It’s been a long, long time since comedian and former host of the “Daily Show,” Jon Stewart, has been relevant in the cultural conversation of the United States, but hey, every once in a while, he manages to nab a headline or two and crawl back into the spotlight.
Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania recently took a proverbial meat cleaver to Stewart in a response to the comedian’s verbal assault on Senate Republicans in which he called them “motherf****ers” and then singled out Toomey as a “f***ing coward” for opting to temporarily block a piece of legislation because Democrats were trying to sneak $400 billion in discretionary funding into the bill.
And to think this man, at least at one point in his life, kissed his mother with that mouth!
According to The Daily Wire, Stewart exploded into some kind of hysterical rant against the Pennsylvania senator after he, along with other GOP members of the Senate voted to temporarily block the passage of the PACT Act, which has the main focus of expanding healthcare benefits for veterans and for 9/11 first responders exposed to toxins found within burn pits.
“First of all, this is the oldest trick in Washington,” Toomey stated during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. “People take a sympathetic group of Americans — and it could be children with an illness; it could be victims of crime; it could be veterans who’ve been exposed to toxic chemicals — craft a bill to address their problems, and then sneak in something completely unrelated that they know could never pass on its own and dare Republicans to do anything about it, because they know they will unleash their allies in the media and maybe a pseudo-celebrity to make up false accusations to try to get us to just swallow what shouldn’t be there.”
Stewart then launched another tirade on Toomey saying, “God knows what pot of gold he’s stepping into to lobby this government to s*** on more people.” He noted that the bill had been passed on June 14, then continued ranting of Toomey, “he is a f***ing coward,” mocking him as “Patriot Pat Toomey.”
Concerning the claim that the bill was passed in mid-June, Toomey revealed during his conversation with Tapper how the Democrats were manipulating the situation, saying, “We were promised that we’d have an opportunity to offer an amendment to change this. And then, of course, that was reneged on, so people hadn’t had a chance to be socialized about this.”
“Let me be very clear,” Toomey went on to add. “Republicans are not opposed to any of the substance of the PACT Act. … My honest Democratic colleagues will fully acknowledge that my objection, and if I get my way, I get my change, it will not change by one penny any spending on any veterans program. What I’m trying to do is change a government accounting methodology that is designed to allow our Democratic colleagues to go on an unrelated $400 billion spending spree that has nothing to do with veterans and that won’t be in the veterans space.”
“We can resolve this with an amendment vote,” Toomey went on to say. “But some of the Democrats don’t even want to have an amendment vote. … There’s some Democrats that simply want to say, no, you don’t get to change anything. We don’t have any more debate. We don’t have amendments. We’re just going to jam this through. So that’s the source of the tension.”
“This is why they do this sort of thing, Jake, because it gets very deep in the weeds and very confusing for people very quickly,” the Pennsylvania senator pointed out. “It’s not really about veterans spending. It’s about what category of government bookkeeping they put the veterans spending in. … What I want to do is treat it for government accounting purposes the way we have always treated it for government accounting purposes, because, if we change it to the way that the Democrats want, it creates room in future budgets for $400 billion of totally unrelated extraneous spending on other matters.”
Radical leftists are always attempting to sneak in some extra cash when it comes to these kinds of bills, knowing that if anyone dares to vote against them, they will appear as if they do not care about the people the bill is allegedly supposed to help. What’s more, they don’t think anyone can actually catch on to what they’re doing, assuming we are all stupid.
That’s the worst part. The assumption of stupidity.
This story syndicated with permission from michael, Author at Trending Politics
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