Jon Stewart to Republicans: You’re All ‘Warfare Queens… Go F*ck Yourself’ (Video)

jon-stewart-warfareIt’s amazing how feverishly Republicans oppose any kind of spending in this country to help our middle class or poor.  Yet they’re typically the first ones to the podium calling for us to spend billions (or trillions) in another country, often for some kind of military operation.

How does the joke go?  The United States should just declare war on itself, then Republicans will support spending money to help Americans.

Jon Stewart ripped into this Republican spending hypocrisy Thursday night, calling them “warfare queens” and telling Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to “go f*ck yourself.”

He started off by showing numerous clips of various Republican members of Congress calling for, as he called it, “blank checks” to fight wars or aid other countries.   Individuals like Marco Rubio, John McCain and Louie Gohmert imploring the United States “to act” against violence in places like Syria, Libya, Chad, Ukraine and of course Iraq.

Then he followed that with clips of news broadcasts listing different spending bills Republicans have blocked aimed at helping Americans, like jobs bills, veterans bills and tax credits.  He then played several clips showing many of the same Republicans who’ve urged for us to spend billions in other countries, vehemently proclaiming the dire financial mess this country is in and that we cannot afford to spend money we don’t have.

Though he singled out perhaps the biggest hypocrite of the bunch, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions.  Showing clips of the senator supporting bills that would send billions to other countries, followed by clips of him going on about how we can’t continue to write blank checks for entitlement programs here at home.

“Go f*ck yourself,” Stewart said following the Sessions clips.

He concluded the segment by hammering Republicans for the way they seem dependent on waging war.

“I’m really worried about the Republicans,” Stewart said. “Their inability to wean themselves off of military intervention. They have a culture of defendency, if you will. And I believe it’s turned them all into warfare queens. And I think we need to cut them off for their own good.”

And he’s exactly right.

Imagine what we could have done in this country if we invested all the money we spent in Iraq back here at home?  Over $1 trillion spent helping Americans.  But, no.  Instead we spent it on a war based on lies, invading a country that wasn’t a threat and over a decade later we’re still having to deal with the mess created in Iraq thanks to the incompetence of the previous administration.

Though I’m still not sure exactly what we should do in Iraq, I do know one thing – we sure as hell shouldn’t listen to the opinions of those who got damn near everything wrong over a decade ago and in the years since.

Watch the segment below via Comedy Central:

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • conect2u

    FINALLY! Someone of prominence has stated the obvious: GOP is worst than warfare queens, they continually collect government checks for impersonating politicians, eating steak dinners paid from $100k campaign budgets but won’t/REFUSE to create or pass legislation unrelated to lobbying interests. Each passing day they violate their oath of office.
    Too bad the American can’t impeach the lot of them and incarcerate them in a REAL prisons w/murders, rapists and alongside the mentally ill where they belong.

  • MLR

    Jon Stewart is a genius and he’s also right. It’s amazing that in this country you get more “fair and balanced” from Comedy Central than you do in some of the media outlets out there, especially the ones busy getting discredited Dick Cheney’s opinion on the Iraq situation.

    • Jim Bean

      Stewarts audience is comprised entirely of people who are titillated by the F bomb. Without it, no one would know who he is.

  • Joe

    Hearing democrats whine and complain about spending is hilarious. Pot, meet kettle.

    • Mrs_oatmeal

      Did you read the article? I guess you enjoy fighting useless wars on the US credit card. Really whining?

      • MJ Madrid

        Where were the “spend-thrift” Republicans when Bush was spending money like a drunken sailor? There is an easily recognized pattern here. Republican Presidents tank the economy (it was the case with Reagan, Daddy Bush and certainly Dubya) and Democrats bring it back around. If more Conservatives were able to see Faux News for what it is things might actually get done in this country!

      • tomaf

        they can’t see past the negro in the white house. Let me tell u something else about the negro: He may very well be the smartest President we’ve ever had in the history of the US of A.

    • tomaf

      So u just go to articles and mouth off at liberals without even reading the article? If you had even half a brain u could see the faux news spews out lies 24/7 with nothing to back it up, while stewart and most of the shows on MSNBC back up most of their claims/stories with actual video and audio recordings. So next time you whine about paying taxes, teabagger, remember where most of that tax money is going: to an endless string of unnecessary wars, not to blackie. and why do you think Mcain and other asshole repugnantcans are constantly calling for war everywhere? Not to protect our country, but to get kick-backs from the huge military corporations that taxpayer money goes to, to build thousands of airplanes and tanks and all sorts of weapons of mass destruction, many of which are never even used in wars but just parked on parking lots gathering dust indefinitely.