Amazing how things change. I suppose politicians do have minds of their own.
If you believe that(politicians having minds of their own) then your foolish. Every politician is under the control of some lobbyist who are well versed in the act of persuading AKA bribing them with money,little boys ect...at least in the US of A.
Aside from the general knowledge that lobbying is a big part of the American political system, how exactly do you plan on backing up this wildly ludicrous claim?
I disagree, strongly.
Congressmen and women want to stay in office, so if they're constituents get pissed, they'll change their minds on the issue if they want to keep their jobs (in the long term.) You can watch this happen, as it did above and does all of the time.
Wait, did you actually say "little boys?"
Yeah I remember the last media scandal where a congressman was busted for being bribed by a lobbyist with little boys