Jon Stewart said the American public should be fine with the government shutdown because Fox News host Sean Hannity doesn’t think the it’s a big deal.
“How bad can it be if it doesn’t effect Sean Hannity?” Stewart said. “It’s not like they shut down Smith & Wollensky for private events. That would really by f***ed up. Or closed our nation’s strategic flag graphic reserves. Or if [Fox News chief] Roger Ailes instituted a no grunting policy in the Fox men’s room.”
“The Daily Show” host was at his most barbed on Tuesday night, skewering Republican congress members for closing government offices and national monuments and hindering drug research and other federal services in an effort to delay the implementation of President Obama’s new healthcare law.
Labeling the action “the tireless efforts of a few brave House Republican morons,” Stewart showed footage of GOP congressman Todd Rokita calling Obamacare one of the most insidious laws ever created by man.
“Not just one of the most insidious laws ever created by America ,which has Jim Crow and slavery on its resume of laws, but by man, putting Obamacare up with the Nuremberg laws, the Spanish Inquisition and prima nocta, the Medieval law where on your wedding night the king gets to sleep with your wife,” Stewart quipped.
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