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Jon Stewart Returns to The Daily Show To Shame Congress Over 9/11 Bill

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    It's been six months since Jon Stewart left "The Daily Show" and he insists he doesn't miss being host, but he did feel the need to make a return to the show last night in an attempt to shame Republicans, specifically Majority Leader McConnell, into passing a permanent extension of the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The law, which will run out of money in a little more than one month, has more than enough votes to pass both houses of Congress, but Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan have refused to bring it to the floor for a vote.

    Stewart saved most of his ire for McConnell, who pulled the permanent extension out of a recent bill because Democrats wouldn't agree to agree to a Republican proposal to lift the U.S. ban on oil exports. You read that right...Senator McConnell cares more about shipping oil outside of America than people who are dying because they inhaled toxic fumes as they were cleaning up after the 9/11 attacks.

    How McConnell can sleep at night is baffling to me, but I truly believe that many Republicans just don't have a soul. They talk a big game when it comes to being patriots and loving America, but their actions are speaking far louder than any words they can ever speak.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Jon Stewart was in the news again this week, when he testified in Congress about the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. Less than 24 hours later, the House Judiciary Committee passed a bill that continues funding compensation for the 9/11 First Responders for 70 years.

    https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/06/jon-stewart-911-bill-passes-house-judiciary-committee

    Unfortunately, the bill still has to get passed by the Senate, and its anyone's guess what McConnell will do. However, if he sits on the bill, it's likely that even the Republican Party will demand its passage. As I mentioned earlier today, the MOST important election in 2020 will be the Senate face in Kentucky (bye bye, Mitch).

    It's worth noting that Jon Stewart was the most trusted man in America when he was the host of the Daily Show.

    https://tohell-andback.blogspot.com/2011/10/

    Two years later, that title passed to Bill Clinton, and last year, it passed to Anderson Cooper, who works for Trump's favorite network, CNN.

    The Daily Show first aired on July 21, 1996, and Stewart took over as host on January 11, 2009. After he left in August of 2015, Trevor Noah took over. During its time on the air, the Daily Show has earned 24 Primetime Emmy Awards.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Daily_Show

    FOX , which premiered in February of 1996, has NEVER won an Emmy or a Dupont-Columbia Award or a Pulitzer.

    Just saying ....

  • Center Left
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    Jon Stewart is an intelligent man who's very dynamic. It will be interesting to see where, when and what he chooses to focus on next. Politics is too much to hope for but he would be very good. He would certainly have my attention.