Jon Stewart Returns to Shame Congress: The Daily Show

Jon Stewart Returns to Shame Congress: The Daily Show


IN THE REPTILE KINGDOM, IGUANAS
ARE KING. BUT THE BIG QUESTION IS, DO THEY
HAVE — (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) I’M SORRY, SIR. ARE YOU LOST?>>NO, TREVOR, WAIT! IT’S ME! TREVOR! IT’S ME!>>Trevor: PAPA?! NO! (LAUGHTER) IT’S ME!>>Trevor: IT’S JON STEWART,
EVERYBODY! (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) OH, WOW! OH, WOW! IT’S JON STEWART! (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) OH! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT! THIS IS AWESOME! OH, WAIT, WAIT, WAIT — (BLEEP). ARE YOU HERE TO TAKE THE SHOW
BACK? OH, MAN, I HEARD ABOUT THIS
IN AMERICAN TV! ARE YOU TAKING THE SHOW BACK?>>NO, TRUST ME! TRUST ME! A THOUSAND TIMES NO! ACTUALLY, I HAVE THIS ISSUE, I
CARE ABOUT IT VERY DEEPLY AND I WAS WONDERING, I WANT TO GET
ATTENTION PAID TO IT, BUT I WAS REALIZING I DON’T HAVE A SHOW,
AND NOBODY GIVES A (BLEEP) ANYMORE. SO I THOUGHT, YOU HAVE A SHOW,
AND MAYBE I COULD COME AND –>>Trevor: HEY… I’M HERE FOR YOU, JON. MY SHOW IS YOUR SHOW, MY FRIEND.>>OH!>>Trevor: YEAH! (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) WHAT DO DO YOU NEED?>>LET ME JUST –>>Trevor: NO, I’M NOT GONNA –>>I UNDERSTAND. THAT’S GOOD. SO BACK IN 2010, OKAY, AFTER FAR
MORE LOBBYING THAN SHOULD HAVE EVER BEEN NECESSARY, CONGRESS
PASSED WHAT WAS CALLED THE ZADROGA ACT, HEALTHCARE FOR 9/11
FIRST RESPONDERS WORKING AT GROUND ZERO AFTER THE
GOVERNMENT TOLD THEM IT WAS SAFE BUT IT GAVE THEM CANCER.>>Trevor: SO HAD TO CELEBRATE
THE ANNIVERSARY?>>NO, THEY FUNDED THE ACT FIVE
YEARS. THEY WANTED TO MAKE SURE THE
PROGRAM WOULDN’T HAVE PEOPLE WHO WOULD TRY TO CHEAT IT AND YOU
COULD SCIENTIFICALLY PROVE A LINK BETWEEN THE RESPONDERS
HORRIBLE DISEASES AND TOXIC AIR THEY WERE BREATHING DAY IN AND
DAY OUT WORKING AT GROUND ZERO.>>Trevor: AND YOU’RE HERE
BECAUSE THEY COULDN’T PROVE THE LINK?>>NO, THEY PROVED THE LINK.>>Trevor: I SEE, BUT THERE
WAS A LOT OF FRAUD.>>THERE WAS NO FRAUD.>>Trevor: SO NO REASON TO NOT
RENEW IT PERMANENTLY.>>YOU’RE NOT FROM AROUND HERE,
ARE YOU? OF COURSE THERE WAS NO REASON
NOT TO RENEW IT PERMANENTLY, BUT THEY DID NOT RENEW IT WIN
ANYWAY! IT EXPIRED IN SEPTEMBER, SOON TO
