Cruz, DeSantis To Introduce Term Limits Bill To Drain The Swamp

Senator Ted Cruz and Representative Ron DeSantis have an op-ed up in the Washington Post, explaining the steps needed to actually drain the swamp

If Republicans really want to drain the swamp, here’s how to do it

On Election Day, the American people made a resounding call to “drain the swamp” that is modern Washington. Yet on Capitol Hill, we seem mired in the same cycle of complacency: The game hasn’t changed, and the players remain the same. Thankfully, there’s a solution available that, while stymied by the permanent political class, enjoys broad public support: congressional term limits.

During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump called for enacting term limits, and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) has endorsed the idea. As soon as the 115th Congress convenes, both of us will move to restore accountability among the entrenched Washington establishment by introducing a constitutional amendment to limit the number of terms that a member of Congress can serve to three in the House and two in the Senate.

Passing term limits will demonstrate that Congress has actually heard the voice of the people.

In an age in which partisan divisions seem intractable, it is remarkable that public support for congressional term limits is strong regardless of political affiliation — huge majorities of rank-and-file Republicans, Democrats and independents favor enacting this reform. Indeed, according to a Rasmussen survey conducted in October, 74 percent of likely voters support establishing term limits for all members of Congress. This is because the concept of a citizen legislature is integral to the model of our democratic republic.

They go on to note that the Founders, who declined to add term limits at the time, were very concerned with the creation of a Political Aristocracy, what Cruz and DeSantis refer to as a “permanent political class” and “political careerism”, and they are exactly correct. I remember a few years ago when two Senators, one a Democrat, one a Republican, were lauded and celebrated in the Senate for each having taken over 25,000 votes. That’s despicable. No one should spend that long in a political position. They should spend a short time as a publicly elected servant, then go home to live under the laws they passed.

The rest goes on to describe more reasons for term limits, well worth the read, and worth the support. You may not like Ted Cruz, but, The People on both sides of the political aisle support term limits.

One thing I’ll mention again, if they want to drain the swamp, the 17th Amendment needs to be repealed at the same time, restoring the Federalist notion that State general assemblies should vote on their Senators, meaning that the Senators are beholden to their states, not their parties.

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47 Responses to “Cruz, DeSantis To Introduce Term Limits Bill To Drain The Swamp”

  1. bob sykes says:

    Another necessary change is to eliminate the Civil Service System and reintroduce the spoils system. Purging the government work force is even more needed than purging the Congress.

  2. Jeffery says:

    Another conserva-lie.

    American people made a resounding call to “drain the swamp” that is modern Washington.

    More Americans voted against Der Trumpenfuhrer than voted for him. The American people will drain the swamp in 2018. Buckle up.

    Adolph Trumpler may not last until then.

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    So who’s going to be inaugurated as our next President, little guy?

    Still waiting on those recounts?

  4. Liam Thomas says:

    Well should be interesting that in 2018 the Democrats have 25 seats to defend in the Senate and 10 of those seats are in heavily RED States.

    Jeffery your racist montage…..your continual reference to Trump as a Nazi only does one thing….It makes everything you say suspect and people who have seen one or two posts like this …….well they read your posts on AGW and consider you a liar.

    You only diminish yourself and make yourself look foolish.

  5. Liam Thomas says:

    So the Democrats have a tight rope to walk….Larry Sabato is saying he suspects that the GOP might get close to 60 seats if two things happen.

    1. The democrats are obstructionists…which is what the GOP was with Obama….Denying everything Trump and the GOP wants to do…thus forcing these 10 senators that voted HEAVILY FOR TRUMP to defend their record during reelection.

    2. These 10 senators are released to do as they please rather then toe the party line and Trump becomes popular because his economic, infrastructure and securing the border will be very popular in these RED STATES as well as the rust belt which gave him a narrow win in the Electoral college.

    So Michael Moore says they are going to primary every Democrat who works with Trump….I suspect many senators are on life support right now….

    As the Democratic party has become obsessed with two things….Social Issues and Open borders and everything else can just go to hell…..

