Rasumussen says that between half and two thirds of whoever they surveyed would scuttle the sitting Congress, as a whole, outright if they could.
We institutionalize the concept by configuring things such that, as a whole, Congress is always on the outs:
Every Congress must win approval from two thirds of the state legislatures in the 18th month of the Congress, or none of the members of the Congress are permitted to run for re-election for their current seat. Obviate the prisoners dilemma of voters, who, under the current rules, are inclined to build seniority by re-electing nitwits.Of course, that was written before I had seen the Jacksonian handwriting on the wall. You can expect to see your Political Class, Democrat and GOP alike (where you can differentiate) sound like John Batchelor in their condescending dismissal of anything threatening their gravy train. The threat of having to work for a living, being accountable, and having their prestige besmirched is abhorrent to these people who are, as a whole, neither truly civil nor servants.
Related BlogProfferings, including a clip of "Fools on the Hill".
Cassy Fiano on board.