BE OUT OF MONEY, MANY FIRST RESPONDERS, SICK WITH CANCER,
PULMONARY DISEASE, HAD TO TRAVEL AT THEIR EXPENSE TO
WASHINGTON, D.C. HUNDREDS OF TIMES TO PLEAD FOR OUR
GOVERNMENT TO DO THE RIGHT THING. PLEAD!>>Trevor: SO YOU’RE HERE TO
TELL US ONCE CONGRESS SAW THE FIRST RESPONDERS, OBVIOUSLY,
THEIR RENEWED VIGOR CAME IN, THEY RENEWED THE HEALTHCARE
FUNDING AND MADE IT PERMANENT, RIGHT?>>YOU’RE NOT FROM AROUND
HERE… THEY HAVE NOT DONE THAT.>>Trevor: THAT DOESN’T MAKE
SENSE, JON STEWART!>>I KNOW! THE ONLY CONCLUSION I CAN DRAW
IS THAT THE PEOPLE OF CONGRESS ARE NOT AS GOOD A PEOPLE AS THE
PEOPLE WHO ARE FIRST RESPONDERS.>>Trevor: OH, WELL, JON — (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) — I DON’T KNOW…>>THAT’S WHAT I THINK.>>Trevor: I DON’T KNOW, JOHN,
YOU CAN’T SAY THAT BECAUSE HOW WOULD YOU KNOW?>>LAST WEEK, I HAD THE DISTINCT
HONOR OF ACCOMPANYING SOME OF THESE HEROS ON ONE OF THEIR MANY
TRIPS DOWN TO THE CAPITOL TO SEE HOW IN GOD’S NAME THIS IS IN ANY
WAY A CONTROVERSIAL OR NON-PRIORITY ISSUE. IT’S EASY TO TAKE OUR DEMOCRACY
FOR GRANTED BUT SEEING IT FIRST HAND IS TRULY HUMBLING. I’M HERE IN THE SEANTE RUSSELL
BUILDING TO WITNESS THE MAJESTY OF OUR NATION’S LEGISLATIVE
PROCESS. THE BEAUTY, COMPASSION,
INTELLIGENCE — I’M JUST (BLEEP) YOU. I’M HERE TO SEE IF SHAME WORKS. SAHME — THE EMOTION YOU MIGHT
HAVE IF YOU WERE A SENATOR WHO TWEETED AFTER 9/11, WE WOULD
NOT FORGET OUR HEROS, BUT DID BY NOT SIGNING ON TO THIS BILL. WE DECIDED TO HAND-DELIVER THEIR
SHAME. WE’RE GOING TO STOP IN TO RAND
PAUL’S OFFICE. IS HE IN?>>I DON’T KNOW, THERE MAY HAVE
BEEN A BRIEFING.>>WE WERE WONDERING IF SENATOR
JOHNSON IS HOME.>>I’M NOT SURE. LET ME CHECK.>>TRICK OR TREAT, ANYBODY WE
COULD SPEAK TO ABOUT THE 9/11 RESPONDER’S BILL SENATOR PORTMAN
HAS YET TO SUPPORT? IS THERE WHO IT WOULD BE
APPROPRIATE T BE UPSET WITH?>>YES, SIR, I WOULD BE HAPPY TO
CHECK FOR YOU IF YOU –>>THANK YOU SO MUCH, I REALLY
APPRECIATE IT.>>WHO CAN I GIVE THIS TO? WHO CAN I FOLLOW UP WITH?>>I APPRECIATE IT. YEAH, SO ACTUALLY WE CAN’T
RECORD INSIDE THE OFFICE. IF WE COULD STEP OUTSIDE.>>WE CAN RECORD OUT IN THE
HALLWAY? WHY IS THAT YOU CAN’T RECORD IN
THE OFFICE, IS IT ACOUSTICS?>>I BELIEVE HE’S AT A COMMITTEE
MEETING.>>THE BILL HAS BEEN TAKEN OUT
