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The smartest guy in Washington.Guess who wins politically, in this pathetic “debt showdown” thing in Washington? Nobody in Washington, that’s for sure! More than three-quarters of Americans polled about the budget battles and threatened government shutdown used “negative words” including disgusting, ridiculous, stupid, childish, joke and sucks to describe the idiocy. A lot of people also said something the Washington Post spells as “bull____,” and we can’t figure out what it means. Bullwinkle? Probably. Meanwhile, let’s all congratulate Ronald Reagan Junior Barack Obama for further pissing off a percentage of people equal to those pissed off by the Tea Party Fanatics during this long national nightmare.

Both Obama the Halfling and the Tea Party Trolls took 37% hit point damage — and not from the same voters, obviously. Everybody loses, though, and that’s what’s important. Now, with the proof of this survey, Americans are legally allowed to fatally boil everyone in the White House and Congress. Everyone! It’s in Article something-something, Section XXX: “When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State or in the Executive Branch, due to Boiling by the Citizenry, the Provisional Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Chaos to fill such Vacancies with Shadow Puppets and Machine Elves.”

Really, it’s a very bad review of Our Guvmint ‘n Action:

Americans give overwhelmingly negative reviews to the fierce budget debate that has transfixed Washington over the past few weeks, and large numbers now think less favorably about the country’s political leaders, according to a new poll by the Washington Post and the Pew Research Center.

Asked for single-word characterizations of the budget negotiations, the top words in the poll — conducted in the days before an apparent deal was struck — were “ridiculous,” “disgusting” and “stupid.” Overall, nearly three-quarters of Americans offered a negative word; just 2 percent had anything nice to say.

“Ridiculous” was the most frequently mentioned word among Democrats, Republicans and independents alike.

[Washington Post]

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