I saw a post the other day saying that only 14% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. Which begs the question, what the hell are those 14% smoking? I know, I know, bitching about Congress is nothing new. Hell, one of my favorite quotes from Mark Twain is, “Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.”
Every election we hear people cry, “Vote the schmucks out!” But in order to do that, you first have to be registered to vote. Now there are registration drives every election year, but why wait? If you’re just turning eighteen, or never bothered to register before, or are unsure if you’re registered, do it now and beat the rush. There are places like RegistertoVote.org and the League of Women Voters that can help you register. Or, if you’re uneasy using a third party website, you can also use your state website, which is usually your state name.gov.
There are various state elections this year, but next year the entirety of the House of Representatives and about a third of the Senate will be up for reelection. If you think we’d be better off voting the schmucks out, start preparing now.