Stupid is as stupid does

Everyone knows President George W. Bush is a few beers short of a six-pack when it comes to intellect but now we have inescapable proof that the Democrats who run Congress are just as dumb and stupid.

After doing something the new Congress just doesn’t do: Override a veto by the imperialistic Bush, the numnuts who run Congress may find that the whole thing is meaningless because of a stupid mistake.

And these are the folks we elected to lead our nation.

Reports The Associated Press:

The House overwhelmingly rejected President Bush’s veto Wednesday of a $290 billion farm bill, but what should have been a stinging defeat for the president became an embarrassment for Democrats.

Only hours before the House’s 316-108 vote, Bush had vetoed the five-year measure, saying it was too expensive and gave too much money to wealthy farmers when farm incomes are high. The Senate then was expected to follow suit quickly.

Action stalled, however, after the discovery that Congress had omitted a 34-page section of the bill when lawmakers sent the massive measure to the White House.

That means Bush vetoed a different bill from the one Congress passed, raising questions that the eventual law would be unconstitutional. Republicans objected when Democrats proposed passing the missing section separately and sending that to Bush.


  1. Sandra Price

    Sounds like the Democrats are killing time until they rule the roost. They could lose the election unless they stand up to Bush and get some honest work done. I am convinced that neither party in congress reads their mail, their emails or faxes. This Amnesty mess is still causing dissention in both parties.

    We need a new congress on both sides….Throw all the bastards out…

  2. pollchecker

    Sandra — they say the definition of insanity is repeating the same action over and over and expecting a different result.

    You are correct that the steal and spend Republicans just don’t care about what we the voters think any more.
    The only thing they care about is keeping their jobs at all costs.

    The Dems do not have the votes to override GW’s vetos.
    The Dems know in a few months everything will change. The only thing they can do is MAKE EVERYONE VOTE AND GO ON THE RECORD AS TO WHERE THEY STAND ON THE ISSUES.

    This can be used against the Genuises of Propaganda (GOP) more than the Dems and well should be. You are right that Congress is decided at the local level. That’s how Texas got turned from a Blue state to a Red state even though a larger percentage of the population are Dem.

  3. Elmo

    34 pages were left out and nobody noticed. If they actually had to read the full text of the bill out load and with all of the Congresscritters and Senatevarmints in their seats before they were allowed to vote, chances are that the bills would be small enough that even one missing paragraph wouldn’t be noticed.

    As it is, you would think that there would be some sort of pagination mechanism so that the expected number of pages could be known and some staffer could make a physical count. This should not be a complex process.

  4. pollchecker

    someone once commented to me that the reason bills were so huge was so one would ever read all of it.

  5. old_curmudgeon

    I don’t see what the procedural problem is…
    Bush vetoed the version (w/missing 34 pages) he was sent. So, Congress should just re-attach the missing 34 pages and send it back to Bush – so he can veto this version also.

    Other than the fact that Congress doesn’t pay attention to details why is this any different than changing any other bill vetoed by a President and then sending it back to conference to hammer out a “passable” version?

    This also points out that the WH isn’t paying attention to what they veto – probably didn’t even crack the coverpage.

    Proof that it’s all just a game to these idiots.

  6. pollchecker

    How true! Right now they are going through the motions until after the election. But right now is also a good time to get people to go on the record as to what they support, don’t you think?

  7. Hoosier_CowBoy

    It just goes to prove what Representative John Conner said,
    “We don’t read what we pass”.

    Not only don’t they read it, they don’t even keep track of what basket it went into.

  8. DejaVuAllOver

    God, the AP pisses me off. This story is so superficial that it raises far more questions than it answers. I don’t have time to write a book about it, but for cryin’ out loud, a few hows, whos, whens and whys might actually tell the story, instead of merely making people angry. Then again, that’s what the AP loves to do. Propaganda at its’ very ugliest.