AND WE’RE LOST AGAIN AND THESE ARE — THESE GUYS ARE ALL DYING
SO WE WOULD LIKE TO STOP THAT.>>NO, I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND. YOU DON’T WANT IT IN THE
SHAME CHAMBER, YOU WANT IT IN THE SHAME HALLWAY.>>HERE’S MY CARD. WE WOULD LOVE TO SET UP A TIME
WITH YOU ON CAMERA.>>THEY’RE LIKE IN MANY WAYS
MEERKATS OR PRAIRIE DOGS BUT IF THEY SENSE DANGER, INFORMATION
THEY DON’T LIKE, BOOM, RIGHT BACK INTO THE HOLE. IF WE NEED TO WAIT HERE UNTIL
HE’S READY, I’M HAPPY TO DO THAT. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU KNOW THIS, I
DON’T REALLY HAVE A LIFE ANYMORE. I’M UNEMPLOYED NOW, SO I’M
REALLY AVAILABLE ALL DAY.>>OKAY. AND I HAVE YOUR CARD, SO I’LL
GET BACK TO OUR SCHEDULER AS WELL.>>DIDN’T KNOW THIS COUNTRY WAS
KNOWN FOR CRANBERRIES.>>NUMBER ONE CRANBERRY PRODUCER
IN THE STATE, YEAH.>>SOME PEOPLE GOT MEETINGS.>>WE’RE NEW ENERGY, HOW ARE
YOU?>>HOW ARE YOU?
>>NEW ENERGY.>>SEE YOU GUYS. WHAT ARE YOU,
HAVING A MEETING? PASSING THE ZADROGA ACT SEEMS
LIKE A NO BRAINER! LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION. ALL RIGHT, LET’S SEE THERE WAS A
MONSTER UNDER YOUR BED OR IN YOUR CLOSET AND YOU WERE SCARED
OF THE MONSTER AND PEOPLE CAME IN, VERY HELPFUL PEOPLE, FIRST
RESPONDERS TO THE MONSTER SITUATION, AND THEY HELPED GET
RID OF THE MONSTER, CLEAN UP AFTER THE MONSTER FOR MONTHS BUT
BECAUSE THEY GOT MONSTER JUICE ON THEM, GOT SICK. WOULD YOU HELP THOSE PEOPLE?>>YES.>>NO.>>HOLD ON ONE SECOND. NO? YOU WOULD BE A GOOD CONGRESS
PERSON. WOULD YOU GUYS TAKE CARE OF THE
PEOPLE?>>YES. IT SEEMS OBVIOUS. SO WHAT I WOULD SAY IS THIS IS
OUR SENATOR MCCONNELL — YOU BE SENATOR MCCONNELL IN THIS — AND
YOU WOULD BE, UH, NORMAL HUMAN PEOPLE. YOU KNOW WHAT? THANK YOU YOU GUYS FOR
LISTENING. WHAT TIME IS SNACK? IS IT SOON? WE CAUGHT UP WITH SENATOR
PORTMAN ON HIS WAY FROM VOTING TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE ON THE
TERRORIST WATCH LIST COULD STILL BUY GUNS.>>WE’LL LET THEM KNOW I SUPPORT
IT. THE QUESTION IS HOW TO PAY FOR
IT.>>YOU KNOW YOU CAN FIND MONEY
WHEN YOU WANT. SO THAT PAY FOR IT STUFF REALLY
DOESN’T REACH — IT’S NOT PASSING THE LITMUS TEST WITH ME
AT ALL.>>THAT NIGHT, SENATOR PORTMAN
OF OHIO SIGNED ON TO THE BILL. MAYBE SHAME DOES WORK. IF IT DOESN’T, MAYBE WE SHOULD
FOLLOW AROUND MITCH MCCONNELL

