Skip to comments.Colbert tells Congress farm work 'really hard' (The Colbert Congress)
Posted on 09/24/2010 4:28:41 PM PDT by RobinMasters
WASHINGTON Taking his blowhard comedy act to Congress, Stephen Colbert told lawmakers that a day picking beans alongside illegal immigrants convinced him that farm work is "really, really hard." "It turns out and I did not know this most soil is at ground level," Colbert testified Friday. Also, "It was hotter than I like to be."
Still, Colbert expressed befuddlement that more Americans aren't clamoring to "begin an exciting career" in the fields and instead are leaving the low-paid work to illegal immigrants.
Staying in character as a Comedy Central news commentator, Colbert offered a House hearing his "vast" knowledge, drawn from spending a single day on a New York farm as a guest of the United Farm Workers.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
Another clueless Amekican
I just sent a note to my congresswoman to register my disgust with this stunt. I encourage others to do the same.
I wonder what Colbert thinks of Congress now? His heros don’t appreciate him. He’s one of the little people.
Sounds like he punked the idiot congressmen who called him to testify.
How could the U.S. House of Representatives stand for this lunacy ? Making a mockery of Congress isn’t funny to me....Lofgren should be censured IMHO.
The number of people who get their news from Steven Colbert and Jon Stewart would stun most of us here at FreeRepublic.
I wonder who picks things in the entire rest of the world, do they boat mexicans over to europe in ships horizontally in chains?
There can be no doubt of the complete contempt old Colbert shoed the democratic Congress that invited his testimony. That is for sure. Thank you Stephen Colber, no wonder your mother boxed your ear.
A typical Regime Media tool defecating on congressional hearings.
Colbert was brought before Congress in order to keep the media focus there instead of on the Coates testimony regarding the Black Panthers. It worked.
Around here it was local teenagers and 20 somethings who did the bulk of the farm work. Colbert should try picking rocks from fields here in the southern Michigan fields for a couple of weeks.
I don’t think Colbert really cares. The whole thing was a stunt and he was playing a character of a cold, heartless, right wing big business owner that the left considers evil. I’ll bet you most people who watch his show don’t give a hoot in hell about the plight of the immigrant farmer.
Vast numbers of Regime Sheep are lead by these despicable deceitful lying vermin. No wonder Obama was elected and still has 45% support.
Colbert is beyond repulsive and evil.
This putz is just one of those pantywaist elitists who never had to think about how all the things on his dinner table got there. He probably thought the stuff was all manufactured in the back rooms of grocery stores.
If he had any brains, he'd be dangerous.
Invite a Clown to congress and you get a clown act. This congress is populated by the biggest idiots in the history of our country. America voted for a 47 year old community organizer to be its next president and you get the community organized, however its against him.
A fool is born every minute...
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.