Jon Stewart and the Daily Show respond to the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address. This hilarious review of the last five years of the Grand Obstructionist Party and their two faced approach to governing really hits home. By home I mean our own Congressman Blaine Lemmingmeyer of the 3rd District. Here’s an excerpt from Blaine’s Bulletin that went out today.
As I sat in the House Chamber and listened to the president deliver his sixth State of the Union Address, I was struck by his willingness to divide the American people rather than bring us together. The president made it clear in his most political State of the Union Address to date that he plans to bypass Congress through executive orders and partisan political arm twisting to further a regressive agenda that most Americans have rejected.
I’m not much of a believer in polls, but when survey after survey by legitimate organizations show that the American people have lost faith in the president, I am frankly not too surprised. This administration has broken too many promises, especially when it comes to the economy.
The President’s poll numbers? The latest has him at a 43% approval rating. Not great, but a few points better than the approval rating of Congress which, to be fair, has gone up to 13%. So congratulations Mr. Lemmingmeyer for the ability to, as scripture says “see a speck in the eye of another while ignoring the board in yours.”
Let’s get back to Jon Stewart’s analysis of the Grand Obstructionist Party and their brown eye on this issue of claiming to want to work with the President…
They’re really hurt! They’re hurt! Their feelings are hurt! The President has hurt their feelings! The only problem with their “we just wanna work with him” is that it’s total bullshit. It’s bullshit. Premium Grade A grass-fed free-range bullshit. (wild audience cheering and applause) Collected and packaged by hand. No, hear me out! It is bullshit collected and packaged by hand from the polished anuses of award-winning Texas longhorns that have been bred for peristaltic perfection so that each individual dookie meets the exacting standards of the American Bullshit Association!