Jon Stewart on GOP government shutdown & Obamacare exchanges

Jon Stewart takes on the launch of the Obamacare exchanges, and the Republican shutdown of the federal government (because they’re demanding Obamacare be defunded, or else they won’t fund the federal budget).

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Stewart does a great job in the shutdown segment noting how Fox News is very upset that White House tours were canceled, but they’re less concerned about nutrition being canceled for women, infants and children.

First segment: The Republican shutdown of the government because they oppose Obamacare:


Part 2 of the government shutdown:

And Jon Stewart’s coverage of the launch of the Obamacare exchanges:


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15 Responses to “Jon Stewart on GOP government shutdown & Obamacare exchanges”

  1. paulabflat says:

    google jason jones wasilla.
    never, ever gets old.

  2. paulabflat says:

    we could get some work done.

  3. paulabflat says:

    an insane monkey asylum.

  4. Ned says:

    I’m hoping that a number of factors may come together to bring an end to this mess.
    1) I think that small businesses around the country, especially in the tourism industry, will push the Republicans for a clean resolution ending the shutdown.
    2) I think that many big businesses and financial interests see the shutdown, and especially the Republican threat of refusing to raise the debt limit, as a serious threat to the world economy, and will start pushing the Republicans to throw in the towel.

    Already, some House Republicans are wavering and who have expressed a willingness to approve a clean CR.

  5. Buford says:

    As disgusting as all this is, the worst part is still the fact that just-less-than-half of this country still thinks it’s the Democrats in the Senate who are being intractable. These idiots have no idea that the ACA has been amended 21 times… vetted by the SCOTUS… and has skirted 40+ attempts at repeal/defund by the House.

    The also have no idea that the Senate has tried to establish a budget conference committee 19 times since March, only to have Republicans shun each attempt… as recently as today. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/02/1243434/-Republican-Senator-blocks-budget-conference-committee

    They still think what Boehner is doing is ‘part of the process’ and Dems are the ones being unreasonable… even though in 2010 the GOP said this, demanding a clean CR from Dems; “We have serious and growing concerns about the process and composition of any potential CR… At a time of extreme spending and political fatigue, it is simply unacceptable to use a must-pass CR as a legislative vehicle for more wasteful federal spending or completing an array of unfinished political business before the election.”

    The GOP is pathetic.

  6. karmanot says:

    Ya forgot to include down-arrows.

  7. nicho says:

    If you took all the cowards, traitors, whores, and crooks out of DC, it would be a ghost town.

  8. Shlomo Abrin says:

    The right wing hires ‘spokes-models’. They are as vapid as can be, BUT they ensure that the male tea baggers will hang on their every utterance.

  9. fletcher says:

    or a monkey cage…

  10. BeccaM says:

    Because there aren’t enough moderates and they’re scared crapless of the Tea Baggers.

  11. usagi says:

    So, there are enough votes to end the shutdown. Boehner won’t bring the bill to the floor because he’s afraid the teahadists will call for a Speaker election, which he’d lose. Why aren’t the “moderate” Republicans threatening him with calling for a Speaker election if they’re serious about ending the shutdown?
    This is all one person’s fault: John Boehner. He has the ability to end it, and he is not doing so.

  12. BeccaM says:

    Yeah, it was brilliant.

  13. heimaey says:

    Yep. He called her out.

  14. annetteboardman says:

    It was the Jason Jones bit that had me watching the tv with my mouth hanging open. It was amazing.

  15. BeccaM says:

    He also had quite a bit to say about Faux News.

    I’ll admit to being especially irritated that they’ve gone full-on propaganda mode and won’t call the government shutdown a “shutdown.” Their term? “Slimdown.” It’s plastered all over their site like feces on the walls of an insane asylum.

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