Jul 17 2008

Congress In Free-Fall – For Real Change, Vote Against Incumbents

Published by at 9:13 am under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

Americans don’t like their government right now. In fact, outside the military, they probably wish they could get a whole new one come this fall. And maybe America will just pull the lever for all challengers, dumping the incumbents from both parties. At this point it really would be an interesting experiment, to simply vote for a new government.

And given the favorability of Congress right now, it may not be impossible to pull off. They are half as popular as the supposedly hated President George Bush

Obama is for faux change, he proved that with his Flip-Flops and his snake oil that cures the worlds problems, etc. If 75% of the people voted against the incumbent we would see change like this nation has not seen since its birth. And the folks in DC would understand America is not only watching, but demanding much better than the crop of losers we have there now.

7 responses so far

7 Responses to “Congress In Free-Fall – For Real Change, Vote Against Incumbents”

  1. Mark78 says:

    Funny how the press doesn’t hyperventilate over this fact…..
    Doesn’t fit what they WANT and CHOOSE to report.

  2. kathie says:

    AJ did you read Nancy’s interview with Wolfe Blitzer today? You might be able to find it at FREEREPUBLIC. I sent her a note.

  3. Neo says:

    This is going to leave a mark on Pelosi’s Congress et al

    The US federal government on Wednesday said it would open 3.9m acres of land in a designated petroleum reserve in Alaska for drilling as a means to help curb rising petrol prices.

    This ought to have Pelosi breathing fire.

    And the NYT ..

    The Interior Department on Wednesday made 2.6 million acres of potentially oil-rich territory in northern Alaska available for energy exploration. At the same time, it deferred for a decade any decision to open 600,000 acres of land north of Teshekpuk Lake that is the summer home of thousands of migrating caribou and millions of waterfowl.

    … expected the first oil production to begin in the easternmost part of the reserve, west of the Colville River, from 2010 to 2012. A fully developed oil complex exists on state lands on the eastern banks of the river.

    So much for Obama’s 7 year claim .. now it’s 2 to 4 years.

  4. dhunter says:

    Pitchfork and torch time vote the bums out!

    I wrote the Dem senator from other side of my state and got a long list of dem talking points on why no drilling.
    I told him hes’ wrong,I can’t afford 8 more years of him being wrong, see ya in November.

  5. Natehughes says:

    I wrote this poem about twenty-five years ago, about ‘82′, as near as I can remember. And it reverberates my sentiments today just as vibrantly as it did then.



    I worried and stewed, but by-and-by,
    came up with a plan, where you and I,
    can put America the a road, to a brand-new high.
    Just blame the politicians, get blood in your eye,
    and Vote Against The Incumbents. Vati, vati.

    Now just voting won’t do it, we’ve got to vati.
    That’s V,A,T,I with a long A, and a long I.
    Vote against the incumbents, and you vati.
    Things will never get better, until we vati.
    Vote against the incumbents, Vati, vati.

    This is no time, to just set and sigh.
    America will fail, without you and I.
    The time has come, we must do or die.
    We must all vote, and we must vati.
    Vote against the incumbents, Vati, vati.

    Things won’t just get better, by-and-by.
    Unless the apathetic voters, you and I,
    hit those poles with blood in our eye.
    And not only vote, but wisely vati,
    Vote against the incumbent. Vati, vati.

    We dare not buy, some political lie,
    the America we love, is about to die.
    Politicians no longer, serve you and I,
    but all acquiesce, to the powers that buy.
    Vote against the incumbents. Vati, vati.

    The newly elected may want to serve you and I,
    until that powerful pac—money catches their eye.
    Then party loyalty becomes, their big lie.
    As they vote with the pac, for their piece of the pie.
    Vote against the incumbents, Vati, vati.

    Congressmen and Senators, are nigh as apt to die,
    as meet defeat at the poles, by you and I.
    They know we’ll vote for’em, they don’t have to try.
    America is declining as democracy goes awry.
    Vote against the incumbent. Vati, vati.

    Waxing fat on the apathy, shown by you and I,
    Politicians became hogs, and Washington’s a sty.
    But we can change all that, in the blink of an eye,
    if we just get off our apathy, and dutifully vati.
    Vote against the incumbents. Vati, vati.

    If just one out of ten, of us would vati,
    we’d get nigh a third of that Washington sty.
    Now that might be to few, to help you and I,
    But we’d darn sure make the rest of them shy.
    Vote against the incumbents. Vati, vati.

    And when; “Foul, foul,” the politicians cry.
    And charge that; “Great careers will sadly die.”
    Stand up and look them, straight in the eye,
    And vow; “Losing only makes the truly-great try.”
    Vote against the incumbents. Vati, vati.

    From the County Coroner, to that Washington sty,
    if you don’t love the incumbent, always vati.
    Help turn America toward, a brand-new high.
    Teach your kids and your friends, they must vati.
    Vote against the incumbents. Vati, vati.

