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P1FD: Fire Them All | 9 PM EST/6 PM PST

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Press [1] for Democracy (P1FD) is a Coffee Party Radio show that discusses the political issues of the day in a civil, fact-based, and transpartisan manner.  Transpartisan is quite different from bi- or non-partisan in the we encourage callers to be passionate about their positions, but also that they listen and respond to those with differing points of view repsectfully and with a true desire to find common ground on which solutions can be built.  

Tonight on P1FD . . .

Fire Them All?

In a recent Rasmussen Poll, participants were asked, “Generally speaking, would it better for the country if most incumbents in Congress were reelected or if most of them were defeated?”  A whopping 72% answered “Defeated”.  19% were undecided, leaving just 9% thinking that reelecting incumbents is a good idea.  This tracks very well to the current Congressional [dis]approval rating.  So instead of arguing D’s vs. R’s, perhaps we should motivate the 90 million people that didn’t vote in 2012 to come out and “Fire Them All”.  If that happened, could things be any worse?  After all, incumbents outraise their opposition with great regularity.  Wouldn’t that be a kick in the teeth to the The Kochs, Sorus, and ALEC, not to mention powerful lobbies like those from Wall Street?

Tonight, on Press [1] for Democracy, we’ll discuss this very basic strategy and its merits, and see if it has any legs. 

“http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/april_2014/72_think_it_would_be_better_if_most_in_congress_are_not_reelected

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