Watch: Rachel Maddow Says Goodbye to Most Ineffective Congress in History

By: Sunnivie Brydum
January 04 2013 6:26 PM

A new year means a new batch of deliciously snarky commentary from Rachel Maddow, and the out host didn't disappoint in last night's episode. As usual, Maddow didn't pull any punches, making no secret of her contempt for the staggering inefficacy of the outgoing Congress.

"When the new John Boehner Congress took over today, and the old John Boehner congress ended, that was our last chance to say goodbye to a Congress that got less done than any other Congress in American History," explained Maddow. "One that saw public support for Congress drop to the lowest level ever recorded in the history of modern polling," a meager 10% approval rating. 

Watch Maddow cut House Republicans down to size, while also lamenting the departure of several liberal bastions in the House, including Dennis Kucinich, Shelly Berkley, Barney Frank.

Of course, it's not all bad news. Maddow also notes that a record number of women are currently serving in Congress, including the entire delegation to both the House and Senate from New Hampshire, which is now comprised solely of women.


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