Political Circus: Stewart calls GOP 'World Trade cowards'
December 14th, 2010
12:55 PM ET
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Political Circus: Stewart calls GOP 'World Trade cowards'

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance. Here are some of the things you might have missed:

The world according to Jon

Funnyman Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," lambasted Republicans for failing to pass a multibillion-dollar bill that would help 9/11 responders pay for health problems that arose from working at ground zero, among other things. Or as Stewart puts it, "the 'least we can do/no brainer act of 2010.'"

"Of course the Republicans wouldn't be so cowardly as to not vote for the bill and justifying their actions - just cowardly enough not to do it on camera," he said.
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  1. Democrats Class Warfare - Destroying the economy and country

    DemocRATS STILL CONTROL THE GOVERNMENT idiot!! Maybe you should take up your beef with THEM??!! Why can't the DemocRATS pass a "no-brainer"??? Maybe because they have NO BRAINS!

    December 14, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  2. GonzoinHouston

    To mutilate a phrase, "laughing all the way to the truth". The ultimate laugh would be for Stewart to be nominated for a Peabody Award.

    December 14, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  3. Peter E

    'Ooo I'm a republican, I am fiscally conservative... Except I voted for bailing out banks with hundreds of billions of dollars of TARP, bailing out the failed business policies of car companies, giving breaks for Wall Street millionaires, giving tax breaks to the rich who in the past have just pocketed that tax break and not created jobs anyway... But if the money would go compassionately to people who need it and who have clearly earned it then I will raise hell and high water if it's not paid for with cuts! TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH ONLY!!! No, I don't have any data backing the claim that it actually creates jobs, because it has not for the past thirty years, but if I repeat it enough, people will just believe it anyway!'

    Seriously, compared to all the spending and deficit republicans have thrown on us, or have readily joined in at throwing at us in the past years THIS bill is where they draw the line and call it frivolous spending?

    December 14, 2010 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  4. rs

    Stewart was dead-on correct here. He'd better watch out, he may become the most perceptive (and funniest) political commentator on TV if he keeps it up!

    December 14, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  5. Josie

    Why would the republicans do what's humane?

    December 14, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  6. anthony

    Well im glad SOMEONE called them out on this.. (funny its always the comedians to have to do it)

    The Republicans used the h3ll out of 9-11 in all the campaigning for half a decade, used FEAR and TERRORISM to manipulate society, and did a lot of grand standing with NYPD and NYFD in front of cameras and touted them as the real HEROES for their political benefit....

    NOW they would rather fight tooth and nail to preserve their tax cuts for them and their wealthy buddies and continue to line their pockets, while reluctantly passing unemployment extensions, and NOT giving relief to our "HEROES" from NY...

    Effing SAD...

    Lets remind them of this in 2012

    December 14, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  7. Jonathan

    I would rather watch paint dry than watch John Stewart. I would rather take advice from the skunk that tries to get into my garbage every Wednesday night.

    December 14, 2010 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  8. coatah

    " The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government."
    - James Madison, speech in the House of Representatives, January 10, 1794

    December 14, 2010 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  9. MS

    They are cowards. Only the 9/11 party (formerly known as the GOP) could possibly find a reason to say screw you to 9/11 first responders, and then they don't even have the guts to say why they oppose it on camera.

    December 14, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    He's right. What more needs to be said? The GOP is refusing to do it because it would be good, is well-justified, is very popular and, of course, would reflect well upon Obama and the Dems as a result. So yes, it's the "least we can do/no brainer act of 2010"...at least for those of us with brains in our heads, hearts in our chests and souls in our bodies. For the GOP, the 911 responder health care act, just like every single other act before congress during a Dem presidecy and/or Dem majority is the "how can we mess up this whole thing to gain political leverage?" act. It's not about YOU. It's all about THEMSELVES (and, of course, their rich and corporate puppetmasters).

    December 14, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  11. Squigman

    The real shame of the nation, is the fact that the so called protectors of capitalism are of no use to any person, place, or thing that's not considered wealthy, or a corporate contributor to the republican party. Even when caught on camera, they spin the facts in a way, as to make the common person believe that they were victims of some liberal media plot. Fact is there is no such thing as the liberal media. All news agencys are owned by corporations, and the corporations are all owned by the very wealthy. WAKE – UP.

    December 14, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  12. Rick McDaniel

    Why doesn't he bring up a really important issue........like jobs for Americans??????

    December 14, 2010 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  13. Peter s

    You got to love this guy "Stewart" he calls it as it is not what it should be!. He has bigger cajones than the pundits at Cnn, Msnbc, and fox combined!!

    December 14, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  14. Jaywing

    Right on, right on, Jon!

    December 14, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  15. stufit

    Isn't Stewart just the neatest little shill the DNC and the democrat liberals have. I have a son in law and grandson (products of course of the NEA) who believe he is an actual newsman on the Comedy Channel and that everything he says is the truth and "fair and balanced." They also don't realize that Tina Fey does the Palin impersonation and of course being that dumb think Obozo is a great president. See what happens when you coopt the media. Got to get back to Fox News now, don't want to spend to much time her in la la liberal land.

    December 14, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  16. Giovanni Barsetti

    This is outrageous. Heartless GOP party and heartless members of Congress for not voting for this important bill for the 9/11 first responders. The GOP is always talking about patriotism and they always claim "We are so proud of our men and women in uniform." But yet they vote against this important bill. Shameless party

    December 14, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  17. Bob Moore

    Why is a legitimate news agency quoting a comedian regarding a serious news event?

    December 14, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  18. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Stewart is correct, the republican message noun 9-11, verb 9-11 is the peak of hypocrisy. But in reality, the scum sucking GOP really did not give a rats behind about the heroes who rushed into buildings to save people. How the GOP can even look in the mirror without being disgusted is beyond belief. Why is it so difficult for the GOP to stand up for people that are not billionaires?

    December 14, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  19. Sam

    Mugging for the camera as always. Only Obama likes himself in the camera more than this guy. Stewart look better when he shows up with his latest large fake breasted campanion conquests.

    December 14, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |