Saturday, September 25, 2010

'Sad Commentary On Our Political System'

A Boston University professor explains what may well be the final nail in the Democrat coffin.
Goofball TV comic Stephen Colbert took his off-the-wall Comedy Central shtick to Congress yesterday - making a mockery of a House hearing while “testifying” before lawmakers on immigration reform.

Colbert, who addressed the immigration subcommittee in his satirical news character, said he spent a day picking beans and packing corn in the “unforgiving sun” with illegal immigrants.

“Please don’t make me do this again. It is really, really hard,” Colbert said. “It turns out - and I did not know this - most soil is at ground level.”

Boston University professor Tobe Berkovitz said it’s a “sad commentary on our political system when the Congress feels compelled to stoop to the lowest common denominator on important public issues.”

“That the Congress feels that having an entertainer come in as an expert witness on a serious policy issue shows just how dramatically out of touch the Congress is with any sense of propriety,” Berkovitz said.
Of course it was a distraction from more meaningful issues, so in that regard the Democrats may consider it a success. But they won't be chuckling come November 2.

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