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Contempt of Congress? You betcha!

By DOUG THOMPSON - Capitol Hill Blue
A personal commentary
July 2, 2012

Even Jesus would have contempt of Congress

So, Eric Holder is officially in contempt of Congress.

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving public official. Holder is a slimeball.

But is being in contempt of Congress a bad thing?

Not for most of us.

A lot of people, including the staff of Capitol Hall Blue, are constantly in contempt of congress.  Hell, even Jesus would have contempt of Congress.

Or maybe that should be having contempt for Congress.  Either way, putting the words “contempt” and “Congress” together is redundant.  There may be a more contemptible collection of scum out there but we’d be hard pressed to find them.

Legencary American humorist Will Rogers used to say:

If I make a joke, people laugh.

But if Congress makes a joke, it’s a law.

And when they make a law, it’s a joke.

Mark Twain had this to say about Congress:

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.

And this:

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.

Congress is a farce.  The 535 men and women who occupy that so-called legislative branch of government are — by an large — a snake pit of partisan vipers who put personal and political agendas ahead of what is best for the country, sell their votes to fatcat contributors and turn our government into a laughing stock that keeps late night comedians and folks like Stephen Colbert living large.

Polls show used-car salesmen and insurance agents have a higher public approval rating than Congress.

Contempt of Congress? That should be a goal for all rational-thinking Americans, a dream for children to seek, a definition of success.

A CBS News/New York Times survey finds only 15 percent of those polled approve of the job Congress is doing while 77 percent say they should be thrown into the street and stomped into the dust.

Maybe we should have a national referendum to hold Congress in contempt of itself.

Now that’s a cause we would contribute to and support without question.

5 Responses to Contempt of Congress? You betcha!

  1. egc52556

    July 2, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Doug, I enjoy your informed, clear-eyed rants. But what is the alternative? Vote by vote we’ve chosen these people to represent us and collectively they represent us all.

    This contemptable mob is us.

  2. Tony Magazine

    July 2, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Mr. Thompson, how do you explain the willingness of the American citizen to align ourselves with political parties, media sources, and talking heads in this day?

    It is though we have submitted to misinformation, propaganda, and forced mind control.

    What this country needs is a pill to cure stupidity!

    Only then, will congress, president, news media, and talking heads fear us.

  3. Jim B.

    July 2, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Doug!…I loved the quotes from Will Rogers and Mark Twain!….RE: Jesus finding Congress in contempt, from the humble reading I’ve done re: something like this…I’d say Jesus almost two thousand years ago, stayed out of politics which terribly disappointed the Jews that were fighting Roman rule. So even today, he’d probably take the same tack with Congress.

  4. Al Supe

    July 5, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Both sides of the aisle in Congress are contemptible on the whole. Without exception, all GOP members certainly are. They have gone ahead with the House Leader’s statement that their only real goal is to make Obama a one-term President, making sure to filibuster any and all Dem bills to death. The Dems, for their part, have been totally unwilling to go against big money donors, as have the GOP. What I fail to understand, however, is that when the Dems are in control, they simply will not ram through any and all the laws they and the POTUS want, while the GOP has no such scruples. WAKE UP, Dems! You cannot negotiate with the present group of Republicans, they will stab you in the back EVERY time. All they care about is getting rid of abortion, fixing voting laws eligibility so that only they can win, and defeating the Dems at any and all costs, even national default.

  5. sara

    July 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Was the finger symbol really neccessary? That is not showing God honor but places Him w ith our instincts—