It just keeps getting classier there in Washington.

As the country continues to skid out of control and unemployment and debt rise, Congress continues important and probing discussions with fictional personas from cable comedy networks:

I wanted Colbert to say, “Corn-packing is, you know, what you guys are doing to taxpayers.”

Rep. John Conyers later asked Colbert to leave (Conyers was annoyed with a colleague, not Colbert, who he called “pretty profound”):

I have a better idea — how about Colbert stays and Conyers leaves? He should go see his wife anyway — it’s visitation day.

After Colbert’s testimony about farming, Congress called in Mr. Greenjeans.

This was all taking place while Christopher Coates was testifying before the US Civil Rights Commission exposing the lies, racial bias and corruption of the Obama/Holder Justice Department.

Guess which story is getting the most media play? Colbert’s “lookie over here” appearance was so circus-like that it’s almost as if it was a planned distraction.


8 Responses to “Colbert Explains ‘Corn Packer’ to Congressman”

  1. OK_Loyalist on September 24th, 2010 9:01 pm

    This is a prime example that these clowns are spending way too much time in DC. 30 days is plenty of time to get the people's business done!

  2. innanutshel on September 24th, 2010 9:22 pm

    I would like to encourage this sort of thing. I noticed while the distinguished dopes were engrossed in this compelling dialogue they did not spend any of my money.

    Perhaps they could have Stewart in tomorrow to discuss the constitutionality of the law of gravity.

    Maybe we should ask Queen Liz if they'd take us back. We'll be nice this time.

  3. ice9 on September 25th, 2010 2:26 pm

    Facts–Conyers asked before, not after. You also omitted Steve King's opening remarks to Colbert, which were couched around a sequence of ill-informed and rather opaque insults carefully phrased as not-questions so as to deprive Mr. Colbert of the formal right to reply to him. For that matter you also omitted King's entire career, in which he has exceeded anybody's highest expectations for consistent assholery–and I mean that as a compliment, because few right-wingers have the courage to be consistent. This of course from a representative of a state that has embraced gay marriage, so poignant.
    Anyway, maybe your commenters need you to remind them of the proportion of the deficit that was Bush-inititiated and signed crisis spending, or the proportion of the deficit that is Bush budget lost revenue due to economic downturn caused by Bush policies of sopping the greed of Americans with false prosperity from a housing bubble. Or the proportion of the deficit that arises from Bush medicare-D giveaways-without-offsets. Compare to the profits run by several of the TARP/Recovery programs, or the very definitely non-socialist Romney model for affordable care, or the decisively proven positives of the Bush/Obama crisis economic spending. Compare to the tax increases built in to Affordable Care, just like the grownups do, so it's true that the act doesn't add to the deficit. Facty-facty, inconvenient but right there, big turds in the empty-headed punch-bowl of rightwing gasbagging.
    One thing you're right about–Obama and the Democrats, for all their weak-willed attempts at bipartisanship and compromise, have done some damage to the Republic. They've left a model of grownup behavior that the younger folk, brown ones and black ones and even some red-state white ones, see now and will keep seeing. We only hope that the damage spreads and the selfish, greedy, mean, Jesus-addled wankers like King get sent back to the farm where they can live their lives in the peace and security and stability that is the enemy of ideologues.


  4. SignPainterGuy on September 25th, 2010 6:08 pm

    Just curious, did you fall into a vat of the liberal / progressive kool ade or have you been injecting it intravenously with a turkey baster ?? Or did you fall out of the wacko tree and hit EVERY limb on the way down ??

  5. OK_Loyalist on September 25th, 2010 8:17 pm

    Somebody's Mommy didn't pay enough attention to them !

  6. Cold Fury » How do you double down on turning the Politburo into a bigger joke than it aready was? on September 25th, 2010 8:29 pm

    [...] Powers is having way too much fun with this: I wanted Colbert to say, “Corn-packing is, you know, what you guys are doing to [...]

  7. ExtremeCentrist on September 27th, 2010 12:04 am

    Hah! Useful replies. Why do the teabaggers result to 4-word insults when they have no facts with which to refute? Might as well just keep your mouths shut when someone makes you look foolish.

  8. innanutshel on September 27th, 2010 5:40 am

    "Anyway, maybe your commenters need you to remind them of the proportion of the deficit that was Bush initiated….Bush Budget….Bush policies….Bush Medicare..Bush yadayadayada…."
    Clue to ice9. Come in. Say again, do you read?
    1) Bush was not a fiscal conservative. We. Did. Not. Like. Him.
    2) He is not the president.
    3) At what point will all negative phenomenon in the universe not be attributed to Bush?
    4) The last two years of Buuuussshh the Democretin Congress wrote the budget.
    5) You awe a vewy unweasonable gwown up motow mouth. Cease caffein. Breath.

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