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Maybe Republicans Should Try Being Popular

Drik Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 7:00 AM
Senate Bill SB471 in the Tennessee legislature would return 85% of the control of the Senate back to the states by having the state legislature select the candidates that would then run for state senator. Means that a candidate would have to be acceptable to the state to run and would nhave to STAY acceptable to even be considered for reelection. Accountablility and consitutional. If the Senate were accountable, we would never have had Obamacare foisted upon us, let alone racked up $16 billion in debt without a legally required budget. THAT would generate some popularity. It might even light a fire under them to stave off economic collapse and the pending civil disorder that Presbo is arming the DHS for.
Earl29 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 7:53 AM
How would that effect the US Senate?
Are you sure the people want politicians to select their STATE Senators?
garryb Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 9:28 AM
That's how our Founders saw it. The Senate was supposed to represent the States in Congress. Now the States have no voice. The Texas Legislature is spending lots of time lately trying to nullify Federal Government Overreach. That is wasted time that could have been eliminated if the States actually had a voice in what bills made it to the President's desk for signature.
Unfortunately, the 17th amendment eliminated that protection.

Republicans don't control the U.S. Senate and they don't have the presidency. Instead of wasting time and energy in doomed efforts to defeat President Obama's Cabinet nominees or sucking up to illegal aliens, why not focus on issues where Republicans can be off-the-charts popular while forcing Democrats into taking stupid positions?

After the slaughters at Virginia Tech, Aurora, Colo., Tucson, Ariz., and Newtown, Conn., every sentient person knows we need to do something about institutionalizing the mentally ill and -- at the very least -- keeping guns out of their hands.

That happens to be impossible right now....