Serious Congress Debates Equally Serious Subject

Apparently, now that Congress has fixed the economy, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, illegal immigration, health care, Chrysler, and so many major issues, then now have time for really serious debate, in true bipartisan idiot fashion

Texas Rep. Joe Barton likened college football’s Bowl Championship Series to “communism” Friday, even as he made the case that the system is what it is because of money.

In his opening remarks during a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s commerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee, Barton — the panel’s ranking Republican — recalled the hearing he held on the same matter several years ago.

“That time, I had hoped through a spirit of volunteerism, the BCS would decide to go to a playoff system,” he said. “That hasn’t happened yet. It is interesting that people of good will — I think everybody on whatever side of the issue is a person of good will — keeps trying to tinker with the current system.”

“It’s like communism, you can’t fix it.”

It’s also a minor issue, and no business of the United States Congress. You idiot.

Earlier in the hearing, (Bobby) Rush (D-Ill.) responded to some criticism that Congress was involving itself in the affairs of college football.

“We are keenly interested,” he said, “some indeed are very passionate about it. It is not in the interest of college football for anybody to be dismissive of our congressional responsibility and our congressional commitment.”

It is not in the Constitution for the U.S. Congress to involve itself in this matter. Idiot.

Rep. Gene Green (D-Tex.), who displayed a football helmet of his alma mater, the University of Houston, said that while constituents may also have their minds on larger matters, “We can walk and chew gum at the same time.”

And you do neither very well. Idiot. Why don’t y’all take a peek at that Constitution thing, I mind your own business.

More: Ed Morrissey – I don’t like the BCS, but I hate government interference in private enterprise.  That’s like communism, and maybe Barton should start spending his time and our money fighting that instead of worrying about college football championships.

Jim Fister disagrees with Ed:  Hey, in this one, I’m applying the Jillian Bandes rule.  The more time they spend on this, the LESS time they’re going to spend passing new spending bills.  Guys, hold hearings for a week!  A month!  Get the president involved in a special session!

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4 Responses to “Serious Congress Debates Equally Serious Subject”

  1. mojo says:

    My personal fave is asking Pres. Obama if he likes the BCS system.

    Ok, so he’s entitled to a stupid opinion, just like everybody else. But I don’t care what it is.

  2. Personally, I think the BCS is dumb. Bowl games are about money for the school, and it was more interesting when bowls could invite teams that would make a good matchup.

  3. Jim Fister says:

    You better bet I disagree w/ Ed on this one. Heck, let’s see if we can get ALL THREE branches debating the BCS. Congress can’t pass bills, the administration can’t apologize, and the judges will be deciding national champions instead of gay marriage.

    Trifecta!

  4. Jim Fister says:

    You’d better bet I disagree with Ed. Heck, let’s get ALL THREE branches involved in this one. The administration will be too busy to apologize for anything. Congress won’t spend. The judges will be deciding national champions instead of gay marriage and gun rights. Trifecta!

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