Friday, October 11, 2013

Dang, An Existing PAC Has Already Grabbed the name Throw The Bums Out

I thought I had an inspired idea the other day. It seemed to me that a "Throw The Bums Out" political action committee was a great idea. Given the anger much of United States shares with me in regard to our current Congress, it seemed like this would be an ideal vehicle for a fund raising effort.

The idea behind the PAC would be to fund the campaigns of challengers that were close in the polls and appeared to have a legitimate chance to defeat an incumbent.

I have been beaten to the punch, and not just be a few days, but by years. Although their site does not seem to be active has a copyright date of 2006.

It is a shame that few Congressman will suffer any sort of threat to their re-election bids despite fomenting the stalemate on raising the debt limit and the harm they are doing to the U.S. economy. Election districts have been so gerrymandered that few seats are in competitive districts. Thus, despite the complete breakdown of competent action on the part of Congress, the U.S. electorate is likely to get basically the same Congress even after the 2014 election.  Sadly, the anger felt toward Congress in general is unlikely to be translated into votes against individual incumbents

Oh well, back to the drawing board.