Saturday, September 25, 2010

A few words about Stephen Colbert appearance before Congress

Comedy Central comedian Stephen Colbert appeared before Congress yesterday to testify on behalf of the United Farm Workers and the reviews are in.

You get the picture. I on the other hand, see Stephen Colbert’s appearance before Congress quite fitting. Washington has been a dysfunctional mess for quite some time. Complete one party rule by the Democrats have brought the dysfunction into razor sharp focus.  Colbert’s comedy act before Congress is a fitting example of just how lost our government is.

As progressives, both on the right and the left, make the push for bigger and bigger government, dysfunctional moments like this serve a clear reminder why the Founding Fathers were so wise to limit the size and scope of government.
How are we expected to believe that government knows best with so many aspects of our lives, when so few could see the flaw of inviting Stephen Colbert to speak on such electrifying issues like immigration?  Out of all the lawmakers present, only one (Conyers) had the common sense to say stop the show.

Stephen Colbert’s comedy act is a fitting end to the 111th Congress, with its thousands of pages of unread legislation, wonton and wasteful spending, arrogant elites and least we forget comedian turn Senator Al Franken.

Video h/t: The Right Scoop


LL said...

Precisely - where was Al Franken? They wouldn't have had to pay him to be there, he's already on the payroll.

Re-do the old Franken/Davis thing from SNL.

Solis said...

Colbert being there brought the issue of migrant workers' rights (or lack thereof) to the forefront of many people's minds, which is what he was going for. Whether you or others wants to put it off as "just a comedy act", he ended with a very sincere reason why he was there. If he hadn't pulled this stunt, most people wouldn't have known about this hearing.

"I like talking about people who don't have any power...I feel the need to speak for those who can't speak for themselves....We ask them to come and work, and then we ask them to leave again. They suffer, and have no rights."

He tried to give the plight of migrant workers the Colbert bump, basically. And it worked.

Just a conservative girl said...

What is tragic, is that this over took the news of Coates testifying about the Panthers case. This was explosive testimony that is going uncovered. Very sad indeed.

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