Just 32% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe their local congressional representative deserves to be reelected, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Thirty-nine percent (39%) think their local congressman does not deserve reelection. Twenty-nine percent (29%) are undecided.
And yet what’s the recidivism — excuse me; retention — rate for Congresscritters running for reelection? About a million and six percent, if memory serves.
So here’s a little idea you can share with your friends and families and coworkers. On election day 2014, try voting for the other guy. It’s radical, I know, but it just might work. Better yet, vote for the other guy of the same party during the primaries.
What’s that, you say? There’s nobody running against him in the primaries? Then why don’t you do it? Raise a little money, file the paperwork, and run for Congress.
Have you seen the creatures who do manage to get elected? Of course you have — that’s why only a third of you think your local creature deserves reelection. You couldn’t possibly be any worse. And at the very least maybe you’ll put a little fear of God into your Congressman, simply by providing him with the tiniest amount of job insecurity.
We’ve been living with job insecurity for five years now. Isn’t it time for politicians to share the pain?