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Letter: Time to vote incumbents out of office
The Culpeper Star-Exponent, Culpeper, VA ^ | 2008-10-10 | John J. Callahan

Posted on 10/11/2008 7:43:48 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

For at least the last 10 years, we’ve noticed a trend that Congress does not support the will of the American people.

Voters have sat back and re-elected the same people who are not heeding the wishes of the people, but have led the country deep into socialism and all its dilemmas.

Even now, while we hang on the verge of a depression, the Congress approves bailouts which will cost almost a trillion dollars with the earmarks that have been attached.

Congress treats the American people as if the voters are dumb children unable to think or take care of them-selves.

In just the last couple of years, the majority of voters demanded that Congress establish a border control for illegal immigration. Congress gave a lot of lip service and continued on the same path.

Two or three months ago, when gas prices climbed to the $4 mark, people demanded drilling in America. An energy bill was put forward by Speaker Pelosi that not only did not allow that drilling to begin, but also added additional restrictions to delay or stall any future hope of drilling.

Democrats and Republicans have both become so similar that we no longer have a check- and-balance system in our government.

It’s time the people took a stand and reminded those in office that we, the people, are in control.

It does not matter what party, it does not matter what individual — if they are coming up for re-election, vote them out. Both parties are guilty; representatives of both need to be replaced with, hopefully, people who really care about the nation.

Right now, both Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain are talking about spending trillions of dollars that America does not have on socialist programs to bail out organizations and people who took advantage of a system that allowed them to buy homes they could not afford.

Now, we the people are stuck with the bill. If we keep on voting the same people in, we will keep getting the same lousy service.

Folks, let’s face it. Our country has had some bad times since 9/11 and the government continues with its giveaway programs when we’re out of funds.

I don’t know about you, but I was always taught that when you run out of money, you give up all the extras and stop spending.

Well, I think it’s time we get rid of the extras in Washington — stop even talking about spending money we don’t have — and tell the truth. Raising taxes isn’t the answer, either, Herbert Hoover tried that and it took the country 10 years to get out of the depression it caused.

Let’s vote every incumbent out. And it would be good if the political parties would vote a lack of confidence in the two people running for president, but I guess we’re stuck with them.


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: amnesty; bailouts; congress; drillbabydrill; energy; for; incumbents; mccain; no; obama; ussenate

Woah. Looks like people are finally waking up.

1 posted on 10/11/2008 7:43:50 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Hauser’s Law!


2 posted on 10/11/2008 7:46:28 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: rabscuttle385
The only way to cure what the ills of this country is term limits, then you may see a new party and real people come forward not power mongers.
3 posted on 10/11/2008 7:47:23 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: rabscuttle385

*Giggles* good luck with that....


4 posted on 10/11/2008 7:49:59 AM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Send DC packing; every one of them. None of them have the fortitude to protect and defend America first. They’re ego-maniacs who are power hungry. They put themselves and power before our country.


5 posted on 10/11/2008 7:50:09 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: AmericanInTokyo; Checkers; 383rr; CottonBall; BufordP; mountainbunny; VRWC For Truth; E. Cartman; ..

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6 posted on 10/11/2008 7:50:17 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Baldwin/Castle '08 - Gilmore for Senator from Virginia '08)
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To: Tzimisce
*Giggles* good luck with that....

There is a breaking point.

For some, it was amnesty; for others, it was gas prices; for others, it is the bailout.

Eventually a critical mass of the electorate will be sufficiently angry with the Congress critters.

7 posted on 10/11/2008 7:52:08 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Baldwin/Castle '08 - Gilmore for Senator from Virginia '08)
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To: rabscuttle385

EVERY INCUMBENT OUT

E.I.O.

I’m in.
I can see it on a T-shirt even now.


8 posted on 10/11/2008 7:52:22 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: rabscuttle385

I’ve got a good congressman and will be voting for him proudly in the next election.


9 posted on 10/11/2008 7:53:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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To: rabscuttle385
For some, it was amnesty; for others, it was gas prices; for others, it is the bailout.

Mine has been right on all 3.
10 posted on 10/11/2008 7:55:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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To: rabscuttle385

Any one who voted for the bailout, absolutely vote ‘em out.

Those who argued and voted against it should be rewarded. That’s my yardstick, anyway.


11 posted on 10/11/2008 7:58:32 AM PDT by Fudd Fan (Vote for obama, and you go straight to HELL. Do not pass "Go.")
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To: rabscuttle385
"Let’s vote every incumbent out. And it would be good if the political parties would vote a lack of confidence in the two people running for president, but I guess we’re stuck with them."

