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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

112th Congress: the Worst Congress EVER

And the fun is only half over.  This article gives eight reasons the 112th Congress is the most Godawful pitiful collection of oxygen-wasting whores EVER.

As the article says, they were designated the Worst Congress Ever last July, and they haven’t shown any improvement since then.  In October, the public gave Congress a 9% approval rating.  That’s 7 percentage points lower than BP’s approval rating at the height of the Gulf oil spill.

And how did the 112th Congress earn the title of Worst Congress Ever?

By ignoring the country’s most pressing problems so they could waste time and tax dollars with:  reading the entire Constitution on the House floor; and affirming “In God We Trust” as America’s national motto.  Nero fiddled while Rome burned.

They brought the country to its first credit downgrade by wallowing and dithering and stalling and bickering over the debt ceiling until the last second — barely averting America’s first-ever credit default.

And how about that Super Committee?  When they failed to reach an agreement, they KNEW that this failure would trigger certain automatic budget cuts.  But instead of accepting their self-created consequences, they wailed “oohhh, you’re not really going to cut the defense budget, are you???  NOOO!!!”  Sort of like a high school student who willingly fails to turn in a term paper, and then sobs “Oh, you’re not really going to give me an F, are you???”

Oh, and they ruled that pizza is a vegetable.  Careful now.  About thirty years ago, somebody declared Ketchup to be a vegetable.  A few years later, that person himself became a vegetable.

Then again, if House Republicans all turned into vegetables — how could we tell?

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Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

That was like shooting fish in a barrel.

All true and all reason for the lunatic fringe of gummint haters to think the 112th was the best Congress since the do-nothing 92nd Congress. (Trying to ingratiate himself with the Cro-Magnon 23 percenters, Rick Perry is calling for a part-time Congress, a la Texas' legislature).

I just wonder why we're not hearing, loud, clear and incessantly, from House Dems about what those responsible for the 112th debacle did, and what that has meant and will mean for the country. If Dems are waiting for the MSM to make big about it, they're waiting in vain, I'm afraid. It will probably get a story or two, but nothing like the thorough treatment it deserves.

Wouldn't be "balanced," if you know what I mean.

December 28, 2011 at 12:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm willing to bet 90% get re-elected


December 28, 2011 at 12:53 AM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

We could tell the difference because vegetables produce oxygen and nutrition while congress... well, you know.

But, Anonymous is right, they'll be re-elected because the only thing dumber than the congress is the American public.

December 28, 2011 at 4:15 AM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

To the elites, they are the best Congress money can buy.

It is for that reason I agree most will be re-elected.

December 28, 2011 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

well when you are only 1/3 of the government it really doesn't matter that you created 20 bills that the senate didn't even bother to consider. Maybe they should try passing some of those bills in order to find out what's in them.
Obama is pretty shrewd at copying past presidents like FDR running against a "do nothing" Congress. He's so original.But what the hey,we have a justice dept that is hell bent on suing any state and business it feels tat goes against it's politics. Now there's a good use of time and money.

December 28, 2011 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: You're right, slamming the 112th Congress is like shooting fish in a barrel. I too hope the Democrats will get the message out, loud and clear, exactly how useless, obstructive and bought-and-paid-for the Congressional Republicans are.

Erik: I'd say at least 90%.

Mr. C: Good point; the only thing dumber and more useless than Congress is the dumbasses who keep re-electing them.

Dave: Yup, the best Congress money can buy; a mighty expensive harem.

December 28, 2011 at 3:56 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Lisa wrote: "well when you are only 1/3 of the government it really doesn't matter that you created 20 bills that the senate didn't even bother to consider. . ."

FYI, more than 200 bills sent to the Senate by the 111th Congress failed to get any consideration at all. Not even a committee hearing. I don't know what they all were, but I know some were very worthwhile. Of course, why hold hearings on, debate or schedule votes for good legislation when you know beforehand some hare-brained troll like Tom Coburn, Jim DeMint or Jim Bunning will filibuster it.

December 30, 2011 at 6:01 PM  

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