Actually, once you’ve seen the title you’ve pretty much seen the whole post. Congress has sucked for flipping decades and the fact that they still suck isn’t all that surprising or newsworthy except in regard to the ever increasing depths of suckosity at which the motley conglomeration of junkies and pimps and whores we collectively refer to as congress circulates today.
OK, first off, the usual disclaimer. I know there are still a few caring and decent people in our congress today, people who still realize who they actually work for and what their purpose actually consists of and who want to actually ADD to the welfare of our society as a whole. But as always, these people constitute either a minority so small as to make no significant statistical difference in the affairs of state or they are simply overwhelmed, buried in the avalanche of bovine excrement which is the sole daily output of an institution epitomized by the likes of Mitch McConnell, a man who might as well have the word “VENALITY” tattooed across his forehead in huge flaming red letters.
Because the number of truly honest people in Washington who still realize that they’re public servants instead of petty little Dukes and Barons entitled by some self granted form of royal fiat to rule over us instead of serve us are so few and outnumbered by the total sucks… and because I’m too damned lazy to add an “except for” clause to everything I say about congress… I’m taking the liberty of making one of those detestable sweeping generalizations that everybody claims to hate but everybody still uses and say simply that congress sucks.
Congress not only sucks but seems embarked on an overweening quest to find more ways to suck to the exclusion of all else, especially providing some service to the country that doesn’t involve… you know… sucking. And by god, they’re doing a pretty damned good job of it too, to the point that nobody ever says “I’m amazed at how low…” anymore because the almost daily lowering of any bar by which our success as a people has become all we expect from them.
I would guess that never in the course of human history have the members of any supposedly representative deliberative body become so rich by doing so little for the people that elected them. Nor I suspect, has any group of politicians… whom the more ignorant gullible among among us still believe are concerned with public opinion and votes… ever shown such open disdain and contempt for the people who elected them.
The reason for that is that while WE may ELECT them Wall Street actually HIRES them, paying them far more than we can and since allegiance is parceled out by these two bit pimps we call our “representatives” solely on a highest bid basis, who’s leg do you think they’ll be fighting hardest to hump? Clue: It damned sure ain’t gonna be yours.
When one of them comes up against as irresistible force as Scott Brown did then the effort is not on reforming the system or mending the crap that’s obviously broken or even on polishing the turds that Scott Brown brought with him to Washington. The entire emphasis is on trying to find Scott Brown another spot where he can contribute his unpolished turds to the detriment of the people.
In the meantime Roger Ailes will offer him a totally useless “job” to keep him afloat in the public eye until hopefully the tide… which today is running more and more against vacuous assholes with nothing to offer the common good… turns once again. It doesn’t MATTER that Scott Brown was such a failure in his first term that he couldn’t hold onto his job. What matters is that he carried water for those who feel entitled to have their water carried and he’ll continue to be rewarded for doing it.
And we have only to watch what befalls anyone who dares to oppose or otherwise call down upon themselves the wrath of someone like eternal little man John McCain or the little girl like squeals of Lindsey Graham to know that as far as they and many of their right wing colleagues are concerned, it’s the few GOOD apples that spoil the barrel. If the pusillanimous posturings of those two yapping little junkyard Chihuahuas exceed those of the rest of the blithering bloviating self appointed “nobility” on Capitol Hill it’s only by a degree or two.
Congress is broken… right now it appears to be broken beyond repair in its present form. It’s house is dirty… perhaps beyond our ability to clean up in its present form. The people who live in that house not only don’t care about cleaning the mess up, they revel gleefully in being part of the problems that created the stinking cesspool that our capitol has become and they never miss a chance to tell the rest of us to &%$! off if we don’t like it or… through their ignorant little “real American” surrogates… make sure we know that if we don’t like “their” America, we can always get the hell out.
I think maybe it’s time we turned it around on the, It’s OUR flipping congress and if they don’t like it maybe THEY need to get the hell out and try actually working for a living for the first time in the lives of many of them. I’m pretty sure that a lot of them… especially that ever growing number whose only claim to have ever worked for a living consists of having been a “consultant” in their daddy’s business… would suck harder at it as they do at representing the people of America.
But at least they wouldn’t be costing the rest of us anything except maybe their unemployment benefits and even that’s better than we’re getting now.