February 13, 2012
Dr. Art Coday for Senate
Dr. Art Coday is running for the US Senate seat kept warm by Maria Cantwell. Coday is a Harvard-trained, primary-care medical doctor whose practice is with Medicare and Medicaid patients. He ran two years ago, but stepped down when Dino Rossi announced his candidacy. He then ran for legislature and outperformed Dino Rossi in a strong Democrat district.
Coday is very effective at explaining limited government and growth-oriented economic policy and knows health-care issues including Obamacare inside out.
Posted by Ron Hebron at February 13, 2012
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1. And yet, he makes his living treating Medicare and Medicaid patients. Sounds like another Rand Paul -- who's against Medicare and Medicaid except for eye doctors -- like Rand Paul -- surprisingly enough.
2. What's the minimum flair count to run for US Senate?
If he campaigns like Rand Paul, bring him on ! What kind of campaign war chest does he have to go up against the Dem machine and Cantwell ?
It will take a strong campaign (stronger than Dino Rossi) to unseat Cantwell - unfortunately, that is a high bar. Just being realistic. Too bad he didn't stay in the race longer vs. Patty Murray.
4. Art Coday? Yeah, right.
5. Only in Washington and a few other states could an ineffective, unaccomplished, do-nothing dolt like Cantwell (or Murray) be elected and re-elected. Says something about much of our poorly-educated, indoctrinated sheeple, doesn't it?...as folks who think and reason should be embarrassed to send the likes of Cantwell to represent them.
6. Sorry. I want a real conservative with a track record of winning! Michael Baumgartner for US Senate!
7. Art sounds like a solid, normal person. But really anyone would be better than the career Democrat placeholders that WA usually elects. Cantwell has never done anything other than what DC Democrat leaders have told her to do. And this has hurt WA.
re 5: "Says something about much of our poorly-educated, indoctrinated sheeple, doesn't it?"
Yes. Republicans don't have enough of them in WA to swing a Senatorial election their way.
9. The Republican Party doesn't want such people, dorky. I'm certain they feel much more at home with Dimocrats anyway.
@9 - "The Republican Party doesn't want such people, dorky. I'm certain they feel much more at home with Dimocrats anyway."
@8 is case and point for that and the poster child for indoctrinated sheeple.
11. Congressional Reform Act... You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election 1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office. 2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose. 3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do. 4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%. 5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people. 6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people. 7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen...Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
I like it ! But would congress ever pass such a law that would strip away their power ? Certainly not this congress.
There also needs to be a law that curbs the power of lobbyists, such as one proposed by of all people, Jack Abramoff - that prohibits those in Congress and their staff from becoming lobbyists after their government service is over -it would take this far reaching to effectively curb the influence of lobbyists and make them serve the people who elected them. Any other law(s) passed by congress in the attempt to lessen the influence of lobbyists would not change anything permanently.