Skip to comments.Letter: Time to vote incumbents out of office
Posted on 10/11/2008 7:43:48 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
For at least the last 10 years, weve 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.
Its 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, lets face it. Our country has had some bad times since 9/11 and the government continues with its giveaway programs when were out of funds.
I dont 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 its time we get rid of the extras in Washington stop even talking about spending money we dont have and tell the truth. Raising taxes isnt the answer, either, Herbert Hoover tried that and it took the country 10 years to get out of the depression it caused.
Lets 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 were stuck with them.
Woah. Looks like people are finally waking up.
*Giggles* good luck with that....
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.
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.
EVERY INCUMBENT OUT
I can see it on a T-shirt even now.
I’ve got a good congressman and will be voting for him proudly in the next election.
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.
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.
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.
My congressman has been right on all 3, as well. My 2 senators however, are scum.
One of mine is Levin. (nuff said) Stabenow on the other hand occasionally gets one right. (she fears the voters)
....it doesn’t matter that he will be a Pelosi/Frank lapdog
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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.
No, I don’t think they are waking up. If they were, there would not be so many incumbents on the ballot.
By all means let's "throw the baby out with the bathwater." Geeeeze
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?
Start with the democRATS first. Then move on to the rino’s in 2010.
No, people should just vote new people in after two terms, term limits have not worked that well here in California.
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.
America...it’s time to RE-BOOT.
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?
Looking at what is happening here in California I can not understand how term limits help.
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.
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.
California is for fruits and nuts, why must we judge by a leftest bunch of jerks.
Keep the good ones (GOP)
I gather by your calling people names you have no further serious input on this subject.
If the shoe fits.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Let Ron Paul keep his seat. Other than that, I don’t care much.
Hope you’re right.
But I’m not going to hold my breath.
“EVERY INCUMBENT OUT
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
Do you feel the Military or Air Force would have been a better served if you were allowed to only serve two terms?
No offense taken at all, I appreciate the discussion of the issue at hand. Hope you have a better day tomorrow.