Meet “the athletics director of Congress”.

Texas Republican Rep. Roger Williams has found another way to bring his love of sports to his work in Congress — this time teaming up with Alabama Democratic Rep. Terri A. Sewell to launch the College Football Caucus.

What, might you ask, is this caucus likely to be up to?  Nothing much, it turns out.

The caucus gives members a platform for talking smack.

“No longer are we talking about the economy, no longer are we talking about terrorism, no longer are we talking about social issues,” Williams said. “We’re talking about my team is going to beat your team and it brings smiles on people’s faces. And I think that kind of thing is needed.”

Before you mock, at least it’s keeping these members of Congress off the streets and out of trouble.  Now that I think about it, maybe they should meet more often than just once every three months.

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16 responses to “Meet “the athletics director of Congress”.

  1. sniffer

    Regardless of ones political bend or bias, Washington needs an overhaul. Two cases in point. Rep. Sewell, mentioned in the post, is African-American and a Democrat. From Alabama. She runs unapposed. She has nothing to do but come home and visit all eleven constituents. Second example is Richard Shelby, a Republican. He’s 80. And still wants to work. Why? He can’t let go. The money’s too good and who wants to come home to hunt and fish when there’s so much power and influence to throw around.

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    • ASEF

      I’m kind of glad to hear about an effort for people on both sides of the aisle to spend some time respecting each other as people and not political caricatures to be ridiculed and destroyed politically. Democracy doesn’t work when people stop listening.

      As for Sewell and Washington, the State of Alabama drew up her district. That’s not a Washington problem. That’s a state government and judicial problem.

      We’ve been dealing with something similar in NC. The state redrew their districts, doing things like taking chunks of Asheville and moving them to Charlotte to create a more reliablely conservative WNC district. And we went from a bluedog Democrat Congessman to a Freedom Caucus Congressman.

      And the federal courts just decreed our ridiculously gerrymandered Congressional districts to be not legal. Along with our new “vote fraud” law.

      It’s a mess. Larger point: Fixing Washington starts closer to home than any of us want to admit.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    I’d rather have them on the streets and not in session. I feel safer.

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  3. Got Cowdog

    “I’m kind of glad to hear about an effort for people on both sides of the aisle to spend some time respecting each other as people and not political caricatures to be ridiculed and destroyed politically. Democracy doesn’t work when people stop listening”

    Right. Auburn and Alabama fans have always been so respectful of each other.
    Taxpayers will now be funding them to turn a break room discussion into a public forum.
    When political figures stop being such self serving, self aggrandizing, morally bankrupt, pablum spewing, petty caricatures of leadership then I might possibly spend some of my valuable time listening to them. Until then, fuck ’em. I’m writing in Blutarsky in November.

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  4. 92 grad

    IMHO, the process going forward should be to strike down 2 laws or programs to every one they vote in. If they’re not going to stop trying to justify their existence by making government more efficient they may as well stand around the water cooler. It’s a good thing I guess, until they screw it up (CFB, that is)

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    • 92 grad

      Start justifying, dang double neg goof

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      • Sh3rl0ck

        Double negatives are perfectly acceptable is Southern American Vernacular English. They provide a separate connotation from the affirmative or the single negative in that it implies that the item negated was important. For example, the statement “I do not have any”, means that one simply lacks the item in question. The phrase, “I ain’t got none”, means that one lacks the item in question but is in need of said item.

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  5. Go Dawgs!

    I wonder if they’ll be releasing the minutes of their meetings within 90 days…

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  6. Can you say fiddling while Rome burns? $20,000,000,000,000 in debt with another 4x that in unfunded liabilities and the most bi-partisan thing the idiots in Washington can come up with is a college football caucus?

    I guess I should be thankful they can find things like this to pass the time between post office openings and campaign fund raisers …

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  7. Uglydawg

    We can GTP of how this will work from just reading GTP…When fans of the same school can’t even agree or get along on an internet forum, it doesn’t take a lot of imagination to see the long knives coming out at one of these meetings.

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  8. Got Cowdog

    And I’m being quite the hypocrite as I type this while at work. Stones, glass houses, etc.

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