The Moral Tone of Congress

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U.S. Senator Al “Paws” Franken in action

If you’re worried that the election of Judge Roy Moore as U.S. Senator from Alabama would (LOL) somehow lower the moral tone of Congress, try this on for size.

According to the Office of Compliance, so far this year Congress has paid out nearly $1 million, to eight people, to settle sexual harassment claims ( But that ain’t nothin’. In 2007 they paid out $4 million to 25 people. Since the office was established in 1995, Congress has paid sexual harassment settlements to 264 people.

The office has not released the names of the offenders or the victims.

Suffice it to say that, when a member of Congress faces a lawsuit for sexual misconduct… we pay to make it go away! Yup, that’s your tax dollars at work. So they’ve got sort of a free pass to grope and poke and grab to their hearts’ content, and we pay the settlements.

But not to worry! Both houses of Congress are soon going to have mandatory sexual harassment prevention training, as in “Don’t do that, you naughty man! Don’t you know that’s naughty?” And so the problem’s sure to go away.

Need I mention we’re paying for that, too?

12 comments on “The Moral Tone of Congress

  1. If it weren’t so disgusting, it would be laughable. These slugs without morals or consciences take OUR money to pay shush money to people they’ve abused. Alternate universe? Outrageous! Even with the light shining on all of this, I doubt things will change. Anyone remember Anthony Weiner? Yep. Nothing’s changed. And, if we aren’t looking behind the curtain, we’ll never discover the reason for all of these distractions.

  2. When I saw the headline, “The Moral Tone of Congress,” all I could think was, “WHAT moral tone?”

    And yet, we’re supposed to celebrate all kinds of perversions, and we can even be sued and bankrupted for refusing to participate in celebration of those perversions — except when a political enemy is doing what we’re otherwise supposed to celebrate. Meanwhile, even grade school students are taught that any kind of sex is okay. The (out-of-key) tone of the whole culture is the problem.

    1. Colbert is a suggestion that maybe monkeys really did mate with pigs, once upon a time.

  3. I could never stand Charlie Rose of PBS. Now he is being accused of sexual misconduct by several women and their accounts of it are really disgusting. Do you think maybe God is cleaning house in America?

    1. At least we’re finding out something we need to know about The Smartest People in the World who are our ruling class.

  4. Franken is an embarrassment. What a despicable way to behave!

    The mighty seem to be falling left and right. It amazes me that it runs so deep, but I guess that America’s morals are truly at an all time low.

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