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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:30 AM

Group From Congress Asks, Why Does America Hate Us? (Answer: See Congress)

NYT on a group called "No Labels" that is trying to address our dysfunctional Congress.


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/15/us/politics/no-labels-sponsors-meeting-aimed-at-fixing-congress.html?_r=0


About a dozen members of Congress gathered in a Midtown Manhattan hotel ballroom on Monday, an intentional remove from the marbled corridors of the United States Capitol, to chew over some uncomfortable questions: Why are we so ineffective? Why can’t we manage to be the least bit civil to one another? And why does America hate us?

“Did you hear about the poll?” asked Representative Charlie Dent, Republican of Pennsylvania. “Congress is now rated slightly above or below cockroaches and colonoscopies.” (Actually, it was below.)

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Arriving in Washington, many members had the same reaction as their constituents to the workings of Congress: they were appalled. Everything from how bills seemed to pass only under the duress of a deadline to the lack of social interaction across party lines was unusual, they said.

Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, who has been in the Senate for two years and is the other national leader of No Labels, with Mr. Huntsman, acknowledged: “We have no relationships. You know this is the first time some of us have met each other?”

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:38 AM

1. Even calling congress dysfunctional is a huge compliment. n/t

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:51 AM

2. They are there and they can't figure it out?

Obviously, they don't listen to or read the news, their emails from the public or condemnation from the President. My God, what have people elected? Imbeciles?

They'd better wake up and pay attention. They only have 9-10 points to go before they hit bottom.

Simply incredible.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:07 AM

4. I like your Imbeciles comment. That is what they are if they can't see the forrest for the trees.

 

Now here you got to guys one a dem and the other a repb. Both lean to the right. How the hell does that solve anything? A freakin blue dog dem and a conservative repub. Its more of the same. When I see a liberal left and a conservative right meet then I will believe this group is truly meaningful.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:11 AM

5. My first thought when I saw this too. Like WTF, just how dense are they, what a DUH! Can we

go to negative points eventually. I give them a -25 points right now.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:05 AM

3. The Martians knew what to do with a useless congress............

 



One of my favorite scenes from ALL movies ever, except Attack of The 50 Ft Woman where she rips off the roof off the bar.

Good stuff begins at 59 seconds.

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Response to kooljerk666 (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:14 AM

6. This failed extraterrestrial experiment needs to be revisited for a tuneup. n/t

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