Rasmussen survey finds 57% of Americans advocate throwing all incumbents in Congress out of office. The predictable response by Republicans and Democrats next year will be: "If you vote our candidates out, the other party's candidates will take over" and you don't want that". There is no question that if half of Americans vote out their own incumbents and elect a challenger instead, there will be some change in the numbers of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents elected to Congress.

That however, is not what is important. What IS important is that all politicians learn to respect the power of the VOTERS to make their voting decision based on whether Congress improves voter's lives or, continues to harm and threaten them. Voting out incumbents is a vote which disapproves of current results. Voting for incumbents is a vote for more of the same.

When Congress persons choose to damage the economy, the nation, and millions upon millions of Americans, TODAY, rather than simply vote to fund the government and pay our debts, more than all others, these Congress persons deserve to be voted out of office. If they wanted to represent their local constituency, they should have run for State or County government.

The U.S. Congress is charged with representing the interests of ALL Americans and their nation as a whole. These extremists sabotaging our nation are NOT representing America, or its national interests. Their actions are Anti-American. Al-Queda must be thrilled that these radicals are about accomplish what Al-Queda wished they could, bring the American economy to its knees.
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GOP: Crippled by its base.

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The Republican Party is seriously crippled by its donor and social conservative base. Having failed to muster the will to embrace women's and minority issues was bad, and crippled Republicans in the recent election. However, the GOP's other leg is now evidently crippled by its donor base, (e.g. Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson). House majority leader Boehner evidenced this today with his statement indicating that allowing taxes to increase on the wealthiest is unacceptable.

It is time to itemize this growing list of the dumbest policy ideas floating in the political atmosphere. Hopefully, some who subscribe to these ideas will read this critique and restore their credibility by refusing to float these ideas any further.

The Tea Party will obstruct Obama's agenda. The 'Fiscal Cliff' and immigration reform will be top priorities for Pres. Obama. There is incentive for the GOP to resolve the Fiscal Cliff, however, getting any tax increases on the wealthy to pass the Tea Party and other Grover Norquist puppets, will be the challenge. Immigration reform may prove to be far easier, as the GOP must tap into the Latino vote to win in 2016.

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President doesn't matter?

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Is it really going to matter who is the President if, 41 Senators from either Party can filibuster any, and every, proposal coming from the White House? Replace incumbents in Congress. Then, who is president may actually make a difference. As long as Congress' partisans are committed to defeating the sitting president, instead of solving national challenges, America's problems will pile up and bury us all.

Voters Unite!

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Political parties, their candidates and incumbents, have no choice but to divide Americans into opposition camps for the purpose of garnering more votes for their camp than the other camp can muster. This does not, however, require Americans to divide against each other or their common and shared goals. If voters can remain united, while the politicians try to divide them, democracy will function as it was intended, as a check and balance by the people over its elected representatives.

GOP, Integrity Lost

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The Republican Party has lost its integrity. All the money of the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson, will not buy that integrity back. Integrity matters in democratic elections, and will make a difference in the November 2012 election.

Partisan is Extremist.

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Most everyone is concerned the extremists on the other side are going to destroy it all for everyone. Republicans fear the Democrats and their socialized answers. Democrats fear the Republicans and their intent to bankrupt the government through the absence of taxes. Looking at such folks in the following way, will make such folks extremists as well.

With Tea Party challengers in GOP Primaries, and moderate Republican incumbents losing their primary bids, I have to question whether the liberals and Democrats are going to sweep November's elections. Many would argue that is not possible with the gerrymandering and voter suppression acts being implemented in GOP dominated states. However, there are two facts of the current landscape that cannot be ignored.

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