EVERYONE HATES CONGRESS  7:31 am November 17, 2011

‘U.S. Going Communist’ Now Much More Popular Than U.S. Congress

by Wonkette Jr.

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 November 17, 2011 at 7:36 am

You know who else is more popular than Congress?

Biel_ze_Bubba November 17, 2011 at 7:49 am

Yeah, yeah … AOTK.

Chichikovovich November 17, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Hmmmmm……Association of Templar Knights? Allgemeine/Ordentliche Topologische Konstante? All of the Katies? All of them Kasket-Karl?

Nope, I got nothin'

Guppy November 17, 2011 at 7:55 am

Me! Especially with "The Ladies."

weejee November 17, 2011 at 9:21 am

Guppy, you're not koi when fishing?

Guppy November 17, 2011 at 9:24 am

Carp diem!

Lascauxcaveman November 17, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Hey Gup, if you've haddock with all them ladies hanging around all the time, you can foist salmon me.

JustPixelz November 17, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Nice try Marcus, but you're not fooling anybody.

Pop_Socket November 17, 2011 at 8:22 am

Just about everybody?

Maman November 17, 2011 at 8:26 am

The dreaded EPA?

Chichikovovich November 17, 2011 at 9:15 am

Jerry Sandusky?

weejee November 17, 2011 at 9:21 am

Shingles?

SorosBot November 17, 2011 at 9:25 am

Snooki?

paris biltong November 17, 2011 at 9:29 am

All of them, Katie.

Golfing_OJ November 17, 2011 at 9:43 am

Taking a nice refreshing dip in the pool and discovering that the pool is full of piranha and the poop of ten thousand drunken fat dudes?

Baconzgood November 17, 2011 at 9:54 am

Lima Beans?

LetUsBray November 17, 2011 at 10:10 am

Anal warts?

RadiosTyrone November 17, 2011 at 10:29 am

Atheists?

satyricrash November 17, 2011 at 10:33 am

You guessed it – Frank Stallone.

Monsieur_Grumpe November 17, 2011 at 10:37 am

Hemorrhoids?

BigDumbRedDog November 17, 2011 at 11:18 am

I'm gonna go ahead and say it. Hitler.

flamingpdog November 17, 2011 at 11:31 am

In this instance, Hitler might actually be the correct answer.

BerkeleyBear November 17, 2011 at 11:24 am

Monkey's flinging poo at the zoo?

flamingpdog November 17, 2011 at 11:35 am

Bernie Sanders?

Oh, sorry, I thought you said "more populist".

chicken_thief November 17, 2011 at 11:38 am

Marcus in a bath house?

HedonismBot November 17, 2011 at 12:14 pm

David Hasselhoff? (In Germany.)

Lionel[redacted]Esq November 17, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Congressional interns? At least with the congressmen.

CommieLibunatic November 17, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Root canals?

Numbat_Dundee November 18, 2011 at 6:39 am

Brussel Sprouts would really seal the deal.

grex1949 November 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Probably your individual congressperson.

freakishlywrong November 17, 2011 at 7:48 am

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 November 17, 2011 at 11:36 am

And right wing vegetables.

Sue4466 November 17, 2011 at 1:39 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 7:51 am

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

Guppy November 17, 2011 at 7:56 am

Speak for yourself, my asshat shut down the FAA.

NorthStarSpanx November 17, 2011 at 8:20 am

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

not that Dewey November 17, 2011 at 8:42 am

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

Negropolis November 17, 2011 at 8:49 am

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

proudgrampa November 17, 2011 at 10:33 am

Mine is another one of those fucking Mormons.

Negropolis November 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm

"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 November 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm

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

Negropolis November 17, 2011 at 8:23 am

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.

weejee November 17, 2011 at 9:28 am

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 November 17, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I love Baghdad Jim.

horsedreamer_1 November 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm

The dreaded American Dental Association puppet, I see.

user-of-owls November 17, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Four out of five communists agree!

dennis1943 November 17, 2011 at 9:20 am

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

SorosBot November 17, 2011 at 9:21 am

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 November 17, 2011 at 10:13 am

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 November 17, 2011 at 10:21 am

Pics or GTFO!

