Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Insanity: Electing the same kind of politician and expecting a different result.

Insanity: electing the same kind of politician and expecting a different result.

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein said it. In California, we're living it.

The map of California's district ten is an amoeba-shaped tribute to gerrymandering. Proof that when it is in their interest our legislators can put their heads down and color outside the lines. And in district ten they created a masterpiece, invading four separate counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano and Sacramento to gather a voter population with an 18% advantage of registered Democrats to Republicans. So formidable is this advantage that I can say with confidence: As a registered voter in district ten, I cannot recall the last time I voted on the winning side of an issue.

Yet, in spite of David Harmer's loss in yesterday's special Congressional election, I refuse to be discouraged. The stakes are simply too high.

Consider the approach of the great visionary, Walt Disney when he presented creative ideas to his hand-picked advisory board. As you might imagine, he had a penchant for the unconventional. According to a story told by Chuck Swindoll in his book, Great Attitudes, Disney would measure the board's response by their disagreement. Unless..."every member resisted the idea" Disney would often shelve the proposal. He simply didn't believe the idea was challenging enough unless the opposition of his board was unanimous.

That's the kind of courageous vision Conservatives must possess to return California and our nation to the founding principles and to her citizens. It is time to buck conventional wisdom and embrace the principles that made this country The Last Great Hope.

We must put a stop to the insanity and elect leaders that will represent the wishes of the people and comply with the Constitution. Let us hope John Garamendi is a last gasp of the crooked, career politician who puts self-interest first and believes he works for Nancy Pelosi, rather than you and me.

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