Join me and John Garman: DON’T RE-ELECT RICH INCUMBENT POLITICIANS WHO ONLY “cater to the rich person rather than their electorate”! EVEN IF their local electorate is RICH!
NO, I don’t want you to throw out EVERY politician – that’s called “throwing the baby out with bath water”…
NO, I don’t want you to throw out EVERY politician JUST BECAUSE they’re an “INCUMBENT POLITICIAN” – because a select FEW of them DO NOT IN FACT, “cater to the rich person rather then their electorate”!
I can name a few who CLEARLY care more for the average person AND who CLEARLY are fighting the undue influence of the rich, powerful and corporate interests!
They are independents like Bernie Sanders, Senator from Vermont, who NOBODY can claim is beholden to SPECIAL interest, and who is IMMENSELY POPULAR among Independents, Democrats & Republicans in his state.
There’s Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), Congress’s leading liberal protagonist – the one who “explained” the GOP’s alternative proposal to Obamacare as “Don’t get sick” … But, if you do, then “Die quickly.” He is the photo-negative opposite to politicians who “cater to the rich person rather then their electorate.”
And then there’s Elizabeth Warren, Democrat from Massachusetts, which Wikipedia describes thus:
Warren voted as a Republican for many years saying, “I was a Republican because I thought that those were the people who best supported markets.” She states that in 1995 she began to vote Democratic because she no longer believed that to be true, but she says that she has voted for both parties because she believed that neither party should dominate.
NOW, it took me a while to find a current REPUBLICAN example (history has many) BUT I did find one: Journalist PATRICK GAVIN wrote THIS on 8/22/13 7:08 PM EDT:
There aren’t many Republicans in Hollywood, but actress Angie Harmon is one of them.
The star of TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles” talks about her rare status in the September issue of More magazine… “I’m a liberal Republican,” she says. “We actually exist. … Call it naïveté or stupidity, but I didn’t know that unless you are a Democrat, you aren’t allowed to talk politics in Hollywood.”
One of those more liberal positions include her views on homosexuality.
“Whether we’re gay or straight, it doesn’t matter. … We all have the same wonderful situations happening to us, the same horrific situations. We all get our hearts broken.”
So what if she’s not been elected yet … ANYWAY … Be part of an INFORMED and OPEN-Minded Electorate FIRST.
Don’t vote FOR a candidate JUST BECAUSE you share party affiliation, but because you share a vision, ethos, interest and responsibility with them. BUT, Don’t vote AGAINST a candidate JUST BECAUSE they’re an incumbent – vote against them for a nobler reason than that.