One horrible hangover is a way-low regard for politics. Jocelyn Kiley, the Pew Research Center’s associate director of research: ‘“Neither party is viewed in a favorable way, and that is unusual,” Ms. Kiley said. “There’s an overall decline in views of both parties.”‘
(Illustration found here).
And from DC, a coming-together of the useless (via VOA): ‘The new U.S. Congress convenes Tuesday with Republicans controlling both the House of Representatives and the Senate…Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, speaking on CNN television Sunday, said the Senate’s first major task will be approving the Keystone oil pipeline…‘
In other words, more bullshit.
And amongst the useless, the nasty-hearted idiots (from SFGate):
First, Boehner had to survive his election as speaker — the main event on any opening day’s agenda.
Tea party-backed Reps. Louie Gohmert of Texas and Ted Yoho of Florida put themselves forward as challengers to Boehner, and at least 10 Republicans announced they would oppose Boehner.
But that was far short of the number needed to place his election in jeopardy, and many lawmakers dismissed the challenge as a needless distraction at a moment when the party should be celebrating new majorities and showing voters it can lead.
“It’s time to put all this silliness behind and move on,” said Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn.
“We’re on probation. If we don’t perform … (voters) can make a pivot in a heartbeat.”
And that’s even-pure bullshit — these guys don’t give a fat-rat’s ass.