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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Throw the Bums OUT!

I'm not any sort of artist. This is what I came up with. Free for use however you like. Please acknowledge sourse if not to inconvenient.

The plan - from Economic Disconnect :

Folks, we were screwed royally on this past bill. Every single poll, every single person I talked to was firmly against this action. FIRMLY. The Congress decided they knew so much more than their constituents.
if [Congress is] going to ignore 70% of the voters and do whatever you want, we might as well move to Iran....

What's more is that a message must be sent here. No more bailouts. No more mismanagement of the economy and national finances. No more giving the voters the middle finger with no accountability. NO MORE.

What I want you to do is to identify all incumbents that are on your ballot for November. Then I want you to vote against every single one.(You may elect to keep any official that voted NO to the bailout.)

Now I understand that for many the thought of voting for a republican makes you ill ...Get over it. You can always vote the next time for a democrat. This issue is the most important thing and all that other stuff can wait.

I get it that the thought of voting for a Democrat may make you want to take a shower....You can always vote for a republican the next time.

I can guarantee that if a boatload of incumbent get sent down the river, the new congress is going to be especially keen on listening to their voters.

This issue is the most important thing and all that other stuff can wait.

The new rallying cry: THROW THE BUMS OUT!

Vote against all incumbents who voted for the Paulson-Bush-Pelosi-Reid-Boehner-McConnell "Swindlers Bailout Act of 2008".

Senate Vote here.

House Vote here.

Even if it means voting for someone you can't stand - this is the only way we can take back Congress. Otherwise we're the same miserable sacks-of-shit they are. Only by standfing up and throwing the bums out can we have a chance of making sure this doesn't happen again.


OBloodyHell said...

> if [Congress is] going to ignore 70% of the voters and do whatever you want, we might as well move to Iran....

Actually, while in this case I *do* believe the voters were correct, I would point out -- we are not a democracy, and for a reason.

We are a Republic -- a representative democracy -- and theoretically the reps are supposed to vote as they see fit, taking into account our will.

So the argument that they cannot "ignore" us in any specific instance is wrongheaded. There are certainly conditions and circumstances which the reps can and should ignore the electorate. It's their jobs to do so in some circumstances.

That caveat aside, in this case, I do agree -- if they voted for it, throw them out.

bobn said...


I see your point. Had anybody other than Paulson, Bernanke and the Swindlers, come out for this - say some of the many hundreds of trained economists that signed a petition against it - Congress mioght have had justification in voting against the common opinion.

But such was not the case. Nothing but stupidity and cupidity was arrayed against the overwhelming negative opinion about this thing.

About Me

I'm a 57 year old geek. I voted Democratic for 20 years, because I disliked the Republicans more. But now, nobody really speaks for me. I'm for Guns, for more correct government regulation of the financial world, against illegal immigration and amnesty. (in 2008 I ended up voting Republican - too many questions about Obama, and voting against anybody who voted for TARP 1.) In 2010 I voted a stright republican ticket because the Democrats have completely lost their minds.