Throw the Bums Out

by Sal on October 16, 2013

in Election 2014,Politics

Even as a deal nears on ending the possibility of default (at least for now), a new Rasmussen Poll shows that 78% of Americans want to fire the entire Congress and start over.  Count me among them.  Whether it’s the Democrats and their socialist policies that are trying to redefine America, or the Democrat-lite GOP, which is, at worst, complicit in the slow slide towards socialism and at best made up of woefully inadequate communicators.  I agree with the sentiment in the poll.  We’d be better off throwing out the entire congress and starting over.

That being an impractical scenario, I advocate for the next best thing.  Work to primary every GOP member of Congress and every Senator  up for election who has let us down over the last several years.  Sure, there are some good ones, and they should stay, but the rest need to be shown the door.  Second, work for the election of quality Conservative candidates in all primaries, and run the best possible candidates we have in every single race.  Third, among the incumbents who are deemed worthy to remain, find one in each chamber that is a good communicator and rock-solid in ideology, and promote them as leaders. What we need is a wholesale purge to begin to take this country back.

Practically speaking, I know even this is fraught with problems.  Finding really good, quality candidates who are both Conservative and also effective politicians is a tough assignment, probably an impossible one.  So while we will likely not get enough candidates to stage this electoral coup, we can certainly do the best we can.  A guy can dream, can’t he?

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Ryan October 16, 2013 at 6:43 pm

I’m generally against third parties in this kind of situation so your common sense plan seems to fit the mold for meaningful action. McCain, McConnell, Graham, and crew need to be primaried and run out of town. We’re back to the old Reagan “bold colors” moment — is it a 3rd party we need or a revitalized 2nd party? Given the capitulating group of wimps which run the GOP nowadays, I agree with Reagan: two parties is better than one.


Sal October 16, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Subject for another post, but with poll numbers like these, it may be worth pushing a movement for tern limits again.


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