Jon Stewart Slams Congress: ‘Motherf**kers’ Need to Get to Washington and Do Their Jobs (Video)

jon-stewart-congress-isisAs most of us know, Republicans in Congress have been quick to hammer President Obama for anything and everything he does (or doesn’t do) pertaining to ISIS.

But what you don’t hear much about in the media is that Congress itself has the power to call themselves back to Washington, debate the issue and decide if they want to formally declare war on ISIS. But why would they do any of that? Republicans are getting their base all riled up by trying to pin all of this on Obama when he’s actually doing something about ISIS and they won’t even come back to Washington to have a debate on ISIS. 

And that’s the issue Jon Stewart teed off on last night.

He targeted Boehner’s statement where he agreed that Congress needs to debate the issue of ISIS – but after the elections.

No, seriously, that’s what Boehner said. He doesn’t seem to feel that a lot of people who are “headed out the door” are the best qualified to debate this issue. So, the same man who’s been going on for weeks about how the threat of ISIS is one of the worst this nation has ever faced, only wants to debate what to do about that threat after the elections. It’s really hard to take someone seriously when they call something one of the greatest threats in the history of the United States, then they want to put off debating it in Congress for months.

You know, when it’s more politically convenient.

“You said the barbarians were trying to kill us” Stewart said, mocking Boehner’s comments. “Setting aside that thanks to incumbency favoring electoral practices, roughly 90 percent of the members who are ‘on their way out the door’ at these midterms will be coming right back in through the door. If your point is that these are ruthless barbarians who threaten our very existence and must be killed immediately – by the new Congress – which takes over in January….in a time of war, our political inaction is pure political calculation.”

He also showed a clip of outgoing Georgia Republican Rep. Jack Kingston admitting that the reason why Congress isn’t taking up the debate on ISIS is because both sides are purposely avoiding it before the elections.

“Our legislators refuse to debate publicly one of the most crucial issues of our time, for fear that – we will hear them,” he continued.

And that’s when he really went off saying that the rest of these congressional “motherf**kers” need to get back to Washington to do their jobs and debate what we should do about ISIS.

And he’s absolutely right.

There’s no shortage of members of Congress, especially Republicans, being seen on television criticizing everything the president is doing as it pertains to ISIS. But here we have the Speaker of the House essentially admitting that he doesn’t want to debate this “barbaric threat” until January. 

At this point, calling Congress incompetent doesn’t even do them justice. If it were up to me, the vast majority of them would be getting pink slips this November.

Watch the clip below via Comedy Central:


Allen Clifton

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  • Jim Bean

    How’s that any more improper than Obama postponing all the ACA unpleasantries until after the election? Why are things unconscionable when the Pubs do them and perfectly OK with the Dems do them?

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    • Nancy B

      It’s not. Unless you count that more lives are at stake. And maybe add in the hypocrisy of blasting Obama on the subject while refusing to do anything about it themselves. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

      • Stephen Barlow

        But 3 makes you GOP GOLDEN

      • Jim Bean

        But there is a third wrong – that of Obama ignoring the best advice of his best advisors and pulling out too quickly purely for political profit. That’s why more lives are now at stake. That people are reluctant to put their necks on the line to bail him out for ‘that other guy’s intelligence failures is not surprising.

    • Ahh, yes the barbaric murderous ‘ACA unpleasantries’.. for which the GOP and businesses were clamoring, right up until the time the President granted their extension. I can see how you can equate this with ISIS… No. Wait. I can’t.

      • Stephen Barlow

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      • Jim Bean

        You can’t see that both equal postponing something unpleasant until after an election? That’s interesting. You maybe should have that looked at.

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      • At the request of those most affected by the delay? “We’d like to help you out but we can’t because there’s an election coming.” Yeah. That’s better.

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        What do you think would change if Congress got involved?

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    • Stephen Barlow

      Because WAR and healthcare have divergent consequences. THANKS for admitting all the foot dragging obstructionist stagnant gridlock is entirely REBUBLICAN by design.

      • Jim Bean

        They have divergent consequences regardless of whether done before or after an election. They have identical consequences with regard to effecting the elections themselves. Like I said, you keep spinning, I’ll keep unwinding.

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    • colliegurl

      Republicans are outraged that the President has delayed an employer mandate that republican previous asked him to delay. Really, republicans have no shame.

      • strayaway

        When House Republicans wrote that idea into their second budget bill, Democrats shut down the government rather than compromise. When the President did the same thing on his own: crickets.

