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Jon Stewart “But House Speaker Boehner, you believe the President is going about this all wrong.”
Speaker of the House Rep John Boehner (R-OH) “If the goal is to destroy ISIS, as the President says it is, I don’t believe the strategy that he outlined will accomplish that.”
Reporter speaking to Boehner “You would recommend putting American boots on the ground?”
Boehner “We have no choice…These are barbarians.  They intend to kill us.  If we don’t destroy them first, we’re going to pay the price.”
Stewart “The President has the wrong strategy to destroy the barbarians who will kill us all.  The barbarians at our gate, not necessarily our gate, but a few gates away, then there’s, obviously, the ocean.  But the point is barbarians.  So, I get it Boehner, let’s have the debate and we need to do it now.”
Reporter “John Boehner, Speaker of the House, said today ‘I think the House and the Congress itself should speak, (but) doing this with a whole group of members who are on their way out the door, I don’t think that is the right way to handle this’.”
Stewart “You said the barbarians were trying to kill us.  Setting aside that thanks to incumbency favoring electoral practices roughly 90% of the members who are on their way out the door in these mid terms, will be coming right back in through the door.  And, if your point is that these are ruthless barbarians who threaten our very existence and must be killed immediately, by the new Congress which takes over in January, I mean is there someone who can perhaps lay out the cynical underpinnings for this position by our brave Congress?”
Reporter “Jack Kingston, a Republican Congressman from Georgia had a very interesting quote in the NY Times Yesterday. ‘A lot of people would like to stay on the sideline and say just bomb the place and tell us about it later.  It’s an election year.  A lot of Democrats don’t know how it would play in their party and Republicans don’t want to change anything.  We like the path we’re on now.  We can denounce it if it goes bad and praise it if it goes well and ask what took him so long;”
Stewart “Holy bleep.  In a time of war, our Congressional inaction is pure political calculation.  Our legislators refuse to debate publicly one of the most crucial issues of our time, for fear that we will hear them.  Finally, Jack Kingston has the guts to say out loud what these cowards are up to.  I wonder why he decided to say these things.”
Reporter “Last night, businessman David Perdue defeated defeated Congressman Jack Kingston in the Republican Senate primary runoff.”
Stewart “Oh, he spoke honestly because he’s leaving Congress.  You know what, the rest of you bleeps, get back to Washington and debate and vote on this thing, or maybe it’s time to tell Mom (shows picture of Queen Elizabeth II) we’re moving home.”