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.
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