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Jon Oliver's Hilarious, Sad Take On Congress Fundraisers

Shrimp for breakfast, Congressman?

"Washington is like Rod Stewart’s haircut — party in the front, party in the back, frankly too much party and no business anywhere."

And it's utterly clear that Congress has no ability to police themselves to...let's face it...make their jobs better.

It reminds me of a moment in Obama's State of the Union Speech last January, a moment when you could hear a pin drop, because the President was talking specifically to members of Congress about improving their own jobs. I imagine Congress likes the State of the Union for the reason that they can sit in the actual Congressional Chamber for over an hour without having to dial for dollars.

[I]f our existing approach to campaign finance reform can’t pass muster in the courts, we need to work together to find a real solution -- because it's a problem. And most of you don't like raising money. I know; I've done it. (Applause.)

But Marco Rubio held a fundraiser before the State of the Union. And both parties used that speech to send out fundraising emails; the Democrats used Obama's signature in a fundraising email before the President had a chance to drive back to the White House.

It makes me wonder, is Bernie Sanders is an Independent in part to avoid the Democratic call center shellfish stink?


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