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Congressional Dems Waste America’s Time

By Wyatt Earp | September 24, 2010

Illegal immigration is a hot-button issue in this country, so a plan to allow migrant farm workers legal status through the AgJOBS bill requires serious debate. The Democrats, however, took this serious issue and turned it into a sideshow when they invited “migrant farmer expert” Stephen Colbert to testify at a congressional hearing. Stephen. Frakkin’. Colbert.

The results were about what you would expect.

The host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” stayed in character during testimony as he made light of his experience working for one day as a migrant laborer on a vegetable farm in New York.

“This is America,” Colbert continued. “I don’t want a tomato picked by a Mexican. I want it picked by an American, then sliced by a Guatemalan and served by a Venezuelan in a spa where a Chilean gives me a Brazilian.”

While some audience members laughed, most the members of the House Judiciary subcommittee barely cracked a smile. At the beginning of the hearing, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., chairman of the Judiciary Committee, tried to pull the plug on Colbert’s testimony in an effort “to get to the bottom” of the issue.

Nancy Pelosi thought Colbert’s invitation was “appropriate.” Seriously.

I’ll give some credit to Conyers, who saw through this nonsense, but none to Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) – the idiot who thought inviting Colbert to speak was a good idea. And they wonder why the polls are predicting a Democrat bloodbath in November?

Topics: Politics, WTF? | 19 Comments »

19 Responses to “Congressional Dems Waste America’s Time”

  1. Old NFO Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Yep, YOUR government at work… sigh…

  2. John D Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    It might be more productive to get real experts to testify and hire actors to play members of Congress. Just sayin’ …

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Old NFO – Interesting they let this circus go on while the DOJ Racism hearings are underway, huh?

    John D – The actors can’t possibly be dumber than Congress.

  4. Jon Brooks Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    John D. – Bwahahahahahah!!!!!

  5. Robert B. Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    yep, Wyatt… this was a nice diversion from the DOJ hearings. I noticed the Main Spin Media covered this farce and not the serious business at the DOJ.

  6. RT Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    They should be forced to donate the money they wasted….or at least pay it back to the treasury or something.

    How stupid.

  7. AJ Lynch Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I haveto assume The Comedy Channel bought the naming rights to Congress. Wish I knew someone who could depict that in a cartoon……The Comedy Channel Senate and The Comedy Channel House of Representatives.

  8. Rob in Katy Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    I agree that we need some form of easy farm worker visa, but they get not bennies from SS or welfare or cititizen ship and no kids born here are citizens. They come, they work, they get paid, they go – what is so fucking difficult about that. I did it for years contracting IT stuff. Oh, I know, because the democraps are trying to buy votes with it, they should all be locked up for voter fraud and bribery.

  9. C/A Says:
    September 24th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    I gotta tell you even I was stunned at the Democrats stupidity on this one.

  10. Deanna Says:
    September 25th, 2010 at 12:29 am

    “Congressional Dems Waste America’s Time”… isn’t that a given on a day to day basis?

  11. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    September 25th, 2010 at 1:55 am

    It’s fitting… the House/Senate is a joke, and with the daily charades you’d think they were on a comedy channel, or with the drama you’d think it was an MTV reality show.

    America’s not amused, though… but guess who will have the last laugh in a month and a half.

  12. Terrapod Says:
    September 25th, 2010 at 6:24 am

    My respect for colbert just went up a notch from zero to 0.01, he made the fools that invited him to testify look like even greater fools, which I thought impossible. BTW congrats on those Phillies!

  13. Ingineer66 Says:
    September 25th, 2010 at 6:41 am

    They have time for Colbert to testify as a joke but according to Pelosi they do not have time to talk about the expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts. Fire them all.

  14. Kim Says:
    September 25th, 2010 at 10:24 am

    From the Declaration of Independence:
    That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government

    Isn’t it past time yet?

  15. Sully Says:
    September 25th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Colbert only pointed out who makes the reak mockery of the system.

  16. Veeshir Says:
    September 25th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    I gotta say I thought it was a great use of their time.

    Think of what this particular group has done when they weren’t being cutesy.

    I’d be happy if the rest of their session was taken up by Congressional testimony from the entire casts of Second City TV, the Kids in the Hall, every year of Saturday Night Live and the Carol Burnett Show.

  17. Ferrell Gummitt Says:
    September 25th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    What an utter waste of time and taxpayer money.

    Hey Dems, the taxpayers are watching this farce and they are getting more p1ssed at you by the day.

    You have time for this crap but don’t have time to schedule a vote on maintianing the tax cuts before your next 3 month holiday. Utter farce.

  18. dragon6actual Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Stephen WHO?

  19. Lergnom Says:
    September 27th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Stupid like a fox. This nonsense pulled attention away from the DOJ hearings.