Jon Stewart Rips House GOP Over Sandy Relief
Republican House majority is our other major disaster
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2013 8:29 AM CST
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(Newser) – Jon Stewart unloaded on the House Republican majority in an epic segment last night about the Sandy relief bill debacle. Even when the House eventually approved $9.7 billion in aid for storm victims, that was far from the $60 billion the Senate approved. It's voting on all those other billions next week, "because what's another week when you've been fucked for months?" asks an incredulous Stewart. And then there were the 67 Republicans who voted against even that $9.7 billion: Stewart singles out one Steven Palazzo, who just last year was pleading for funding for the same flood insurance funding for his Mississippi district, suffering the effects of Katrina.

"This is just a simple, down-the-middle, black and white, cut and dry, warm cup of What Would Jesus or Any Other Human Being That Isn't an Asshole Do?" Stewart said. "And you blew it. What possible reason could you have for voting against aid to hurricane victims by way of a flood reimbursement fund?" Paul Ryan blamed "pork barrel spending" in the bill for his "no" vote, but as Stewart points out, there's about as much pork in the two-paragraph bill "as in the mini-fridge in the break room at PETA." Give the segment a watch, or click for Alex Jones' epic rant on Piers Morgan last night.

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right2dave
Jan 9, 2013 8:39 AM CST
Are there really people with even a small amount of sense that get their news from comedy shows? What was Jay Leno's and SNL's take on the topic?
SPHeroid
Jan 8, 2013 8:37 PM CST
You see Doug, these people need assistance NOW... While you sit in your comfortable home they sit without electricity or heat..... Installments?..... What send them $50 a month?...... And screw the spending argument...... We borrow outrageous amounts of money for BS wars, but you claim we can't find cash to help our fellow citizens?...... I hope you never have to experience a natural disaster, but I sure as hell will shed no tears for a selfish bastard like you........I will. however, support relief for your situation......
Fatquah
Jan 8, 2013 3:58 PM CST
Stewart's an ignorant moron liar. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0Qw_hs6rXo