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America, Meet Your Dumbest Congressman (Joseph Farah: Its George "RINO" Voinovich Alert)
Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 07/23/2007 | Joseph Farah

Posted on 07/22/2007 10:34:01 PM PDT by goldstategop

Meet the dumbest man in Congress

Who could it be?

Ted Kennedy?

Joe Biden?

Jack Murtha?

I admit it. There's quite a bit of competition for the title – the dumbest man in Congress.

Could it be Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee or Patty Murray?

No, I'm not limiting the choices to men of the male persuasion. We're talking about men here in the sense of mankind. These chicks are in contention – no question about it. Each has made her own bids for the honor.

What about Jim Moran?

Charlie Rangel?

Robert Byrd?

It's a tough choice, isn't it? There are lots of qualified candidates.

Could it be Mark Udall?

Or Tom Udall?

Or Anyone Named Udall?

These are all good nominees, without a doubt. But I think there is a clear choice for the title. The only thing that has kept him from earning the title before is his own obscurity. But he has managed to overcome that liability in recent weeks.

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My choice has been in the news recently – at least twice.

Do you want to know who I think is the dumbest man in Congress?

I tell you it is Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio.


George Voinovich

Personally, I came to this conclusion while listening to the man babble and sputter during what should have been a routine interview with radio talker Sean Hannity – a friendly to most Republicans.

But Voinovich, being the dumbest man in Congress, self-destructed. He imploded. He self-immolated. He nuked himself.

You can hear the whole exchange for yourself if you have never had the pleasure. It will be worth your time – especially if you are from Ohio.

For starters, Voinovich demonstrated he had no clue what the Fairness Doctrine was. This was pretty strange given some of his colleagues were clamoring to reinstate the rule that required broadcasters to provide all sides of important policy issues.

"Fairness Doctrine – I'm all for it, whatever it is," he said. "I think everyone should be open to show the other side. That's what you do every night on Fox. That's great!"

When Hannity reminded Voinovich that the Fairness Doctrine would establish government regulatory bureaucracies to enforce this balance, Voinovich quickly retreated. He also misinterpreted the results of a vote in the Senate hours earlier.

Let's just say he didn't handle himself real well.

Then earlier this month Voinovich was back in the news for a simply astonishing quote attributed to him.

When Sen. John McCain returned from a trip to Iraq, he told some of his colleagues the most dangerous threat for U.S. troops was al-Qaida.

How did Voinovich respond?

"Al-Qaida wouldn't be in Iraq if American forces weren't there!" he retorted.

Of course, he's right. If American forces weren't in Iraq, al-Qaida would be right here!

A little-known U.S. senator from a major U.S. state has emerged from obscurity to become the holder of a real distinction – the dumbest man in the U.S. Congress.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: dumbestcongressman; fairnessdoctrine; georgevoinovich; iraq; josephfarah; ohio; rino; ussenate
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Who's the dumbest Congressman on the Fairness Doctrine and Iraq? Why, its George "RINO" Voinovich! He really is the stupidest person to sit in Congress today.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

1 posted on 07/22/2007 10:34:03 PM PDT by goldstategop
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I’m an Ohioan. I’ve long thought Voinovich was losing it. Apparently it’s much, much worse than I thought. He isn’t even reading the bills that he votes on.


2 posted on 07/22/2007 10:38:10 PM PDT by edweena
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To: goldstategop

The dumbest is Sheila Jackson Lee, who thinks our astronauts have walked on Mars. That is major league dumb. And, she sits on a space subcommittee.


3 posted on 07/22/2007 10:42:15 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: goldstategop

My replay over the past several years still shows Patty Murray by a neck.

And let’s not even start with the House. You don’t compare professionals with amateurs.


4 posted on 07/22/2007 10:42:34 PM PDT by IslandJeff (Daniel 2: 20-23)
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To: doug from upland

“The dumbest is Sheila Jackson Lee, who thinks our astronauts have walked on Mars.”

