybe they don’t get how this works. It is not the job of constituents to ask you interesting questions. It is your job to listen to constituents.

In other words, shut the fuck up.

9 Comments on "Legislator Complains About Having to Listen to Constituents"

  1. The same Republican douchebags Scott and Jake whining about working for taxpayers. We know they hate working any day of the week they prefer to use their silver spoons and sit around with thumbs up their asses. Get your diapers changed boys you stink.

  2. They’re following the lead of the big boys in DC

  3. Your interpretation. He said great way to spend a Saturday. It would be for a true politician. Not one word that isn’t positive except for twisters of the news. Are you part of the “fake news” press? Good example of why not worth reading your slob blog.

    • Pontificate: to express one’s opinions in a way considered annoying or dogmatic.
      It was the only big word in the tweet, but maybe you missed it. Not negative? Huh.

    • Are you Scott’s daddy? lol

    • Ok so why did Scotty apologize? You should apologize to the author of this blog little Ralphy because you’re a lying sack of shit. Take your “fake news” and shove it up your ass.

    • Mr. Kingsbury, I attended the forum and witnessed this individual’s demeanor and subsequent tweet; he has also subsequently deleted a tweet making demeaning comments toward another individual and the calling another individual and the Democratic Party. I also perceived his tweet to be disrespectful, as did a very honorable constituent at the forum who reached our to him respectfully and thanked him for his apology. My hope is that this will be a learning opportunity for Mr. Meyer, as this was not at all an innocent comment when you understand the full context.

  4. You don’t have to listen to constituents if you don’t run for office. That’s just politics 101.

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