    Well tell that to millions of democrats now either unemployed or working at McDonalds 20 hours a week trying to feed their families….

    Bring back their jobs….and then ask them to vote for a Democrat again? Good luck with that…..

    Social issues only get you so far….the Main Stream Media is flailing away right now grasping for their last breath as the internet totally threatens to render them IRRELEVANT.

  6. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    That a boy Jeffery, keep repeating the same things over and over and over. Hahahahaha. Maybe this time it will work. Watch as the democrats become redundant. Like that useless pig Stinky.

  7. Jeffery says:

    The Dems have no hope for the Senate in 2018. They have too many red state seats to defend, and state repubs have a year to Suppress The Vote as part of their Minority Rule Project (MinRuPro).

    The Dems are likely to retake the House in 2018.

    The key to 2018 will be whether the Repugs overplay their hand on the ACA, Social Security, Medicare and their police state tendencies. And how deeply they can consolidate their rule by further gerrymandering and voter suppression. It’s likely they overestimate what 46% means.

    When Der Trumpenfuhrer and his supporters act like Nazis they deserve to be called out, don’t you agree? His brownshirts are scouring the Energy Dept looking for “warmists” to persecute.

    Wow. The CIA says that Russia intervened in the election in support of comrade Trumpchekov, who twit-errs “Buuuush invaded Iraq!” What a joke. America is becoming a disrepected laughingstock – just a big banana republic. Thanks Donnie. Why don’t you just STFU and do your job?

  8. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    Crazier and crazier little Jeffery. First it was vote fraud that caused Stinky to lose. Then, when they found it was the democrats who cheated that was dropped like a hot potato. Next it was spread around that “fake news” was to blame by the very people who have been spreading fake news for years which caused the growth of both talk radio and the internet for people to find the real news. Now it’s the Russians what caused Stinky to lose. Exactly how did they do that? In your child minds oppressed with denial you can’t comprehend Stinky lost because Stinky is a crooked, lying commie pig. Any questions?

    I do so love to read Jeffery’s crazy comments about Nazi’s (if anybody should know it would be him), “police state”, overplaying their hand, voter suppression (like the 18,000 fraud votes with no ID in MI), and my personal favorite: dems are likely to retake the House in 2018″. Really? Your last prediction sucked too just like this one.

    It’s cool Jeffery, just keep on repeating and believing the very bullshit that cost you and your lying party the White House, the Senate, the House, the majority of state legislatures and state governorships and soon the federal judiciary and Supreme Court. We thank you for your inability to think.

    Soon Hussein the moslem can join Stinky the liar in obscurity. That’s not what you predicted is it Jeffery? Worlds smartest man and the smartest women eveha, just eveha! Now his “legacy” is that he single handedly ruined American prestige, American economy and the democrat party. Great legacy! And ugly little Stinky? Well, she’ll never, ever be resident and for that we thank you and those who are as blind as you. Hahahaha. Buh-bye.

  9. Jeffery says:

    Rev Comrade Rooski,

    Nearly every word you type is a lie, including “and” and “the”, comrade.

    We now understand. Comrade Trumpski is a Ruassian oligarch and is loading his cabinet and advisory staff with Russia apologists and supporters. He was elected with the help of Russian hackers. Rex Tillerson, the putative Sec of State is a Putin supporter and oligarch facilitator.

    Trumpski has useful idiots in Congress whose kneejerk reaction is always two-fold: worship a Republican god-king and succor the oligarchs/plutocrats/wealthy/corporations at the expense of ordinary Americans.

    We didn’t take the Rev for Russian oligarch apologist, but now we understand his objective.

    It’s clear that American conservatives were just lying in wait for their opportunity to rule America with an iron fist, and a Russian one at that.

    American conservatives are even worse people than we thought.

  10. Jeffery says:

    Comrade Rev,

    Comrade Trumpski lost the popular vote by 2%. The Russians were able to get him just enough fraudulent votes in WI, MI and PA to win the EC, maybe.

