What a bunch of morons.
No, I’m not talking about your cousin’s ill-fated attempt at building a homemade rocket or how Amazon continually delivers your packages to the wrong house. I’m talking about the United States Congress. You know, the institution that’s supposed to make and pass meaningful legislation that actually benefits the American people? But alas, it often feels like we’re watching a sitcom where the writers have run out of fresh material and are just rehashing tired old jokes — only it’s not funny.
Let’s be honest, Congress has become a breeding ground for ineptitude. It’s like they hold a contest to see who can come up with the most convoluted and impractical solutions to the nation’s problems. It’s as if they took a crash course in “How Not to Get Things Done 101.” I wouldn’t be surprised if they had a secret rulebook titled “The Art of Ineffectiveness” hidden somewhere in the Capitol.
Now, let’s talk about the cast of characters in Congress. You’ve got the elderly members like Dianne Feinstein and Mitch McConnell, who seem to have forgotten that there’s a world outside of the Senate chamber — mostly because they might have died several months ago and nobody has told them. They shuffle around, clearly burdened by health issues, and barely able to keep up with the fast-paced world of modern politics. It’s like watching your grandparents trying to figure out how to use a smartphone – painful and cringe-worthy.
And then there are those who have questionable backgrounds, like Lauren Boebert and George Santos. It’s mind-boggling that someone with a criminal record can be elected to represent the people. It’s almost as if Congress is saying, “Hey, we don’t really care about your past; just as long as you can give a good speech and vote along party lines, you’re in!” But it does sound like Boebert would be fun at a party as long as the lights are off.
But here’s the real kicker: Congress seems to have forgotten its primary job – making policy. Instead of focusing on crafting well-thought-out legislation that addresses the pressing issues of the day, they’re more interested in grandstanding and political posturing. It’s time for Congress to get its act together and start doing what it’s supposed to do – make laws that actually make sense and benefit the American people. Instead of wasting time on pointless debates and partisan bickering, they should be working together to find common ground and pass legislation that moves the country forward.
At this point, we’ll take anything. Gun legislation? Managing the country’s debt? Tackling inflation? Immigration? The next meaningful legislation will be the first. Instead, we get a who’s who of ineptitude, criminal behavior, and embarrassment.
In conclusion, Congress may be a source of endless frustration and amusement, but it’s also a vital institution that plays a crucial role in our democracy. It’s high time they put aside their ineptitude, focused on the job at hand, and left the comedy to the professionals. Because when it comes to running the country, we need more than just a good laugh – we need effective leadership and meaningful legislation.
Frankly, I could’ve just stopped with the lede. What a bunch of morons.
(Get more thoughts on morons from Chris Kamler on the app formerly known as Twitter, where you’ll find him as @TheFakeNed)