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  •  He's Against Term Limits (1+ / 0-)
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    His words:

    ...[T]erm limits which have so hurt ... the competence of our Legislature

    The way he phrases it makes it hard to understand but I think that's the gist.

    And I agree with him!  There are so few support structures for progressives in our society, that the only bulwark against the other side oftentimes is incumbency.

    It may not be pretty but it's all we've got.

    Independent Illinois Grassroots:

    by patachon on Mon Apr 16, 2007 at 08:57:21 PM PDT

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    •  Incumbency is not an intrinsic evil... (0+ / 0-)

      but many of the most egregious transgressions occur on both sides of the aisle come about from a sense of entitlement to the seat. What Legislators must understand is that they do not own the seat, they are employed by their constituency.

         This does not mean that a term limited incumbent couldn't come out and endorse a replacement, and a truly popular incumbent would be listened to. I think if we say that incumbency can be our only fortress, then we have lost. The truth is our ideas must be better, our committment to the people must be stronger and when all else fails our voices must be louder.

          The truth is that media will follow the power, they may be fighting this now, but once they see the people are taking back the power then their tone will change. Fox never sounded more strident then when they were whining about the people taking back the power on which network is suitable, simply because they could not be trusted not to take cheap shots once the debate was over. Look at the successes we had in getting newspapers to drop the vampire harpy of all media! The fact that Imus in fact found out that words mean things. This is only a start true enough, but just because the path is long and steep, does not mean the journey is not worth the effort.

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