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Try sanity, and throw the bums out in November

Posted: August 24, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: August 24, 2014 2:00 a.m.
 

I’d like to applaud The Signal’s editorial board for the Aug. 10 editorial “It’s time for new leadership.” It was right on the money.

It just amazes me that although we, the American people, are fed up with Congress, both the House and the Senate, we keep electing the incumbents.

The cliche “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” clearly fits the American electorate. All, or at least most, of us seem to be politically insane.

We keep electing people who are doing a lousy job and expecting them to improve. They don’t!

When, oh when, are we going to wake up and throw the bums out?

We need new faces in Washington, a lot of new faces. Could new people do any worse than what we have now? I doubt it.

I hope the voting public doesn’t come down with amnesia at election time. I hope we get over our insanity.

Comments

ricketzz: Posted: August 24, 2014 9:51 a.m.

There will be 2 years of absolute gridlock and in 2016 the Republicans will begin another 40 years wandering the desert.


ricketzz: Posted: August 24, 2014 9:57 a.m.

We really need to revise the Constitution to outlaw Gerrymandering. Many House Republicans are only in power because of it. This is not working in the best interests of The People. Segregation in voter demos is as nasty as redlining neighborhoods.


BrianBaker: Posted: August 24, 2014 2:20 p.m.

"We really need to revise the Constitution to outlaw Gerrymandering. Many House Republicans are only in power because of it."

Same deal with Dem/socialists in Dem-controlled states. BOTH sides use it, and to somehow imply that only the GOP uses this tactic is cynical and hypocritical.


CaptGene: Posted: August 24, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Brian, you're giving way to much credence to the ramblings of a guy that thinks that California's High Speed Rail is a good idea, and that Obama is a foreign relations genius.

Cricketzz is just a bicorne hat away from believing that he is Napoleon.


projalice11: Posted: August 24, 2014 5:09 p.m.

The Democrats will have Hillary in the White House to Veto all the inane things
that Congress wants to do ****


BrianBaker: Posted: August 24, 2014 7:15 p.m.

Good point, CG!


Projalice, aren't you getting ahead of yourself with the wishful thinking? Your ObaMessiah's still got the job -- when he rarely decides to show up and actually DO it -- for a couple more years.


chefgirl358: Posted: August 24, 2014 9:57 p.m.

Yeah, agreed Brian and CG. Consider the source and move on.


ricketzz: Posted: August 25, 2014 10:32 a.m.

Electing another corporate stooge like Hillary is not what we need. We need a president that is feared by the banksters and the elitists.

I never said the GOP/fascists were the only ones Gerrymandering. We have computers. The boundaries should be set by objective criteria. Like we are trying to do in California already. Having predominantly Black or mostly retired people districts, ordered by political expediency, is a vile custom and beneath our better instincts.

As I have said before Rand Paul's vote is mine for the losing. That hasn't changed. Definitely against Hil if he means what he says about war and bailouts. He's a little extreme regarding the 14th Amendment but he can still be enlightened.


AlwaysRight: Posted: August 25, 2014 10:40 a.m.

"Our congressman is a dirty, rotten scoundrel. But, at least he is OUR dirty, rotten scoundrel."

Which explains why the same people get elected back year after year....


CaptGene: Posted: August 25, 2014 1:43 p.m.

cricketzz: "I never said the GOP/fascists were the only ones Gerrymandering"

No, you said that "many House Republicans are only in power because of it".

What a coward, it's your point of view, own it Mary.


tech: Posted: August 25, 2014 1:44 p.m.

"We need a president that is feared by the banksters and the elitists." - ricketzz

What's required is a President and Congress that will act within the boundaries of the Constitution. Time to roll back the administrative state.


ricketzz: Posted: August 26, 2014 10:06 a.m.

CaptGene can't do nuance and is troubled that all the other rough boys will call him "Dummy" so he lashes out at someone he perceives as incapable of striking back. To him I say "I love you".

Fact: even though more Democratic votes were cast in 2010, 2012 Republicans retained control of House.

This is because Democrats have been clustered into blue getos by weird shaped Districts. If I didn't think both sides were doing it I would not have proposed a more technical, party agnostic solution.


CaptGene: Posted: August 26, 2014 2:48 p.m.