Here in Virginia, the choice for replacement of retiring Senator John Warner's seat is Mark Warner (D) who supports the bailout and would have voted for it and every other bailout coming...and then the is Jim Gilmore (R) who would have voted against the bailout and future bailouts. Guess who is getting the seat? Right, liberal Mark Warner...who wants guns taken away, Christians silenced and home-schooling banned.

In my district [VA 5th] is Representative Virgil Goode [incumbent] who was one who stayed in the House when the lights went out and the cameras went out to try and force an energy (drilling) up or down vote. He allso voted twise against the bailout bill. Well, his opponent Tom Perr-i-ello (D) is gaining fast on Rep. Goode and may well defeat him. Virgil Goode stood his guns, but in this climate, that don't count for nothing. Tom Perr-i-ello is the 'not-incumbent' and a 'change'. It doesn't matter that he will be a Pelosi/Frank lap dog and vote completely liberal.

Perhaps, this will all turn out to be a 'good think' as Martha Stewart would say.

12 posted on 10/11/2008 7:58:39 AM PDT by KriegerGeist (I'm now considered a "Bitter Clinger" to my guns and religion.)
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To: cripplecreek

I’ve got a good congressman..................
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Exactly the root of the problem.

Every (teacher, politician etc) is a CROOK except mine.

That is why we continue to have the clowns and idiots we get stuck with all the time.

True term limits is the ballot box.


13 posted on 10/11/2008 7:59:16 AM PDT by xrmusn ("LETS SHOW THE POLS WHAT TERM LIMITS IS ALL ABOUT")
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To: cripplecreek

My congressman has been right on all 3, as well. My 2 senators however, are scum.


14 posted on 10/11/2008 7:59:24 AM PDT by Fudd Fan (Vote for obama, and you go straight to HELL. Do not pass "Go.")
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To: Fudd Fan

One of mine is Levin. (nuff said) Stabenow on the other hand occasionally gets one right. (she fears the voters)


15 posted on 10/11/2008 8:01:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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To: Geist Krieger

....it doesn’t matter that he will be a Pelosi/Frank lapdog
...etc...etc...
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Yes, but the way it SHOULD work is that ALL—including Pelosi and Frank will be packing their bags and leaving town.


16 posted on 10/11/2008 8:03:47 AM PDT by xrmusn ("LETS SHOW THE POLS WHAT TERM LIMITS IS ALL ABOUT")
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To: rabscuttle385

No, I don’t think they are waking up. If they were, there would not be so many incumbents on the ballot.


17 posted on 10/11/2008 8:05:01 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: xrmusn
Exactly the root of the problem.

By all means let's "throw the baby out with the bathwater." Geeeeze

18 posted on 10/11/2008 8:05:03 AM PDT by Fudd Fan (Vote for obama, and you go straight to HELL. Do not pass "Go.")
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To: xrmusn

Term limits yes but throwing people out for being incumbants is a bad idea. Tim Walberg is my congressman. Care to make this choice for me?

http://www.markschauer.com/

http://walberg.house.gov/


19 posted on 10/11/2008 8:05:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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To: rabscuttle385

Start with the democRATS first. Then move on to the rino’s in 2010.


20 posted on 10/11/2008 8:11:53 AM PDT by Mogollon ($5/gal Gas....Kick the Jacka$$es Out!)
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To: boomop1

No, people should just vote new people in after two terms, term limits have not worked that well here in California.


21 posted on 10/11/2008 8:14:06 AM PDT by Jolla
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To: Jolla

No people will not vote their congress critters out, what limits 2 terms? Only way is to have them pack their bags after the term limit is reach, they will never leave and the niwits will not vote them out.


22 posted on 10/11/2008 8:22:15 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: rabscuttle385

America...it’s time to RE-BOOT.


23 posted on 10/11/2008 8:23:10 AM PDT by FrankR (Liberalism is communism, by the drink. O'Rourke)
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To: rabscuttle385

Vote against the incumbents in the primaries. But I won’t do anything to hand any more seats over to the Democrats.

I’d leave the seat unvoted (or invalidate the vote for that office on my ballot, to prevent “further” fraudulent tallies) if I were going to oppose a Republican; but I wouldn’t hand it over even to a Democrat conservative. How many conservative Democrats hold leadership positions in Pelosi’s congress?

How many Democrats are decrying Chris Dodd and Barney Frank getting to ask the questions when they are among those who should be investigated by Congress?


24 posted on 10/11/2008 8:25:25 AM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: boomop1

Looking at what is happening here in California I can not understand how term limits help.


25 posted on 10/11/2008 8:26:04 AM PDT by Jolla
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To: Jolla

In CA they just run for a different office when they are termed out and name recognition gets them elected. Elected offices in DC are much more limited, they all can’t run for president. Term limits in DC are a good thing. It would also be good to able to remove any politician mid stream more easily than the laws now allow. Tar, feathers and pitch forks are fine with me.


