Jon Stewart began this week’s Daily Show with a segment highlighting the Tea Party’s reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela — along with the blatant vitriol on social networking sites Twitter and Facebook comparing the South African leader to Stalin, Lenin and…FDR. But perhaps the dumbest statements came directly from Rick Santorum when he told Fox News, just hours after Mandela’s death.
“I would make the argument that we have a great injustice going on right now in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people’s lives — and Obamacare is front and center in that,” Santorum said.
Earlier this week we reported on the crazy backlash to the surprisingly heartfelt eulogies posted by Newt Gingrich and Ted Cruz on social media sites Twitter and Facebook . Gingrich was apparently surprised to discover that so many of his fans are racists.
Stewart on the other hand didn’t seem surprised in the least.
“Of course, that’s why the Internet was invented,” Stewart said. “To say hateful things with greater efficiency, reach and freedom to keep people from finding out how truly disgusting you are in your home. ‘I would never say those things, it was Dr. Awesomeballs69!'”
Stewart ends his segment by bringing the hammer down on Santorum who compared The Affordable Care Act to apartheid during his appearance on the “The O’Reilly Factor.”
“The systemic subjugation of a race of people is different than the establishment of subsidized insurance exchanges,” Stewart explained.