“Daily Show” host says with State of the Union, Obama is practicing “the most auto-erotic form of governance”
Jon Stewart had to cover the State of the Union Address without seeing it — but he still made do.
The “Daily Show” taped Tuesday before Obama delivered his speech, but aired soon after the speech ended. So Stewart shared a few predictions/recollections — remember that thing Biden did? — before explaining that the State of the Union doesn't matter much anyway.
He predicted that the address, Republicans’ responses to it, and commentary about it be condensed into six-second Vines. Then he noted that last year, Congress acceded to just two of the president's 41 requests — raising the debt ceiling and re-authorizing the Violence Against Women Act.
So Obama has decided to govern through executive orders, bypassing Congress. Stewart called it “the most auto-erotic form of governance” and suggested that Obama was cutting out an entire branch of government — essentially giving up on getting Republican lawmakers to do anything.
“President Obama is apparently now in the ‘f— it’ stage of his presidency,” Stewart said.
Accordingly, in lieu of a Bucket List, he has a “F— It List,” with items including, “force pets to sign up for Obamacare.”
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