Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Gulliver Travels to the Land of Morons




In the year of our Lord 2010, the voters of the United States elected the worst Congress in the history of the Republic. There have been Congresses more dilatory. There have been Congresses more irresponsible, though not many of them. There have been lazier Congresses, more vicious Congresses, and Congresses less capable of seeing forests for trees. But there has never been in a single Congress -- or, more precisely, in a single House of the Congress -- a more lethal combination of political ambition, political stupidity, and political vainglory than exists in this one, which has arranged to shut down the federal government because it disapproves of a law passed by a previous Congress, signed by the president, and upheld by the Supreme Court, a law that does nothing more than extend the possibility of health insurance to the millions of Americans who do not presently have it, a law based on a proposal from a conservative think-tank and taken out on the test track in Massachusetts by a Republican governor who also happens to have been the party's 2012 nominee for president of the United States. That is why the government of the United States is, in large measure, closed this morning.

Read more: Government Shutdown - The Reign Of Morons Is Here - Esquire 

13 comments:

  1. Once again, put me down in the "amen" corner!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. You said it! My mind is boggled.

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  3. http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/10/millions-flee-obamacare.html

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  4. YES. this: Gulliver Travels to the Land of Morons is freaking brilliant and sums it up perfectly. As usual. Spot on succinct and well done. I await your book.
    love,
    Rebecca

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  5. What Rebecca said. Sweet Jo

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  6. what rebecca said 2

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  7. Can we call a special election to boot these morons out of office and back to their own little fiefdoms? Please?

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  8. Not enough can be made of the word, "vainglory."

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  9. Makes me very thankful not to be American. Sorry.

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