Throw the Bums Out 2014 – Vol. 1

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Throw the Bums


By John Ceccon

obama-bestPolitical pundits on both sides of the fence love to parade the approval rating of the president, especially when it is favorable to their latest partisan cause. (currently Obama is right around bohner46%). Keep in mind that it is congress (the U.S House of Representatives & the Senate), not the president who vote on and pass all laws and bills. Only then do they pass them on to the president. He either signs them into law, or he veto’s them. As of this writing, 74 out of 100 Americans think congress is doing a sucky job. That’s an 74% disapproval rating. If you had an 74% disapproval rating at your job, your ass would be fired. If you were taking a test at school and you got 74% of the questions wrong, you would get a big fat “F”. Well, congress is getting a big fat “F”, and they should be fired. So, why do we keep electing the same bums every time we vote? I understand that if you are a democrat you’re probably going to vote for a democrat, and the same goes for republicans. But 74% disapproval? That means both sides of the voting public are pissed! Both sides of the U. S. congress and house of representatives are doing what they do best – finger pointing.  

In my home state of California, Dianne Feinstein has been a member of congress since 1992, Barbara Boxer since 1983 although she will not be running in the 2016 election. People always like to point fingers at the president as if he is primarily to blame when things go wrong in the nation. The president can only serve for a maximum of 8 years. Members of congress have no term limits. They can stay in office for as long as they can convince the voters to vote for them. Our two state senators in California have been in office collectively for 30 years. There have been congressmen in other states that have served for over 50 consecutive years and the only reason they left office is because they died. It’s not just California either. Look up the senators and congressional representatives in your home state and see how long they have been in office. You will be shocked.  If you want some real change then adopt my new campaign slogan “throw the bums out”,  in 2016. If your senator or congressman has been in office for more that 2 terms, throw those bums out. If you’re a democrat that only votes for democrats, or a republican that only votes for republicans, you’re part of the problem. 74% people – wake up America! Throw the bums out, or shut the hell up and stop complaining!

Copyright 2015. John Ceccon. All rights reserved.

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  • all the Senators in the Senate needed to go every last one of em, rrlgedaess of party. And he further said that all incumbents need to go.Now, I like Bayh, and I agree with him in principle that all the incumbents need to go. Because Congress is gridlocked even with Democratic putative control of both the House and Senate, it remains a mess, partly because of Harry Reid, the weakest Majority Leader in the history of the US Senate, and partly because of the way Nancy Pelosi runs the House. (The lack of leadership from the White House is definitely not helping in this regard, either. There is no bipartisanship to be had. Obama’s rhetoric was just that talk.)Where I get frustrated is with the actual class of politicians we have running for office. We have no qualified candidates for Governor none as Mark Neumann is probably the best choice if you want to cut the budget but he’s not a bipartisan sort of guy (and in WI, you need someone who can compromise or you’ll get nothing done, same as the US Congress); Scott Walker is a career politician who seems to be as dumb as a box of rocks (both of those guys, Walker and Neumann, are running in the Republican primary in a week and a half we have the latest primary in the nation), and Tom Barrett, the Democratic candidate, is mostly where he is because he got beaten up by a thug. (Barrett interceded when an older woman, a grandmother, was trying to keep her idiot former son-in-law from dragging off her grandbaby without consent. The idiot guy was and is violent and had mental problems note I’m not sure the SIL was actually married to his former lover, but you get my drift and he beat the Hell out of Barrett. Barrett has had three hand surgeries to date and will have more; he may never be the same. And while Barrett definitely did the right thing to save that woman from being beaten, and that child from being taken and hurt or worse, that is not enough of a reason to be running for Gov.!)And our Senate candidates Ron Johnson is one of two Republicans (Jeff someone-or-other is the other), and he’s well-meaning but seems to want to be another of the sort who wants to buy his way into the Senate. (He’ll spend whatever he needs to win the Republican primary, then spend whatever he needs again in order to knock Feingold out using his own money.) We already have one Senator like that from WI his name is Herb Kohl, a multi-millionaire who also owns the Milwaukee Bucks NBA franchise.I have to admit that if someone else who was not independently wealthy was running against Feingold, I’d be far more likely to support him or her. But there isn’t, and because of that and because of how I’ve sussed out Johnson’s character (also, he has some really bizarre views on global climate change, though I suppose he’s no nuttier than any other currently sitting Senator if it came to that), I’m still leaning Feingold because Feingold does at least explain what he’s doing, because Feingold has a competent office staff, and because Feingold has been known to say no to his own party as well as the opposing party. I think Feingold will continue to be as ethical as possible as he’s been to date while I have no idea if Johnson will be responsible to the people or not. (That Johnson does not believe in unemployment insurance, and seems to believe that everyone who needs a job can find one despite areas of the state having over 14% unemployment and unemployment being well over 8.5% overall despite this being the heavy tourist season for Northern Wisconsin, well . . . I can’t support such stupidity.)