Angry electorate vows to replace Democrats with Republicans and Republicans with Democrats
Posted by oldancestor on May 20, 2010
ALSO: CONGRESS GRILLS ITSELF IN CONGRESSIONAL HEARING
By Eric J Baker
“Throw the bums out.”
Who can forget these immortal words from the Bible (besides Jews, Muslims, Atheists, Buddhists, Hindus, and “Other”)? But while Jesus was talking about Roman gods, people who drop the TTBO-bomb today are often referring to “bum” politicians who have set up their cardboard shelters (offices) and parked their rusty shopping carts (political agendas) along Washington DC’s marble-floored halls of legislature.
With congressional elections coming in November and primary upsets in the offing, the chorus of anger has grown louder.
“We need to vote out every single congressperson who’s up for reelection,” says Texas resident Norman “Chubzy” Ubzy, “while staying strictly within a two-party system, of course.”
Madge Tool, a resident of Fat Tony’s Trailer Lodge in Twister Magnet, Oklahoma, agrees. “Every single Republican and Democrat currently in office is corrupt. Luckily, the challengers from the same parties, in each case, are completely ethical and honest.”
Her husband, Otis, adds, “Republicans and Democrats will be ok, but those guys from the Incumbent party are in trouble.”
Janet Blandworth, a random expert who gets paid to state the obvious, says, “It’s natural for voters to feel frustrated with elected officials when the economy is in a prolonged slump and jobless rates are high.”
Congress acted quickly when it discovered Americans are unhappy, quarantining those lawmakers up for reelection in a high-school gymnasium and spraying them with Raid.
President Obama praised the bipartisan effort yesterday.
“This is what we can accomplish when we work together,” the President told reporters. “That said, Republicans are still jerks.”
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota responded by urging strict adherence to the Constitution, as it was originally written.
“We didn’t have these problems before women were allowed to vote,” she said. “Or when slaves were 2/3 of a person. We need to get back to the things that made America great.”
In a late session last night, Congress called itself to testify before itself.
“Where do you get off being so smug and self-righteous?” asked House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), looking in a mirror.
Her Republican counterpart, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, skipped the questions and went straight to making out with his reflection.
“Who’s orange?” he cooed at the mirror. “Are you orange? I don’t think so.”
To flesh out the rest of the article, we went back to Janet Blandworth, our random expert, and asked her to blab some more.
“Depending on who you ask,” she said, “the Republicans are either poised to take both houses of Congress and begin a new revolution or are going to get clobbered because their message seems intolerant and borderline racist and will turn voters off.”
So which one will it be?
“I don’t know. Who cares? You know, when I got out of college I was full of hopes and dreams and ideals and thought I could change the world,” she said. “Now look at me. I’m 39-years-old and divorced and spend my time talking to untalented, hack reporters like you about stupid [expletive] boring politicians. I need a drink.”
An unnamed reporter was said to have offered Blandworth a ride back to his place for margaritas, but it was not known at press time if she accepted.