Politics Worst. Congress. Ever.
posted by October 23 at 11:26 AMon
Allow me to suggest that you all read Matt Taibbi’s Rolling Stone cover story, Time to Go! Inside the Worst Congress Ever.
There’s nothing terribly new in the piece, but the litany of abuses collected all in one place is rather stunning. Taibbi’s decidedly irreverent and, might I say, Stranger-esque, tone is pretty fun to read as well.
These past six years were more than just the most shameful, corrupt and incompetent period in the history of the American legislative branch. These were the years when the U.S. parliament became a historical punch line, a political obscenity on par with the court of Nero or Caligula — a stable of thieves and perverts who committed crimes rolling out of bed in the morning and did their very best to turn the mighty American empire into a debt-laden, despotic backwater, a Burkina Faso with cable.
Use it to get fired up for Election Day, and to fire up others.
(Also see the companion piece, The 10 Worst Congressmen, a list on which Republicans outnumber Democrats 9-1.)