    The Russians are in the process of installing a Putin puppet in DC.

    Didn’t you claim to kill commies in the war? Now you are one! What a world.

  11. The Russians were able to get him just enough fraudulent votes in WI, MI and PA to win the EC, maybe.


  12. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    The Russians were able to get him just enough fraudulent votes in WI, MI and PA to win the EC, maybe.

    And yet none turned up. But at least they got a voter ID law passed. Thanks for that you moron.

    I am having such fun reading about your pain and anguish at The Pirate’s Cove daily. I get up, make coffee and click on Teach for the latest crazy from the climate nuts, the left and of course my favorite lunatic leftist Jeffery. I laugh and laugh and laugh at your crazy disjointed and incoherent rants always going in circles. Your frustration as sadness at Stinky’s loss lights up my day. And the funniest thing is if you gathered yourself together and faced defeat like a man and not a lily faced leftist you could recover and make progress. But you won’t. You’re so full of hate and disbelief that we “deplorables”, we “dirt people”, we know-nothing racist homophobes kicked your ever lovin’ livin’ ass across the board federal and state.

    It sounds like you’re still mad at me for killing so many of your soul mates in Vietnam. I’m not gonna apologize. I did my best. I had 79 confirmed (two or more witnesses) but I took about 150 or so. All in all it was quite productive. What did you do during the war?

    Anyway, get used to Trump he’ll be there eight years. But Stinky won’t won’t be. Ever!

  13. Liam Thomas says:

    The black Muslim Janitor is actually afraid Trump will be popular and do what he says he will do….

    It must be terrible to be so afraid of one man running the country….Just think Jeffery 4-8 more years to go…he hasnt even started yet.

    Im sure the first thing he will do is round up all black Muslim Janitors and deport them…..I would bet thats the first item on his list.

  14. drowningpuppies says:

    Can you imagine what that little lying libshit psycho guy would be like if the Hag would’ve won?

    We should be thankful though that retard john’s electroshock therapy is going well and he’s no longer a menace to society or pedestrians…

  15. Deserttrek says:

    nice to see the abusers of people of all ages and races and religions have the gall to call President Elect Donald J Trump hitler.

    the j’s are such losers

  16. jl says:

    Don’t ask Jeffery for proof, he never has any. Just assertions and speculation. Which is why he belongs to the cult of global warming

  17. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    These last 40 days of this stupid bum are a nightmare. Go already. He can’t ruin his legacy much more than he already has by handing, handing mind you the White House to the Republicans. He couldn’t have been worse for the democrat party if he had planned it that way. Thanks Hussein. Buh-bye now. Hey Donald, be sure to change the locks. Now that Wet Pantsuit is out the grown-ups can get to work repairing the damage of the anti American left. But one thing is for sure, right drowningpuppies? Stinky will never be president. Even with her fraudulent votes. Not happenin’. Not now. Not ever. Hahahahaha. Ha. Ha.

  18. Jeffery says:

    This generally has been called the “hate election” because everyone professed to hate both candidates. It turned out to be the hate election because, and let’s not mince words, of the hatefulness of the electorate. In the years to come, we will brace for the violence, the anger, the racism, the misogyny, the xenophobia, the nativism, the white sense of grievance that will undoubtedly be unleashed now that we have destroyed the values that have bound us.
    We all knew these hatreds lurked under the thinnest veneer of civility. That civility finally is gone.

    We all knew these hatreds lurked under the thinnest veneer of civility. That civility finally is gone. In its absence, we may realize just how imperative that politesse was. It is the way we managed to coexist.

    If there is a single sentence that characterizes the election, it is this: “He says the things I’m thinking.” That may be what is so terrifying. Who knew that so many tens of millions of white Americans were thinking unconscionable things about their fellow Americans? Who knew that tens of millions of white men felt so emasculated by women and challenged by minorities? Who knew that after years of seeming progress on race and gender, tens of millions of white Americans lived in seething resentment, waiting for a demagogue to arrive who would legitimize their worst selves and channel them into political power?

