Last week, we, the people, went to the polls and overwhelmingly voted to send a message loud and clear to Congress. "We don't like these assholes who've been running things for four years! We want those other assholes in charge!" So it is voted, so it is done. Now — to help us all get acquainted with some of the people who will be banging the gavels, calling the shots and shaping opinion into policy — let's think of this collection of The Daily Show clips as a sort of Getting to Know You exercise, shall we?
A Boner in the GOP
More clips after the jump.
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So, Maryland police are apparently right now trying to talk some sense in James Jay Lee, the guy who walked into The Discovery Channel with a gun and started taking hostages. The crazy hasn't even started to dry yet, and both sides of the political war have already started playing hot potato with him, trying to peg him as a member of the other team. Because, you know the rules: If somebody from the other side does something stupid, that automatically makes all of the things you believe right. Infinity! No punch backs!
So, do we know what this crazy person's crazy demands are? In fact we do, and, um, it's not looking so great for the liberals…
Find solutions for Global Warming, Automotive pollution, International Trade, factory pollution, and the whole blasted human economy. Find ways so that people don't build more housing pollution which destroys the environment to make way for more human filth! Find solutions so that people stop breeding as well as stopping using Oil in order to REVERSE Global warming and the destruction of the planet!
Oh no! This guy's an eco-terrorist! (Probably an eco-sexual, too.) Stop destroying the environment? Reverse global warming? Are we sure this guy isn't Al Gore in a James Jay Lee mask? Goddamn it! Looks like Rep. Joe Barton and Sen. James Inhofe were right all along!
Unless, there's more this this guy's insane ramblings…
Programs must be developed to find solutions to stopping ALL immigration pollution and the anchor baby filth that follows that. Find solutions to stopping it. Call for people in the world to develop solutions to stop it completely and permanently. Find solutions FOR these countries so they stop sending their breeding populations to the US and the world to seek jobs and therefore breed more unwanted pollution babies. FIND SOLUTIONS FOR THEM TO STOP THEIR HUMAN GROWTH AND THE EXPORTATION OF THAT DISGUSTING FILTH! (The first world is feeding the population growth of the Third World and those human families are going to where the food is! They must stop procreating new humans looking for nonexistant jobs!)
I don't know. That seems kind of teabaggerish to me. And, if I'm not mistaken, I think that might be a direct quote from the this year's Arizona GOP platform. Or, at any rate, it's remarkably close.
So, which is it? Is he a crazy liberal or a crazy conservative? I need to know. Quick! Before I stop caring!
Update: James Jay Lee has been shot and apparently killed. The hostages appear to be safe.
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