Is it Possible for a Do-Nothing Congress to Do Even Less?

Of all the telltale signs that I’m getting older, perhaps the most pronounced is my increasing disenchantment with the government.  Back when I could run a sub 10-minute mile, watch late night TV at its original air time, or eat with some semblance of an appetite, I had nuanced views on politics, and coherent thoughts that led me to my conclusions.  But now I’m just a crank who measures time in days between doctor’s visits and whose view on government is essentially the same as this guy’s.

Don’t get me wrong.  I still blame Republicans for most of the jackassery that goes on in Washington.  Take, for example, the current government shutdown.  It’s one thing to have a disagreement.  It’s entirely another to be so obstructionist that you don’t even bring a bill to the floor when you know it would solve the problem. Yeah, I’m looking at you Boehner, you squinty-eyed caricature of a bad politician, you lip-smacking cretin in a suit.  Seriously, why does Boehner lick his lips so much?  Is he trying to get the taste of Eric Cantor off them?

Or, how about Filibuster Ted Cruz, the newest tea bag sweetheart? This guy is so full of crap he smells like a port-a-potty at a Phish show.

Still, I’m exhausted from listening to all of it. Both sides. If it weren’t for f—ing stuff up, this Congress would be doing nothing at all.  I’m almost at the point where I don’t care any more.  It’s a war of attrition between their nonsense and my sanity. And I know that’s the reason these vapid clowns get away with what they do. Like mosquitoes in shallow puddles, they thrive in this environment.  They beat you down with their ideological slavery and their insipid rhetoric.

They say when you point a finger you have three more fingers pointing back at you. I don’t know who they are. But they’d probably never get elected in Ohio 8th.

Seriously.  Enough already! Just friggin’ fix it!

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2 Responses to Is it Possible for a Do-Nothing Congress to Do Even Less?

  1. Meredith says:

    “Jackassery” is now going to be my favorite word!!! This was AWESOME!!! Congress sucks donkey balls, as Hunter’s former coach used to say….

  2. Brownie says:

    Well said Joe, we would all be better off if Congress did less. I’m actually amazed at my own apathy as well as the nation’s general lack of concern over the shutdown.

    Might be because all of those ‘essential’ personnel in DC are still running their operations. Non-essential federal programs, like national parks and the EPA are the ones furloughed. An essential friend at the State Department explained that they had a budget buffer fund that kept them in operation in the event of a shutdown or other like failure. Wonder when those funds run out?

    Keep on blogging. We may be apathetic, but we can still read (just not during Red Sox afternoon playoff games).

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