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(Huffington Post)   Poll reveals 60% of Americans ready to fire entire Congress, which explains why 90% of them will get reelected next time   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 71
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2013-10-11 05:05:26 PM  
My guess is subby got it right.

/Live long enough, anything can happen
 
2013-10-11 05:05:33 PM  
The election is so far away, some of these guys could eat a baby on live television and wipe their mouth with kitten fur and they'd still get elected.
 
2013-10-11 05:06:18 PM  
Meh. Congress could get 50 percent on its best days. Whatever those might look like.
 
2013-10-11 05:06:43 PM  
Does that mean they'll be voting for the non-incumbent, whoever it might be (a bad idea) or simply sitting out the election (an even worse idea)?
 
2013-10-11 05:07:52 PM  
Yes yes, fire all of them, all because slightly more than half of them refuse to do their jobs.  That's how it usually works, right?  If some of your co-workers are prats who refuse to hand in their reports unless your boss drops the company healthcare plan, he fires the entire company?

Sounds about right.

/Americans are farking idiots
 
2013-10-11 05:08:57 PM  
My congressman is not the problem. Your congressman is the problem.
 
2013-10-11 05:10:24 PM  

Granny_Panties: My congressman is not the problem. Your congressman is the problem.


Motherfarkingthis.png
 
2013-10-11 05:10:31 PM  

Granny_Panties: My congressman is not the problem. Your congressman is Republican congressmen are the problem.

 
2013-10-11 05:10:53 PM  
All the *other* congress creatures are evil. My senators and representative, however, are above reproach. Really.
 
2013-10-11 05:11:59 PM  
My guy Ted Cruz ain't the problem your guy Lib McLib is
 
2013-10-11 05:12:43 PM  

Granny_Panties: My congressman is not the problem. Your congressman is the problem.


Thread over. Shut the door on the way out.
 
2013-10-11 05:15:05 PM  
Since you can only vote for one representative and two senators, wouldn't it be more interesting to see what percentage would prefer to throw out everyone but their own reps? I'd bet there's a lot more nuanced views than "toss'em all out!" and "fire an unspecified cohort". But what do I know?
 
2013-10-11 05:16:28 PM  
My representatives suck cherry flavored monkey balls.
 
2013-10-11 05:17:01 PM  
No, my congressman is the problem.

// Manly Ms Bachmann
 
2013-10-11 05:17:52 PM  

Markus5: // Manly Ms Bachmann


hulshofschmidt.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-11 05:19:32 PM  
90 percent of americans wanted background checks too. since when did congress actually represent the will of the people?
 
2013-10-11 05:21:17 PM  
The reason subby is correct is that the first poll question needs to be followed up with, "what sort of ideology do you want your replacement to be?" and for most the answer would be very similar to the person they already have.
 
2013-10-11 05:21:40 PM  
My district is represented by a democrat in the house, and my state has two democrats for senators.  So I have no intention of firing those whom I have the power to fire.
 
2013-10-11 05:21:42 PM  

rmcooper4: Since you can only vote for one representative and two senators, wouldn't it be more interesting to see what percentage would prefer to throw out everyone but their own reps? I'd bet there's a lot more nuanced views than "toss'em all out!" and "fire an unspecified cohort". But what do I know?


They ask that question too in some polls, I'll see if I can find one.
 
2013-10-11 05:23:49 PM  

Markus5: No, my congressman is the problem.

// Manly Ms Bachmann


Yours and mine, too (but yours is probably worse. All mine's done is vote for all the TP crap and hardly anything else)
 
2013-10-11 05:26:22 PM  
Only one I can find that asked the question was from the last time Republicans pulled this shiat in 2011

http://news.yahoo.com/ap-gfk-poll-87-us-disapprove-congress-19565991 4. html

"Among them, 65 percent say they want their own House representative tossed out in 2012, compared with 53 percent of respondents generally. "

And we see how well that worked out...
 
2013-10-11 05:26:53 PM  

thehack: All the *other* congress creatures are evil. My senators and representative, however, are above reproach. Really.


That's how it goes every time.
 
2013-10-11 05:31:45 PM  
There is no stupider congressman than Louie Ghomert and he could be there for life, like Strom Thurmond.
//I was born behind the Pine Curtain
 
2013-10-11 05:35:43 PM  
My congressman isn't the problem, but one of my Senators is TOTALLY the problem.

www.usnews.com

Weaselly-looking motherf*cker, too.
 
