Congressional clown show featuring Stephen Colbert

Back in April actress Sigourney Weaver provided “expert” testimony to the  Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on the topic of ocean acidification. (previous post) Apparently she was considered an “expert” on this because she, you know, played a scientist in the movie Avatar. Well, the assclowns in congress are inviting another “expert” to one of their clown shows. According to this article (from the Daily Caller), “comedian” Stephen Colbert will testify at a congressional hearing on immigration. What could possibly go wrong?

Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert is slated to testify at a congressional hearing Friday on immigration titled “Protecting America’s Harvest.”

One Republican source said Colbert will be testifying “in character,” the Bill O’Reilly-like muse Colbert uses for his show.

A House Judiciary Committee spokeswoman, confirming Colbert would testify, said the hearing matter was a “serious issue . . . this is not a TV stunt.”

Of course Colbert is a leading expert on immigration matters. I’m sure his testimony will be enlightening.

In July, Colbert interviewed United Farm Workers (UFW) President Arturo Rodriguez on his show.

UFW works to legalize the millions of illegal immigrants working in the agriculture sector, and Rodriguez promoted one of their projects, “Take Our Jobs” which offers Americans the chance to try working in the fields if they really think good jobs are being lost to illegals.

In the interview, Colbert challenged Rodriguez with playful caricatures of anti-illegal immigration groups, for instance telling him that “They’re taking our jobs! Those jobs belong to American farm workers!”

As an “expert” in the field of immigration, I’m sure Mr. Colbert discussed both sides of the issue with his guest. Right?

Rodriguez then touted the Take Our Jobs initiative.

“It’s inviting American citizens that want to work in the fields, that want to take those jobs, that want to do that agricultural work, to come out and do it. So we put up a website, and we’re inviting Americans throughout the United States to come and try to work in agriculture if they believe that immigrant farm workers are taking away good American jobs.”

Colbert asked how many people had taken up the offer. The answer was three, so Colbert said “Make that four, I’ll do it.”

Since then Colbert reportedly participated in Take Our Jobs, and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, chairman of the immigration subcommittee, was there for that day.

Sources said the plan for Colbert to testify arose out of Colbert and Lofgren sharing that day together.

Well, based on the policies coming out of Washington “experts” and “geniuses,” Colbert’s opinion will be just as good as any other. After all, he’s just another clown added to this clown show.


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