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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Is it Time to evict them all - Goooh says it is time to 'Get Out of Our House'

Is it time to evict them all? - Goooh says it is time to 'Get Out of Our House'..... I answered all the questions on the Candidate Questionnaire for Goooh, a non-partisan plan to replace the politicians in Congress, just to see and it really gets you thinking abou the issues facing this country. The questions were quite hard, in that you had to give an "up or down" vote/answer on each... subject that really defines your view. I like that it is a measurable way to hold representatives accountable for voting they way they say they will vote during an election...Whether Conservative, Liberal or Moderate, we need to hold our representatives to their word and fill Congress with people of character and backbone…Is this the way to do it? You tell me...
From the Goooh website:

GOOOH will allow you to:

Help select your Representative - while being considered yourself
Hold your Representative accountable Replace career politicians - with true representatives Take the money out of the process The GOOOH process allows Americans of every political leaning to participate in the selection of their District's Representative while being considered themselves. Through GOOOH's Candidate Selection Sessions you and your peers will select the candidate in your district who best represents your district's views. Even if you do not wish to become your district's representative you will want to participate in the process and have a direct say in who is chosen to represent your district. GOOOH will fund a single national campaign to promote the 435 candidates (one from each district) who are selected to run against the party politicians. Because GOOOH is a process for selecting representatives (not an agenda-based party platform) we expect a person left of center to be selected in San Francisco and one right of center in Colorado Springs -- but it will be up to the GOOOH members in each district to decide....For GOOOH to succeed we will need at least 500,000 participants. We will continue to build our base of supporters until we have the participation we need, at which time we will begin our effort to have the GOOOH party added to the ballot in the 50 states and to select our 435 nominees. There are many variables involved in reaching this level of support, but we believe it is only a matter of time....Originally, the founder of GOOOH proposed excluding lawyers, members of political families, and individuals with more than $11.5 million in assets (250 times the median income). They were not to be excluded because they are bad people, but because they are overly represented in government today and, generally speaking, no longer seem to represent the common man. However, based on input from our members, the Question Committee has voted to remove the exclusion of lawyers and the wealthy. Instead, it has been decided that members of these two groups must simply declare that they are a lawyer or have more than $11.5m in assets in each Selection Session in which they participate. It will be up to the participants in each pool to decide whether or not that is of concern. We believe this change is indicative of the continuing evolution of the GOOOH system.

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Bob Qat said...

The kick-em-all-out approach is emotional, not rational.

Consider your district. If you are conservative and unsatisfied with the current congressman's effectiveness, is that because the majority is ultra-fascist-liberal? Or are you also dissatisfied with the congressman as well?

The distinction is important. If we toss them out because we are having an emotional snit, we will get worse. Remember, leftists rely on an emotional fog to conceal their moves. It takes careful evaluation to make the right moves.

Jody L. Wilcox said...

Good Comment Bob

Stephen said...

As a "left of center" individual, I support GOOOH because the movement is about restoring accountable representation and not about emotional, knee-jerk reactions. Our representation will only be as good as our ability to engage in civil discussion around the issues and to be fully participating in the process on an individual level.

My full thoughts are posted here:

Thanks for keeping the discussion going.