Oh, boy, where to start? When the nuts in the crazy house start bringing up analogies, you're sure to have some outrageous statements that only serve to reinforce why we need to clean house in Congress. For too long, we've been committing the insane to the big domed building on Capitol Hill and not the institutions for the mentally challenged or handicapped in their own state. And they shouldn't mind. With the ACA, pre-existing conditions will now be covered.
Take Rep.Steve Buyer, R-Ind. With a name like Buyer, you might think this guy was a dope dealer. Only half right. The first half. He's a dope.
In debating whether or not eCigs, the tobacco-less smoking vaporizing devices are harmful and should be regulated as tobacco, Buyer goes off on a tangent that only someone high on Marijuana could make sense of. I'm not saying he's a pot head -- I'm just saying his logic is about as sound as someone who's been on a non-stop Kush smoking binge for a few days -- if not since college.
I'm neither for nor against eCigs. But when you take to the floor of Congress to fight for one side of the other, don't some unprepared. It shows.
Buyer's argument harkens ineffectively to guns don't kill people, people do. In his argument cigarettes don't kill, only people who smoke them do. Of course he forgets the thousands, if not millions who've died from second hand smoke. But Dealer isn't all that bright and his arguments would give an aged Swiss Cheese a run for it's money in the content holes department.
So he goes on -- not quitting when he had half a valid argument to go on. His amped up argument reaches to smoking lettuce.
LETTUCE. That green, leafy stuff you make a salad with. He's proposing that drying and smoking lettuce is analogous to smoking marijuana or tobacco.
See for yourself. This real Congressional moment wouldn't need a bit of punch-up to become a classic SNL sketch. It's right up there with the Sarah Palin parodies and the "more cowbell" sketch with Christopher Walken.