Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Congress and Idiots...but I repeat myself

All too often it appears that our elected representatives are good at only one thing: getting elected. Outside that area they are awfully stupid. For example: U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D) out of Colorado is the lead sponsor in the House on a gun control measure that would ban high capacity magazines--in the future. She thinks such a ban would soon remove all high capacity magazines from the country because, as the Denver Post reports:
“I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those now they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.”
That's right, she thinks that when you shoot all the bullets held in the magazine that the magazine is then useless. She doesn't realize that a magazine can be reloaded over and over again. And she's been the lead sponsor of this bill for two sessions of Congress! The country is in the very best of hands.


Rev. Paul said...

The Progressives made one HUGE mistake: when they began their campaign to "dumb down" the nation's curricula, it apparently didn't occur to them that they wouldn't be learning anything, either.

And now, of course, the examples of jaw-dropping ignorance are everywhere, including the halls of Congress.

joated said...

True Rev. You could probably do a daily post on stupid things our elected officials say. Oh wait. Someone already does that it's called the NY Times. (Of course, their op-ed pages are displays of equally dumb comments on all topics.