What's a member to think?>>>
It's not really the job of a member to think under this version of democracy. It is similar to the role of a citizen in the larger U.S. democratic system. Members and citizens are to be informed, which is different than thinking. The difference being that in being informed you don't question anything, or criticize.
The information age is something like the fix of the Ancient Mariner. Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. Information, information everywhere, but not drop of thought.