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Rhymes with "No," group aims at evicting Congressmen

by Joe Arnold


Posted on December 11, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 11 at 12:17 AM

If you've ever had the desire to throw a brick at the TV while watching C-SPAN, an event in Louisville this weekend might be just for you.  A national group aimed at throwing all the bums (Representatives) out of Congress holds its first meeting Saturday night.

It's called GOOOH, which stands for "Get Out of Our House" and though to me that looks like it rhymes with "shoe,"  GOOOH says it sounds like "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.

Though my first impression of GOOOH reminded me of the conservative Tea Party movement, the group's website says it does endorse an ideology, but a process for selecting representatives (not an agenda-based party platform) we expect a person left of center to be selected in San Francisco and one right of center in Colorado Springs -- but it will be up to the GOOOH members in each district to decide.

Local GOOOH organizer Laura Watkins says GOOOH's founder, Tim Cox of Texas, will be at meetings in Louisville and Lexington this weekend.
Location: Watkins United Methodist Church, 9800 Westport Rd, Louisville, KY 40241
Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Meeting is open to the public.  There is no cost.