A letter was sent to the editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington, KY, www.kentucky.com/369 and published last month.
A version of this letter was published:
"Had enough yet? I have! Do you think there is nothing you can do about it? Well, you can! And no, it’s not a third party. And yes, you can have a part in stopping "politics as usual."
Our government has been under the control of the Democrats and/or Republicans continuously since 1867. That’s 144 years!
The recent fight to raise the debt ceiling highlights how ineffective our political leaders have become. Regardless of your opinion on the issue, the fact that we have politicians squabbling like children, blaming the "other" party, unwilling to work together for the good of our country highlights the absolute need to elect new leaders.
We don’t have to settle for this! There is actually a very simple solution and the leadership of GOOOH (short for Get Out Of Our House and pronounced GO) has developed it. Basically the plan calls for selecting a citizen, just like you or someone you know, to compete against the incumbent representative in the primary of his/her party next spring. This will be done in all 435 districts of the House of Representatives, we get a fresh start with one branch of our government.
Go to GOOOH.COM to get all the details before you decide it can't be done! Let’s end the D.C. madness.
Jeneane Denger, Wilmore, KY