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  1. Funny shit but he missed a legit opportunity to avert a potential asshole from continuing on his current path.

  2. Let there homes burn then, NO FIRE PERSON should lift a hand to save any property they own…frickin’ hypocrisy, F MITCH THE B—ch!!!!!

  3. Turtle face Mitch McConnell was a failed judge in Kentucky but somehow the GOP PR machine made him into a winning candidate for the Senate despite him being as dumb as a bucket of nails.

  4. Man, he's actually been looking out for them for years.
    Some people in congress deserve to go to hell for all they do and don't do.

  5. Not a fan of this show (use to be) however, i am absolutely a huge fan of this cause!! Thank you Jon Stewart! Please keep it up brother! This is so important!

  6. Compare the haste the Republicans passed the "Big Tax Cut" for the rich. Maybe Mitch McConnell has not received his bribe yet ?

  7. We need to help John and the first responders. Strength in numbers. We should organize a march and demand these heroes the funding they deserve

  8. This government does the same thing to its soldiers … not to mention its citizens! $800 billion to the military industrial complex? $21 trillion unaccounted for at the pentagon? Wtf? Get money 💰 out of politics!!!!

  9. Hey Jhon please go to the voter that have a choice on McConnel election. I think this will get his attention when people in his district realize what he is doing and we will not have to deal with him anymore

  10. It's happening all over again.
    Keep up the good fight for those who truly serve.
    In 2019, this shouldn't be happening.

  11. Focus people: we know the president* is a crook, mobster and a traitor. How do we best remove him from office? and put him in prison…

  12. Look at how they made the girls answer in the affirmative, and the boy was essentially pissed on. This is "A" feminist propaganda at its finest, And "B" set up to look that way. Shame on the parents for allowing those producers to use those children that way.

  13. I miss Jon Stewart. He was so great on the daily show. And recently learning of his activism makes me like him even more. Keep fighting the good fight, Jon!

  14. These are the times I wish certain people had a twitter account so I could send a thank you message to them. Jon Stewart has been 100% correct with every letter of every word of his push for this bill to be passed. "Never Forget" has turned into "I Vaguely Remember."

  15. Yup totally rely on GOV to help us right? Glad they were all golfing and not doing their jobs! I got an idea let's not vote for any of these old POS in 2020

  16. What a sad, sad state this country has descended into. I don't even feel like I live in America anymore, it's like some foreign world where I don't understand what's going on around me.

  17. I noticed Stewart didn't bring his checkbook to the hearing, but got some great free advertising for his show out of this.

  18. RIP Luis Alvarez. You bravely defended your country without hesitation, and yet your country hesitated to defend you. What a shame, you were deserving of so much better treatment.

  19. That doesn't make sense Jon Stewart. LOL

    How does the receptionist not know if her boss is in the flippin' office.
    "I don't know if you know, but I'm unemployed." —- PLEASE RUN FOR OFFICE… they'll pay you and everything!!!
    "You would be Senator McConnell, and you would be normal… humans people."

  20. America, you could have THAT MAN for a president, but you chose to elect an orange clown. What does that say about yourselves.

  21. Fuck you to the 885 thumbs down your probably related to the damn terrorists may jesus christ and the lord pray for your [ ala akhbar ]and your extremist race may you find peace in your extreme hearts😇

  22. McConnell…a discraced old POS who hopefully gets voted out of Congress!!! A useless no caring bastard!

  23. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/guid/BC15A8C6-141F-11E9-8DAD-544633EAFF05

  24. $300 billion just to three military weapons providers, tax cuts for the wealthiest 0.1% and a trillion every year to the DoD (that doesn't defend America) and zero dollars for first responders. Those were some smart terrorists in 2001, eh? Our government uses $58 trillion to allow Israel to spy on every American.

  25. Will put this here as I could write it under every Jon Stewart featuring video… Im not american, yet I consider that man one of the best, most trustworthy and funny people in the world. Love him so much.

  26. Today after 3 mass shootings in one week Mitch fucking McConnell is still blocking important bills that would help save the lives of citizens and first responders. Fuck you McConnell! I mean shame on you McConnell. Jk I really meant fuck you.

  27. the government does not provide anything .
    They allocate , by way of manipulating fake money created from nothing . It is their primary mechanism of control.
    They are traitors , the government serves the people , or the government serves no purpose.
    Flush the toilet

  28. It wasn't the 'Go back to where you came from" scary brown people who voted against this and against America.

    It was old white politicians Mike Lee and Rand Paul.

