Skip to comments.America, Meet Your Dumbest Congressman (Joseph Farah: Its George "RINO" Voinovich Alert)
Posted on 07/22/2007 10:34:01 PM PDT by goldstategop
Meet the dumbest man in Congress
Who could it be?
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?
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.
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.
"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
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.
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.
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.
“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
How do these people get elected?
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.
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...
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.
JMHO : Those people , et al , Know eXactly what they are doing...sorry to say...
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.
Well, we could say Voinivich is the dumbest man in the Senate, but Mark Levin has given that designation to Joe “Plugs” Biden.
She said there should be more "African-American" names. Like Jamal and Shamequa, presumably.
Agreed, Voinovich is no rocket surgeon but NOBODY is as stupid as Barbara Boxer.
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!"
When she did that I was hoping that "Sheila" would be on the next list.
What about Barbara Boxer? Didn’t she refer to the terrorist bombing of trains in Spain as “that train accident”?
Are there any good Conservative Pubbies to take him on in the Primary?
I think, like Dennis Kucinich, “Tears” Voinovich is a former Cleveland mayor.
Crying over John Bolton, fearing for his children. What a doofus.
The constituents in their area's are even dumber.
The competition is admittedly fierce, but I’m still holding out for Sheila Martian Lee myself.
I heard the Hannity interview (twice). Hannity did one of his best interviews, IMO, he was level headed, asked good questions, was respectful, and didn’t let up or give the clown Voinovich a pass “in any way, shape, manner, or form”. As the WND article states, Voinovich didn’t know the subject matter. Voinovich should get the award for “dumbest Congressman” just because he is too stupid to hire a staff capable of briefing him on what he is likely to face when he appears with someone like Hannity. The sad thing about this is that if the clown is replaced, and he should be, Ohioans are likely to replace him with a democrap.
I think george has 4 years left..........
dumbest congressman? perhaps..............
dumber yet are the morons who held their noses and sent this gut to the senate in the first place.
Good point about him not being prepared.
But whoever came up with the term “Fairness Doctrine” is a genius. Who on the surface could disagree with the concept of fairness - everyone wants to be “fair.
Unfortunately, as well all know, the “fairness doctrine” as described by Congress is anything BUT fair. And that is how the dems/libs operate, by deception, not by “truth in advertising”. And of course they apply this “doctrine” only to the one venue that they don’t dominate, ignoring the many venues (network and cable TV, the print media) where their side rules.
You're right, the term "Fairness Doctrine" ranks with using the word investment in place of the word taxes. Redeployment in place of cut, run, surrender. Karl Levin in place of a real senator.
“How do these people get elected?”
Unfortunately, at voting time, when the only option you have is a Republican vs. a Democrat, some of us are literally harassed into choosing the Republican, no matter who it is. Those who didn’t, are still being blamed for the loss of House and Senate in ‘06. I regret having voted for him...we need a much better Republican choice here in Ohio. I’ve suggested his defeat next go round by holding a rally in front of his house to remind voters that he was all FOR the CIR bill, until he realized at the last minute that it was a looser. He was also one of many pols in Ohio who took huge illegal campaign contributions from my former boss at P.I.E.
The constituents in their area's are even dumber."
Apologies to the dozen and a half conservatives that haven't moved away from Cleveland yet, but you are absolutely right.
He actually ran against Kucinich, who got Cleveland into financial default, and beat him. He then proceeded to get the city out of default.
After the primary, his 8-year-old daughter was killed on her way to school by a truck that ran a red light.
I don't think he is stupid as much as he is senile.
“”I heard the Hannity interview (twice). Hannity did one of his best interviews, IMO, he was level headed, asked good questions, was respectful, and didnt let up or give the clown Voinovich a pass in any way, shape, manner, or form. As the WND article states, Voinovich didnt know the subject matter. Voinovich should get the award for dumbest Congressman just because he is too stupid to hire a staff capable of briefing him on what he is likely to face when he appears with someone like Hannity. The sad thing about this is that if the clown is replaced, and he should be, Ohioans are likely to replace him with a democrap.””
You my friend are correct. That is what happened when DeWine lurched to the left. Ohioans replaced him with the libidiot Sherrod Brown.
Ohio would be a much better state if we could get rid of the libs in the Cleveland area.
SHEILA JACKSON LEE
“Has the Mars Pathfinder taken an image of the flag planted there by Neil Armstrong?”
Barbara Boxer must, simply MUST remain in the Senate for California. Without her, Feinstein's lack of mental acuity could be exposed. This, in turn, could cause her husband's business empire ... based on somehow managing to buy up vast tracts and flipping them to "Nature Conservancies" which buy them from him at a huge mark-up ... O say 300%. Thank heavens it's for the good of the people!
Can anyone explain how America's largest state came to be represented in the Senate by these two yentas from Hell? Frankly, I wouldn't be too quick to condemn Maxine "Boogaloo" Water's explanation. There's gotta be something in the water, Dude.
California has been the laboratory for Democrat election-rigging schemes over the last decade. In 2008, they go national.
You could do remakes of “Dumb and Dumber” into the next century with members of Congress.
I agree, Doug. The title rightfully belongs to Owens.
Though, when I worked for the telephone company in the early 70s, in the Midtown office in D. C., my buds in the Downtown office, which covered Capitol Hill, told me that title went to Senator Byrd.
He might be something of a classical scholar, but on day to day mundane matters, he’s dumb as a brick, they told me.
I am sorry. I despise Voinovich, but NOBODY is stupider than Maxine Waters.
I don't think that almost any congresscritters read bills. Staff reads them, maybe.
What do they spend their working hours doing?
Really though, the only reason Voinovich got anywhere in Cleveland was because he kissed the butt of George Forbes. He ran the city.
Remember when people joked the Kuchinich was going to throw his wife under a bus to have the same advantage as Voinovich?
She taught my friends at Berea High School and was dumb as a box of rocks!
Meeting with lobbyists and campaigning for next election.
It’s that hat that Jackson Lee wears; it is damaging her brain. She cannot even decide what is her last name!
You would think that someone on the space subcommittee would at least know a little about manned missions.
Sandy? A bunch of very, very small rocks.
Yes, Forbes did run the show. Looks as if they finally caught up to him, at least a bit.
“Sandy? A bunch of very, very small rocks”
Murray almost makes Voinovich look like a rocket scientist. So does Boxer.
Don’t agree with him very often, but Biden doesn’t belong on any list of Senate morons. Give him this: unlike some of his colleagues: he is college material.
In the House, Maxine Waters wins with highest honors.
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..............................AND, I recall her accusing someone of “Doing a 360” re a position.....LOL
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