Friday, September 24, 2010

Kangaroo Congress

Stephen Colbert Testifies Before Congress on Immigration Reform

Taking his blowhard comedy act to Congress, Stephen Colbert told lawmakers that a day picking beans alongside illegal immigrants convinced him that farm work is "really, really hard."

"It turns out — and I did not know this — most soil is at ground level," Colbert testified Friday. Also, "It was hotter than I like to be."

Still, Colbert expressed befuddlement that more Americans aren't clamoring to "begin an exciting career" in the fields and instead are leaving the low-paid work to illegal immigrants.

Staying in character as a Comedy Central news commentator, Colbert offered a House hearing his "vast" knowledge, drawn from spending a single day on a New York farm as a guest of the United Farm Workers.

The Congress of the United States of America has been rogue and criminal for some time now, and that has been readily apparent to anyone paying attention. Now the Democrats have revealed themselves to be insane. During what should have been serious debate on a very grave issue, that of illegal immigration, they invited Stephen Colbert to testify. A second-rate nighttime cable television comedian was called to enter his testimony into the official record, rather than any sort of expert in the matter. He appeared in character, the same act he puts on during his nightly show, uttering such pre-fabricated gems as:

"This is America. 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."

But the mentally unstable Nancy Pelosi had no problem with Colbert making a mockery of the hearings:

"Of course I think it's appropriate," she said. "He's an American. He can bring attention to an important issue. I think it's great."

John Conyers tried to convince the comedian to leave the room, but Colbert responded that he was invited to testify by the subcommittee's chairperson, Zoe Lofgren, and would only leave at her direction. He even tried to have images of his own colonoscopy entered into the official record, according to ABC.

I'm not surprised by this mockery of our system, just saddened by it. Many Democrats and liberals get their news primarily from shows like Colbert's, Jon Stewart's and Bill Maher's. I wouldn't be surprised if the liberals in the House and Senate do as well. We know they don't read the bills that are written for them by globalist operatives before they vote to take our freedoms away. The members are so busy conspiring to enrich and empower themselves that they can't possibly have time to pay attention to the real news, so it would come as no shock if Pelosi and her gang end their days by sipping on a cocktail and falling asleep while watching The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, or whatever it's called.

I like Stephen Colbert as an actor, and genuinely enjoyed his appearances on Jon Stewart's show back when the show was funny, and not full of political acrimony. When Comedy Central decided to give him his own show specifically mocking Bill O'Reilly I didn't think it would last long, but it has, and Colbert's popularity has grown. I don't blame him for jumping at the chance to go to Capitol Hill and testify in character -- that's literally the chance of a lifetime for an actor and comedian. But Zoe Lofgren, whoever she is, should never have invited him, and I hope her constituents let her know it.

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