    If the state of America, makes you want to cry,
    then help start a revolution, no one has to die.
    Our party loyalty sent elections so far awry.
    And we can fix that error, just revolt and vati.
    Vote against the incumbents. Vati, vati.

    Part your 2nd and 3rd fingers; that “v” means vati.
    Send this to a friend, who you think will comply.
    Let’s all band together, and give̓em a black eye.
    Vati, vati, and hearty bye-bye.

    If you like this, copy it, and send it on.

    Grandpa Nate @ Rawlins, Wyoming.

  6. Natehughes says:

    Vati Vati

    Vati = Vote Against The Incumbents.
    [That’s V-A-T-I, with a long A and a long I.]

    The present state of America makes me sick. It actually makes me nauseous to ponder how far this once magnificent country has slipped into mediocrity. When I was a young man, fifty years ago, you could mention just about anything: And America was best at that. Back then, America enjoyed the best health care, the best schools, and the best working conditions on Earth, while we worked fewer hours, made more money, and enjoyed a life style never before seen upon this planet.

    Our coal mines were producing more coal, our steel-mills smelting more iron, and our assembly-lines led the World in the manufacture of beautiful automobiles, refrigerators, wash-machines, dryers, and the hoard of smaller appliances and gadgets (which eliminated most of the drudgery of our daily chores) and introduced mankind to the life-of-ease, we all now enjoy. Now, American High School Graduates rank only average (whether tested in Mathematics, World History, Language, Science or any other critical field of expertise) and compared with the student’s test scores, from the other industrialized nations.

    Our so-called health care system stinks, it is without question, the most dysfunctional conglomeration of nonsensical laws bureaucrats have ever assembled. It assures illegal aliens and greedy Politicians unlimited free health care, while it renders millions of hard working honest citizens incapable of obtaining any kind of health insurance. The new Social Security Drug Plan deducts a premium for drug insurance, which you can bet will double every year (for at least the next two years) from the social security checks, of subscribers. A great many drugs are not covered by this new plan, and it only pays a maximum of about 70% on any drug, a lot less on most. When the total drug bill (what the retiree and the government pays) reaches $2250.00, Grandma gets cut off, has to pay it all herself, until her total drug bill reaches $3500.00. Obviously if Grandma can not afford her drugs, her bill will never get to $3500.00, so she will go without her drugs for the rest of the year. Of course the monthly premium will still be deducted from her Social Security Check. The drug companies formulated this drug bill, got it enacted, and only the drug companies are going to benefit from it. (Our government gives them the premiums.) In short, this Shaft Our Grandparents Bill is nothing but a multi-million dollar windfall for the drug companies.

    The above bill is sure not the worst medical bill our elected officials have ever enacted. It just happens to be the last that made me angry. Hundreds of anti consumer bills and amendments are on the books, which benefit only the medical and/or the drug industries. Foreign competition to American Drug Companies is nonexistent. If it was legitimatized, we could import drugs from reputable foreign drug facilities, for as little as 10% of the extortion we now forced to pay our American Drug Companies. Sad to say, but the Medical Cartels and Drug Companies, with their unchallenged power, are not the worst villains when it comes to manipulating our US Government [or our state governments] into giving them a license to gouge us.

    The international oil and gas conglomerates, the interstate utility companies, railroad companies, automobile and airplane manufacturers, the cable companies, international shipping cartels and a score of other business concerns all wield as much or more power over our Congress, Senate and President, than the drug companies do. Big Business is our real enemy. Big Business controls our government, and Big Business is the real reason America is losing ground on all fronts, the reason America is steadily slipping into mediocrity.

    The companies mentioned above, along with a score of Countries and a hoard of other mighty financial cartels, funnel billions of dollars, pac-money, annually into Washington, to influence the Republican and Democratic Party Leaders (Lords) to legislate on their behalf. The leaders of the Democratic and Republican Parties, the Party Lords, in the Congress and Senate, now have more control over their subservient Congressman and Senators, than any Marine General ever had over his troops. The political parties control the pac-money. And the pac-money is what decides who will get elected, or heaven forbid, smeared.

    These political Lords can’t just walk down on the floor and tell a Congressman or Senator that they are fired. But they can have anyone that fails to kowtow to the powers that be, ostracized, rendered powerless, and they can definitely keep anyone from being re-elected. It is very important that we all understand that these Party Lords have strict control over our congressmen and senators. And folks that’s not Democracy, that’s Bureaucracy.

    And if we are going to declare war against our greedy bureaucracy, prudence behooves us to learn all we can about our enemy. Now, I just pulled what I have written here off the top of my head. So if you find a mistake, don’t get excited, it is not that important, the overall theme of this opinion is correct. And furthermore it is also correct that with a minimum of research, anyone can ascertain for themselves that this greatest of all nations, is rapidly slipping into mediocrity. And even the United States of America, the greatest nation that ever existed, can fall from within, if we continue to allow misguided politicians the right, to barter away piece after piece of good government, to anyone who is able and willing to pay for preferential treatment.

