A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% would vote to replace the entire Congress and start all over again. Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure how they would vote.The problem with a survey like this is that most people blindly vote for their incumbent who brings home the bacon. What they really mean is that they'd like to throw out everybody but their own congressman.
Overall, these numbers are little changed since last October. When Congress was passing the unpopular $700-billion bailout plan in the heat of a presidential campaign and a seeming financial industry meltdown, 59% wanted to throw them all out. At that time, just 17% wanted to keep them.
That's a damned shame.
Many congress-critters retire from office and some (like Ted Kennedy) die in office. They come to consider the office to be theirs and they like the power and prestige that attaches to being in Congress. They shouldn't like it so much.
For myself, I intend to vote against Alexander, Vitter, and Landrieu as soon as I have a chance. I consider all three of them worthless, for varying reasons.
We really should throw the bums out.
Hat tip, Alphecca.