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

iburl November 17, 2011 at 10:18 am

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 November 18, 2011 at 9:57 am

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

Biff November 17, 2011 at 10:36 am

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 November 17, 2011 at 11:33 am

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 November 17, 2011 at 11:56 am

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.

natoslug November 17, 2011 at 12:29 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 2:38 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm

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

GOPCrusher November 17, 2011 at 3:07 pm

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

ShaveTheWhales November 17, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I'm truly sorry to hear that.

HuddledMass November 17, 2011 at 4:28 pm

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

grex1949 November 18, 2011 at 1:40 pm

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

user-of-owls November 17, 2011 at 8:31 pm

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 November 18, 2011 at 1:44 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 7:53 am

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 November 18, 2011 at 9:58 am

Excreted. Excellent.

Come here a minute November 17, 2011 at 7:54 am

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 November 17, 2011 at 12:15 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 8:00 am

BP/Banks 2012!

Guppy November 17, 2011 at 8:35 am

We're already living that dream.

weejee November 17, 2011 at 9:33 am

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

Biff November 17, 2011 at 10:38 am

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 November 17, 2011 at 11:55 am

Four more years.

Arken November 17, 2011 at 8:10 am

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

NorthStarSpanx November 17, 2011 at 8:16 am

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

Negropolis November 17, 2011 at 8:21 am

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 November 17, 2011 at 8:22 am

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%.

JustPixelz November 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm

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."

Spurning Beer November 17, 2011 at 8:25 am

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

LetUsBray November 17, 2011 at 10:21 am

BP at 15% is proof of that.

DahBoner November 17, 2011 at 9:01 am

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

NewtsUndies November 21, 2011 at 8:27 am

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".

johnnyzhivago November 17, 2011 at 9:19 am

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.

johnnyzhivago November 17, 2011 at 9:21 am

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

DaRooster November 17, 2011 at 10:38 am

Those will be the websites they're gunning for.

SorosBot November 17, 2011 at 9:24 am

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

JustPixelz November 17, 2011 at 12:38 pm

It works really well about 1% of the time.

johnnyzhivago November 17, 2011 at 9:31 am

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

CapeClod November 17, 2011 at 9:34 am

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 November 17, 2011 at 9:38 am

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 November 17, 2011 at 9:52 am

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 November 17, 2011 at 10:11 am

Rick Santorum is still at 2%.

SexySmurf November 17, 2011 at 10:25 am

Actual santorum: 14%.

tihond November 17, 2011 at 10:13 am

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

chicken_thief November 17, 2011 at 11:43 am

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

HedonismBot November 17, 2011 at 12:20 pm

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

GOPCrusher November 17, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Dustin Diamond/Dirty Sanchez 2012!

actor212 November 17, 2011 at 10:18 am

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

EatsBabyDingos November 17, 2011 at 10:21 am

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 November 17, 2011 at 10:22 am

I bet the new Adam Sandler movie would poll higher.

proudgrampa November 17, 2011 at 10:26 am

Just barely…

Biff November 17, 2011 at 10:48 am

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

actor212 November 17, 2011 at 12:34 pm

It got a 0% on RottenTomatoes.com

GOPCrusher November 17, 2011 at 3:20 pm

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

sbj1964 November 17, 2011 at 10:40 am

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 November 17, 2011 at 10:46 am

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

Biff November 17, 2011 at 10:48 am

Is "Painful Rectal Itch" already taken?

actor212 November 17, 2011 at 11:12 am

Isn't that Rush's cyst?

Biff November 17, 2011 at 11:25 am

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 November 17, 2011 at 11:48 am

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 November 17, 2011 at 11:50 am

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

mereoblivion November 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm

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

Chichikovovich November 17, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Oh, it's sexual all right.

GeorgiaBurning November 17, 2011 at 1:28 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 1:48 pm

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

sbj1964 November 17, 2011 at 1:57 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm

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 November 17, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Damn, you're polite.

ttommyunger November 17, 2011 at 9:13 pm

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

Numbat_Dundee November 18, 2011 at 6:50 am

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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAFv2NEE-_c&ob
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.

not that Dewey November 17, 2011 at 8:56 am

Check this out. It reads like a veritable Teabaggers' list to Santa Claus.
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/R?d112:FLD0

Tommmcattt November 17, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Scale back the puns, already! You'll hook some bad ones if somebody takes the bait…

Lascauxcaveman November 17, 2011 at 7:06 pm

If you're stating to feel eel, it's because we're doing it on porpoise, so stop being such a whiny bass-tard. You betta believe real minnow a punny thread like this doesn't come down the pike every day.

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