It seems the Republicans were not amused when Rep. Alan Grayson read off some of the latest figures from Public Policy Polling on Congressional approval ratings, while making his point about whether "the dignity of the House had been offended" by Republicans and their brinksmanship during this government shutdown.
Comparing them to dog poop is probably one of the nicer things you could say about them and their behavior these days.
In an interesting twist, hipsters -- that much-maligned group of disaffected youth so often blamed for doing little with their lives -- were also seen as preferrable to Congress. Ironic, indeed.
Voters preferred hipsters over Congress by a margin of 9 percent, and not because of an oversampling of likely skinny-jeans wearers, either: 18 to 29-year-olds (the population decidedly most likely to be hipsters) were the smallest population sampled in the survey.
The more-popular-than-Congress list also includes hemorrhoids, toenail fungus, potholes, the DMV, public radio fundraising drives, the IRS and zombies.
As Ari Rabin-Havt at Media Matters pointed out, don't plan on Fox showing any of this testimony any time soon. "Florida Representative Alan Grayson used his opportunity at today's House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Benghazi to dismantle many of the myths spread by the conservative media." Read more...