Jon Stewart to Republicans: You Can’t Exploit 9/11 Anymore (Video)

The Lee Greenwood montage at the end is priceless. Seriously how in bed does a political party have to be with lobbyists to oppose a health care bill for 9/11 responders?!? Via The Daily Show:

16 Comments on "Jon Stewart to Republicans: You Can’t Exploit 9/11 Anymore (Video)"

  1. Shmeaganfaye | Dec 17, 2010 at 12:49 am |

    Olympia Snowe does absolutely nothing for the state of Maine. Yet she’s still here.

  2. Shmeaganfaye | Dec 16, 2010 at 8:49 pm |

    Olympia Snowe does absolutely nothing for the state of Maine. Yet she’s still here.

  3. E.B. Wolf | Dec 17, 2010 at 2:12 am |

    Republicans to Jon Stewart: Wanna bet? Seriously. Have you not seen our political base?

  4. E.B. Wolf | Dec 16, 2010 at 10:12 pm |

    Republicans to Jon Stewart: Wanna bet? Seriously. Have you not seen our political base?

  5. emperorreagan | Dec 17, 2010 at 2:05 pm |

    That vote made me uncharacteristically furious over political news. People haven’t shut the fuck up about 9-11 since it happened and have used it as political cover for a variety of detestable laws as well as unnecessary military action.

    Yet when it comes time to pay for the healthcare expenses of the people who were really, truly affected by 9-11, the people who charged into a toxic cloud of building debris to try to save people’s lives…there’s this.

    There’s always hypocrisy in politics, but this really stands out. Perhaps the only issue that is in the same ball park is all the blather about “America’s children and America’s future” and the complete failure to pass legislation that does anything to benefit either.

  6. emperorreagan | Dec 17, 2010 at 10:05 am |

    That vote made me uncharacteristically furious over political news. People haven’t shut the fuck up about 9-11 since it happened and have used it as political cover for a variety of detestable laws as well as unnecessary military action.

    Yet when it comes time to pay for the healthcare expenses of the people who were really, truly affected by 9-11, the people who charged into a toxic cloud of building debris to try to save people’s lives…there’s this.

    There’s always hypocrisy in politics, but this really stands out. Perhaps the only issue that is in the same ball park is all the blather about “America’s children and America’s future” and the complete failure to pass legislation that does anything to benefit either.

  7. Actually they lost the “right” to use 9/11 the second President-select Bush stood on the rubble and used it for a photo-op.

  8. Actually they lost the “right” to use 9/11 the second President-select Bush stood on the rubble and used it for a photo-op.

  9. DeepCough | Dec 17, 2010 at 10:24 pm |

    “Principle-less fucktard.” Historians will be referring to this very quote to describe Republicans of the 21st century.

  10. DeepCough | Dec 17, 2010 at 6:24 pm |

    “Principle-less fucktard.” Historians will be referring to this very quote to describe Republicans of the 21st century.

  11. This was probably one of their very best episodes. For those who didn’t see it, he followed up by bringing on four 9/11 first responders. This went beyond their usual bemused satire–they were definitely trying to get action on this issue.

    I take it as a favorable sign that TDS and Colbert are graduating from entertainment to overt activism.

  12. This was probably one of their very best episodes. For those who didn’t see it, he followed up by bringing on four 9/11 first responders. This went beyond their usual bemused satire–they were definitely trying to get action on this issue.

    I take it as a favorable sign that TDS and Colbert are graduating from entertainment to overt activism.

  13. Butter Knife | Dec 18, 2010 at 3:11 am |

    Remember when they did it last time? The excuse then had something to do with “illegal aliens”. Yeah, I wish that were a fucking joke.

    You know why I always end up voting for Democrats I’m not very fond of: because the Republicans outright disgust me.

  14. Butter Knife | Dec 17, 2010 at 11:11 pm |

    Remember when they did it last time? The excuse then had something to do with “illegal aliens”. Yeah, I wish that were a fucking joke.

    You know why I always end up voting for Democrats I’m not very fond of: because the Republicans outright disgust me.

  15. Aside from mere lobbyists…this has the misfortune of coming to the table during the GOPs starvation plan…deny votes to anything until they have control of the House and a better position in the Senate. Admittedly, it s a fiendishly simple plan…do nothing…then blame the other guys for being ineffectual (as if it takes assistance from the GOP to make the Dems ineffectual…lol).

    But seriously…if there was ever an issue that called for simple, swift action in a non partisan effort where everyone could walk away feeling good about what they’ve done…this would be the issue…but alas, that makes no difference in an era of rabid partisanship that defies all attempts at reason and compromise.

  16. Aside from mere lobbyists…this has the misfortune of coming to the table during the GOPs starvation plan…deny votes to anything until they have control of the House and a better position in the Senate. Admittedly, it s a fiendishly simple plan…do nothing…then blame the other guys for being ineffectual (as if it takes assistance from the GOP to make the Dems ineffectual…lol).

    But seriously…if there was ever an issue that called for simple, swift action in a non partisan effort where everyone could walk away feeling good about what they’ve done…this would be the issue…but alas, that makes no difference in an era of rabid partisanship that defies all attempts at reason and compromise.

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