    — Neal Gabler, 2016

    Of modern conservatism and Republicanism, “They have no kindness in them”.

    — Neal Gabler, 2016

  19. Jeffery says:

    It took just a few weeks for conservatives to eagerly accept Communists infiltrating the US government.

    All it took was a demagogue to validate their hatred of Blacks, Mexicans, Muslims, women and LGBTs.

    The new conservatives “have no kindness in them”. But what fascist does?

  20. drowningpuppies says:

    Scary ain’t it?
    Could you be any more of a drama queen or an attention whore?
    Nobody, outside the Kos kiddies or the Media Matters fags, buys your lame bullshit anymore.

  21. Jeffery says:

    Russian State TV and the Kremlin let Trumpski do their talking:

    “Some in the United States are still trying to challenge the election,” a Russian state television host said Saturday, introducing a report by The Washington Post that the CIA concluded Russia intervened in the 2016 election on the Republican’s behalf. “But Donald Trump’s team has sarcastically dismissed the latest effort.”

    N.B. – The President elect of the United States of America backs the Kremlin in calling the US CIA incompetent and liars.

  22. Jeffery says:

    The ethos of the American conservative is now exposed for all to see:

    White identity and authoritarianism (fealty to Dear Leaders and wealthy plutocrats/oligarchs).

    The circle is complete. Now the world sees what you really are.

  23. Liam Thomas says:

    For anyone that might be listening to Jefferies Rants….

    He claims to be the CEO of a corporation yet spends all day posting crap like the above here in post after post after post. The man is amazingly gifted that he is such a racist in charge of a BENEVOLENT organization…….

    He claims the right is racist yet post after post after post of his own is filled with Anti-white, Anti-christian hate. Corporate and big business bashing. He wants to tax the rich into poverty while giving freebies to everyone who makes under what ever magic number he claims is acceptable.

    He is a socialist who claims he is for the Black man and the Hispanic man and yet a president who wants to help inner cities and round up ILLEGAL CRIMINALS and deport them….is somehow HITLER.

    People. You get it. Jeffery is one of those Loons you see protesting in the streets….Burning down their own black neighborhoods. Camping in the freezing cold in protests against Wall Street.

    Yet Wall Street was firmly behind Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump basically Self funded despite some online donations and a fair amount of help from the RNC via their ground game.

    The left wants to ban corporate involvement in elections and yet the democrats took a billion dollars from wall street this year….Trump Practically Nothing…..

    Trump may be imperfect. He may have many flaws….But then again did we elect a president or the POPE last month……..???

  24. Jeffery says:

    The president-elect trashes the US intelligence apparatus (CIA) in supporting the communists in Russia, and at the same time throws George W. Bush and the invasion of Iraq under the bus.

    Are the new conservatives finally ready to admit that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney lied the US into invading and occupying Iraq, wasting trillions of dollars and killing and maiming 10s of thousands of brave Americans and several hundred thousand Iraqis.

    That’s Trump’s position. Agree?

  25. Jeffery says:

    We should point that, in defending his Kremlin handlers, Trumpski is blantantly lying about the United States CIA Iraq reports.

    Are you OK with the president elect lying about a US institution to defend his Russian collaborators?

  26. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    This generally has been called the “hate election” because everyone professed to hate both candidates. It turned out to be the hate election because, and let’s not mince words, of the hatefulness of the electorate. In the years to come, we will brace for the violence, the anger, the racism, the misogyny, the xenophobia, the nativism, the white sense of grievance that will undoubtedly be unleashed now that we have destroyed the values that have bound us.

    It must be Sunday cause here is Jeffery saying the same old shit. Jeffery, don’t you get tired of the lunatic rant day after day? You were an incorrigible vulgar bully before Stinky and your low-life hateful party lost and you still are. I had hoped a good dose of reality that people don’t respond favorably when being called names would sink in. It hasn’t. I guess it requires too much character for you. Oh well, carry on you fruitcake we are amused.

