Video: Why would anyone run for Congress?

Oct 24, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CBS News

Latest public opinion polls put Congress at an all-time low. What would make someone run for such an unpopular job? RealClearPolitics' national political reporter Scott Conroy speaks with CBS News director of elections Anthony Salvanto about who runs for Congress amid such unpopularity, and why local politicians forgo national office to stay in ... (more)

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Gary

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Why? Because you're like Michelle Bachmann,
bone-assed lazy and parasitic?

Not a bad deal.

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You get a waiver from obamacare?
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Congressional Approval, especially on the Republican side, thanks to Cruz and Lee, is going to go up as they stood STRONG against Obamacare.

Big victory for CRUZ.

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RustyS wrote:
You get a waiver from obamacare?
;-000h, dat is funnie! In God we Trust inda House with Baitner not working, so em go to E. Pluricarbon Unumberial to obamacare free;-0

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bottlecap wrote:
Congressional Approval, especially on the Republican side, thanks to Cruz and Lee, is going to go up as they stood STRONG against Obamacare.
Big victory for CRUZ.
Funny stuff. If only you were in on the joke.

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Right now I want to run FROM Congress.

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Georgia has a congressman that once said that if we stationed more soldiers on guam, the island might tip over. He replaced Cynthia McKinney, who was even dumber, if that's possible.
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Georgia has a congressman that once said that if we stationed more soldiers on guam, the island might tip over. He replaced Cynthia McKinney, who was even dumber, if that's possible.
You might have already seen this---but the truth is coming out and the truth is what the dems are TERRIFIED of.

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/tea-par...

"A finding in a study on the relationship between science literacy and political ideology surprised the Yale professor behind it: Tea party members know more science than non-tea partiers."

Kahan wrote that not only did the findings surprise him, they embarrassed him.

Ive got to confess, though, I found this result surprising. As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I fully expected Id be shown a modest negative correlation between identifying with the Tea Party and science comprehension, Kahan wrote.

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bottlecap wrote:
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You might have already seen this---but the truth is coming out and the truth is what the dems are TERRIFIED of.
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/tea-par...
"A finding in a study on the relationship between science literacy and political ideology surprised the Yale professor behind it: Tea party members know more science than non-tea partiers."
Kahan wrote that not only did the findings surprise him, they embarrassed him.
Ive got to confess, though, I found this result surprising. As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I fully expected Id be shown a modest negative correlation between identifying with the Tea Party and science comprehension, Kahan wrote.
yet the queen of the tea party thinks dinosaurs lived with humans....not sure about that study...
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<quoted text>yet the queen of the tea party thinks dinosaurs lived with humans....not sure about that study...
A Yale Professor------pretty prestigious in the acedemic world.

Well, humans lived with wooly mammoths.:-)

http://dinosaurs.about.com/od/otherprehistori...

"As massive as they were, Woolly Mammoths figured on the lunch menu of early humans, who coveted these beasts for their warm pelts as well as their tasty meat."
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ha ha I didn't know wooly mammoths were tasty. I didn't know that. ha ha
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Why?
Because I love socialized medicine, insider trading, and a lifetime pension.
(For me & mine, not you & yours)
Why else??

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Lawrence Wolf wrote:
Right now I want to run FROM Congress.
you got my vote.....:)
Gary

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Your Ex wrote:
Why?
Because I love socialized medicine, insider trading, and a lifetime pension.
(For me & mine, not you & yours)
Why else??
A true conservative.

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you got my vote.....:)
Sound RETREAT! Feet move!
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bottlecap wrote:
Congressional Approval, especially on the Republican side, thanks to Cruz and Lee, is going to go up as they stood STRONG against Obamacare.
Big victory for CRUZ.
Cruz is an illegal alien born in Calgary Canada.
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inbred Genius wrote:
Georgia has a congressman that once said that if we stationed more soldiers on guam, the island might tip over. He replaced Cynthia McKinney, who was even dumber, if that's possible.
Ted Cruz is pretty dumb.
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For the purpose of stealing the stink out of s--t!

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Website Know it All wrote:
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Ted Cruz is pretty dumb.
I dunno, he might be smarter than Hank Johnson of GA...I know some wooden Indians that are.
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inbred Genius wrote:
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I dunno, he might be smarter than Hank Johnson of GA...I know some wooden Indians that are.
Now wooden indians can be pretty smart!!!

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Website Know it All wrote:
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Now wooden indians can be pretty smart!!!
unlike liberals, sometimes you can get them to cede a point.

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