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Bachmann is at it again...

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  1. NoParty
    Member

    Can we impeach her? I can't wait until she is voted out. Term limits PLEASE! This lady is the personification of bat shit crazy! The scary part is that people like Herb and Broadway think like this and listen to her. This lady would be all for Salem witch trial shit and burnings.

    WOW!

    http://www.liberalamerica.org/2014/07/28/bachmann-marriage-equality-advocates-want-to-let-adults-prey-on-children-sexually/

    Posted on July 29, 2014 - 02:49 PM #
  2. Skybill9
    Member

    "Term limits PLEASE!"

    For EVERYONE. The term "Career Politician" should not exist.

    If 8 years is good enough for the POTUS, then it is good enough for ALL politicians.

    Posted on July 29, 2014 - 04:10 PM #
  3. Andrew
    Member

    She isn't running again in 2014 - she'll be out in 2015.

    Posted on July 29, 2014 - 04:34 PM #
  4. NoParty
    Member

    Thank the Lord above!

    Posted on July 29, 2014 - 07:22 PM #
  5. darth talon
    Member

    "Term limits PLEASE!"

    For EVERYONE. The term "Career Politician" should not exist.

    If 8 years is good enough for the POTUS, then it is good enough for ALL politicians."

    Agreed. Career politicians are the worst thing. Once they're in there. They think they have a job for live.

    Members of Congress who have to run every two years should have a five term limit. That's ten years to get the job done or you're out of there.

    Members of the Senate have a six year term. Give them a two term limit. So you have twelve years to get the job done or you're gone.

    But of course Congress and the Senate won't go for this. Because they want to stay in Washington as long as they can.

    Posted on July 29, 2014 - 09:17 PM #
  6. skeptical
    Member

    No term limits. Congress reflects the will of the people. Yup. Congress looks like YOU.

    Kurt Schrader represents my district. Kind of a moderate Democrat, but not a buffoon like Bachmann. Who represents YOUR district?

    Posted on July 29, 2014 - 09:23 PM #
  7. Andrew
    Member

    I don't believe in term limits. I don't want my ability to vote for a good public servant artificially restricted. And I don't want to give lobbyists even more power. If you force turn-over in Congress with term limits, lobbyists with long seniority will have even more power over all the new rookies who come in to Congress every other year.

    What we need instead is real campaign finance reform - probably requiring a constitutional amendment. The root problem is the influence of money in our political system. Make it so politicians don't have to raise money all the time, so that they can tell lobbyists to fuck off instead of fearing them in the next election, and our institutions will do the people's business, not only that of special interests.

    Posted on July 29, 2014 - 09:26 PM #
  8. missing_kskd
    Member

    Me neither.

    The real issue is money in politics. If we can beat that back some, term limits won't make any real sense.

    As it is, given the money problem, term limits will just firm up and solidify the revolving door to a greater degree than it currently is.

    Posted on July 29, 2014 - 09:34 PM #
  9. missing_kskd
    Member

    And she is going full bat shit. Seems to happen on a regular basis.

    Posted on July 29, 2014 - 09:35 PM #
  10. skeptical
    Member

    We didn't even need term limits to rid Congress of Bachmann. (Or Palin from the governor's office.)

    Posted on July 30, 2014 - 12:53 AM #