Worst Responders

December 17th, 2010

A follow-up to our earlier posts, Never Forget and War on Christmas , inspired by the Daily Show special on 9-11 first responders last night.


“We’re disgusted. We’re disappointed. And unfortunately, we’re hurt.” – NYFD 9-11 First Responder in response to Jon Stewart’s question about what he thinks of Senate Republicans’ filibuster of the 9-11 First Responders Healthcare bill.


Republicans are still blocking 9-11 first responders healthcare–

They talk about 9-11, but actions show they don’t care.


The 9-11 outrage machine

Is silent as Republicans 9-11 responders demean.


Fox News and the Great-and-Powerful Limbaugh

Are saying nothing in support of those they allegedly hold in such awe.


They trotted out many a responder to demonize building a mosque at “Ground Zero”

But are mute when it comes to healthcare for that now sick hero.


Fox commentator Mike Huckabee made an appearance

And spoke with usual Republican incoherence.


He tried to duck the issue that Republicans have blocked the measure,

And plugged his new Christmas book for good measure.


But Mike, and all you Senate Republicans guilty of that shameful obstruction,

Stop your brazen and barefaced partisan abduction.


They’re the ones that can’t Wait ‘Till Christmas, nor should they have to.

So Senate Republicans, it’s time to finally do what you have to do.


It’s time to finally do the right thing,

And to those well deserving heros some Christmas spirit bring.


They were there when we needed them,

So let’s make sure we’re there for them.

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Here’s the Daily Show’s 12/16/10 report on Senate Republicans’ filibuster of the 9-11 First Responders Healthcare bill. (Kudos on the “Worst Responders” phrase.)

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Worst Responders
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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
9/11 First Responders React to the Senate Filibuster
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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive – Mike Huckabee Extended Interview
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