Recalling Bob Menendez

by Ryan on March 16, 2010

in Election 2010,Health Care,New Jersey,Politics

New Jersey’s non-comatose Democrat Senator, Bob Menendez, just got some bad news today.  As it turns out, NJ is one of 18 states which has a recall provision on elected representatives, so a Tea Party activist attempted to recall Bob Menendez.  Well, that effort just passed its first hurdle — a three-judge panel has allowed the petition process to move forward despite the typical Lib whining.

Now, Bob Menendez is just 1.3 million voter signatures short of having to face a recall election!  Recalling bad politicians, whether successful or not, is important.  I know it reeks of parliamentarism, but these are unusual times and Bob Menendez is an unusually loyal Obama sycophant not interested in the will of the people of the State of New Jersey.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrea Haresign March 16, 2010 at 6:44 pm

“Not interested in the will of the people…”? Speak for yourself, Ryan. This New Jerseyan agrees with almost every decision Menendez has made.


Paul Williamson March 16, 2010 at 7:56 pm

There is enough polling evidence to indicate that Menendez does not represent the will of most voters on some issues. Yet he is not unique in that respect. He is not my favorite politician but I doubt the recall effort will succeed.


Sal March 16, 2010 at 9:03 pm

As much as I’d like to see Menendez go, I don’t think such a move is constitutional. People can recall state officials, but not Senators and Congressman as the Constitution only envisions removal of Senators by expulsion of 2/3 of the Senate.


Rick March 17, 2010 at 4:43 pm

I very much like the idea. Voters within the district or state should have the right to recall any elected official found not to being doing his/her job.

Remember the old boys’ club in spin city east? They don’t throw out the garbage. They protect it in case they come under the gun.

Point of fact, the state legislature should be able to recall any senator unfit to represent said state.


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