This is comedian and political satirist Jon Stewart hitting the nail right on the head in regards to a crucial bill designed to help the first responders on 9/11 and the Grand Ol’ Party’s vehement blockage of said bill.
Now look, I’m Canadian, and I do not have a strong conscious connection to 9/11 in terms of nationality. But I do have a strong connection to humanity. What frustrates me is not only the lack of human decency in not passing the bill, but the sheer fact that the Repubs are prostituting a tragedy: tugging at heart strings while simultaneously cutting the strings of attachment to the very people who risked their health and lives to save Americans. It’s like the head master of a school for orphans publicly crying out, “The children have no food! They are suffering, starving, dying!” Then as the donations roll in, she seats herself in front of the children and chows down (*pictures the headmaster in the movie “Matilda”*).
Congressional Representative Anthony Weiner (D-New York) is a staunch supporter of the bill and its humanity. He can be seen in various Youtube videos blasting the right wing monacle-droppers for the aforementioned prostitution, hinting towards a large remnant of self-interest in the conflict behind the healthcare bill, and the consistent cowardice of the GOP in what Tribe Called Quest emcee Q-Tip calls “this 9/11 healthcare Rebublican flip”.
The truth will come out. Unfortunately it is said that a lie will travel around the world twice before the truth has a chance to tie its shoes.