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(Huffington Post)   Bill Maher is hard at work trying to find the worst member of Congress. So far, he has it narrowed down to 435 suspects in the House and 100 in the Senate. This may take a while   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 52
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2014-03-23 12:09:25 PM  
I nominate Louis Gohmert....no, wait, Steve King....no, wait, Michele Bachmann....no, wait, Paul Broun....no wait...ah, fark it, but I'm pretty sure it's a Republican
 
2014-03-23 12:18:51 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: I nominate Louis Gohmert....no, wait, Steve King....no, wait, Michele Bachmann....no, wait, Paul Broun....no wait...ah, fark it, but I'm pretty sure it's a Republican


it's a virtual potpourri of shiatstains out there
 
2014-03-23 12:57:38 PM  
Darrel Issa. And it really isn't even close
 
2014-03-23 12:57:44 PM  
i60.photobucket.com
"All members of Congress are the worst members of Congress.  Film at 11."
 
2014-03-23 01:09:54 PM  
ted cruz, no contest
 
2014-03-23 01:15:20 PM  
All I know is it is someone from the other party. They're all trying to destroy the country and only the saints in my party can stop them.
 
2014-03-23 01:15:29 PM  

bluorangefyre: [i60.photobucket.com image 300x375]
"All members of Congress are the worst members of Congress, except according to their own constituency.  Film at 11."


Thus, why there's an 80% incumbent retention rate while legislative approval numbers are in the single digits.

/My thought is that every state should have at least 1 at-large candidate for the House.
 
2014-03-23 01:23:35 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: I nominate Louis Gohmert....no, wait, Steve King....no, wait, Michele Bachmann....no, wait, Paul Broun....no wait...ah, fark it, but I'm pretty sure it's a Republican


One of those, or maybe Charlie Rangel. He'd be the only democrat who could hope to compete at that level.
 
2014-03-23 01:24:57 PM  
Talk about ensuring yourself some job security.
 
2014-03-23 01:31:16 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Darrel Issa. And it really isn't even close


This.
 
2014-03-23 01:37:12 PM  

Jackson Herring: ted cruz, no contest


I know he's working on it, but I'd have to go with McConnell or somebody that's been at it for a looooong time
 
2014-03-23 01:37:31 PM  
What are the criteria?

/dnrtfa
 
2014-03-23 01:38:11 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Lionel Mandrake: I nominate Louis Gohmert....no, wait, Steve King....no, wait, Michele Bachmann....no, wait, Paul Broun....no wait...ah, fark it, but I'm pretty sure it's a Republican

One of those, or maybe Charlie Rangel. He'd be the only democrat who could hope to compete at that level.


That's racist!

/jk
 
2014-03-23 01:39:53 PM  
Stupidest? Most evil? Most likely to cause actual harm?

/Gohmert
//Issa
///Cruz
 
2014-03-23 01:41:35 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Stupidest? Most evil? Most likely to cause actual harm?

/Gohmert
//Issa
///Cruz


aaaaannnnd....get out of my head.
 
2014-03-23 01:44:48 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Darrel Issa. And it really isn't even close


Darrel Issa is just asking questions. Where was Obama in 1990? Americans want to know.
 
2014-03-23 01:52:16 PM  
 
2014-03-23 01:52:59 PM  
Steve Stockman?
 
2014-03-23 01:53:55 PM  

worthless2000: How about Sheila Jackson Lee?

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2011/dgreenfield/sheila-jackson-lee-raci st -and-moron/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/13/sheila-jackson-lee-c la ims-constitution-400-years-o/

http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/02/congressional-bosses-from-hell-she il a-jackson-lee/


Sure, why not?
 
2014-03-23 02:06:56 PM  
So what happens after the winner is known?
 
2014-03-23 02:12:48 PM  

Flargan: So what happens after the winner is known?


We meet at dawn.  BYOPT (pitchforks and torches)
 
2014-03-23 02:14:26 PM  
I nominate Michele Bachmann.
 
