Skip to main content

Last night, after praising the city of Boston for its resiliency, Jon Stewart tore into what the Republicans wanted in the immigration reform deal with Al Madrigal.

JON STEWART: So congratulations, Congress, it sure as hell ain't amnesty.  But by creating this path to citizenship, you finally built a barrier that immigrants will not be able to get past.  For more, we turn to Senior Immigration Correspondent Al Madrigal.  Al, thanks for joining us.  Let me ask you, is this immigration bill, is it really going to help its intended beneficiaries?

AL MADRIGAL: Jon, I think it's going to be difficult, but I do also think that comprehensive immigration reform could help take these people out of the shadows, and put them back on a path to presidentship.

JON STEWART: I'm sorry, say that again?

AL MADRIGAL: Look, Jon, clearly Republicans think they have to reach out to Latinos, to regain a chance to occupy the Casa Blanca.  That's why Latinos are setting tough but fair conditions for Republicans to meet.  Passing immigration reform is just the beginning.

JON STEWART: Well, what comes next for them?

AL MADRIGAL: For starters, they're going to have to go at least 10 years without saying something like this.

REP. DON YOUNG, R-AK (3/26/2013): My father had a ranch.  We used to hire 50 or 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes.
AL MADRIGAL: Now, unless Don Young is referring to the many children of Alastair and Catherine von Wetback, of the New England von Wetbacks, that ain't cool.  And, I'm not just talking national politicians.  I'm also talking about mayors who brush off Latino racial profiling cases with comments like this.
1/22/2012:

MARIO DIAZ, WPIX: What are you doing for the Latino community today?

EAST HAVEN MAYOR JOSEPH MATURO JR., R-CT: I might have tacos when I go home, I'm not quite sure yet.

(audience groans in disgust)

AL MADRIGAL: Might have tacos?  Might?  If you can think of a better way of delivering beef, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and beans, and a crispy or soft shell depending on your preference, you're welcome to try, taco mayor!

JON STEWART: What about a burrito?

AL MADRIGAL: It's delicious too!  How is that the point?

JON STEWART: So is that it?  Is that the conditions to put Republicans back on the path to presidentship?

AL MADRIGAL: No!  No, it's not it.  Republicans must also stop using "Hispanic" to refer to all Latinos, OK?  They'll now just have to distinguish between Mexicans, Guatemalans, Hondurans, Dominicans, Kardashians....

JON STEWART: Actually... I don't think Kardashians are Latino.

AL MADRIGAL: What?  Kardashians aren't Latino?  Then how do you explain their butts?

JON STEWART: I don't know.

AL MADRIGAL: Go ahead, Jon.  Explain the Kardashians' butts.

JON STEWART: (Jon ponders)  No.  Look, if the Republican Party does all the things that you've listed, are Latinos then willing to consider putting Republicans back on the path to presidentship, amnesty or not?

AL MADRIGAL: Yes.  Well, with one final requirement.  They must guess what number I'm thinking of.  Between, I dunno, let's say, one and a million.

JON STEWART: That's impossible.

AL MADRIGAL: Not impossible.  But, like the path to citizenship that they're offering, might take a little while.

JON STEWART: Thank you, Al.  Al Madrigal, everybody.  We'll be right back.

Video and full transcript below the fold.

Lewis Black then looked at what Republicans think of the poor when it comes to taxes.
Meanwhile, after his own tribute to Boston, Stephen looked at the new product Sexcereal.
Stephen then looked at the latest in egg technology.
Jon talked with actor Tom Cruise, and Stephen talked with Caroline Kennedy.

Originally posted to BruinKid on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 05:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by Electronic America: Progressives Film, music & Arts Group.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site