FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
November is shaping up to be a blood-bath for incumbents.
House Minority Leader John Boehner describes it as a "political rebellion" that's brewing in America. Boehner says the public is awake, involved and irritated at the arrogance of Washington... he says the message is "politicians beware."
And he's right... so far, we've seen incumbents from both parties lose in primaries - including 18-year Utah Republican Senator Robert Bennett and 28-year Democratic congressman Alan Mollohan of West Virginia.
And there are signs that they are only the first to drop... in Pennsylvania, Senator Arlen Specter may soon be on his way to the unemployment line. His primary challenger - congressman Joe Sestak - is surging in the polls and appears to have the momentum headed into next week's election.
Another Democrat, Senator Blanche Lincoln, seems to be on shaky ground in Arkansas' upcoming primary... polls suggest she may not win in the first round of voting and be forced to enter a run-off with her Democratic challenger.
Republicans have been predicting they'll make big gains in November... but that's not necessarily a safe bet. You see, the people are sick of pretty much all the politicians in Washington... Republicans and Democrats.
Take it from someone who's been there... former Idaho Democratic Congressman Larry LaRocca says the 2010 elections will be worse than 1994 for incumbents - that's the year he lost his seat in the big Republican sweep of Congress.
LaRocca believes the atmosphere is even more toxic now... but that this time, the anger is evenly divided between the two major parties. As it should be. One is as bad as the other.
Here’s my question to you: Do you plan to join the political rebellion this year?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Jason in Koloa, Hawaii writes:
Let me be clear: if you are replacing a Republican with a Democrat, or a Democrat with a Republican, you are not part of a rebellion. If you are scrapping our current political system and replacing the puppet politician enablers who allow the mega-wealthy to oppress the masses via corporations, media propaganda and elimination of the middle class, then you might be a rebel.
I'm from Arizona and our rebellion has started. Since most of the country has decided we aren't part of the country any more, we just have to wait until we are officially thrown out, which will free us from dealing with the idiocy of all those fools in Washington.
Emily in Summit, New Jersey writes:
No. Reactionary voting almost always backfires.
Jean in Texas writes:
Jack, I live in Texas. I ALWAYS vote against the incumbent. Incumbents in Texas are only interested in the people who pay them: Big Banks, Big Oil and Utilities.
Henry in Lawrenceville, Georgia writes:
They all must go! You see it beginning and you will see it grow. The stage will be set for a new president two years later. Enough is enough.
Kevin in California writes:
Not exactly. After having voted in every election in the last 40 years, I may just drop out. The complete futility of the whole political process is overwhelmingly apparent. Red or Blue, they are both owned lock, stock and barrel by big business and the one-percenters. And the other parties tend to be single issue organizations with their fair share of wackos.
I absolutely will participate in any movement that is anti-incumbent. We say Congress has a 17 percent approval rating but 90 percent get voted back in, again, and again, and again. It has to stop.