2014-03-23 02:15:47 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: I nominate Louis Gohmert....no, wait, Steve King....no, wait, Michele Bachmann....no, wait, Paul Broun....no wait...ah, fark it, but I'm pretty sure it's a Republican


Oh, serves me right for not reading the thread before. Well, let me also nominate John Boehner.
 
2014-03-23 02:28:03 PM  
 
2014-03-23 02:36:48 PM  

bluorangefyre: "All members of Congress are the worst members of Congress.  Film at 11."


Wow. Never thought I'd see Elizabeth Warren get the Christina Hendricks treatment from Fark Politics.
 
2014-03-23 02:59:18 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-23 03:11:51 PM  

Kevin Lomax: All I know is it is someone from the other party. They're all trying to destroy the country and only the saints in my party can stop them.


So vote Republican!
 
2014-03-23 03:12:31 PM  

sdd2000: Bith Set Me Up: I nominate Michele Bachmann.

She is not running again.  http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/05/reading-between-t h e-lines-of-michele-bachmanns-retirement-speech/276332/


Getting nominated for worst member of Congress. Looks like I'm not the only one that didn't thoroughly read the thread.
 
2014-03-23 03:29:26 PM  
define worst first
 
2014-03-23 03:42:48 PM  

phenn: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 337x243]


OHHHHH, worst dressed
 
2014-03-23 03:54:14 PM  
Just because I like being pedantic, which 5 members of the House didn't make the list?
 
2014-03-23 03:59:35 PM  
Bill Maher is the dumbest person to have his own show now that Piers Morgan lost his.  Who cares what he thinks?  He gets schooled by his guests on a regular basis.

Here's a clip of him thinking sopa was a great idea because he's dumb enough to believe that everyone who pirated 'Religulous' would have bought a ticket if piracy wasn't an option.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7bIDBD6eus
 
2014-03-23 04:02:53 PM  
Bill Maher is a germ-theory denying anti-vaxxer. He is not in the position to be calling anyone a bad or stupid person
 
2014-03-23 04:05:51 PM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Bill Maher is the dumbest person to have his own show now that Piers Morgan lost his.  Who cares what he thinks?  He gets schooled by his guests on a regular basis.

Here's a clip of him thinking sopa was a great idea because he's dumb enough to believe that everyone who pirated 'Religulous' would have bought a ticket if piracy wasn't an option.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7bIDBD6eus


Whoa!!  You totally convinced me!!
 
2014-03-23 04:08:39 PM  

worthless2000: How about Sheila Jackson Lee?

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2011/dgreenfield/sheila-jackson-lee-raci st -and-moron/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/13/sheila-jackson-lee-c la ims-constitution-400-years-o/

http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/02/congressional-bosses-from-hell-she il a-jackson-lee/


Merely dumb doesn't even put you in the running. Cruz, Issa, and Rangel leave her in the dust.

Besides, given the known and well-documented dishonesty of your sources, it's quite likely that her qualifications were radically (heh) overblown there.
 
2014-03-23 04:08:41 PM  
He'll publish a top ten featuring nine Repubs in 2-10 and number one will be some Dem.

Cuz, you know, he's a rule breaker and such. He doesn't see party lines.
 
2014-03-23 04:24:29 PM  
If you jerks could just vote for me, I promise I'll make his job very easy. And then I'll retire after one term.
 
2014-03-23 04:59:12 PM  
It needs to be within a few points, or he won't pick them.
 
2014-03-23 06:11:17 PM  
How about Harry Reid?  He has pretty much ramrodded the Patriot Act renewals through Congress.

Dianne Feinstein for licking the boots of the NSA/CIA until they started poking around her office.

There is Paul Broun who is a chemistry major/physician who thinks that science comes from the pit of hell.

This is kind of like a contest to see which animal's poo stinks the most.
 
2014-03-23 06:40:48 PM  
G
 
2014-03-23 06:44:36 PM  
Mods please delete previous comment. iPhone posting fail.

