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Wed Oct 2, 2013, 07:32 AM

The Reign Of Morons Is Here

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The Reign Of Morons Is Here
Oct 1, 2013
By Charles P. Pierce at 9:10AM

Only the truly child-like can have expected anything else.

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.

We have elected the people sitting on hold, waiting for their moment on an evening drive-time radio talk show.

~snip~

We did this. We looked at our great legacy of self-government and we handed ourselves over to the reign of morons.

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Wed Oct 2, 2013, 07:47 AM

1. Thank you for that!

Few people can sum things up the way Charlie Pierce can.

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Wed Oct 2, 2013, 07:50 AM

2. slight correction...

Drunk Morons.

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