Some are ready to make waves. “I think John Boehner will play a large role in setting the agenda,” said Reid Ribble, a retired roofing company owner who will be representing Wisconsin’s Eighth District in the House, speaking of the presumed new speaker. “But I will spend my time listening to members more than speaker of the house.”
That sentiment, and a pledge by some newcomers like Mr. Ribble who say they will term limit themselves, will now be tested. “I don’t plan on making this a career,” he said, just four terms.
Congressman-elect Ribble, like many of the new faces in Washington, faces a learning curve.
Mr. Ribble says his expectations are already being managed. “You think you’re going to show up and get a committee assignment and get in a room and you’re going to start doing things. But now I know there is a lot of time spent on rules and procedures. I have to learn all these rules.”
Remember Reid that the Constitution is rule number one. No matter what the lobbyists and Washington insiders say it trumps everything.
Another hard-hitting ad by Ron Johnson. This time revealing the facts by highlighting just how the national deficit and the national debt have skyrocketed since Senator Russ Feingold went to Washington in 1992.