Tuesday night on the Daily Show Jon Stewart said that thanks to the TEApublicans in the House “We now get to celebrate the March of Dumbs.” He then introduced a clip of Todd Rokita (R-IN) to explain “why we had to shut the federal government down.”
According to Rokita, “We just want to help the American people get by and through what is one of the most insidious laws ever created by man and that is Obamacare.”
Jon was stunned that it is not only one of the most insidious laws devised by the U.S. which has, to its credit, Jim Crow and Slavery but the whole of mankind, putting it on a par with the Nuremberg laws, the Spanish Inquisition and the old Medieval law of Prima Nocta, the law which said that the king had the right to spend your wedding night with your bride.
He moves on from there to the talking heads at Faux News who see nothing to worry about and say that all that is going to happen is that a few museums will shut down and we won’t be able to visit the Statue of Liberty, and that all of the Democrats had been saying that the sky was going to fall but that it hadn’t happened and wouldn’t happen.
Stewart mocked that saying that no one had told them that an asteroid would hit the Earth but as an aside mentioning that the program that might warn us it was about to happen would be impacted by the shut down. “How bad can it be,” he asked, “If it doesn’t personally affect Sean Hannity?”
Of the suspension of the WIC program he said, “It’s like taking candy from a baby, except that instead of candy it’s food.”
Stewart then presented the clip that sent him over the edge — Todd Starnes of Fox Radio saying, “If you believe the Democrats it’s time to go out and get your potted meat and Tang and get in your survival shelter.” This of course elicited gales of laughter from his compatriots on the panel.
It got a slightly different response from Stewart, after a few seconds of mock laughter, he said,
“F*ck you. First of all, Democrats aren’t the ones with survival bunkers — that’s you guys. And second, I know that for you, potted meat and Tang is short-hand for sh*t you wouldn’t possibly imagine eating unless there was a catastrophe, but for the people actually affected by the government shutdown, it’s the sh*t they eat that they can no longer afford.”
He then played a clip of what does upset the TEApublicans about having government services curtailed as several Faux News personalities lamented the closing of White House tours in which they attacked the President for “punishing the children” for political gain. “Hey your kid didn’t get breakfast, that’s your problem. My kid didn’t get to tour the White House, that’s everybody’s problem,” Stewart said.
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