Jon Stewart Rips into Republicans, KKK for Absolute Ridiculousness Concerning Immigration (Video)

jon-stewart-2Jon Stewart tore into Republicans and the KKK last night for what he considers their “draconian” beliefs on immigration.

Now when it comes to the KKK I think we can all surmise what their “plan” is.  Essentially, they want to use deadly force against those trying to come into this country illegally.  You know, because it’s perfectly sane to believe that death is a suitable punishment for illegal immigration, right?

But Stewart’s main attention was focused on Congress where Republicans have proven once again that no matter what President Obama does, they’re simply going to do the opposite.

He pointed out that the president had put his support behind a bill that called for $3.7 billion to be used to combat the thousands of immigrants that have been coming across our border.  Which, of course, Republicans opposed.  Which is ironic considering the main talking point used by conservatives seems to be that President Obama isn’t doing anything.  Only when he does, Republicans don’t want to spend the money to enforce many of the same policies that they’ve been calling for over the last few weeks.

Then Stewart mocked how the Senate couldn’t even bring their “plan” up for a vote, which was a full $1 billion less than the president had originally asked for.

And, of course, there was the bill House Republicans couldn’t even get passed that called for $659 million to be spent on the immigration crisis.  Stewart mocked how far off the amount was from Obama’s plan, saying, “It’s like saying, ‘This man needs a heart transplant, well how about if I give him four possum hearts and a transistor radio?'”

Finally Stewart went after the hypocrisy shown by Republicans, specifically John Boehner, who then called on President Obama to act without Congress to deal with the immigration crisis – just after voting to sue the president for acting without Congress to solve other issues on which they never seem able to get anything done.

“Did John Boehner just suggest that if Congress won’t act to change a law it doesn’t like, that the president should?  Cause – pretty sure there’s a guy suing the president…for that.” Stewart said in a confused tone.

This whole immigration issue has exposed just how absurd Republicans have become.  Even when President Obama is trying to do many of the very things they’ve said he should do –  they’re still too incompetent to get anything done.

Watch Stewart’s segment below via Comedy Central: 


Allen Clifton

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  • Jim Bean

    Republicans don’t trust that Obama and the Dems are committed to making a good faith effort towards border security because its never been a priority for them in the past. The Senates refusal to pass their own bill bolsters the Pubs contention that Dems want the flood of illegals to continue and want to be able to shift blame to the Pubs for their own political advantage. And, finally, this habit the Dems have of thinking they can ignore the cause of the problem and fix everything by throwing money at the symptoms is to the detriment of us all.

    • lets work together

      I agree with your thoughts on what is going down in the politics of the situation, but what is the solution? Too often I hear how what is being done isn’t the right course of action, but then I fail to hear what should be done. We can point out faults all we want but until we come up with an alternative suggestion we are just finger pointers.

      • Jim Bean

        Astute observation. Dems need to demonstrate a commitment to heroic efforts at border security at which point, Pubs will have no excuse but to assimilate those illegals already with us. Dealing with those already here before securing the border is like trying to plan a wedding party with no idea how many will be in attendance.

      • strayaway

        The solution should be to severely fine cheating employers who profit by hiring illegal aliens who work for less than US workers. Building walls won’t work if we keep electing public officials who open the gates. China learned that lesson.

        A study has just been released showing that in Tennessee although 60% of the population increase has been from natural growth and only 40% from immigration, “the total number of working-age (16 to 65) immigrants (legal and illegal) holding a job in Tennessee increased by 94,000 from the first quarter of 2000 to the first quarter of 2014, while the number of working-age native-born Americans with a job declined 47,000 over the same time.” -CNBC 8/4/14

    • Retrodude

      And why in the hell should we trust Republicans? I surely don’t.

  • Terry Henderson

    Suitable bills have been introduced by the Dem’s. They just have been held up by Congress while they bitch about not having the bill they have. The country is undermined while they hate Obama and keep trying to undermine him. Face it.