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  •  The Stupid - It Burns! (7+ / 0-)

    They get paid how much for this? With medical and retirement?

    Mark Twain had too high an opinion of Congress.

    But, considering that donations to Herman Cain have doubled since the sex settlement broke.... is it really surprising that people like this get elected?

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 04:08:27 PM PDT

    •  And Grover Cleveland had too high of an opinion (6+ / 0-)

      of the House of Representatives.

      One night President Cleveland's wife was awakened by a noise coming from downstairs in the White House, so she woke up her husband:

      "Grover, wake up, I think there's a burglar in the house."

      A half asleep Cleveland replied, "There's no burglar in the House.  The Senate, yes, but not the House."

      "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

      by Navy Vet Terp on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 04:18:18 PM PDT

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    •  And for those who don't know Twain's opinion... (4+ / 0-)
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      ...of Congress, here are some quotes from him:

      "Fleas can be taught nearly anything that a Congressman can."

      "Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."

      "It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress."

      "I never can think of Judas Iscariot without losing my temper. To my mind Judas Iscariot was nothing but a low, mean, premature, Congressman."

      Mark Twain was made of win!

    •  I'd guess that the donations are coming (2+ / 0-)
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      from the Limbaugh contingent.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

      Rush Limbaugh: Herman Cain Harassment Story 'Unconscionable, Racially Stereotypical Attack' (AUDIO)

      Limbaugh pronounced himself deeply offended by the (Politico) piece, saying that it trafficked in the "ugliest racial stereotypes" and was an example of deep liberal media bias.

      "This is gutter partisan politics, and it's the politics of minority conservative personal destruction," he said. "...It really is about blacks and Hispanics getting too uppity."

      The notion that the media treats black conservatives more harshly than black liberals or Democrats is one of Limbaugh's frequent themes. He wondered aloud what would happen if the story had been about President Obama. The media, he said, would have attacked the unnamed women in the story.

      "They would name names and they would destroy them." he said.


      May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin

      by msmacgyver on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 05:15:12 PM PDT

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