WASHINGTON: Congress has become a collection of fools. Particularly on the Democrat side of the aisle. Which is not to say Republican do not have their share of idiots in red noses. At one time, it would have been scandalous to say such things. Unfortunately, the behavior of too many of our elected officials demands accountability.
Isn’t that Libelous to say?
The standards for libel against or slandering “public” officials is higher than the average man-on-the-street. The public official must show actual malice. An intent to harm magnified by their position of authority.
However, whether public or private, for a spoken or printed word to be libel, four criteria of the offense must be met. The words must be:
The crux of the entire system seems to fall onto number 2. That is, is the statement false? Far from it. They are acting the fool, the clown, the joker on a daily basis.
For someone to call a congressman a fool isn’t malicious if it’s true.
For example, Shelia Jackson Lee thinks Neil Armstrong landed on Mars. Yes. She said so. AOC says the world will end in 12 years if we don’t do this and that in regard to some kind of green plan.
And then there is that fool Steve Cohen who carries a porcelain chicken into Congress’ hallowed halls. Cohen further disgraced his elected role and the Congressional body by stuffing his idiot face with friend chicken right there in a Congressional chamber.
Now Merriam Webster describes a fool as someone lacking in judgment or prudence.
Webster is a bit soft with such a prime definition but follows up with synonyms that draw a better picture: dipstick, doofus, lunatic, halfwit, nincompoop, etc.
I would think that either of the three above certainly, or most of the rest of the chosen 435, could be called halfwit or doofus or any of the catchy synonyms. And, of course, the other half of the bicameral setup had more than its share of nincompoops, dimwits and whatever.
In fact, several of them are running for president, presently. The tomfoolery that comes from this body of great deliberators would far too many megabytes for this article to render in a day.
Lack of party leadership leads to Democrats in the House and Senate acting the clown
One of the two problems is that none of the members in the house or political leadership seem to care (or notice?) how many people think and probably refer to them as fools.
As long as they get their paychecks, their pensions, their future lobbying schemes and whatever else they can connive from a free-spending corrupt government they are as happy as the collective pigs in slop
To the degree to which Congress has fallen is an almost on a one-to-one correlation with the so-called news media. (Congress’ approval rating drops to 11 percent – CBS News)
The media, the so-called Fourth Estates, was once a group Americans could count on to be the guardians of the real check and/or balance. But no more, it seems. Now fact checking is left to political partisan, mostly liberal, groups like Snoops whose choice of true or false is viewed through the lens of political affiliation, not facts.
Democrats political governance has adopted a mob mentality. And fools always lead a mob.
Fool : a person lacking in judgment or prudence
berk [British], booby, charlie (also charley) [British], cuckoo, ding-a-ling, dingbat, ding-dong, dipstick, doofus [slang], featherhead, git [British], goose, half-wit, jackass,lunatic, mooncalf, nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, nut,nutcase, simp, simpleton, turkey, yo-yo