    I have been telling people for years; when in doubt always Vati. But only in this last year has the urge to really push this concept become obligatory. Actually, Voting Against The Incumbents, is a very viable method of straightening out what is wrong with America. Many congressmen and senators win their seats by very small margins, less than 5%. So, if just 5% of the electorate would vati, we would probably get between 20 and 25% of the Congress and Senators. And you can bet we would get their attention.

    If as many people vatied, as voted for Ross Perot (he got 18.9% of the popular vote) we would unseat half of both houses. Folks this is a plan that definitely has possibilities. Politicians’ egos are all wrapped up in their positions. Actually the only thing in the World Politicians love more than pac-money, is their influential positions, their jobs. And on the very day our legislators learn that their electorate is actually going to vote them out of office, they are going to be magically stricken with a burning desire to legislate on behave of their constituency.

    The only question left is, where are you going to place your loyalty, to the political party that you have been blindly supporting – or to America? You can’t serve two masters, and be loyal to both. We have to take the power away from the political Lords, to the extent that it allows our elected representatives to vote the way we tell them to vote. Or in thirty years you are not going to be able to tell the difference between Washington and the corrupt Government of Mexico, or for that matter, tell the difference between America and Mexico.

    Grandpa Nate @ Rawlins, Wyoming.
    See more @: http://voteagainsttheincumbents.blogspot.com/

  7. trlngl says:

    FOR YEARS, we have endured scandals perpetrated by politicians. Sex parties, money never paid back to overdrawn bank accounts, misappropriation of campaign funds, funneling private money into personal funds, illegally raising money, etc. are all part of the political scene.

    THE PRESIDENT, Vice President, Senators, Congressmen, Governors and other Federal, State and Local politicians have been involved in illegal, dishonest, and questionable activities for years.

    WE HEAR CRIES from Career Politicians for TERM-LIMITS and CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM, but will an Incumbent politician ever legislate himself out of office, or a dishonest fundraiser ever obey the law? A balanced budget, lower government spending, less taxes, a reduced deficit…..do you really believe it will EVER happen with the current crop of Career Politicians in power?

    IT TAKES TENURE IN OFFICE for a politician to become rich, powerful, and corrupt. They are re-elected because they have accumulated enough public and private money to continually buy their re-election. Entrenched politicians continue their indiscretions and crimes using your money!

    WHEN WILL IT END? How can we stop it? What can we do about it? Are we to be forever HELPLESS before the power of the rich politicians? NO! Is there ANYTHING voters can do? YES!


    IT’S SO EASY! IT’S SO SIMPLE! If candidates for office have the word “Incumbent” by their name, or “re-elect” on their campaign literature, or the name of the political office they now hold noted anywhere ……DO NOT VOTE FOR THEM! Vote for ANY OTHER candidate on the ballot, or WRITE-IN your name or the name of a friend. Always, always, always Vote Against All Incumbents! Never, never, never re-elect ANYONE to public office!

    THINK OF IT! It’s THE ULTIMATE TERM LIMITS! It makes EVERY political office a ONE-TERM office. No more political hacks only concerned with getting re-elected. Voters simply Vote Against All Incumbents and “SHAZAM” they have established term-limits

    TERM-LIMITS MEANS TERM-LIMITS! It doesn’t matter how charismatic, how many promises were kept, how good a job they have done, or how much government money they have brought into the elective district. IT DOESN’T MATTER! No argument should ever persuade the voters to re-elect any Incumbent. Period!

    CAREER POLITICIANS ARE COMPLETELY ELIMINATED. No one can become too corrupted by the power of government when they are in office for only one term. Every newly elected public official will be motivated to keep the promises they made that secured their election. They will come into office with a focus on doing their job, not on their re-election. One-term offices will keep more control of the political process than any other method yet devised.

    A ONE-TERM POLITICAL SYSTEM will revolutionize our entire governmental structure. Changes for the better will come about on the Federal, State and Local levels.

    IT’S A FACT OF POLITICAL LIFE! The first thing newly elected politicians do is start raising funds and start planning for their RE-ELECTION! That’s when political favors are dispensed, special privileges are granted, and all eyes become focused on the NEXT election.

    OUR CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM was designed to put controls on government, not on the people. It was designed to be a government OF THE PEOPLE, not of dictators, despots, or professional politicians.

    SO THERE YOU HAVE IT! The corruption in our elected officials has to be obvious to anyone who can read the paper, watch the nightly news, or listen to the radio. We have all seen how futile and ineffective the efforts to bring about reform have been. We all wonder what we could possibly do that would make a difference. Now the answer is staring us straight in the face. We CAN do something! We can take ACTION! We can do it NOW!

    AT THE VERY NEXT ELECTION, voters will vote ALL Incumbent Career Politicians out of office. We’ll start fresh. The newly elected citizens will take up the business of governing, legislating, policymaking and reform, not the business of getting re-elected. And, WE THE CITIZENS did it all with our one little, all-powerful VOTE AGAINST ALL INCUMBENTS!