At a certain point, when something is unpopular enough, it is eradicated. And yet, the U.S. Congress continues to exist! Here is a new poll in the Washington Post that proves the American Houses of “Representative Government” have a nationwide approval rating of 9 percent. Guess what’s more popular than the U.S. Congress? Well, a healthy 11 percent support the overturning of the corrupt American system of capitalist-welfare government and replacing it with Communism. That’s more popular than Congress.

Other things more popular than Congress, according to this WaPo thing:

  • BP during the Gulf oil spill, at 15%
  • Banks, at 23%
  • Lawyers, at a whopping 29%
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  • dr_giraud

    You know who else is more popular than Congress?

  • freakishlywrong

    It's the conservative wet dream. Get a shitload of worthless, ignorant yahoos in to congress, do nothing but defund Planned Parenthood and the EPA and pass legislature ruling that that pizza is a vegetable. Voila`! "Congress" and faith in Government evaporates. Just make sure that no one points out that they're all a bunch of right wing assholes.

    • flamingpdog

      And right wing vegetables.

    • Sue4466

      And then run for re-election on the "I hate Washington" ticket and hope no one notices you've been there for 60 years.

  • BarackMyWorld

    Sadly, most of us still love our own Congressperson. It's those 434 other idiots we can't stand and are the problem.

    • Guppy

      Speak for yourself, my asshat shut down the FAA.

      • NorthStarSpanx

        Mine wore a propeller beanie on his head questioning Interior Secretary Ken Salazar yesterday.

        • not that Dewey

          Mine wants us to be able to bring concealed handguns into churches and bars in other states.

          • Negropolis

            Mine is the totally-bought-and-paid-for insurance industry lackey and Intelligence Committee's chair who advocated the execution of the Wikileaker.

          • not that Dewey

            Check this out. It reads like a veritable Teabaggers' list to Santa Claus.

      • proudgrampa

        Mine is another one of those fucking Mormons.

        • Negropolis

          "Fucking Mormons" is really kind of redundant. That's seemingly all they do. I think they are a branch of the Fucking Fords of Toronto.

          • Guppy

            The fucking isn't the issue per se, it's the breeding

    • Negropolis

      Actually, I think a few months ago they asked this same question and for the first time ever Americans wanted to even throw their own congresscritter to the wolves.

      • That's sweet news. But here in C'Addle we're likely to keep Baghdad Jim McDermott. We know he does have baggage with his 100% ADA and 0% ACU 2010 ratings, but we love him for trying to do better. Here's hoping for 110% ADA and -10% ACU in 2011.

        • emmelemm

          I love Baghdad Jim.

        • horsedreamer_1

          The dreaded American Dental Association puppet, I see.

          • user-of-owls

            Four out of five communists agree!

    • dennis1943

      I'm having a hard time recognizing him………….he's changed so much……..

    • SorosBot

      Mine generally votes the way I'd like, but he is, as Hunter Thompson described Humphrey, just a useless gutless old ward-heeler. I wish he'd get a credible primary challenger one of these years, but that's probably never going to happen.

    • EatsBabyDingos

      Scary Ghosty-like Story: Mine showed up at a Christmas in April house rehab that I was working on, and helped install a ceiling in the basement of an old guy's house. [cue spooky music…wait for it…] WiTHOUT ANY CAMERAS OR PRESS.

      • jus_wonderin

        Pics or GTFO!

        Wow, that is cool. They usually need some kind of video evidence of their good deeds.

    • iburl

      If my congressman represented my area, I'd love him, as it stands, Tom DeLay redistricted my Congressman and now I have a Republican scion of the Clear Channel fortune as my congressman in Austin, sharing a district with the richest, whitest suburbs of Houston 200 miles away. Rep. Michael McCaul, the richest person in Congress.

      • Ducksworthy

        I find the fact that any scion of the Clear Channel family is allowed to run for elected office very sad.

    • Biff

      No, I disliked mine. Then he was bumped to the Senate by Gov. Sandoval, and I dislike him only slightly less than I did the asshole he replaced, Ensign. Now I have no Representative at all, and I like it!

    • BerkeleyBear

      Well my last rep in Indiana was Dan Burton (complete nutjob, from a family of nutjobs, but his district was mainly rural with just a slice of burbs, so no challenge)
      My last rep in Illinois was Aaron Schock (just needs to come out of the damn closet already, self-hating little gay boy that he is – absolutely no compassion as overcompensation)
      My last rep in Portland was Wu, the sex assaulting furry – huge upgrade, by the way.

      Not one of them I would have voted for, not one I did vote for, but as of yet no one I've supported has had a shot. Now I've got to hope Suzanne Bonamici (Dem, actually seems to care about people, former FTC lawyer) doesn't get clobbered by a combination of low turnout (mail-in technically)/apathy/anti-establishment anger over Occupy Portland being shut down in what should be a solid blue district.

