How did we get to this point? I have more respect for Ben Nelson and Joe Lieberman who both quietly maintain their party affiliation, no matter how faithless that political party has been to them. Joe Lieberman may vote more frequently with the Republicans than he does with his Democratic brothers, but he remains steadfastly a Democrat.
At the time of our nation's founding, the position of U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator was never envisioned as a career choice. Come to think of it, on career day when I was growing up, nobody in my very diverse elementary school class stood up and opined that they were entranced with the idea of amassing power and a following which would then lead to them making a career as a United States Senator - or other variety of politician. H.L. Mencken once opined that "A professional politician is a professionally dishonest man!" Mencken was right far too often!