An Old Joke

This past week reminds me of an old joke.

A Republican freshman representative is talking to one of his floor leaders about a bill. He calls the Democrats the enemy. The floor leader responds:

“Son. The Democrats aren’t the enemy. They’re the opposition. The Senate is the enemy.”


  1. Ronin says:

    That reminds me of something funny when I worked in the House years ago (1996-1997-ish).

    On sine die, Rep. Doug Teper (D-Decatur ?) introduced a bill to eliminate the Senate. Murphy thought it was funny and had it read. The House erupted in laughter and applause.

  2. Gag Halfrunt says:

    Teper’s bill didn’t eliminate the Senate. He just sought to outsource it to a private company. His argument was that they didn’t add any value to legislation so maybe private enterprise could do better.

  3. Chris says:

    Humm. Perhaps we should get the House and Senate to introduce a bill to eliminate the position of Governor. Replace him with a large mouth Bass.

  4. Icarus says:

    O.K. Chris,

    Those two lines were better than the 1/2 hour I wasted on the GA Gang this morning. Well done.

  5. Chris says:

    The GA Gang was pretty useless since they filmed Friday morning. They even predicted the Speaker wouldn’t have the votes to override.

  6. Holly says:

    I like this comment about the Senate, too:

    “The Senate is like a geriatric ward. It takes them twice as long to do half the work of the House.”

    — The late Hon. Charlie Norwood

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