Voters say, "Throw the Bums Out!"

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  1. Sinatra
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    New Pew polling indicates the dissatisfaction with the current crop of elected officials is among its highest levels since polling took place over the last 20 years - similar to levels seen just prior to the 1994 and 2006 elections.

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    Even more troubling for incumbents is that independent voters are more down on their elected officials than partisans of either stripe. Only a quarter of independents want to see congressional incumbents reelected next year, while 42 percent support their own lawmakers in the midterms.

    What's clear from this and other national polling as well as a variety of state data is that there is a widespread belief that politicians are not acting in the best interests of those they represent. This sentiment isn't terribly new, but the depth of these anti-incumbent feelings -- particularly among political independents -- makes it newsworthy.



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    There's the 2010 and 2012 landslides that we have been projecting. They have awoken the sleeping giant, and the giant is pissed.
     
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    Who is 'we'?
     
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    I truly hope that during the next few election cycles that voters will toss any and all of the current incumbents out of office peacefully by the action of their votes. In my entire life I have never seen such a crop of deadbeats.
     
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    We need to use the "write-in" more ... plain and simple. ;)
     
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    Certainly 2010 is looking to be a decisive victory for the Republicans - though they are still inept enough to screw that up as well.

    2012?

    Too far away yet to know...
     
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    I plan to write in "KittenKoder" when I vote for President but I'm not sure they will know who I'm talking about. But then again, it wouldn't surprise me for the government to already know each of us on this board!:lol:
     
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    Yes, we do. I'd like to see everyone write in 'none of the above'... just to send the bastards a very loud message.
     
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    Oh hell no! If I get voted in I'm having everyone who voted for me arrested! :razz: Because you'd have to be insane to vote for someone who's crazy.
     

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