Seriously, just how fucking stupid are these people?
I’m talking about Congressional Republicans here. Last week (before taking off for a five-week recess) the House of Representatives approved a bill appropriating funds for the Department of Defense. Republican Members of Congress insisted on included this language in the bill:
None of the funds made available under this Act may be distributed to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) or its subsidiaries.
They put similar language in a bill funding the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing & Urban Development. But that’s not what makes Republicans stupid. What makes them stupid is that they’ve done this more than a dozen times in the last year and a half.
This is how stupid Republicans have become: according to a PPP poll, half of registered Republicans believe ACORN stole the 2012 election for President Obama. Half of them (well, 49%, which is close enough). But wait, it’s even more stupid than that. Here’s what really makes them stupid. ACORN disbanded in 2010.
That’s right, Republicans in Congress are voting — repeatedly voting — to prevent any government funding to go to a group that’s been out of existence for three years. That’s a special kind of stupid. It should be obvious, even to the stupidest of the stupid, that when the hamster is dead, the little wheel stops turning. This hamster’s been dead for three years. When are they going to realize it?
Of course, this is the same Republican Congress that’s voted forty times to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It’s as if they ask themselves “What’s the most pointless thing we can possibly do to avoid governing?” and then they do it. And then they do it again. And again.
I’m reminded of something George Carlin said: “Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”