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Forum Post: House GOP Silences Alan Grayson After He Cites Poll Comparing Congress to 'Dog Shit'

Posted 10 years ago on Oct. 9, 2013, 10:42 p.m. EST by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR
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House GOP Silences (D) Rep. Alan Grayson After He Cites Poll Comparing Congress to 'Dog Poop' [Shit]

By Heather | October 08, 2013 04:30 PM

It seems the Republicans were not amused when Rep. Alan Grayson read off some of the latest figures from Public Policy Polling on Congressional approval ratings, while making his point about whether "the dignity of the House had been offended" by Republicans and their brinksmanship during this government shutdown.

Comparing them to dog poop is probably one of the nicer things you could say about them and their behavior these days.

Here's more on the poll Grayson was reading from above: Dog Poop, Hipsters More Popular Than Congress In Latest Public Policy Polling Survey:

Congressional approval currently languishes at historic lows, but what does that really mean?

According to the latest figures from Public Policy Polling, Congress has an 8 percent approval rating. The survey, conducted by the agency from Oct. 4 - 6, found that a nationally representative group of 502 voters had a higher opinion of dog poop than Congress, by an (ahem) "potent" 7 percent margin.

In an interesting twist, hipsters -- that much-maligned group of disaffected youth so often blamed for doing little with their lives -- were also seen as preferable to Congress. Ironic, indeed.

Voters preferred hipsters over Congress by a margin of 9 percent, and not because of an oversampling of likely skinny-jeans wearers, either: 18 to 29-year-olds (the population decidedly most likely to be hipsters) were the smallest population sampled in the survey.

The more-popular-than-Congress list also includes hemorrhoids, toenail fungus, potholes, the DMV, public radio fundraising drives, the IRS and zombies.



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MSNBC's Rachel Maddow decided to take Speaker of the House John Boehner through some very easy math and help him count just how many Republican members of Congress are on the record saying they'd be willing to vote to fund the government with no strings attached.

I don't know what kind of game Boehner thinks he's playing, but it be nice if he put an end to it immediately before he blows up our economy, unless of course that's exactly what the plan is -- just blow it all up and let their Koch masters buy it up in a fire sale.




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[-] 0 points by HCHC4 (-28) 10 years ago

It wont stop a 90% re-election rate in 2014. The people refuse to work together and again will pander to whatever pathetic face is placed in front of them by a horde of corporations.

[-] 1 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 10 years ago

We can't change that by pouting or whining, we have work to do. Surrender is not an option!

[-] 0 points by HCHC4 (-28) 10 years ago

No one said surrender, why you equate taking control of our lives and community as surrendering is pretty alarming.

[-] 1 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 10 years ago

Because we are a democratic society, and WE control it by Voting. The Marlboro Man died of lung cancer.


[-] 0 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 10 years ago

That's why we have to enlighten the petulant & malleable who thought pouting was cool in 2010 & let these crazy MFing GOP-bags invade our government in 2010!


[-] 0 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 10 years ago

Would Jamie Dimon's and BP Chairman Carl-Henric (small people) Svanberg's heads on the Bowling Green Park/WS Charging Bull statue's horns work? Works for me! It'd put the fear of god, Satan and Adam Smith in their withered souls.

Ken Lay is alive, fat and sassy in a hammock in Paraguay.

Follow the money!! CU!! Campaigns!! Votes!! The paper to their rock.


[-] 0 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 10 years ago

Paper their rock with Votes. Democracy is garlic, holy water, crucifix and stake to these evil-maniacal blood suckers. That's why they spend sooooo much money to suppress and defeat it.


[-] 0 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 10 years ago

I don't agree.

OK, they are great liars, and they are great at duping infirm minds.

& CU and CU-2 are obscene usurpations of our democracy and our government.

& the last POTUS election campaign $Billions made a total loser a contender against (history will show) one of our greatest POTUSes ever. Money did work.

& yes they have that Dem governor in jail for bogus reasons (not unlike the Clinton impeachment) and because of States Rights, we don't seem able to rescue him.

& "This either stops now, or it does not. If it does not..." God, I can't tell you how many times I've heard that! Since fucking tricky dick! Enough already!

WHAT WE NEED is a renaissance of our democracy!

To counter lies & misinformation we have to promote alternative media. Not fucking NPR! CU & 2 can be used against them, while we have it revoked. Impeach the Roberts Five! Money is a prob, but as any Con-Zombie will tell you, we have Soros! Rescue what's his name and convict the POS R that imprisoned him! Enough with the drama. ALL our problems are generated from neglect, negligence, dereliction of duty, indifference, apathy and sloth! We need to WTFU!

We have the impervious ~ insurmountable ~ weapon! THEY know it. WE don't!! WAKE US UP!!! & THEY lose forever! THEY know that, too!!


[-] 0 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 10 years ago


One, why didn't doesn't this come up as a reply?

Two, "leak info about Dick to the Hague"? Are you unhinged?

I see you are adding stuff to your prior reply. OK. I'll move on now.


[-] 0 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 10 years ago

Again, as we have seen since just the terrible electoral debacle of 2010, massive political ~ governmental harm has been done. Racism, bigotry, ignorance, indifference, disengagement, etc, are just the means to the end.

Turnout, VOTE, and make sure we never repeat 2010, and We CAN make sure the GOP bastards don't do this anymore!!! Sure, they'll keep trying.

This is not the first time we let our electoral guard down, but we can strive to make it the last. Pain ~ if it's cause is identified clearly ~ can be a great teacher.

Prosecution: Let's prosecute the VOTE and change this SCOTUS! Then We can CONVICT!!!


[-] 0 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 10 years ago

One%-owned GOP Criminality was, is and will be their means of operation. Cheating and fraud is the only way they can remain viable. It's a given!


They execute our heroes: JFK, MLK, RFK, MX, JL, Wellstone, JFK Jr, etc.

NO JUSTICE gets to them until We take back our government. And We do that by VOTING!

We get what We deserve ~ & STFU if UR one ~ when we don't Vote!

That's how We do it!

We lose thinking it can be done by insurgency, demonstration or violence!!!

When we ignore our politics, our democracy, we doom ourselves to failure.

It's as simple as that!!!