These days, there is a disease that is rampant in Washington. This illness causes seemingly normal people to lose functionality in the part of their brain that affects their historical memory.
The symptoms are as follows:
The above symptoms can and do give the afflicted many socially undesirable side-effects:
The cause of this disease appears to be the intoxicating effect of a massive influx of corporate money that “clouds” the afflicted politician's thinking process. Since fairly recent Supreme Court decisions define corporations as “people” and money as “speech,” there is currently no way to stop the flow of the corporate supplied campaign funds that buy most of our electeds and give them historical amnesia. Because there is no cure for this disease, we must fire as many of the afflicted as possible when we vote in November.