Saturday, May 1, 2010

No more Murthas!

As Stacy says, "Freakin' huge": Tim Burns is ahead of his Democratic rival in PA-12.


RebeccaH said...

What people should be asking themselves is... why do we have to wait for these freakin' dinosaurs (Murtha, Ted Kennedy) to die before we can get rid of them?

richard mcenroe said...

Because they keep giving us stuff. It's hard to remember it's other people's stuff when you're cashing that tax refund check to pay the kid's tuition or the new property assessment.

There is a terrible inertia to incumbency, good and bad, especially when, with someone like a Murtha or Waxman, they've been in office since before many of their voters were born. That's why I'm calling this election a vote on incumbency. We need to break with the politics of the last century, right and left.

And note: Politics DOES NOT EQUAL Principles... something else our incumbents have forgotten.

JeffS said...

Richard nails it. People are too easily bought these days.

I haven't heard of an incumbent voted out of office for being a pandering hypocrite since Tom Foley was given the boot by his constituents in 1994.

I'm happy to say that I voted against that scoundrel, even though we got that idiot, George Nethercutt, instead.

prairiecat55kc said...

I'm with you all the way, Richard. I don't plan to vote for anyone who's EVER held elected office before if I can avoid it. I'd like to extend that to the family members and close friends of elected officials, too, but haven't done enough homework to know if that's even possible - it's a pretty incestuous industry.