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Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Democrat's joke on America

What type of genius in the Democratic Party thought it would be a good idea to call Stephen Colbert before the House Judiciary Committee to testify in his imaginary persona about immigration? You can watch his statement here. Maybe getting reelected with percentages in the 70s releases Zoe Lofgren from the necessity of having any connection with reality. Even John Conyers had a few moments of recognizing how dumb a move this was, but then he withdrew his request that Colbert leave.

But remember that this is a party that is leaving town without appropriating money for the government's budget. They haven't figured out what they're going to do with the tax cuts scheduled to come to an end this year. They haven't done anything on immigration if that is what they're so concerned with. They're hot-footing it out of town to try to campaign for reelection. And the only thing they seem to be able to do is to invite a comedian to come in and do shtick in front of Congress.

And of course, that avatar of wisdom, Nancy Pelosi, was quite proud of having invited Colbert in to testify.
Asked about whether the comedian’s appearance before a House panel Friday morning was appropriate, Pelosi said she hadn’t seen it but applauded him for testifying before Congress.

“Of course I think it’s appropriate. He's an American, right? He came before the committee. He has a point of view. He can bring attention to an important issue like immigration. I think it's great.”

Colbert didn’t have glowing words for Congress, though. Appearing in character before the Judiciary committee’s subcommittee on immigration to talk about farmworker rights, he told the panel, “I trust that all of you will work together in the best interest of the American people, as usual” and also mocked members for not reading bills.

Colbert also went on to make a series of lewd remarks, discussing his colonoscopy, while making off-color comments about a Brazilian bikini wax and “Mexicans” slicing tomatoes.
Having Colbert in was a gimmick, but the only issue it brought attention to was the lack of seriousness with which the Democrats are governing this country. They're a joke and the joke will be on them this November.


pumping-irony said...

This means the Journolists are all jokes too because they keep telling us how smart the Clown-o-crats are.

Bachbone said...

I've never watched Colbert, but understand from hearing others speak of him that he's a comedian. It was telling therefore, when Rep. Conyers told Colbert to leave. Royalty, after all, always tells the court jester when it's time for him to get out of its palace.

So Cal Jim said...

This stunt is just the most recent example of the kind of petty silliness that thoroughly dominates the Democrat Party. Politicians, assured of cushy, lifetime careers in government by an uninformed, ignorant electorate, will tend to prefer making gestures and dealing with trivialities than with actually governing. When your job is almost guaranteed, why knock yourself out with actually tackling difficult and thorny issues that have real consequences - consequences that might jeopardize the certainty of your political career?

So, we have spectacles like the highest legislative body in the land wasting time making a meaningless gesture instead of actually doing something consequential regarding immigration. But then again, how could anyone expect better from legislators who have ceded all responsibility for the laws they enact to special interests. This crop of legislators not only don't write the laws they vote for, they don't even read them.