Saturday, September 25, 2010

Too Clever By Half

There are a couple of viewpoints at play in the Colbert/migrant worker testimony before the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law on Friday, September 24, 2010.

Many find Mr. Colbert funny, but the comedian failed to amuse lawmakers Friday during a hearing on farm jobs and illegal immigrants and the so-called AgJOBS bill that would give illegal immigrant farm workers a pathway to legal status.

"I don't want a tomato picked by a Mexican. I want it picked by an American, then sliced by a Guatemalan and served by a Venezuelan in a spa where a Chilean gives me a Brazilian," quipped Colbert.

"I started my workday with preconceived notions of migrant labor, but after working with these men and women picking beans, packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun, I have to say—and I do mean this sincerely—please don't make me do this again," he said. "It is really, really hard work."

Colbert said his day on a farm left him traumatized noting that, "I don't even want to watch Green Acres again."

Fausta’s Blog notes that, “Of course, Congress could have called National Humanities Medal honoree Victor Davis Hanson, who not only was born and raised on California a farm, but has continued to operate the family farm to this day. Hanson has had more than one day in the unforgiving sun out at the farm picking grapes, day in and day out, and can offer first-hand testimony on migrant labor.”

Politico’s take offers another viewpoint: “Colbert knocks Dems off message.” Don Surber believes, “For his part, Stephen Colbert got the laughs for the wrong reason. He was supposed to be mocking conservative views on illegal aliens. Instead, he wound up mocking the Democratic Congress.”

The viewpoint which I share with Dan Riehl is that Colbert was a distraction from the more important Department of Justice testimony on the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case given by Christopher Coates, ex-chief of the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice.

Coates leveled an explosive allegation saying that top officials in the department gutted a voter intimidation case against the fringe militant group, the New Black Panther Party, because the suspects were black and their alleged victims were white.

You can read more about the NBPP case here and here. In summary, in order for a deception to succeed, it must be habitual and uninterrupted. This is a game the limousine liberals have perfected. Remember November. Stop the fleecing of America.

Originally posted at No Sheeples Here.

1 comment:

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I love that term: "limousine liberals". That pretty much sums up the liberal class in this country. We are great, we have ours, and now we're going to squash your American Dream.