By Greg Gerber
There is big news out of Washington today, folks.
Congress, that nonessential, do-nothing legislative body of wealthy dimwits who are more interested in protecting their own power than in protecting America, has proven once again just how absolutely irrelevant they are as a group. It is proof positive than term-limits are desperately needed to drain that swamp.
Today, Congress unanimously designated June 2017 as Great Outdoors Month.
That’s right, folks. After what was probably hours of contentious, finger-pointing debate, our elected “leaders” finally decided Aug. 2 that it would designated June, which ended 32 days earlier, as Great Outdoors Month.
What’s even more peculiar is that it wasn’t until June 22 that a single senator, Steve Daines (R-Mont.), even introduced Senate Resolution 199 three-quarters of the way through the month.
Really? The Demoplicans and Republicrats (they’re all the same these days) in Congress couldn’t end their partisan, childish games for 10 minutes over the course of six weeks to pass a feel-good resolution about the great outdoors?
I guess not enough palms were greased with campaign contributions to force the astute body into action before its members looked absolutely stupid acting in the second week of August to declare the month of June to be Great Outdoors Month.
According to the Washington Times, Congress worked all of eight days in April — an ideal time to debate the merits of a June Great Outdoors Month.
Really, these people in Washington must be exhausted. No wonder they are taking most of August off as well.
Why? Because campaigning for the 2018 mid-term elections begins in earnest Sept. 5. Members of Congress will need to save their strength for all the back-slapping, arm-twisting extortion it takes to “earn votes.”
I can sit here all day long and bash Congressional members for being stupid. But, with a recent Quinnipiac University poll showing Congress has a dismal 10 percent approval rating — down from 15 percent a year ago — maybe all it takes to find the real culprits who allow this to nonsense to continue year-after-year-after-year is for Americans to step up to a mirror.