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originally posted by: Teikiatsu
Incumbency is a very powerful force. Congressional Approval may be in the tank, but at the local level people tend to be satisfied with their own Representatives and Senators.
Hell, over in Kansas they just re-elected Pat Roberts last year for Senator, and he doesn't even live in Kansas! His residence is in Virginia, his mail goes to Virginia, his kids went to school in Virginia, his wife works in Virginia! He shows up maybe twice a year for parades, works the campaign circuit every 6th year, gets the votes, then heads back to Virginia.
Until people wake up to that crap, and until the good ol' boys in state government start cracking down on that BS, what is there to discuss?
originally posted by: kaylaluv
This is an extremely important thread. Thanks for starting it.
We need to get off our lazy behinds, do our research, and get the bought and paid for losers OUT!
Now is the time!
originally posted by: NewzNose
[Incumbency] WAS a powerful force. Did you learn nothing from the GOP taking majority of the Senate, while continuing to control the House? Top that off with the Trumpalooza bullett train now and you got yourself a voting base wanting NOTHING to do with same old, same old.
Changes are a comin'.
originally posted by: Tardacus
well, with congress approval ratings at an all time low of around %20 lets see how many morons will re-elect their same congressman.
I predict that people will re-elect the same congressmen and the 2017 approval rating will remain dismally low, and people wonder why nothing ever seems to change.