2013-10-11 05:37:29 PM  
Done in the headline
 
2013-10-11 05:39:58 PM  

Kuroshin: Yes yes, fire all of them, all because slightly more than half of them refuse to do their jobs.  That's how it usually works, right?  If some of your co-workers are prats who refuse to hand in their reports unless your boss drops the company healthcare plan, he fires the entire company?

Sounds about right.

/Americans are farking idiots


I think it was more of a sentiment than an actual plan or idea of something to actually do. It's a pretty common thing to approve of a particular sentiment even if that is something that is entirely unworkable or impossible.
 
2013-10-11 05:40:00 PM  

Granny_Panties: My congressman is not the problem. Your congressman is the problem.


Nope, my Congressmen are the problem.

The nitwits around me who vote for anybody with a "R" by their name because Jesus and the think that voting for anybody with a "D" means voting for Communist/Atheist/Socialist/Sharia Law are the problem.

/Represented by Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, and Andy Barr: the angry turtle himself and two teabaggers.
//Deeply ashamed of my "representatives" that don't represent me.
 
2013-10-11 05:43:08 PM  

meat0918: The election is so far away, some of these guys could eat a baby on live television and wipe their mouth with kitten fur and they'd still get elected.


So, you're familiar with the USA, I take it...
 
2013-10-11 05:43:29 PM  

Shostie: My congressman isn't the problem, but one of my Senators is TOTALLY the problem.

[www.usnews.com image 620x413]

Weaselly-looking motherf*cker, too.


My congressman (Jim Gerlach) is definitely part of the problem, although supposedly he is one of the 17 or so in the House willing to pass a clean CR. Also, my one senator is a problem too (Pat Toomey). I'm hoping he gets the boot in 2016 like Santorum did 10 years earlier.

/and let's boot Gov. Corbett while we're at it
 
2013-10-11 05:47:09 PM  

geek_mars: Granny_Panties: My congressman is not the problem. Your congressman is the problem.

Thread over. Shut the door on the way out.


^ till they hate their own congressman as much as congress nothings going to happen
 
2013-10-11 05:47:47 PM  

FlashHarry: 90 percent of americans wanted background checks too. since when did congress actually represent the will of the people?


Golly, if "the people" stopped being such moronic SHEEP and actually made good on their threats to "fire" Congress...

Instead, they biatch then blindly pull the "D" or "R" every two years (IF THEY EVEN BOTHER TO VOTE AT ALL) then go back to biatching.

If people got off their lazy asses and actually VOTED INCUMBENTS OUT, it would not matter whether or not Congress "listened" or not. The incumbents would be gone. Just keep kicking them out until you get what you want. This is one reason why the House is elected every two years. It is OUR responsibility to kick them to the curb frequently enough to make them fear for their longevity. Instead, we have people who get into the House of Representatives and stay there so long that people WHO WERE NOT BORN when they were first elected will be standing for RE-election that includes possible votes from THE CHILDREN OF PEOPLE NOT BORN WHEN THEY WERE FIRST ELECTED.

But that doesn't matter. Just blindly pull "D" and "R" every two years, then blame everything on the "other side".
 
2013-10-11 05:48:13 PM  

theknuckler_33: Shostie: My congressman isn't the problem, but one of my Senators is TOTALLY the problem.

[www.usnews.com image 620x413]

Weaselly-looking motherf*cker, too.

My congressman (Jim Gerlach) is definitely part of the problem, although supposedly he is one of the 17 or so in the House willing to pass a clean CR. Also, my one senator is a problem too (Pat Toomey). I'm hoping he gets the boot in 2016 like Santorum did 10 years earlier.

/and let's boot Gov. Corbett while we're at it


Gerlach is my congressman too. I even e-mailed him about how he was hurting the country, got a canned response saying he will vote for a clean CR (good) but then went on to say he will fight to dismantle obamacare forever (bad)...

Too bad it wont be put to a vote to see what he would actually do
 
2013-10-11 05:49:52 PM  

Silly_Sot: But that doesn't matter. Just blindly pull "D" and "R" every two years, then blame everything on the "other side".