    Does anybody know where Stinky is hiding?

  27. drowningpuppies says:

    Always the little drama queen.
    Always the little attention whore.
    Always the little lying libshit psycho ass-slamming little guy in your own little world.
    How’s it feel to be so little, little jeffy?

  28. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    You guys are gonna love this.

    A friend of mine just stopped by to pick up a Manger Scene for the church Sunday school. I had him read Jeffery’s rants and he busted out laughing. Hey Jeffery, by buddy wants to know how “such an obviously troubled person” such as yourself makes a living or are you on disability? He also said you “sound like the typical nasty leftist who is mad at the world because they are losers”. Man, has he got your number or what? And after reading just todays collection of disjointed, insane rants. Hahahahahaha.

  29. Jeffery says:

    Rev Comrade,

    We’ve found that regardless of the lies of the opposition, we must continue to tell the truth.

    Obviously a vile and vulgar Russian fascist such as you will always deny these truths, but we never expect to reach you. Science and truth denial is Fundamental to the mindset of your tribe.

    What’s become crystal clear is that the inherent hatred of non-white, non-christian, non-conservatives by American conservatives Trumps all other considerations. Conservatives are now fully supporting the influence of Russian communists on the American system. This is a stunning development and this hubris may lead to the fascist right’s downfall.

    It will be a battle between the ethical media (if they have any balls left) and the supporters of Trump’s fascism.

  30. gitarcarver says:

    We’ve found that regardless of the lies of the opposition, we must continue to tell the truth.

    Obviously you have no issues being on the side that lies and hates truth.

    It will be a battle between the ethical media (if they have any balls left) and the supporters of Trump’s fascism.

    Was the media “ethical” when they were the tank for Hillary?

    You cannot accept that the people of this country didn’t buy into the Obama “legacy” and Hillary’s running on a platform that was based on hatred.

    People rejected her. She lost.

    Get over it.

  31. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    Another nonsense rant. You never disappoint, Jeffery. And I love how you belittle everybody and call them names then accuse them of being vile and vulgar. Hahahahaha.

    You and your ilk will never win another election if you keep being vile and hateful to half of America. So please, keep doing it! Hahahahahaha.

    You must walk around your little house shaking and twitching. Your nerves are shot. You’ve been screwed by your own corrupt party and don’t know what to do. That’s what happens when a political party is your god Jeffery. When the Pee-Filled Pantsuit lost the election you had nothing to turn to except excuses and hate. You were so, so sure she would win. She was so, so sure she would win. You were both so , so wrong. You poor, poor fool.

    Why don’t you sit down for the holiday season and direct your hatred toward helping others like a good Christian would. It may help you see the emptiness of your existence and bring you closer to humanity where you stop calling everybody filthy, vile names and instead help others. Or is helping others something you leftists don’t do?

    You are driving yourself insane Jeffery. You babble incoherently and constantly make nonsensical rants. We already lost John after the election. He just folded up and quit. We don’t want to lose you we need you as an example of what NOT to be. That scenario on FOX News isn’t that far away for you. You are fading in and out of reality and may require professional help. Your sanity is slowly draining all because of one election. Wow. How fragile you and your political party is if it only took one election…….So far a$$hole! Hahahahahahaha.

  32. drowningpuppies says:

    So far a$$hole! Hahahahahahaha.

  33. Jeffery says:

    Actually, as breathtakingly bad as a candidate and as unpopular as she was with the electorate, she trumped the Republican in the popular vote. Nearly 2% more voters preferred the vile, corrupt former Sec of State than the conservative god-king. The worst person to ever run for president in modern times garnered more votes than the president-elect.

    The Republicans are brilliant and ruthless. For a Dem to win requires a landslide! Kudos.

    But some mandate, hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

    Trumpski will be forced to rule the unwilling with an iron fist. He’s demonstrated that he’s up to the task.

  34. Jeffery says:

    Like many liberals, john is likely working to take America back from the Nazi party.