26 posted on 10/11/2008 9:12:10 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Fudd Fan

My yardstick is to vote them all out of office. We need to send a powerful message to Washington.

Too bad for those congresspeople that voted against the bailout. I don’t think for a minute that they had our best interest in mind. More like their best interest. They all need to go.

Most of us didn’t take out loans we knew we couldn’t afford. We did the right thing and are now paying the price for those who did. Same theory goes for these Congresspeople.


27 posted on 10/11/2008 9:19:49 AM PDT by janeliberty
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To: janeliberty
We'll have to disagree on that. Voting against my congressman when he's doing a wonderful job makes absolutely no sense. I'm just quirky that way.
28 posted on 10/11/2008 9:40:26 AM PDT by Fudd Fan (Vote for obama, and you go straight to HELL. Do not pass "Go.")
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To: Jolla

California is for fruits and nuts, why must we judge by a leftest bunch of jerks.


29 posted on 10/11/2008 9:46:37 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: griswold3

Keep the good ones (GOP)


30 posted on 10/11/2008 10:28:24 AM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: boomop1

I gather by your calling people names you have no further serious input on this subject.


31 posted on 10/11/2008 11:30:34 AM PDT by Jolla
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To: Jolla

If the shoe fits.


32 posted on 10/11/2008 11:46:43 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: drypowder

Excellent observation and exactly why I believe term limits do not work. I will never again vote for an incumbent. I would disagree with the tar and feather aspect and the midstream removal - we must sleep in the bed we make and learn our lessons.


33 posted on 10/11/2008 11:47:21 AM PDT by Jolla
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To: boomop1

No worries, I hope you do not feel grouping 25,000,000 people into one shoe is a reasonable argument. I do not blame you, if my child calls people names, they have time out, if they do it again, they get their mouths washed out with soap, if they do it a third time they get a spanking, they have not been spanked in a long long time. It is not your fault, it has to do more with how you were raised.


34 posted on 10/11/2008 11:50:20 AM PDT by Jolla
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To: Jolla

look newbie I don’t to be lectured by you or anyone else, who think Byrd and the other relics will just leave without being forced out?


35 posted on 10/11/2008 11:53:29 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: boomop1

Your continued calling me names is much more a reflection of your education and thought process than anything you may “add” to this discussion. I have been on this forum for 10 years, I have recently relocated, thus the name change.


36 posted on 10/11/2008 12:03:01 PM PDT by Jolla
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To: rabscuttle385

Let Ron Paul keep his seat. Other than that, I don’t care much.


37 posted on 10/11/2008 12:04:32 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: rabscuttle385

Hope you’re right.

But I’m not going to hold my breath.


38 posted on 10/11/2008 12:14:47 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: supremedoctrine

“EVERY INCUMBENT OUT

E.I.O.”

since most of us will have to end up “selling the farm” in order to survive the recent bail-out, why not call it:
EVERY INCUMBENT...that’s EVERY INCUMBENT OUT
or
E.I.E.I.O


39 posted on 10/11/2008 12:18:43 PM PDT by MarDav
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To: Jolla

My My


40 posted on 10/11/2008 12:48:52 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: boomop1
It is somewhat difficult to understand that a man that indicates he served his country would be so against a basic freedom. One of our greatest rights is to choose the representative of our choice; you it would appear feel it is no longer a right we deserve to posses. Much like the Mullahs in Iran who decide who can and who cannot run for office, you, if I understand your view, feel we must forfeit that right and have laws in place to say who and when someone can run for office. Sir, that you feel this is a freedom which should be denied, is shocking. I for one prefer the freedom to choose my representative, it is simply a difference of opinion we have.
41 posted on 10/11/2008 1:22:37 PM PDT by Jolla
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To: boomop1

Do you feel the Military or Air Force would have been a better served if you were allowed to only serve two terms?


42 posted on 10/11/2008 1:50:31 PM PDT by Jolla
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To: Jolla
I was held accountable for my actions and reenlistment was not automatic, and I certainly was not getting the perks that these leaches get with a a staff of hundreds sucking on the government teat. We have become a judiciary ruled government this representative republic or democracy is anything but, the people vote on an issue than a judge makes law against the issue. Happens all the time, we are a people with equal rights but no there has to be made into law by our congress special rights for, you name it. The two party system is history, and I apologize if I have offended you but I am having a bad hair and yes at 66 I have a full head of hair.
43 posted on 10/11/2008 2:23:53 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: boomop1

No offense taken at all, I appreciate the discussion of the issue at hand. Hope you have a better day tomorrow.


44 posted on 10/11/2008 3:28:51 PM PDT by Jolla
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