I don’t mean to be mean, I really don’t, and I don’t mean to toss around pejoratives in place of reasoned argument. But there comes a time when about all one can do is to use words like “buffoonery” to describe ideas so preposterous that ordinary language fails us. It’s hard not to think of Congress as a massive collection of buffoons, period, given that they’re concerning themselves, as I said a few weeks ago, with Roger Clemens’ posterior and the like while there are real-life issues that plague the Union. But in the spirit of “no bad idea shall be left unsuggested”, we get the following buffoonery:
Michigan Congressman Wants 50-Cent Tax Hike on Every Gallon of Gas
This courtesy of John Dingell, who’s been proposing buffoonery for better than a half-century. It’s infuriating that this (dare I say “buffoon”?) gentleman has been in Congress so long that he has completely lost touch with reality, and with his constituency. To add 50 cents a gallon now to what we are paying for gas, which is causing the price of everything to go up, is beyond ridiculous; it strains credulity that an individual, theoretically charged with helping move America forward (and as a Democrat, supposedly sympathetic to the plight of the poor–try saying that with a straight face!) would propose something so breathtakingly…buffoonish.
This would seem to be exceeded in its buffoonery only by those who would give this man their vote to return him to D.C. to continue such buffoonery…