Why would I ever vote for a republican? They are objectively bad at their job.
 
2013-10-11 05:50:49 PM  
Louisiana, hopefully, will do its part next year and toss Mary Landrieu out.
 
2013-10-11 05:52:03 PM  

ghall3: theknuckler_33: Shostie: My congressman isn't the problem, but one of my Senators is TOTALLY the problem.

[www.usnews.com image 620x413]

Weaselly-looking motherf*cker, too.

My congressman (Jim Gerlach) is definitely part of the problem, although supposedly he is one of the 17 or so in the House willing to pass a clean CR. Also, my one senator is a problem too (Pat Toomey). I'm hoping he gets the boot in 2016 like Santorum did 10 years earlier.

/and let's boot Gov. Corbett while we're at it

Gerlach is my congressman too. I even e-mailed him about how he was hurting the country, got a canned response saying he will vote for a clean CR (good) but then went on to say he will fight to dismantle obamacare forever (bad)...

Too bad it wont be put to a vote to see what he would actually do


Southeastern Pa IN DA HOUSE!!!

/limerick, montco here
 
2013-10-11 05:52:53 PM  

theknuckler_33: Kuroshin: Yes yes, fire all of them, all because slightly more than half of them refuse to do their jobs.  That's how it usually works, right?  If some of your co-workers are prats who refuse to hand in their reports unless your boss drops the company healthcare plan, he fires the entire company?

Sounds about right.

/Americans are farking idiots

I think it was more of a sentiment than an actual plan or idea of something to actually do. It's a pretty common thing to approve of a particular sentiment even if that is something that is entirely unworkable or impossible.



It's still ridiculous.  It's the same backward bullshiat people like to pull, "if I can't punish one of you, I'm going to punish ALL of you!"

Americans can't be bothered to have a nuanced view on things like Congress, because they're too damn busy with pointless bullshiat.  Take the time to learn about what's going on, and form an informed opinion that involves putting blame on specific legislators, or STFU because your sentiment is stupid and worthless.  None of this "fark 'em all" crap.  You're a bad American and a bad person for that attitude. (it's the same as that retarded "glass parking lot" crap)

Not *you* specifically.  The metaphorical "you" of the everyman.  'Infromed' morans have no place opening their mouths.  Oh they're free to, but what comes out is best ignored.
 
2013-10-11 05:53:38 PM  
Jim McDermott is my congressman, I like him.
 
2013-10-11 05:54:06 PM  

lockers: Silly_Sot: But that doesn't matter. Just blindly pull "D" and "R" every two years, then blame everything on the "other side".

Why would I ever vote for a republican? They are objectively bad at their job.


FTFY
 
2013-10-11 05:57:11 PM  

Silly_Sot: FlashHarry: 90 percent of americans wanted background checks too. since when did congress actually represent the will of the people?

Golly, if "the people" stopped being such moronic SHEEP and actually made good on their threats to "fire" Congress...

Instead, they biatch then blindly pull the "D" or "R" every two years (IF THEY EVEN BOTHER TO VOTE AT ALL) then go back to biatching.

If people got off their lazy asses and actually VOTED INCUMBENTS OUT, it would not matter whether or not Congress "listened" or not. The incumbents would be gone. Just keep kicking them out until you get what you want. This is one reason why the House is elected every two years. It is OUR responsibility to kick them to the curb frequently enough to make them fear for their longevity. Instead, we have people who get into the House of Representatives and stay there so long that people WHO WERE NOT BORN when they were first elected will be standing for RE-election that includes possible votes from THE CHILDREN OF PEOPLE NOT BORN WHEN THEY WERE FIRST ELECTED.

But that doesn't matter. Just blindly pull "D" and "R" every two years, then blame everything on the "other side".


We can't just blindly toss the incumbent either.

If we had done that in my district, you'd have gotten Art Robinson in place of Peter Defazio.

Art wants to abolish public schools, and dispose of radioactive waste by incorporating it into building foundations and spraying it over the Midwest, and is an AIDS denialist and anti-vax moron.

I'll take Defazio over that any day of the week.
 
2013-10-11 05:58:32 PM  

lockers: Silly_Sot: But that doesn't matter. Just blindly pull "D" and "R" every two years, then blame everything on the "other side".

Why would I ever vote for a republican? They are objectively bad at their job.