  29. As much as I liked the Daily Show when I was younger. I was still a child mostly and didn't understand some, if not, most political context of the Daily Show. Trump's Presidency, politics going, "Mainstream" and Trevor Noah are the best things to happen to the show.

  30. Your so right congres sucks they don't give a F about our heroes. They send our kid's to war hoping, if they come back it's in body bags so they don't have to deal with injured soldiers. No compensation no gratitude.no compassion for our injured soldiers so evil.

  31. Who put a dislike on this let alone over 800 this is a issue that conservatives and liberals agree on there isn’t that much money at stake and only a heartless monster would say no so what the hell

  32. Senator, non republican, but tea party extremist, Ron Jonhson, healthcare- top enemy
    I'm from his state Wisconsin losing in big in the trade war. Where FOXConn conned America

    How much do Foxconn workers make?

    All part of the Trump's Super Corporate tax reform passed in secret rush. w/ Foxconn deal to get Ron Jonhson's hold out vote for his "pass-thru" lope hole

    So with basic salary alone, Foxconn assembly-line workers will make as much as $400 a month, based on location and passing a probationary period. That's for 160 working hours a month, so the hourly pay is about $2.50.Feb 24, 2012
    The iEconomy: How Much Do Foxconn Workers Make? – The New …

    https://economix.blogs.nytimes.com › 2012/02/24 › the-ieconomy-how-muc…

    where the employee where prevented from committing suicide…in the news…! Making iPhones in 2010 to present
    Foxconn suicides – Wikipedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Foxconn_suicides
    The Foxconn Suicides were a spate of suicides linked to low pay at the so-called "Foxconn …. The total number of Foxconn employee suicides in 2010 is unknown. Labor activists stated the suicides supported their assertion that numerous labor …
    Events of suicide · Pre-2010 · Response · Foxconn clients
    Life and death in Apple's forbidden city | Technology | The Guardian

    https://www.theguardian.com › technology › jun › foxconn-life-death-forbi…
    Jun 18, 2017 – There were 18 reported suicide attempts that year alone and 14 confirmed deaths. Twenty more workers were talked down by Foxconn officials.

  33. Senator, non republican, but tea party extremist, Ron Jonhson, healthcare- top enemy
    I'm from his state Wisconsin losing in big in the trade war. Where FOXConn conned America

    How much do Foxconn workers make?

    All part of the Trump's Super Corporate tax reform passed in secret rush. w/ Foxconn deal to get Ron Jonhson's hold out vote for his "pass-thru" lope hole

    So with basic salary alone, Foxconn assembly-line workers will make as much as $400 a month, based on location and passing a probationary period. That's for 160 working hours a month, so the hourly pay is about $2.50.Feb 24, 2012
    The iEconomy: How Much Do Foxconn Workers Make? – The New …

    https://economix.blogs.nytimes.com › 2012/02/24 › the-ieconomy-how-muc…

    where the employee where prevented from committing suicide…in the news…! Making iPhones in 2010 to present
    Foxconn suicides – Wikipedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Foxconn_suicides
    The Foxconn Suicides were a spate of suicides linked to low pay at the so-called "Foxconn …. The total number of Foxconn employee suicides in 2010 is unknown. Labor activists stated the suicides supported their assertion that numerous labor …
    Events of suicide · Pre-2010 · Response · Foxconn clients
    Life and death in Apple's forbidden city | Technology | The Guardian

    https://www.theguardian.com › technology › jun › foxconn-life-death-forbi…
    Jun 18, 2017 – There were 18 reported suicide attempts that year alone and 14 confirmed deaths. Twenty more workers were talked down by Foxconn officials.

  34. I fucking LOVE these two! Not just because they're funny or because of their whip-like quick intellect, but because of the unbelievable heart they have. What a pair!

  35. Why would any average person vote Republican they only work against us . Same with the incumbent Democrats. They sold our Democracy.

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