Monday, October 30, 2006

109th Congress: 'Thieves and Perverts'

"The worst Congress Ever" is how Matt Taibai describes the 109th Congress in a recent issue of Rolling Stone. Most incumbents of that Congress, of course, are even now treading the land, begging us to reelect them so they can go back to Washington -- and do it again.

"These past six years were more than just the most shameful, corrupt and incompetent period in the history of the American legislative branch," Taibai vividly writes. "These were the years when the U.S. parliament became a historical punch line, a political obscenity... a stable of thieves and perverts who committed crimes ... and did their very best to turn the mighty American empire into a debt-laden, despotic backwater, a Burkina Faso with cable."
"Congress has become an exercise of raw power with no principles -- and in that environment corruption has flourished. The Republicans in Congress decided from the outset that their future would be inextricably tied to George Bush and his policies. It has become this sad session of members sitting down and drinking Kool-Aid delivered by Karl Rove. Congress became a mere extension of the White House."

"The end result is a Congress that has hijacked the national treasury, frantically ceded power to the executive, and sold off the federal government in a private auction."
To read the full story on "how it all happened before our very eyes" click here.

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