Are you kidding? Come on, you just GOTTA share this story. Give details please. LOL


5 posted on 07/22/2007 10:45:14 PM PDT by Bogtrotter52 (Reading DU daily so you won't hafta)
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To: doug from upland

“Outcome-Based Legislatures”


6 posted on 07/22/2007 10:46:02 PM PDT by IslandJeff (Daniel 2: 20-23)
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To: goldstategop

How do these people get elected?


7 posted on 07/22/2007 10:47:48 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: Bogtrotter52

DFL will likely cite his story, but Congresswoman Jackson-Lee, when briefed about the Mars rovers, asked if one of them would approach the flag that the Apollo astronauts planted.

He has a pretty good point.


8 posted on 07/22/2007 10:48:12 PM PDT by IslandJeff (Daniel 2: 20-23)
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To: Bogtrotter52

I think you will enjoy this mocking YouTube — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e71apabmtY4

Other News: The two Voyager missions marked their 20th anniversaries in late August and early September. Voyager 1 was launched on September 5, 1997 and Voyager 2 on August 20 (Voyager 1 was launched on a faster trajectory, hence the earlier designation). The two spacecraft provided detailed looks at the four gas giant worlds, and the RTG-powered spacecraft continue to return data on the sun’s magnetic field and particle environment, especially important as the two craft approach the heliopause, the boundary between interplanetary and interstellar place... The Congressional bonehead award goes to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) who, on a visit to JPL, asked if Mars Pathfinder had taken an image of the flag planted there in 1969 by Neil Armstrong! Quipped Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-MI) to the Washington Times: “We just don’t teach enough science.” Worse, Jackson Lee, who represents Houston, is a member of the House Science Committee’s space subcommittee. Perhaps some committee reassignments are in order...


9 posted on 07/22/2007 10:55:25 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

I will raise you one Maxine Waters (D) Ca. who said the CIA started the cocaine epidemic by putting the drug in the L.A. water supply.


10 posted on 07/22/2007 10:56:42 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: goldstategop
And let's not forget that this is the pillar of strength who broke down in tears on the floor of the senate during the debate over the appointment of John Bolton as the US ambassador to the UN. You know THAT struck fear into the hearts of our enemies!

Mark

11 posted on 07/22/2007 10:56:49 PM PDT by MarkL (Listen, Strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government)
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To: goldstategop; doug from upland; All

JMHO : Those people , et al , Know eXactly what they are doing...sorry to say...


12 posted on 07/22/2007 10:56:59 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1035rep

Major Owens claimed on the House floor that 100 million slaves died on the trip to America. He claimed that the ecology of the ocean changed and the sharks are still swimming the route.


13 posted on 07/22/2007 10:59:56 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: doug from upland

You win.


14 posted on 07/22/2007 11:02:07 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: 1035rep

Well, we could say Voinivich is the dumbest man in the Senate, but Mark Levin has given that designation to Joe “Plugs” Biden.


15 posted on 07/22/2007 11:10:13 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: Montanabound
Voinivich may be a top contender, but there are several that have him beat by a mile.
16 posted on 07/22/2007 11:16:17 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: doug from upland
Congresswoman Jackson Hyphen Lee also took to task the NOAA -- I think that's the correct beauracracy -- over the naming of hurricanes and tropical depressions.

She said there should be more "African-American" names. Like Jamal and Shamequa, presumably.

17 posted on 07/22/2007 11:26:16 PM PDT by Gurn (Remember Mountain Meadows.)
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To: goldstategop

Agreed, Voinovich is no rocket surgeon but NOBODY is as stupid as Barbara Boxer.


18 posted on 07/22/2007 11:28:22 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: goldstategop
Personally, I came to this conclusion while listening to the man babble and sputter during what should have been a routine interview with radio talker Sean Hannity – a friendly to most Republicans.

I heard that radio interview a couple of weeks ago, and Hannity seemed flummoxed by how stupid Voinovich was. I bet Sean was thinking to himself, "Sheesh.... This guy is almost as stupid as Barbara Boxer!"

19 posted on 07/22/2007 11:32:11 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Gurn
She said there should be more "African-American" names.

When she did that I was hoping that "Sheila" would be on the next list.

20 posted on 07/22/2007 11:32:31 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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