There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
If every elected official in Washington is that bad, then it clearly shows that the politicians themselves are not the problem. Therefore replacing them all wouldn't do much. If they are all that bad it shows that the system is broken. The system which brings these people to power and the system through which they govern once in power. We need to reform the system, and then the improvement in quality of our politicians would follow. Without that, the same system, would just reproduce the same results and a similar quality politician.
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To argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead. -- Thomas Paine
It's not just the right, 35% of the "radicalized" independents polled think Obama should be impeached as well. That's more than the total percent of those who would seek impeachment.
The reason? Obama thinks its OK to pick up his pen rather than seek consensus, because after all, that's how this whole system of government works. You can just have what you want and then blame others when you don't get it, unless of course you're a democrat.
Instead of capitulating like the dems did with Iraq, and then whining about their own actions, the Republicans are holding their ground.
Try looking at the whole picture. I know its difficult, but try. People are unhappy with Obama, period.
Fox News Poll: Voters say Obama exceeded authority, but oppose impeachment | Fox NewsForty-one percent of voters approve of how Obama is handling health care, while 54 percent disapprove. Thatís a bit of an improvement from last monthís 41-56 percent rating. It also makes health care his best issue, topping the job performance ratings he receives on the economy (40-57 percent), foreign policy (36-56 percent) and immigration (34-58 percent).
Anyway, there's no need to impeach Obama, voters everywhere can be heard at the polls in November.The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama's job performance. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove (see trends).
The latest figures include 22% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20.
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Rasmussen ReportsôPerhaps problematic for Democrats is that 65% of GOP voters and 55% of voters not affiliated with either major party are more likely to vote this year, compared to 53% of those in the presidentís party. But that could change as the election gets nearer.
In other words why use a judge to make a legal decision to determine that? Where's the system of checks and balances for that judge?
You just keep on re-electing the same incumbents over and over again and we'll see how things progress.
History is proving that's not a good idea, but we'll see.
Meanwhile people in general are getting more and more aggravated and distrusting of our government.
Of course they always try to blame "the other" guys. The one's they didn't vote for. Meanwhile they pressed a lever for some guy who's been in DC for decades and decades and become a millionaire because of it. But hey....he's not the problem, it all the other "crooks" you other people are electing.
It's a vicious circle and the very definition of insanity.
The current two-party system guarantees the insanity will continue.
And the sheeple will continue to repeat their mistakes, and continue to complain and gripe about everything that's wrong.
All the while never looking inward and seeing that they are the problem. They keep putting the same people back in power and expecting different results.