Who is our wackiest Congressional Representative?

United States
February 26, 2010 9:05pm CST
Michelle Bachman? Congressman Weiner? YOUR representative? Hey have fun and explain why - we will announce a winner later...
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@Taskr36 (13924)
• United States
27 Feb 10
Wow, that's an easy one to answer. Alan Grayson. I could cite several reasons like him calling an adviser to Ben Bernanke a "K-street wh0re" or saying anyone who opposes the dems health care bill of wanting people to die quickly. The real proof of his insanity is his crusade to have a woman jailed for 5 years because she made a website called "mycongressmanisnuts.com" mocking his own website "congressmanwithguts.com". First he tried to get criminal charges against her in Florida and was laughed at. Then he sent a letter to Eric Holder DEMANDING she be arrested and imprisoned for her actions. Why'd you mention Weiner though? I think he's a pretty straightforward and sensible guy. I also respect him for owning the name instead of trying to change the pronunciation like Congressman Boehner. Yeah, we all know how that name is really pronounced.
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• United States
27 Feb 10
Thanks! Great post!
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@xfahctor (14130)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
27 Feb 10
"Congressman Boehner" **Beavis voice**....hehe...hehe...he said boehner....
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
27 Feb 10
Not to be contentious, but "oe" in German is pronounced like "er" in English. It should be pronounced "Berner". They probably say "ay" for the same reasons they sing "danke schoen" as "shayn". It's just the way we've anglicized the pronounciation. Neither "o" nor "ay" is correct, but I suppose he can choose whichever wrong way he likes best.
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
2 Mar 10
Right now, I'd say it would have to be Jim Bunning. One of this morning's papers says that when he was a Philly he was known for his curve ball but now all he can seem to throw is a screwball.
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
2 Mar 10
PS: I Know he's a senator but I figure if Chris Dodd can make it into this thread, Jim Bunning can also.
@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
27 Feb 10
Well, Taskr named the obvious in Alan "I didn't take my medication today" Grayson. But let's not overlook another wonderful representative whose mumblings get a lot of attention but very little scrutiny: Nancy Pelosi. Nancy is so well-informed that she doesn't know how many people live in the US: "Every week we don't pass a Stimulus package, 500 million Americans lose their jobs" Come on, Nancy, there are only 300 million people in the whole United States. Nancy thinks natural gas is an alternative energy source as she explains it: "I believe in natural gas as a clean, cheap alternative to fossil fuels. It's cheap, abundant and clean compared to fossil fuels" Illegal immigrants are "Americans": "We have an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in our country who need our help along with millions of unemployed minorities. Stock market profits taxes could go a long ways to guarantee these people the standard of living they would like to have as "Americans". First she said: "Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process. " Then she said: "The president led us into the Iraq war on the basis of unproven assertions without evidence;" At the health care summit, Nancy exclaimed that it was really about jobs because the health care bill will create 4 Million jobs, 400,000 almost immediately. She didn't explain where these 4 million jobs will be and I am finding it difficult to figure out how these jobs will be created unless she means it will take 4 million new federal employees to administrate the program. But my favorite has to be: "We have so much room for improvement. Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory... of how we are taking responsibility. " I am waiting for my government inventory list to arrive any day now.
@anniepa (27240)
• United States
27 Feb 10
There are just SO many I don't know where to begin...lol! Seriously, without going through a list of the entire House I'd have to cast my vote for Michele Bachmann. Every time she opens her mouth something wackier than the last thing comes out! She wanted to have members of Congress investigated by the media for anti-American activities. She claimed AmeriCorps would put our kids into "reeducation camps", apparently unaware as she said it that her own son was working for AmeriCorps. She's spoken of "curses" and "slashing our wrists". She recently told the tale of having bumped into a man from Japan who told her people there didn't speak against their health care plan because if they did they'd be put on a list and wouldn't get any care, and then said that would be what would happen here if a health care plan were passed. Annie
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
28 Feb 10
There's really too many to name just one. I'll vote for Alan, Nancy, Barnie Frank, the Congresswoman who would like to "socialize" the oil companies (can't remember her name), and Chris Dodd.