1.The state of being seriously mentally ill; madness.
2.Extreme foolishness or irrationality.
madness - lunacy - craziness - derangement - dementia
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." -
Albert Einstein Someone smart, but apparently not that smart.
Now, if you're a Republican, why would you continue to do something insane?
Okay, go ahead, insert your joke in the comments.
The real joke is below the fold.
From today's (or yesterday's) New York Times:
House to Vote Yet Again on Repealing Health Care Lawsource: The New York Times
By JEREMY W. PETERS
Published: May 14, 2013
WASHINGTON — The 37th time won’t be the charm. But House Republicans are charging forward anyway this week on a vote to repeal President Obama’s signature health care overhaul, which will put the number of times they have tried to eliminate, defund or curtail the law past the three-dozen mark.
Because 36 is not enough, and 38 is a little over the top?
Can I ask one question of the Republicans:
"Are you just wasting the taxpayers money? Don't you have anything better to do?"
Okay, insert your other joke in the comments below.
UPDATE Just a few more quotes from the story (which has me baffled) and my responses.
That means that since 2011, Republicans have spent no less than 15 percent of their time on the House floor on repeal in some way.
Liberals mock Republicans for what they dismiss as a waste of time. It represents a fitting ordering of priorities, they say, for a body whose few accomplishments this year include passing a bill that kept the Federal Helium Reserve open, heading off a critical shortage of the gas, and another that modifies the requirements for gold and silver coins commemorating the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Fifteen percent of their time on this??
Can we vote a 15% pay cut for Congressmen, who clearly have too much time on their hands?
By one measure, this House is the least productive one in a decade. As of Tuesday, it had cast just 146 roll-call votes since convening on Jan. 3. Compared with the same period in other Congresses -- early January through mid-May of the first session -- that is far lower.
Roughly 300 votes for each of the previous three Congresses.
[Current Republican leaders] were able to hold off a vote for some time. At this point in 2011, House Republicans had already voted nine times on some form of repeal.See: 15% pay cut, above.
But conservatives pressed on, noting that their newly elected colleagues had not had a chance to vote on something that is a Republican rite of passage.
"The guys who've been up here the last year, we can go home and say, 'Listen, we voted 36 different times to repeal or replace Obamacare,' " said Representative Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina at a gathering of conservatives recently. "Tell me what the new guys are supposed to say?"
What are they supposed to say?
How about nothing, until they actually do something for the American people??