Sounds like they’re starting to run scared. Casting about for a way out of a tough situation. They assumed themselves into a mess, and are worried about the elections next year. This is a good thing.
The problem is that these people think they are qualified. What we need are less qualified people.
My theory is this: The less effective the politicians are, the better off we will be. Almost everything a politician does, they f**k it up. So we need to get them to do less – be less effective. Don’t worry, the important stuff will still get done, because hundreds and thousands of people will call and write to demand that the important stuff gets done. It’s the stuff the politicians think up themselves that we need to stop.
Clearly, less effective politicians are what we need.