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Study: Congress getting dumber!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, May 22, 2012.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    This says members of Congress are speaking at almost a full grade-level lower than they did a few years ago. In a weird twist, the study says the 10 worst speakers in Congress are all Republicans, yet eight of the 10 best speakers are also GOPers:


  2. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    And Leon's getting LAAAAAARGER!!!


    Edit: My only regret is that this was not my original response on this thread. :D
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    If you believe the idea that the GOP is made up of a bunch of super-smart people cynically manipulating the dumbass half of the country into voting against their own self-interest, this makes sense.

    But don't worry, Creosote. You're one of the super-smart ones!
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I thought that was what the Republicans were saying about the Democrats.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    By the way, does anyone take issue with the premise that using longer words and sentences and more syllables and characters means one is more intelligent (or at least more advanced in terms of grade level)?
  6. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    I do ... :D
  7. Zeke12

    Zeke12 Guest

    Posited: Congresspeople aren't the only ones getting dumber.
  8. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Congress getting dumber. What a revelation.
  9. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Why? When was it smart to begin with?
  10. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Did we really need a study to determine Congress is getting dumber? :D
  11. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    William Faulkner, speaking of Ernest Hemingway: ‘He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.’

    And Hemingway’s response: ‘Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?’
  12. doctorx

    doctorx Member

    I am skeptical of a list that does not include Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) among the 10 dumbest.
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