Can anyone harbor even the slightest illusion that the US Senate is the ‘world’s greatest deliberative body’, as it frequently boasts itself to be, after this latest episode. It happened when Louisiana senator David Vitter decided that he would block senate business until he got his way.
Vitter, a Louisiana Republican, has infuriated Democrats this week by commandeering the Senate floor, demanding a vote on his amendment repealing federal contributions to help pay for lawmakers’ health care coverage.
But Democratic senators are preparing a legislative response targeting a sordid Vitter episode. If Vitter continues to insist on a vote on his proposal, Democrats could counter with one of their own: Lawmakers will be denied those government contributions if there is “probable cause” they solicited prostitutes.
This is because Vitter has a prostitution problem in his past.
This is playground taunting dressed up in high-falutin language.
And if that was not enough, the US is now exporting its idiocy. The Daily Show reports that the three stupidest people in America recently went to Egypt. Haven’t the people of that country suffered enough? What have they done to deserve this?
(This clip aired on September 11, 2013. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)