  35. Jeffery says:

    Rev Conflict,

    Thanks for the stoopid words. You never fail to be transparently ignorant. And you’re childishly boastful like Dear Leader. Of course you don’t like reading these facts about Dear Leader.

    Why are foreign governments suddenly renting out entire floors of Trumpski’s DC hotel?

    He is being bribed by Bahrain and Azerbaijan. Will Congress take interest? LOL.

    Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up!

  36. Jeffery says:


    Congrats. The barbarians have taken over. White House, Senate and House. Let us know how this turns out.

    Der Trumpenfuhrer can do whatever he wants unless he offends Congress. What are the chances, LOL. Many Teabagger reps are more extreme than Dear Leader!

    Right now there are only two ways to repel the coup: public opinion or violence.

  37. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    Like many liberals, john is likely working to take America back from the Nazi party.

    You make a stupid comment about the Republican Party like that then wonder why you lose elections? But it is both amusing and revealing that the worst name you believe you can call someone is a leftist, socialist Nazi or a leftist socialist commie. You’re a funny little schmuck.

    Even though when you subtract the votes of illegals and fraud Trump only won the popular vote by 3 million it is still a win. Besides, he’s a democrat too. You should be happy. I can see you upset if a Republican like Cruz or Walker won but Trump’s a democrat.

    You lost, get over it. You shouldn’t worry about John, you need to worry about your own sanity. That perp walk on FOX News is only a few rants away. Keep ranting, schmuck. Hahahaha.

  38. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    Right now there are only two ways to repel the coup: public opinion or violence.

    Keep going you crazy schmuck and you’ll end up with SWAT in your living room. Idiot!

  39. drowningpuppies says:

    Right now there are only two ways to repel the coup: public opinion or violence.

    Rants the little guy who lied about serving in the Army.
    Truly a tough little guy/drama queen/attention whore.
    Be afraid, very afraid.

  40. Liam Thomas says:

    The Republicans are brilliant and ruthless. For a Dem to win requires a landslide! Kudos.

    We can’t help is the leftist DNA is filled with STUPID……you prove it everyday here.

  41. drowningpuppies says:

    Like many liberals, john is likely working to take America back from the Nazi party.

    Like many liberals, john is likely gnawing at his restraints…

  42. Jeffery says:

    Rev Goofy,

    So now Der Trumpenfuhrer will make it a crime to criticize him? It’s a crime to recognize Dear Learder’s corrupt nature? And it’s a crime to recognize that the failure of Rethuglicans to rein in the crimes of Dear Leader may lead the people to rebel, even violently???

    Fascism is the normal state of modern conservatism. You’re terrified of your own Dear Leader.

    Is that why Teach no longer criticizes Il Douche? Fear of retaliation?

  43. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    Jeffery, do you even read the incoherent nonsense you type? You sound like a mad man babbling unassociated words and sounds. You really need to seek professional help. You don’t have to sound like a schmuck, you choose to. This same insanity seems to be inflicting all the brain washed leftists in a similar way. I’ve noticed on the internet and o the news how disconnected you radical leftists have become since the American people have refuted your ideas.

    First it was racism.
    Then it was vote fraud.
    Next it was fake news.
    Now it’s the Russians.
    What’s next voodoo?
    You lost because Stinky was crooked and you leftists kept calling the American people names. Please don’t stop you deranged schmuck. Hahahahahaha. Trump is your president now and he won’t listen to you. Hahahahahaha. And Stinky sits in her basement getting drunk. Hahahahahaha.

  44. Jeffery says:

    Rev Confused,

    You claim that Trumpski is a Democrat, but he ran as a Republican. Not one of his cabinet or advisor nominees or appointments would be proposed by a Democrat or liberal. His tax proposals are Republican. No Democrat would propose a ban on Muslims or a massive wall on the southern border. No Democrat would propose to round up and deport all illegal immigrants. He calls global warming a hoax. He supports the repeal of the ACA. He takes advice from Rudy Giuliani.

    So no, it seems unlikely that Trumpski will suddenly change his stripes and identify as a Democrat.

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