L'Empereur cricketzz: "Fact: even though more Democratic votes were cast in 2010, 2012 Republicans retained control of House"

The guy that says I can't do nuance didn't bother to check out the status of the top democrat at the time of the election:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/dk-production/images/51397/large/obama_total_approval.jpg?1380730337

Yeah, I'm sure in cricketzzalvania that sort of thing doesn't matter.


ricketzz: Posted: August 27, 2014 9:58 a.m.

That's a very nice graphic. Let's see the one for Congress. Meanwhile, the NSA has been throwing the polls, probably in favor of capital intensive wars.

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message2593897/pg1


CaptGene: Posted: August 27, 2014 11:36 a.m.

cricketzz: "Meanwhile, the NSA has been throwing the polls, probably in favor of capital intensive wars."

And still you wonder why you're relegated to the Tin Foil Hat crowd.

I didn't bother to read the BLOG you posted, but I did see in the original post that they were talking about British intelligence (not the NSA) affecting online polls (only a fool would trust one of those...do you trust online polls, well, do you?). And of course there were no links to anything that was posted.

It's surprising how someone that's lived so long can be so gullible.

Here's the data, it's yours to ignore.

http://www.pewresearch.org/data-trend/political-attitudes/democratic-party-favorability/

http://www.pewresearch.org/data-trend/political-attitudes/republican-party-favorability/


projalice11: Posted: August 28, 2014 12:14 a.m.


"Try sanity, and throw the bums out in November"

This is insanity:
Per Mitch McConnell:
"If his party takes control of the Senate this November, they will spend the next two years using tricks and political games to undermine President Obama"

Two years of precious time in not wanting to secure jobs, fix the infrastructure,
rebuild ghetto housing, help the poverty stricken raise their heads in dignity,
raise the minimum wage, etc. etc. etc.


tech: Posted: August 28, 2014 2:01 a.m.

Non sequitur, projalice11. Were the 2 years when your Party had control of the Executive and Legislative branches of the Federal gov't "precious" as well?


ricketzz: Posted: August 28, 2014 10:50 a.m.

The British spooks get their kit from the NSA. I believe that is also in the article. Snowden had the documents that proved the Brits were doing it; there is no reason to believe the spooks here don't do the same thing.

Ed Snowden pretty much put the whole "tinfoil hat" thing to rest, didn't he? The shadow government is worse than we thought.

From the above hyperlink: "The Republican Party’s favorability rating stands at 37%, compared with 46% for the Democratic Party." - http://www.pewresearch.org/data-trend/political-attitudes/republican-party-favorability/


CaptGene: Posted: August 28, 2014 2:48 p.m.

cricketszz: "The British spooks get their kit from the NSA" Proof?

"I believe that is also in the article" Don't think so, maybe you should read the article.

"Snowden had the documents that proved the Brits were doing it; there is no reason to believe the spooks here don't do the same thing" Conjecture.

"Ed Snowden pretty much put the whole "tinfoil hat" thing to rest, didn't he?" Apparently not, see above where you claim that the NSA is doing something with zero proof to back it up, and see below.

"The shadow government is worse than we thought"

As for the poll data, obviously you chose to ignore. Award winning.


tech: Posted: August 28, 2014 8:59 p.m.

WaPo, NYT and Nate Silver are predicting better than even odds the Republicans will gain the Senate Majority, ricketzz. No one believes Pelosi will have the gavel returned to her.

Republicans chances of winning Senate majority continue to brighten

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/08/11/republicans-chances-of-winning-senate-majority-continue-to-brighten/

Will the Party blame the loss of the Senate on gerrymandering too? ;-)


FreedomMarch: Posted: August 29, 2014 10:45 a.m.

CaptGene... Don't worry about cricketszz....He is only supports using "sound" reasoning based on proven empirical data... in other words "let's throw it at the wall and see what sticks". Only one problem, sometimes the stuff your throwing at the wall falls on the floor and you step in it. Same as anyone choosing to live in an alternate universe believing that a favorability rating that shows a comparison of bad versus terrible is a legitimate argument for supporting bad choices.


CaptGene: Posted: August 29, 2014 12:01 p.m.

FM, I don't take cricketzz seriously, I don't think anyone here does. Responding to him is a lot like giving a dog peanut butter; the dog likes the attention and you get a good laugh out of it.



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