Who do you think is the most intelligent person in Congress?

Of the 535 elected officials in Congress (100 senators and 435 house of representatives), who do you believe is the most intelligent? Intelligence differs from person to person but let's say oratory skills, academia, and what he or she has done before entering Congress. Who jumps out at you? If you can't think of anyone list people you find smart.

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Mar 13, 2019

Mitt Romney

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Mar 14, 2019

Christ I wish that man was crushing his second term right now.

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Mar 14, 2019

Kamala Harris -- worked for her in the SF DA's office when I was in high school. That woman is fucking ruthless. Smart as hell too.

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Mar 14, 2019

She's also repugnant

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Mar 14, 2019

Why do you say she is ruthless & smart as hell? Examples of each?

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Mar 14, 2019

All my teachers,they always solve peoblems that i can not solve.

Mar 14, 2019

Anybody that can make the jump from bartender to HOR is the modern day Will Hunting. Seems to me that AOC is the smartest, since she was that secret hidden genius.

Mar 14, 2019

Oh my. And you actually believe that?

Mar 14, 2019

Or it goes to show how unintelligent the people that voted for her are

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Mar 14, 2019

I suppose it was just a movie after all. But saying that it was the accidental work of the electorate that enabled her to realize her true potential is like saying that it was not the genius work of Dr. Maguire to help Will. The reality is, the electorate in this case proves to have better understanding of her potential than even she realized. If she was held back by the socioeconomic situation of her upbringing (like Will), then she would never realize the great potential to begin with! If anything, it proves that the people that voted for her are anything but unintelligent, according to the movie Good Will Hunting.

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Mar 14, 2019

Bill Foster (IL) is up there. A PhD in physics from Harvard probably puts you well above all the polisci majors and dumbass lawyers.

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Mar 14, 2019

I'm pretty sure there is or was some Republican Congressman who was in one of the Ultra-High-IQ societies (not Mensa, one of the more restrictive ones), but I can't seem to find the source again

Mar 14, 2019

Im thinking you're thinking of John Sununu

Mar 14, 2019

Yep, I was. Guess I was wrong about being a congressman

Mar 14, 2019

Obviously AOC - the way she's weaponizing her Twitter followers to shut down any critics of her proposals with a single '@' and the fact that she never has to defend any of her proposals speaks volumes to her intellectual vitality and appreciation of nuance / meaningful debate.

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Mar 14, 2019

She follows a value-based system, not a rational one that considers the complexity of systems & thinking beyond one step. As such, no matter what the consequences of those values, she attempts to impose her will onto other people. It's the ultimate 'short-term win, who cares about the long-term' thinking, which is particularly dangerous since we are NOT a global gov; actions that weaken us make it that much harder for us to leverage on a foreign policy perspective & that much weaker against China / Russia

Mar 14, 2019

She's using Donny's playbook, so you're going to have to admit he's a genius as well.

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Mar 14, 2019

NANCY PELOSI

SOTHILF amirite boys

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Mar 14, 2019

Nebraska Senator Benjamin Sasse comes to mind. I am sure some people read that and viscerally disagreed. That said, I am considering his deep academic background as well as his commitment to his values both in speech and his voting record.

Again, don't tear me a new one because I don't care. Raise me a better congressman or senator.

Mar 15, 2019
chrysosclancap:

Nebraska Senator Benjamin Sasse comes to mind. I am sure some people read that and viscerally disagreed. That said, I am considering his deep academic background as well as his commitment to his values both in speech and his voting record.

Again, don't tear me a new one because I don't care. Raise me a better congressman or senator.

Is this the same Ben Sasse, noted defender of the constitution, who just yesterday voted to back Trump's executive overreach and blamed the whole thing on Pelosi? Sasse comes from the Marco Rubio School of Postulate As An Arbiter of Truth Then Cave to Partisan Politics.

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