Well are they? Its both parties. Wouldn't think that the ultra left would be as bad as the ultra right. After all the ultra left are suppose to be the educated elite. Is Congress getting dumber? | The Upshot - Yahoo! News Think members of Congress act like a bunch of high school students? You might be on to something. A recent study from the Sunlight Foundation found that members of Congress tend to speak at about a 10th-grade level.