9 Funny Things That Would Win Against Congress in a Popularity Contest

Surely, you’ve seen those outrageous “Congress is less popular than [thing we hate]” popular opinion polls every so often. With Congress shutting down the government currently, those poll numbers have gone from terrible to abysmal. Let’s look at some of the funniest comparisons from a variety of sources that Congress just can’t seem to win.

1. Vladimir Putin

Why we donít like the Russian president:

Yet we like the Kremlinís chief a bit more than Congress because:


2. Cockroaches


We donít like cockroaches because:

  • Admittedly, theyíre creepy and kind of scare us.
  • Apparently, they can live in a jar for several weeks even after their heads are removed. That scares us, too.
  • After a nuclear disaster or climate change kills most species, theyíre likely to survive, which frankly, makes us a bit jealous.

Yet we like them a bit more than Congress because:

  • At least cockroaches arenít actively promoting global warming like some climate change denying politicians who pass legislation that puts humans (and Congresspeople, harhar) closer to self-destruction.


3. Wall Street

Why we donít like Wall Street:

Yet we like the business capital a bit more than Congress because:

  • Considering how much both of these institutions comingle at this point, is there really a point in trying to differentiate between the two?


4.†The IRS

We donít like the Internal Revenue Service because:

Yet we like it a bit more than Congress because:

5.†Paris Hilton

We donít like Hilton because:

Yet we like her a little bit more than Congress because:


6.†Dog Poop

Why we donít like dog feces:

  • Well, it smells.
  • American dogs create 10 million tons of poop each year, which in turn seriously pollutes waterways.
  • Just think of how many plastic bags are wasted in an effort to clean up our poochesí waste. (Buy biodegradable, dog owners!)

Yet we like poop a bit more than Congress because:


7.†Donald Trump

Why we donít like the Donald:

Yet we like him a bit more than Congress because:


8.†Traffic Jams

Why we don’t like traffic:

Yet we like it a bit more than Congress because:

  • At least all traffic jams are eventually cleared and we can make our way home. Gridlock in Congress can stop critical legislation indefinitely.


9. BP

Why we donít like oil giant British Petroleum:

Yet we like the company a bit more than Congress because:


Photo credits: Putin by IoSonoUnaFotaCamera, Hilton by Jennifer Su, Trump by Gage Skidmore.


Jim Ven
Jim Ven2 years ago

thanks for the article.

Michael A.
Michael A4 years ago


Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson5 years ago


Lynn C.
Past Member 5 years ago


A F.
Athena F5 years ago

Thanks for the levity during this horrible time. These people must stop this insanity. Lots of innocent people are without pay, going hungry, while they just sit back and let the paychecks roll in.

Please help by calling, visiting, or writing these people and telling them to cease and desist.




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John B.
John B5 years ago

It's good to know that cockroaches are not the worst thing going.

Marie W.
Marie W5 years ago

Forgot head lice.

Avril Lomas
Avril Lomas5 years ago

RE. Those who prefer Congress to roaches. After 2,5 mill years, Roaches have not put planet earth in jeopardy, re Nuclear weapons,and that great HOAX!!,Climate change.absolutely have!,(the Pacific is getting VERY hot!.)
No Homo sapiens is MUCH worse.Especially the Corrupt clowns in Congress/Senate.of the USA.

Avril Lomas
Avril Lomas5 years ago

Ths lowly Roach has been on this planet,2.5 million years. Must have something going for it. UNLIKE CONGRESS!.

Tish Levee
Tish Levee5 years ago

unfortunately none of them (including Congress) is very funny.