Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Steny Hoyer is a Joke

There are a lot of things happening in congress right now that I would call an embarrassment. This was not one of them:
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md) was neither humored nor pleased with Stephen Colbert's recent testimony before the House Judiciary committee's subcommittee on immigration, calling it an embarrassment for the Comedy Central host.

"I think his testimony was not appropriate," said Hoyer, during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday." "I think it was an embarrassment for Mr. Colbert more than the House."

"You asked me, Chris [Wallace] whether the testimony was appropriate," he added. "I think it was not appropriate."

Colbert appeared before the committee on Friday in his trademark unaware, archconservative character to discuss his 10-hour volunteer work as a migrant farm worker. Almost immediately, lawmakers were piqued by the performance, with some cheering him on and others shaking their head in disbelief.
Also worth noting from Colbert's appearance was this:
It was shtick, good shtick, but the best part came when Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) asked, “Why of all the things you could testify about did you choose this issue?” Colbert seemed to surprise himself as he fell out of character—he rubbed his head in thought and said:

"I like talking about people who don't have any power, and this seems like, one of the least powerful people in the United States are migrant workers who come and do our work but don’t have any rights as a result. And yet we still invite them to come here and at the same time ask them to leave. That’s an interesting contradiction to me. And, you know, 'Whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers'—and this seems like the least of brothers—right now. A lot of people are least brothers right now because the economy is so hard. And I don’t want to take anyone’s hardship away from them or diminish anything like that. But migrant works suffer and have no rights."
All Colbert did was bring attention to the plight of migrant workers, more than anything Steny Hoyer has done in his career. He wants congress to get back to real business, the stuff that matters. You know, like delaying a vote on the tax cuts for the rich because it might upset his precious blue dogs if they have to vote for a bill that doesn't involve blowing someone who makes over $250,000 a year.

Steny Hoyer people think Colbert's testimony was an embarrassment.

I happen to think Steny Hoyer's constant advocacy on behalf of the shittiest members of the Democratic caucus is an embarrassment.

It's all about your priorities, I guess.


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