    • fartknocker

      Mine is Lloyd Doggett. He does a lot for helping children and he revised the Federal rules so that Rick the Shit Stain Ingrown Anus Hair Perry couldn't take $300 million in Federal aid designated for schools and use it to balance the State budget.

      Unfortunately with the TeaTards controlling the State Legislature in Austin, he may be gerrymandered out of existence.

    • Mine wants to block drilling for oil and gas on the coast of N. California, rename a post office, and cut winery taxes. As long as decent Grenache is cheaper, I suppose I could forgo a firefighter or two (dozen?) for lower taxes.

    • twaingirl

      Nope. Mine was named by CREW as one of the most corrupt Representatives in Congress (and that is sayin' something). She also likes to vote for war and deny people in need. However, when I lived in New York, I had Louise Slaughter and she was awesome.

    • Slim_Pickins

      I call mine Pious Pete because to him its all about being a good christian.

    • GOPCrusher

      Thanks to redistricting, mine is Steve King (Xenophobe-IA)

      • ShaveTheWhales

        I'm truly sorry to hear that.

    • HuddledMass

      Next year, god willing, fingers crossed, my senator will be Elizabeth Warren and YES! I WILL LOVE HER!

      • grex1949

        We need Elizabeth in the Senate! A voice for intelligence and reason, not to mention integrity. Go Elizabeth!

    • user-of-owls

      The very first piece of 'lawmaking' mine did was to introduce an amendment stripping all funding for the President's teleprompters from the budget. Pretty sure that's the only thing the sniveling cunt has done too.

    • grex1949

      Mine is Keith Ellison. Couldn't be happier with my representation. Senators are Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, and we are very satisfied with them, too.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Popularity, and the interests of the population, stopped being relevant to these corporate bootlickers about the time SCROTUS excreted the Citizens United decision.
    These morans are prepared to make it legal to robo-call our cell-phones at dinner time … legislation that has about 0.01% of the public behind it. With that kind of "representation", it's no wonder that even angry teabagger loons can get elected.

    • Ducksworthy

      Excreted. Excellent.

  • Come here a minute

    Congresscritters don't care, their constituents love them, and hate all the other members. But if they did want to do something about it, free beer would be a good place to start.

    • HedonismBot

      I'm from Wyoming. I hate my congresspuppet and senators. Other states do have a few representatives I admire. Sigh.
      But free beer always helps.

  • AlterNewt

    BP/Banks 2012!

    • Guppy

      We're already living that dream.

      • Start paying Citi & BoA with Monopoly money, or perhaps better open a bank account in Zimbabwe and pay in Zimbabwe woowie.

        • Biff

          I paid my BofA Visa with my Citi Mastercard. I'm waiting for them to nickel and dime each other to death, the way they do their other customers.

    • SwanSwanH

      Four more years.

  • Arken

    Yeah, but if you add all those together, it's 87%, so everyone loves the congressional communist BP banker lawyers.

  • NorthStarSpanx

    No worries, Perry's part-time Congress will cut this dislike in half.

  • Negropolis

    Hell, malaria is probably more popular than Congress.

    BTW, the conservatives do know that the more they make Congress irrelevant the more relevant they make the black man in the White House, right? I mean, they do realize that when he declares the abolition of the republic and institute the Great American Empire, it'll be their own damned fault, claro?

  • Goonemeritus

    Through this period of wildly swinging public opinion one group has maintained enviable consistency. I of course am speaking about the sexual desirability of American engineers whose poll numbers have been rock solid at 2% with an error of +-3%.

    • Joke my father likes to tell:

      During the French Revolution, they brought a bishop to the guillotine. Just before they released the blade, he shouted "God Save France". The blade slid down but suddenly stopped just before decapitation. Assuming divine intervention, they let him go.

      Next up was a nobleman. He had seen what happened to the bishop, so he too shouted "God Save France". Once again the blade stopped just before decapitation and he too was set free.

      Then they brought an engineer to be executed. As he was being positioned on the guillotine, he looked up and said "I think see what your problem is with the blade."

  • A well-funded media campaign could really raise the approval levels of flesh-eating bacteria and genital warts.

    • LetUsBray

      BP at 15% is proof of that.

  • DahBoner

    At this point, hotel lookout cat is more popular than these insane assclowns in Congress…

    • NewtsUndies

      I have to ask. Who or what is hotel lookout cat? M. Le Google couldn't help me out at all. He shrugged and said "nope, I got nothing, mate".

  • If Congress could just address a few of the nation's most critical issues (for example, end the ban on incandscent lightbulbs or institute a nationwide program requiring "In God We Trust" on license plates) I am sure their popularity will rise again.

  • Here's an idea – a new law making it illegal to report any information regarding the popularity of Congress.

    • DaRooster

      Those will be the websites they're gunning for.

  • SorosBot

    Well we tried capitalism out and that hasn't worked too well…

    • It works really well about 1% of the time.

  • Most shocking news of all – thanks to Kortney, even Brussel Sprouts are now more popular than Congress!

