Congressional Incumbents On Both Sides Should Fear 2014

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The summary for a poll released last week by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal sums up the Nation’s disgust with Congress as a whole, as well as President Barack Obama:

Throw the bums out.

What other message can Washington hear from the results of recent polls? It’s fun to dismiss polls as meaningless, but there’s no dismissing the general Zeitgeist of utter disgust with Congressional Republicans, Democrats and the President revealed by poll after poll after poll after poll.

The NBC/WSJ poll provides perhaps the clearest synopsis of all the many post-shutdown attempts to gauge the extent of Americans’ frustrations because, along with the usual ad hominem questions about Barack Obama and Harry Reid and John Boehner and Ted Cruz, it asked people to think abstractly about Congress as a functioning entity.

“If there were a place on your ballot that allowed you to vote to defeat and replace every single member of Congress, including your own representative, would you do this, or not?” the poll inquired.

Sixty percent said “yes.” Only 35 percent said “no.”

Articles appeared Friday warning that Republicans had the most to fear from the latest batch of polls’ dire approval numbers.

“A new poll… highlighted public disgust with Congress over the government shutdown and debt deal fight, with Republicans taking much of the blame,” wrote The Hill’s Martin Trujillo. “Six in 10 people said they would defeat and replace every member of Congress if they could, including their own, a warning to members of both parties just a year before the midterm elections. But the news was the worst for Republicans.”

That may be true. And if it is, it’s richly deserved.

Voters as a bloc typically have the long-term memory of a cat, often forgetting or forgiving unpopular legislative acts less than a year before national elections. Does anyone remember that Obama had a 43 percent job approval rating only one year before getting re-elected? But in the present ineffectual climate that envelops Capitol Hill, incumbency is casting a pall around politicians from both parties. No member of Congress whose term is up for grabs in 2014 is safe from the volatility of the poison political atmosphere they themselves have helped to create.

Whether they skew left or right, media outlets that attempt (as MSNBC pathetically did last Thursday) to spin these bad-all-over polls as having a perceived benefit for one political party are fooling their readers. There’s a bounty of voter anger to go around, and 2014 can’t come soon enough.

Personal Liberty

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • peter

    2014 will come and go and we will just have more of the same again! Most folks, have no idea what is going on or what is happening, so many will just go along and vote for whoever makes the most inviting promises again! It is very difficult to vote for anyone when one sees them all as the same crooks. Vote for the honest man or woman if you can find one.

  • Dale DuBois

    I’m one of the 60% who says throw the bum’s out. But with the mass voter fraud of the last 2 elections is that possible. It is quite possible that we may get rid of a few Rhinos in the House and maybe some of the Democrats in the Senate. The Democrats are all for electing a CRAZY WOMAN as President in 2016 and that’s when the voter fraud will work for the Democrats. You cannot stop voter fraud when the ones who want voter fraud are the same ones who could stop it.

  • James Bowen

    Rather than the knee-jerk “throw the bums out”, which was done 2006, 2008, and 2010 and did not improve things much, it is imperative that voters actually do their homework to see who should be retained and who should be replaced. We certainly don’t want to throw out ones like Steve King and Lou Barletta.

    • Chris

      I totally agree……….there “are” good congresspeople who should be kept. If one keeps up with where their congresspeople stand on certain issues, and they make good decisions on most (if not all)
      of those issues, then you would not want to kick them out.

      • James Bowen

        Definitely.

  • Lee Berry

    If we watch each one (of our respective Congress people) and note who is and is not “progressive” – – – the progressives should be thrown out – jailed – deported – disowned – put on a deserted island….

    • Warrior

      Couldn’t agree more. Out with “progressives”!

  • JimH

    This is why paying attention to who the candidates are and getting out to vote in the primaries is so important.

    Don’t let the party elite decide for you.

  • Steve E

    Many of those 60% that say throw the bums out are lying. Wait and see. There will not be 60% turnover in the House in the next election.

  • Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Those who think they will ever have REPRESENTATION again in a corrupt US mafia government based on illegal bribes and NSA blackmail are fools. Those who think they have an honest voting system with electronic voting and a corrupt mafia government counting the votes are even more the fool. Even without voting fraud, so-called litmus tests are no guarantee you’ll get a good representative because many of these guys/gals (some 60% are lawyers) are all pathological liars who have already been amply coached by their party Establishment bosses as to what populist phrases to say for the most effect to snag the most votes. They’ll say whatever you want to hear just to get to the District of Criminals and start their chicanery and millionaire bribery government whore operation. Besides, most of the American voters on the so-called Left and Right are ignorant fools who haven’t done their homework whatsoever and, as this article points out, can’t even remember how many times they have been stabbed in the back by these criminals. Look at the TEA Party idiots right now who are being set up right now by the GOP RINO Establishment yet again to vote for Allan West for Senator in Florida. They seem to have conveniently forgotten or are just too ignorant and chronically unaware to know that Allan West voted on August 1st, 2011, to give Obama a 2 TRILLION dollar blank check to reward his cronies who got him elected in 2008 after he ran as a TEA Party candidate. He has been approached by Birther lawyer, Orly Taitz, and asked to do something about Obama’s lack of bonafides and his illegal use of the SSN of a deceased man, but he told her it would be bad for his “career”.

    Many TEA Partiers right now are possibly being seriously played and set up by the populist Ted Cruz – YES, TED CRUZ – because he was a lawyer for George W. Bush and was an advisor during Bush’s first campaign for the Presidency. The GOP RINO Establishment could be just playing the TEA Party for fools all over again. How many of you know that George P. Bush (JEB Bush’s oldest son), an upstart politician who lives in Houston endorsed Ted Cruz??? Has Ted Cruz renounced any of his association with these RINO’s??? I don’t believe so. This is something Ted Cruz should be challenged on to renounce publicly, if he’s legitimately a “TEA Party” guy. These are the kinds of tricks the highly devious Establishment in both parties play on the masses: Have one of their own give anti-Establishment populist speeches to garner support and popularity in free media coverage in their State Propaganda Ministry they control; get stealth candidate elected; stab the People in the back as long as they can until the People wake up and are looking for a replacement at the polls; push RESET button and start the process all over again!

    Both Establishment parties have numerous members in the globalist CFR who are always in strategic positions to control the government at the highest levels for the interests of the Shadow Government. The CIA is the enforcement arm of the CFR Shadow Government. This is how the Establishment deep-sixes TRUE populist candidates as opposed to their stealth “plants”. They even control the “debates”, which aren’t even “debates” at al. Both Establishment Parties also have their own members on the FEC (Federal Elections Commission) who make populist grass-roots Third Party or Independent ballot access practically unattainable on a national level. These practices in and of themselves are a prime example of voter disenfranchisement that the US mafia supports to keep the mafia firmly ensconced in power. Any challenges to this mafia system of control are thrown out in the mafia-controlled federal courts.

    The lack of response of the GOP and the Democrats to the most unqualified Presidential candidate in the history of this nation is all you need to know about these two parties and indeed about ALL of them. None of them – not even Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, or Ron Paul – ever stood up to the fraud in the White House on these extremely important matters of the Constitution, Treason, and the rule of law. The whole Birther response of the corrupt system shows this is a vast RICO operation and gives the game away for the GOP. It proves the GOP Establishment is most definitely part of the false Left-Right paradigm.

    The lack of response to the false-flag inside job of of 9/11 and many other government false-flags, the jubilant celebration over the Execution of Miriam Carey, the refusal to request proof of the bogus Osama bin Laden assassination, the refusal to challenge the government’s official lie about the assassination of SEAL Team 6, and the lack of concern over the assassinations of Breitbart, Hastings, Bill Gwatney, Senator Paul Wellstone, Jeannette Palfrey, and countless others speaks volumes about these criminals in DC. If you really think voting will change this, you haven’t been paying attention.