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      • strayaway

        I don’t know which line of the Constitution you are referring to. In this case, The House passed a bill to keep the government going but the Senate didn’t like the terms: ending the (un)ACA. The House passed a second budget bill to pay the bills and compromised everything except for leaving in a provision for delays and and ending the (un)ACA’s new 2.3% tax on medical equipment. The Senate sat on that and let the clock run out. So I would say that in this case, the hot potato was in the Senate’s hands. Had it passed the Senate, the President could also have vetoed the budget bill. It never got to his desk but presidents also can shut down the government by vetoing a budget bill.

      • colliegurl

        Delaying the large business mandate is not the same as ending the ACA, defunding and/or delaying the law in its entirety. Republicans were making demands that would have caused premiums to skyrocket and the law to collapse. They knew democrats would never except their conditions. They knew that their demands would lead to a shut down. Republicans in congress could not agree on legislation within their own party. Some wanted to protect device companies. Others in the tea party saw the move as corporate cronyism.

      • strayaway

        Please reread my previous post. (1.) The first House bill would have eliminated the (un)ACA in exchange for spending as much as Democrats wanted to circumvent sequestrations. (2.) The second passed House budget bill did not eliminate the (un)ACA. It would only have have postponed employer mandates for a year, something that Obama later legislated by executive order, and eliminated Obama’s new tax on medical equipment. Senate Democrats didn’t even respond to that major compromise with a counter offer while they still had time to do so. It’s my way or the highway with Obama. We aren’t talking Bill Clinton here.

        Whether or not there was some division among Republicans, they did produce a compromise budget bill that would have prevented a shutdown. I’m irritated at Republicans for giving up sequestration.

        I guess you are ok with the 2.3% tax on medical devices which gets passed on to patients, most of whom make less than $200,000/year, and impedes the availability of the latest in medical technology.

      • colliegurl

        Device companies are giving hundreds of millions to their CEOs, in kickbacks to providers and funding lobbyists, and you have no problem with them passing those costs on to you. No, republicans were unable to come to an agreement, republicans in the house rejected the repeal of the device tax.

      • strayaway

        Your last sentence in incorrect. “The tax became part of the budget showdown when Republicans attached the idea of repealing the tax, which took effect Jan. 1, to a bill to fund the government temporarily and let 800,000 non-essential federal workers come back to work. The Democratic-controlled Senate rejected the idea.” -USA Today 10/8/13 from article “Budget slugfest hits medical device tax”

        My suggestion is that instead of making everyone else’s use of medical devices more expensive, you instead personally refuse the use of cat scans and other medical technology until you and other like minded people can found your own medical technology coop with lower paid executives.

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  • Macdoodle

    A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI)report reveals that
    President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence
    briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in
    the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.

    The
    GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record
    between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3%
    in his second.

    The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of
    Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the
    blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at the feet of
    his Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

    “I think our
    head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I
    think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” said
    Obama.According to Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake, members of the
    Defense establishment were “flabbergasted” by Obama’s attempt to shift
    blam

    • Mrs_oatmeal

      Do all president’s attend 100% of the briefings or do we know? He does have staff and reports to rely on…

      • Stephen Barlow

        Does Obama have contact, immediate with his counsel? So even in the UN giving a speech uniting the world (minus Republican Celebrity Idol and Role Model Putin) against ISIS, Obama has the latest Intel updates.

        Even if he were doing a photo op in a Sarasota, FL classroom?

        Funny how many of the IMPORTANT meetings Bush missed with your blessing. Bush never missed an oil war planning session though.
        Since the Redpublican’ts feel ISIS isn’t worth their time this year… The President is way out ahead on this one.

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    • Stephen Barlow

      Is GAI Heritage thing or funded by Kochsucking?

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    • Stephen Barlow

      They fed him bad Intel?

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  • Stephen Barlow

    Vote HARD! VOTE MEAN!!! Vote cruel. VOTE THEM ALL OUT!!!!!! WE DON’T need cowards Representing us! All those ‘ war hero’ fraudublicans waving the flag, closing the government and ducking for cover when America is on the imaginary hit.list

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  • Mark Stone

    I wonder how long these self-centered, self-absored, gutless “leaders” (and I use the word with enough sarcasm that even Sheldon Cooper would get that it is sarcasm) would have taken to declare war on Japan after December 7th? Maybe by the time the Japanese had overtaken Corrigador? You numb nuts who don’t remember actual history, which is about 90 % of the right, look it up. Bottom line if ISIS or ISIL is such a threat, and you don’t like the way the president is handling things, get you worthless butts back to Washington and do YOUR jobs, elections results be damned. Despite what Newt Gingrich said about failing his party when he resigned, it’s not about the party first, it should be about country first, you…I am out of verbiage except a lot of four letter words right now, so use your imagination.