Though he hosts a popular show on Comedy Central, host Jon Stewart addressed some serious issues on his program Monday night. In a commendable display of honest analysis, the one-time supporter of Barack Obama engaged in a rant regarding the president’s signature piece of legislation and the endless problems plaguing its implementation.
He said Democrats were in an optimal position after successfully pinning the blame for a recent government shutdown on the Republican party. That advantage was squandered, he explained, with the glitch-plagued roll out of the healthcare.org website.
Stewart criticized the reported 10 percent success rate of individuals visiting the site with his own brand of humor along with a healthy dose of disgust.
“How bad is that?” he asked. “Twenty percent is the number of dentists who recommend sugared gum. How low is it? According to a recent poll, more of this country believes ObamaCare has been repealed than have been able to sign up for ObamaCare.”
The debacle has been so disastrous that those who once blindly supported socialized medicine now realize that doing so makes them look ridiculous. Stewart tacitly acknowledged this fact as his rant continued.
“The whole point of websites is to design them so that it is nearly impossible to not sign up for something,” he reasoned, noting the ObamaCare site makes signing up nearly impossible.
“So how are the Democrats going to spin this turd” he asked before airing a clip of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) playing up the fact that 19 million individuals visited healthcare.org.
Instead of conceding Schumer’s point, Stewart concluded that he and other Democrats behind the roll out have “angered a lot of people.”
Leftists are notoriously loyal to each other and, even in the midst of scandal or ineptitude, will stand up for a politically friendly politician. This administration has so utterly failed the American people, however, that even formerly loyal yes men are joining conservatives in the fight against Obama’s policies.
–Western Journalism staff writer
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