Satire Only Takes Root Where It Belongs

Yesterday I posted satire:

The satirical ad was utterly ridiculous. We all laughed. Why? Because the target is prime for it. Congress needs an enema.

Watch this:

It’s a video of Rep Hank Johnson (D-GA) March 10th, 2010. He’s asking if putting additional military staff on Guam will cause the island of Guam to capsize. He was a sitting member of Congress when he said it. (I salute Admiral Robert Willard for responding with a straight face. Well done sir.)

Rep Johnson might have be a genius who made a single errant statement but nobody really believes that; dude’s as dense as a brick. So what does that mean about satire? Does Congress need an enema? Rep. Johnson won his first election (to the House of Representatives) in 2006 and won reelection in 2008, 2010, and 2012. The man who thought an island might capsize won most recently with 73% of his District’s vote. So, yeah. They’ve got it coming.

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