The Congressional Circus

The building that should presently house the House of Representatives and the Senate has now become a circus tent covering over a band of buffoons, contortionists and performers.  The Speaker of the House, who is third in line to the presidency, performs acrobatics regularly as she tries to convince the country that the CIA lies about everything and that she is clueless when it comes to interrogation techniques.  Yesterday she performed her regular act before the media at her regular weekly press conference.  She brought along several other Democrat clowns to catch her if she fell.  Deflection seemed to be the word of the day for the Madame Speaker.

There was an outcry across this country when it was revealed that our representatives no longer read the bills that they are required to vote on and when the Republicans demanded that the new energy bill, which is really cap and trade legislation, be read aloud in full before the Energy and Commerce Committee, the Democrats hired a speed reader to handle the task.  This young man promised that he could read one page every 34 seconds which meant it would take only nine hours for him to read the entire bill.  The exercise was begun much to the merriment of Henry Waxman who sponsored the bill, but was never fully completed.

And finally there is Barney Frank who was asked by a Fox News representative if he would call for an investigation of ACORN.  He quickly pointed back to George Bush whose administration had also funded ACORN and commented that no one said that there was any misuse of funds at that time.  When pressed, he quipped that Fox was being very unfair to Bush.  And thus Frank’s high wire act ended.  I know the image of Barney Frank in colorful tights balancing on a thin wire over your head is sickening, but I call them like I see them.

So our Congress is now a three-ring circus and no one really is surprised since we have known for years that Washington D.C. is run by a bunch of clowns.

3 responses to “The Congressional Circus

  1. Wow, you can call people names!
    What in-depth analysis!

    • Well, I wouldn’t exactly call it name-calling, however I must say that whatever you want to call it it, she does it very well and quite appropriately. The only thing she left out was mentioning that jug-earred clodhopper over in the white house who happens to be the circus ringmaster himself.

      Diane, a good touch might have been to add some circus music to your well-written commentary.

      • Thanks John – I could hear “doo doo doo do do do do, rumppa la la…” while I wrote it! And darn, I missed Obama as ringmaster – brilliant!

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