As long as professional politicians are allowed to make a career of Congress, we will never be able to make constructive changes in the way Congress operates.
There is ONLY ONE infallible way to eliminate careeerism in Congress, and that is to do a VOTER-IMPOSED term limits, unilaterally…
Simply speaking, we must NEVER REELECT any Congressman or Senator, NEVER! Whether he is a good guy, or a bum. Whether he has served only one term or ten. Whether he is a Republican, Democrat, moderate, Greenie, or 3rd party. Simply NEVER REELECT ANYONE IN CONGRESS.
If we do this for 3 or 4 election cycles, and reduce the reelection rates of incumbents from 95% to 60%, they will absolutely get the message, and may give us a bill for a Congressional Term Limits Amendment. If they don't, we just need to keep it up and NEVER REELECT, which gives us TERM LIMITS by default! Which is a “voter-imposed term limit”.
This is the only infallible way to make term limits happen! The American voter must IMPOSE TERM LIMITS on Congress simply by NEVER REELECTING anyone in Congress.
In other words, don't let anyone serve more than one term. That's the only way to teach them that the voter is their boss! and that Congress as a career WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!.
Forget about who wins the White House. It is in the Congress where the changes need to be made. The 95% reelection rate in Congress has created a corrupt, arrogant class of professional politicians who are only interested in being reelected forever, regardless of the country's problems.
One of the reasons our government is permanently dominated by that class of professional politicians who make a career of getting reelected forever (rather than getting a real job in the private sector like most of us), is that WE, THE VOTERS, are all obsessed with party politics. When has party politics done us any good? Look at the mess we are in!
Half of us are straight-ticket Democrats, the other half are straight-ticket Republicans, and the few ‘Independents' in between are uselessly spread out among Libertarians, Greens, so-called “moderates”, 3rd parties, etc, and it has been this way for years and years.
Let's wise up, and start voting for our country! NEVER REELECT ANYONE IN CONGRESS!