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Andy Borowitz says it all

Thursday, April 18, 2013

He always captures the complete absurdity of politics perfectly!

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"WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In the halls of the United States Senate, dozens of Senators congratulated themselves today for having what one of them called “the courage and grit to stand up to the overwhelming wishes of the American people.

“We kept hearing, again and again, that ninety per cent of the American people wanted us to vote a certain way,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky). “Well, at the end of the day, we decided that we weren’t going to cave in to that kind of special-interest group.

“It was a gut check, for sure, but we had to draw a line in the sand,” agreed Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S. Carolina). “If we had voted the way the American people wanted us to, it would have sent the message that we’re here in Washington to be nothing more than their elected representatives.

"Calling yesterday’s Senate action “a bipartisan effort,” Senator Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas) said, “This proves that on a matter that affects the safety of every man, woman, and child in the nation, we can reach across the aisle to defy the interests of all of them.

"Senator McConnell agreed that yesterday’s vote “sent a powerful message,” adding, “If the American people think that just because they voted us into office and pay our salaries, benefits, and pensions, we are somehow obliged to listen to them, they are sorely mistaken.”

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INSPIRATIONAL3 6/15/2013 8:27PM

    This would be funny if it wasn't so true.

Yvonne


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BE-THE-CHANGE 4/19/2013 11:27PM

    Sad but the sentiments are true.

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CATHYGETSFIT 4/19/2013 4:25PM

    hahaha Funny! Probably more true than not!

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KOSHIE1 4/19/2013 12:41PM

    it's gut-wrenching, all right!
I know I'd like to wrench some!

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GLC2009 4/18/2013 4:48PM

    huh? is this serious? i can't believe these people say these things. i'd say, it makes me glad i'm canadian, but, our prime minister is an idiot too.

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BARBARASDIET 4/18/2013 3:29PM

    good grief!

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HONOURIA 4/18/2013 1:58PM

    I was married to a diplomat at one point in my life and spent time in Washington, so I find this really hilarious!

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ANASARI 4/18/2013 12:39PM

    Funny! :)

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KNH771 4/18/2013 12:35PM

    I don't always agree with Andy's politics, but on this one, he hit the nail on the head. Ridiculousness. Have you seen/heard his bit on when he almost died? Makes me laugh out loud every time.

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