The Campaign For DA

3.03.2010

Same Old. Same Old.

For almost a year, I've sporadically listened to Jeff Bolton on KLIF who has promoted BlowOutCongress.com -- a site which advocates defeating every incumbent in Congress regardless of party and regardless of merit. The whole idea is wacky on its face, but everyday the show would target an incumbent somewhere in the nation with this call to arms: At 11:00 a.m., all those supporting the movement would call or email the Congressman who was in the cross hairs and tell them "we aren't going to take it anymore, and we are targeting you for defeat." (Like that served any purpose whatsoever.) The talk show host is a right winger. The idea was so mindless that he even advocated the ousting of right winger Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling one day. So how did it work in Texas last night? Nearly half of the 32 Texas congressional members faced an opponent. How many lost? None.