  • CapeClod

    Its hard to generate any enthusiasm when you're dealing with the political equivelent of a late season game between the Colts vs the Browns.

  • paris biltong

    Not surprised about the popularity of communism. I remember being in a detention cell in the early eighties and some dope dealer from Harlem telling me he thought he would have been a law abiding citizen in a country like East Germany where, he had heard, everybody earned about the some income.

  • Chichikovovich

    I'm still waiting to see when Congress passes the "Job Creation Encouragement and Tax-Freedom Extension" Act, which will not only eliminate all Federal taxes on corporations and individuals making over $1,000,000 per year, and provide Federal rebates for any state and local taxes, but also provide Federal matching funds of $1 for every dollar earned over $1,000,000 per year. By my reckoning we should be seeing it in about a year and a half.

  • chascates

    Rick Santorum is still at 2%.

    • SexySmurf

      Actual santorum: 14%.

  • tihond

    Every time Bachmann complains about socialism, another person thinks "If this lady hates it, it can't be that bad."

    • chicken_thief

      That assumes that 100% of Americans can speak Screech. I, for one, can only understand about a third of what Crazy Eyes says.

      • HedonismBot

        "That assumes that 100% of Americans can speak Screech."
        Dustin Diamond 2012!

        • GOPCrusher

          Dustin Diamond/Dirty Sanchez 2012!

  • actor212

    Komrades! Workers of the World Unite! You have nothing to lose but your power ties!

  • EatsBabyDingos

    Congress is just too itchy. Painful and itchy. Congress probably needs a little Preparation H in their Senate Bean Soup. Or maybe the K Streeters can just wear it like Chapstick when they are doing their job.

  • actor212

    I bet the new Adam Sandler movie would poll higher.

    • proudgrampa

      Just barely…

    • Biff

      If it's like all the others, I still wouldn't know, since I've never seen one.

      • actor212

        It got a 0% on

        • GOPCrusher

          Maybe it and The Undefeated can run as a double feature?

  • sbj1964

    The U.S. Congress is so messed up I,m surprised they're poll numbers are not lower than Herpes . And who are the 8% that approve of congress? I want, what they are smoking !

  • actor212

    Congress could change its name to "Mangled Baby Ducks". That might help.

    • Biff

      Is "Painful Rectal Itch" already taken?

      • actor212

        Isn't that Rush's cyst?

        • Biff

          Yes, but I don't think that's where SNL got their inspiration for their “Flucker's” sketch from whence this meme sprang…

  • chicken_thief

    That's just the lamestream media with another of their "gotcha!" questions. They know Americans don't know jack shit about politics, geography, history, world events, and what not. If it doesn't include Jesus, American Idol, or DWTS fuck it, who needs it.

  • Puffperney

    Hope the polls regularly check the increasing popularity of socialism/communism as unemployment gets worse and worse. I'm thinking geometric relationship?

  • mereoblivion

    Oh, I thought they said "sexual congress"! So 9% is actually a tad high.

    • Chichikovovich

      Oh, it's sexual all right.

  • GeorgiaBurning

    The Repubs keep saying "Government can't work" and putting up candidates dedicated to keeping it broken. The Dems keep forgetting that half the voters have below average intelligence. Sigh…

  • Tracer_Bullet

    I suppose eventually the approval rate will trend downwards to 1%.

  • sbj1964

    Herman Cain's new theme song. (Ain't no beans in the kitchen ,fish don't burn on the grill. Took a hole lot of sweat you know; just to get up this hill .) Can't wait for him to call some reporter a Honky.

  • ttommyunger

    Went to a social function with the Realtor wife and the Head Knocker made some introductory remarks prior to the meal. One statement stuck with me: "If you make over $71 K you are in the top one per cent of earners.". I called him on it afterwards and he said: "One per cent of the World population." I replied that I didn't realize he was including the subsistence farmer in Afghanistan, and he replied; "They're people, too." I answered it was nice of him to equate them with corporations, but since all his Realtors lived and worked in America, it seemed misleading to use a Global Standard." At this point, having an aversion to right-wing dicks-and jail-I walked away.

  • ShaveTheWhales

    Damn, you're polite.

    • ttommyunger

      I had prolly already said too much. Wife has to work with the little prick every day.

  • Numbat_Dundee

    Politicians sellout unless you have a movement capable of stopping them from doing so. In Australia we have two cabinet ministers who illustrate this to perfection. One is Senator Penny Wong, an openly gay woman who won't stand up to the Labor Party's gutless refusal to support gay marriage, despite the fact that a majority of Australians support it.
    The other is this bloke, who you can see singing this delightful ditty in the early 1980s:
    Now Peter Garrett is a member of a cabinet that just fawned over your man Barry as he announced a marine base in northern Australia.
    US forces give the nod indeed.
    Of course, the House could always deal with this sudden (relative) enthusiasm for communism by setting up a committee to deal with it. There is a precedent after all.

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