Gohmert is the stupidest but Paul Ryan I find the most nefarious, due to his open, damn nearly unconcealed disdain for the poor. Most republicans feel like him, but he's sort if the ringleader of that wing.

Every time he speaks of the safety net, he seems to struggle not to say he thinks the poor should be ground into meat slabs and fed to the rich with their caviar. You know, for their own good.
 
2014-03-23 06:58:03 PM  

machoprogrammer: Bill Maher is a germ-theory denying anti-vaxxer. He is not in the position to be calling anyone a bad or stupid person


he's not anti-vax, more anti-big pharma

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-maher/vaccination-a-conversatio_b _3 58578.html
 
2014-03-23 07:43:29 PM  
The NYC metro area House delegation...they're not the worst, but as a group they should get some kind of award for mailing it in. Independent thought is an alien concept to them. Strike "independent" from the previous sentence.

Peter King and Carolyn McCarthy are single-issue hacks. The only ones who can speak extemporaneously in thoughts more evolved than "other party bad" and "I can haz pork?" turn out to be sleazeballs (Rangel, Weiner) or get kicked upstairs to the Senate (Schumer, Gillibrand). The rest haven't gone on the record except by press release in ages. They show up, vote the way the bosses tell them to, and go back to fundraising. There's maybe one grown-up in the entire delegation within 150 miles of the city (Gibson).

I miss the hell-raisers that used to come to Congress from New Yawk - even that nut Bella Abzug.
 
2014-03-23 07:47:00 PM  
Pretty easy, Bill.

Just look for an "R" after their name or a "D" if they're from the South.
 
2014-03-23 07:50:29 PM  
For those of you listing Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, etc. please note the segment or bit that Maher is doing is called "Flip A District"  not flip a seat. He is asking only for congressional seats as he is I think trying to cut down on the gerrymander influence of house seats. Also, listing congress critters that have announced retirement like Michele Bachmann shows you have also not read the article.
 
2014-03-23 08:13:25 PM  

whidbey: Pretty easy, Bill.

Just look for an "R" after their name or a "D" if they're from the South.


It's Bill Maher. The over/under on a Dem making the list is zero.
 
2014-03-23 08:21:01 PM  

cchris_39: whidbey: Pretty easy, Bill.

Just look for an "R" after their name or a "D" if they're from the South.

It's Bill Maher. The over/under on a Dem making the list is zero.


He's been tough on Democrats. After the Trayvon Martin shooting, Bill's New Rule viciously criticized both Obama and Democrats for not pushing for stronger/more sensible gun regulations.
 
2014-03-23 08:21:33 PM  

cchris_39: whidbey: Pretty easy, Bill.

Just look for an "R" after their name or a "D" if they're from the South.

It's Bill Maher. The over/under on a Dem making the list is zero.


More like Pig Maher, amirite?
 
2014-03-23 08:29:30 PM  
So it'll be a Republican, and therefore Bill Maher making them a target and giving them attention will only help their fundraising and rally their base.
 
2014-03-23 10:58:40 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: worthless2000: How about Sheila Jackson Lee?

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2011/dgreenfield/sheila-jackson-lee-raci st -and-moron/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/13/sheila-jackson-lee-c la ims-constitution-400-years-o/

http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/02/congressional-bosses-from-hell-she il a-jackson-lee/

Sure, why not?


Trouble is you'd have to hit her in the primary, and it's pretty late to do that. But yeah, if you ask people on the Hill, she's pretty much the consensus worst. For a laugh, google "Sheila Jackson Lee staff". She's horrible, and just about every democrat would be happy to see her replaced. But it's not a priority for a project like Maher's. She's personally insane, but pretty much harmless- everybody ignores her legislatively, so the only influence she actually has is voting yes or no (and as much as people think that's all they do, it's really the bare minimum, and most members get to do much, much more), and she generally votes the right way.
 
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