Monday, June 14, 2010

Keith Fimian Says Taking Away the Public's Right to Vote for US Senators has "Some Merit"

After his campaign in 2008 it became painfully obvious that Keith Fimian was member of the far right, but it appears as though he's become even more out of touch with reality. During an interview he gave with Mark Platkin on WTOP, Fimian said that he thought there was "some merit" in taking away the right of the American people to vote for their US Senators and that he didn't know why we were allowed to do so in the first place.

What makes this position interesting is that it illustrates the hypocrisy of Fimian and other tea party leaders. They claim that they want to empower the public and not the government, but at the same time they are actually promoting a policy that would literally take a democratic vote away from the people and give it to politicians down in the state capitals. That absolutely wrecks of cronyism and would work to ensure that the US Senate was even less representative of the American public.

2 comments:

  1. Good for him. States need Federal representation, too. The people have the House.

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  2. Well, I guess Fimian knew he'd win some support from his tea-party base by standing up for taking away rights from the people.

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