Stephen Colbert is obviously as pissed as more than 90% of Americans. This overwhelming majority is in favor of strengthening gun laws to protect people from the rampant mass shootings we have seen far too often. The House Democrats obviously agree with Stephen and Wednesday's sit-in proves it.
After his monologue, he explained that we all have a job to do. You know he does his job, it's all on camera. He wants to know exactly WHAT the Senate does, since we've hardly seen anything accomplished on the very important issue of gun violence in America. Stephen says,
After the attacks in Orlando, Florida, I thought maybe the government might do their job and pass any kind of law, even a fig leaf to justice their existence. Well, for thinking that, I owe me an apology. Now, there was a vote. Senator Murphy's 15-HOUR FILIBUSTER made that happen.
But yesterday, each party introduced two gun bills and all four of those bills were voted down.
Undoubtedly, this same majority was disgusted that we can't even keep people on the terror watch list from buying high-powered assault rifles. Colbert knew he had to give Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) props for his ambitious filibuster which did accomplish something, it put it on the record who is really owned by the gun lobbies.
Sarcastically, he 'sympathized' with the Senate who can't come together on stricter background checks for gun buyers, an issue that 92% of Americans agree on. He says,
F**k that! I'm going to take the gloves off! Here we go.
Breaking into a Colbert-style rap, he delivered some zingers.
Hey Senate-- I've seen bugs trapped in amber move faster than you.
Might as well ask the gun lobby to check for a hernia, as long as they've got your balls in their hand
Senate, Senate, you couldn't pass a bill if it was coated in Ex-Lax ***applause*** But if you ever did pass a bill it would say
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"Be it resolved: no kissing, and the NRA should just leave the money on the dresser."
Senate, Senate-- You accomplish so little that Kylie Jenner wants to know what you do for a living
Senate, Senate-- You've got more old white men lying around than a Life Alert ad.
Glad he's as angry as the rest of us that 8% of the country is making the decisions for the rest of us. Thanks Stephen! Keep up the good work.