You elect the senator to office you think will do the best job. The one that best represents your issues and beliefs.
When that senator does something good, you don't say anything. You're happy. Things are going your way.
When that senator makes a move without consulting your feelings on a subject you care about, and the outcome isn't what you want, you write a strongly worded letter of displeasure. Stopping just short of calling that elected official to step down. Reason has nothing to do with it, you, are not happy. IT doesn't matter that there was a job to get done, you wanted to be a part of the process.
I feel like the senator right now. It's tempting to step down. All I wanted was to get the job done. Every time I try to get the job done, I get called out for not taking full advantage of the democratic process. Even though time constraints dictate that some decisions need to be made without a vote. Even though fully taking advantage of the process means that you have to move ahead in order to have a finished project to present.
I'm sure I will feel better tomorrow. And I know I'm being vague, but anyone who has been in a position where they were in charge of something, knows this feeling.
It's like I tried to email B today.
"Do what you fell in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized for it anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't"
Thank you, Eleanor.