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Old 02-23-2014, 04:09 AM
 
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What's the worst that could happen....stalemate? Incompetence? Unnecessary War? Bi-partisan bickering and inflexibility? Civil liberty abuses? Nothing new these days.

I like the idea that if both parties didn't work together to fix our current stalemate, the "throw the bastards out" rule would be coordinated by the voting public. Cold, calculating, justice by the voters might motivate these politicians.

But of course the reality is...we give Congress a 13% approval, but re-eelect the incumbent 90% of the time.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:09 AM
 
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Yes, government would be much better if everyone who had any experience were voted out and random people who know nothing about it were placed in their spots.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:13 AM
 
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What's the worst that could happen....stalemate? Incompetence? Unnecessary War? Bi-partisan bickering and inflexibility? Civil liberty abuses? Nothing new these days.

I like the idea that if both parties didn't work together to fix our current stalemate, the "throw the bastards out" rule would be coordinated by the voting public. Cold, calculating, justice by the voters might motivate these politicians.

But of course the reality is...we give Congress a 13% approval, but re-eelect the incumbent 90% of the time.
People refuse to blame "their guy." Everyday on here you see some guy refuse to blame Obama for a point blank lie. Politics is a team sport.

I tend to vote out incumbents in both parties the past decade or so.


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Yes, government would be much better if everyone who had any experience were voted out and random people who know nothing about it were placed in their spots.
You honestly think that the challenger knows nothing and has no experience? Do you even think this is true in most cases?
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:14 AM
 
Location: S.E. US
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Yes, government would be much better if everyone who had any experience were voted out and random people who know nothing about it were placed in their spots.
Are you saying that everyone who is NOT an incumbent (a/k/a "career" politician) has no experience at anything and "know nothing" ?????

You have blind faith in politicians, I see.

"The government IS the problem..." with career politicians (incumbents) who care more about protecting their careers than they do about doing the right thing for the country.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:30 AM
 
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The answer is to take away governments power, not switch old crooks with new.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:41 AM
 
Location: S.E. US
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The answer is to take away governments power, not switch old crooks with new.
Right. Return power to the people, and we can do that by voting intelligently.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Right. Return power to the people, and we can do that by voting intelligently.
I fear it will take a crisis of mammoth proportions to get people to vote intelligently.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:55 AM
 
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I want every one of those idiots out from the WH to lowliest aide and start all over again with term limits.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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I learned way back in the 1970's to vote against the incumbent.
A certain senator voted FOR the 1968 gun control act, and most of the voters in Montana wanted to call him home and lynch him.
however, when the next election came along, it was "OH, he has SO much seniority in the Senate, and we NEED that power!" and he got re-elected.
NO, I did NOT vote for him!
I haven't voted for an incumbent since.
There is a reason the office of the President is term limited. This country was not founded on the principle of "Career Politicians". It was expected that one would do their service to the country for one or two terms, then go home. IMO, that is how it should be. If ANY politician has not or could not accomplish what he set out to do when he ran for election in two terms, he (or she) will never get it done. Send him (or her) home to do some constructive work.
IMO, a law should be passed that makes any campaign promise binding, and requiring resignation if any promise is not kept or at least a good faith effort to keep it is not made, and ALL elective offices should be term limited!
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Pa
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Yes, government would be much better if everyone who had any experience were voted out and random people who know nothing about it were placed in their spots.
Yes because all that experience has worked so well so far.
If you are unhappy with your representation, how your elected rep votes to spend tax dollars, how our elected reps are behaving? Fire them. Hold them accountable and future reps might actually start to listen to we the people, their bosses.
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