Stewart: Mitch McConnell 'Ruins Magic'

Daily Show host weighs in on debt ceiling talks
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2011 8:08 AM CDT

(Newser) – Jon Stewart offered a fairly hilarious rundown of the debt ceiling negotiations on the Daily Show last night, starting with the stakes: “If we don’t raise the debt ceiling by Aug. 2, man will be sentenced to an eternity of licking our own pets' genitals,” he declared. He then turned to the episode in which Obama kinda-sorta stormed out of a meeting. “If that’s Obama mad, that’s weak,” he said. “You get the sense if he were the Hulk, when he felt his anger causing the transformation, he would just excuse himself to change into a bigger suit."

Finally, he turned to Mitch McConnell’s “deeply cynical” proposal to pass a debt ceiling increase along with a resolution of disapproval. He played a radio clip in which McConnell fretted that a default would hurt the Republican brand. “We can hear you,” Stewart said. “I find McConnell’s honest dishonesty bizarrely refreshing. ... He’s like that guy on Fox who ruined magic for everyone about five years ago.”

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