Yeah, you can say anything you want about Jon Stewart and his Comedy Central crew from The Daily Show, but given the “stunt” they pulled last Thursday, by dedicating the entire show to why the Republicans are blocking a measure to get 9/11 First Responders health care benefits while voting tax breaks to the wealthiest 2% of Americans who (as we all know) really don’t need it, but apparently his stunt worked, and he got not only Faux News, but both parties scrambling to fix this egregious insult before the year ends.
well the folks over at the Young Turks (who aren’t on break), picked up on the story, and ran with it. Video after the jump.
So, on a very personal note, the other day a Republican FaceBook friend of mine made a recent post that cited Martin Niemoller’s address to the US Congress in 1968 about the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto in the ’40s in pre-WWII Germany (see below for the wording of actual citation), only he changed the words to skew it towards his own personal, right-wing, conservative agenda. He started off his status post with…
”They came first for the militia members,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a militia member.”
Somewhat offended that he was co-opting this poem, I added as a comment the following…
“First they denied health care to the 9/11 First Responders,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a 9/11 First Responder.”
I really just to see how he’d respond.
Turns out he not only ignored what I posted, he actually deleted it. I have to say that I was both surprised and saddened by his cavalier disregard for any information that didn’t align with his very anti Democrat/President Obama agenda.
And now for Niemoller’s address:
“When Hitler attacked the Jews
I was not a Jew, therefore I was not concerned.
And when Hitler attacked the Catholics,
I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned.
And when Hitler attacked the unions and the industrialists,
I was not a member of the unions and I was not concerned.
Then Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church —
and there was nobody left to be concerned.”