Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Is GOOOH the fresh approach US politics needs?

I'm intrigued to learn of an organization called GOOOH, standing for 'Get Out Of Our House'. Their purpose is described on their Web site as follows:

GOOOH stands for 'Get Out of Our House' and is pronounced like the word 'go'. It is a NON-PARTISAN plan to evict the 435 career politicians in the U.S. House of Representatives and replace them with everyday Americans just like you.

If you are tired of career politicians, GOOOH is for you. If you believe money has corrupted Washington, GOOOH is for you. If you believe politicians have too much power, GOOOH is for you. If you are weary of the death grip the two parties have on our government, and are ready to return control of our government to the people, then GOOOH is for you.

GOOOH is NOT just another political party. It is a system that will allow you and your neighbors to choose, among yourselves, the person who can best represent your district.

GOOOH is an evolving system and your input is requested. The questions are changing based on the feedback of members just like you. Participate in the forums, take the survey, and send us your thoughts. This is YOUR system. We will perfect it with your input.

GOOOH is a new system that will allow "we the people" to select true representatives, not choose between a Democrat and a Republican. If we continue to elect career politicians who represent their party, the special interests that fund them, and themselves, nothing will change. GOOOH is a non-partisan process that will allow us to effect the change we all know we need.

GOOOH will allow you to:

1. Help select your Representative - while being considered yourself.
2. Hold your Representative accountable.
3. Replace career politicians - with true representatives.
4. Take the money out of the process.

That all sounds very laudable: and, reading further, it seems that GOOOH is actually serious about its mission. They appear to be setting up chapters and branches all over the country.

I've felt for a long time that there's hardly any difference between the Democratic and Republican parties. Both have degenerated into self-serving, pious-platitude-dispensing organizations with little or nothing in common with the average Mr. or Ms. American. If GOOOH can offer a non-partisan way to kick out all the rascals, of both major parties, and bring fresh blood to the political scene in Washington, I'm all for it.

Now to find the contact information for the nearest GOOOH Meetup group . . .



Mark said...

Hey I sent a link to the story to the flag@whitehouse site, hope like hell they read it or get someone to read it to them!

Old NFO said...

LOL- I'm in!