What really goes on inside the U.S. Capitol building? An upcoming book exposes new claims about the corruption and secrets within those hallowed halls — and what politicians really think of their constituents!
The Confessions of Congressman X, allegedly written by an unidentified member of congress, is a tell-all that claims politicians are bound by lobbyists and how their interests are shaped less by the voter than by self interest.
"My main job is to keep my job, to get reelected," Congressman X says. "It takes precedence over everything." The congressman adds that he, like most of his colleagues, make promises to constituents, but knows he can "never deliver." "But what the hell? It makes them happy hearing it . . . My main job is to keep my job," he says.
The only identifying factor to the book's mysterious writer is that he (or she) is a Democrat and is either currently serving in Congress or has served at some point in the last two decades.
Highlights of the book include the author's admission that more time was spent fundraising than reading bills.
Whats more, other controversial quotes about "ignorant" voters are sure to anger readers.
"Voters are incredibly ignorant and know little about our form of government and how it works," the author claims. "It's far easier than you think to manipulate a nation of naïve, self-absorbed sheep who crave instant gratification."
The anonymous writer then says that voters pretend to know what they want, but really only care about trash.
"Voters claim they want substance and detailed position papers, but what they really crave are cutesy cat videos, celebrity gossip, top 10 lists, reality TV shows, tabloid tripe, and the next f***ing Twitter message," he slams.
And if it wasn't corrupt enough, X added that money corrupts the politicians, comparing D.C. to a giant casino.
He writes, "Business organizations and unions fork over more than $3 billion a year to those who lobby the federal government. Does that tell you something? We're operating a f***ing casino."