• Shmeaganfaye

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

  • Shmeaganfaye

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

  • E.B. Wolf

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

  • E.B. Wolf

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

  • emperorreagan

    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.

  • emperorreagan

    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.

  • 5by5

    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.

  • 5by5

    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.

  • DeepCough

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

  • DeepCough

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

  • Haystack

    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.

  • Haystack

    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.

  • Butter Knife

    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.

  • Butter Knife

    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.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    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.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    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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