Worst moments of the 112th Congress

The good people at Think Progress have posted a useful, if sobering, list of some of the worst moments of the 112th Congress — which, thankfully, ends today.

It includes: creating the “fiscal cliff,” letting the Violence Against Women Act expire, spending $1.5 million to defend the “Defense of Marriage Act,” voting against the environment at least 31 times. kowtowing to the NRA and many more.

Read the whole list by clicking here.



  1. Frank Burns

    January 3, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    One item that the “good folks” at Think Progress left off the list was the failure of Congress to address the deficit spending. We don’t even have a federal budget.

  2. david esmay

    January 3, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    The GOP went on a deficit spending spree for eight years under gov. Bush, you think they’re going to act any different now Frank? They couldn’t even vote on aid to the victims of hurricane Sandy, the best thing for this country is to rid ourselves of the Recalcitrant Party,they can’t govern, legislate, or perform the minor tasks of their office.

  3. Frank Burns

    January 4, 2013 at 9:42 am

    To re-phrase, David wants to continue operations without a federal budget and deficit spending because the GOP spent money too. Pardon me, but that doesn’t make any sense.

  4. david esmay

    January 6, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Deficit spending is one of the pillars of the GOP supply side failure. You justify it when the right holds power and decry it when they don’t, but not too forcefully, because ideologically they have to continue to do it. Double think at it’s finest, the repubclowns making fatuity to an art form.

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