On last night’s edition of the “Daily Show”, Jon Stewart used his massive comedic talents to unleash a shi*storm of “gotcha” on the TEA party. He began with a smackdown of Obama’s “You can keep your coverage” train-wreck, but then doubled back on the President’s critics in an epic blast.
In a piece from the New Civil Rights Movement filed earlier today, Stewart was quoted saying,
“Yes, the president has been somewhat dishonest about the promise of his health care program,” Stewart admitted. “But here’s the weird part — his opponents have been lying like motherf*ckers about its effects.” Stewart pointed out that if Obamacare were really as bad as conservatives have been screaming, they wouldn’t have to lie about it. “There’s a reason why ’12 Years A Slave’ doesn’t have vampires and zombies,” Stewart chastised the GOP. “It doesn’t need them.”
Stuart, in his inimitable style, then blasted a series of blatant and ridiculous lies from the TEA party infected right. He hit on GOP claims that, Obamacare will add 6 trillion dollars to the deficit, will cause premiums to skyrocket, that disabled kids won’t get coverage, even the one that people not buying healthcare insurance would go to prison. Stewart really hammers conservative activist, Dr. Ben Carson, totally skewering him with clips he’d probably rather forget.
Stewart saves his best bit ass-kicking for a guest on “The View” who compared health insurance company restrictions to our policies on car ownership. She wondered why she should have to buy a fully-loaded Cadillac, when a simple Honda would do just fine. Stewart recaps her argument, saying our government shouldn’t regulate health insurance any more than we regulate cars, then he whips out a sheaf of papers, slams it down on his desk saying…Hell, you really need to watch this one for yourself.