Where would we be without the wisened trio of Conyers, Dingell, and Rangel?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_members_of_the_United_St a tes_House_of_Representatives_by_seniority">http://en.wikipedia.org/wi ki/List_of_current_members_of_the_United_Sta tes_House_of_Representatives_by_seniority
 
2013-10-11 06:01:06 PM  
My congressman happens to be Rush Holt, he's not part of the problem.
 
2013-10-11 06:02:38 PM  

Kuroshin: theknuckler_33: Kuroshin: Yes yes, fire all of them, all because slightly more than half of them refuse to do their jobs.  That's how it usually works, right?  If some of your co-workers are prats who refuse to hand in their reports unless your boss drops the company healthcare plan, he fires the entire company?

Sounds about right.

/Americans are farking idiots

I think it was more of a sentiment than an actual plan or idea of something to actually do. It's a pretty common thing to approve of a particular sentiment even if that is something that is entirely unworkable or impossible.


It's still ridiculous.  It's the same backward bullshiat people like to pull, "if I can't punish one of you, I'm going to punish ALL of you!"

Americans can't be bothered to have a nuanced view on things like Congress, because they're too damn busy with pointless bullshiat.  Take the time to learn about what's going on, and form an informed opinion that involves putting blame on specific legislators, or STFU because your sentiment is stupid and worthless.  None of this "fark 'em all" crap.  You're a bad American and a bad person for that attitude. (it's the same as that retarded "glass parking lot" crap)

Not *you* specifically.  The metaphorical "you" of the everyman.  'Infromed' morans have no place opening their mouths.  Oh they're free to, but what comes out is best ignored.


I understand where you are coming from, but like I said, I would imagine quite a few people with informed opinions might still have answered a lousy poll question in favor of 'firing all of congress'. Doesn't make them idiots at all. It makes them frustrated. And considering such a thing is just a hypothetical anyway, I think it is obvious that that was the spirit in which the question was asked. I'm not trying to be combative, I just think you are reading way more into that poll result than is actually there.
 
2013-10-11 06:02:48 PM  

theknuckler_33: Southeastern Pa IN DA HOUSE!!!

/limerick, montco here


West Chester for me, in our lovely misshapen and ugly district
 
2013-10-11 06:04:58 PM  
My congresscritter, Mica from FL's 7th, is a tool and I can't wait to vote against him if the other one is any better.
 
2013-10-11 06:05:30 PM  
My representative ( Hanna) is part of the problem. My Senators (Schumer and Gillibrand) aren't.

/At least Hanna isn't a rabid righty
 
2013-10-11 06:05:48 PM  

ghall3: theknuckler_33: Southeastern Pa IN DA HOUSE!!!

/limerick, montco here

West Chester for me, in our lovely misshapen and ugly district


Ah yes, I usually never pass up an opportunity to post a map of our gerrymandered district.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-11 06:13:23 PM  

brainiac-dumdum: Jim McDermott is my congressman, I like him.


With you there, he's not bad.
 
2013-10-11 06:15:44 PM  

Mrbogey: lockers: Silly_Sot: But that doesn't matter. Just blindly pull "D" and "R" every two years, then blame everything on the "other side".

Why would I ever vote for a republican? They are objectively bad at their job.

Where would we be without the wisened trio of Conyers, Dingell, and Rangel?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_members_of_the_United_St a tes_House_of_Representatives_by_seniority">http://en.wikipedia.org/wi ki/List_of_current_members_of_the_United_Sta tes_House_of_Representatives_by_seniority


So... BSAB?
 
2013-10-11 06:18:38 PM  

theknuckler_33: Mrbogey: lockers: Silly_Sot: But that doesn't matter. Just blindly pull "D" and "R" every two years, then blame everything on the "other side".

Why would I ever vote for a republican? They are objectively bad at their job.

Where would we be without the wisened trio of Conyers, Dingell, and Rangel?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_members_of_the_United_St a tes_House_of_Representatives_by_seniority">http://en.wikipedia.org/wi ki/List_of_current_members_of_the_United_Sta tes_House_of_Representatives_by_seniority

So... BSAB?


Look who posted it. He means "Democrats bad, Republicans good".
 
2013-10-11 06:25:11 PM  
If it nets out to a 10% switch to Democrats, that would help.
 
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