The latest Zogby survey is out and it shows Congress' approval rating down to eleven percent, another all time low. So 11% are "fir" and 89% are "agin." Nearly nine of of ten Americans, statistically, say the House and the Senate are doing a piss-poor job. Not sure if that was the actual language of the question but that is the message I am hearing based on these numbers.
For a good while now I've been percolating the idea that is is time to vote Congress out. All of them. Every single incumbent. Time to start over, and with as many people as we can elect who have never held a political office as possible.
Poking around online I see others have reached the same conclusion. Maybe it's time for me to do something with VoteCongressOut.org, one of my many unused domain names. I ask you, and with all seriousness, could 535 freshmen congressmen do worse than the current batch of idiots?
Update! And it's good news! 57 year old Congresswoman Jo Ann David (R-Va.) died Saturday morning of cancer.
She is the fifth (!) member of Congress to die this year after:
Paul Gillmor (R-Ohio), natural causes
Charles Norwood, Jr. (R-Ga.), pulmonary fibrosis
Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-Ca.), colon cancer
Craig Thomas (R-Wy), leukemia
This isn't what I had in mind when I suggested we vote Congress out but who am I to halt progress?