Are We Run By A**holes ?

Jon Stewart excoriates Republicans and Democrats over the defeat of DADT repeal:

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  1. Brummagem Joe says:

    I don’t know why he’s excoriating the dems. They at least were attempting to get it passed.

  2. Because Reid was an idiot for tying an immigration bill to this thing and then trying to stop the GOP from offering any amendments to the bill.

    He could’ve passed this clean, he choose not to

  3. Dave says:

    “He could’ve passed this clean, he choose not to”


  4. John Burgess says:

    No matter the specific issue, yes, ‘Congress’ is synonymous with ‘congregation of a**holes’. You can add ‘venal’, ‘pandering’, ‘mendacious, or any of a wide array of adjectives to that statement and it will still be true.
    Were a meteorite to come down and flatten the Capitol, I’d start collecting funds to build a monument to the meteorite.’