Jon Stewart: 'Did the President Just Quit?'

'Daily Show' host not impressed by Obama's speech
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2011 8:05 AM CDT

(Newser) – Barack Obama’s debt ceiling speech didn’t exactly reassure Jon Stewart. After playing a clip in which Obama told viewers to call their congressmen on the Daily Show last night, Stewart gave the camera a shocked look. “Did the president just quit?” he asked. “I mean seriously, you’re the president. You’re asking us to call Congress?! … It’s like you’ve given up.”

“This feels like that moment when were a kid and your family’s late to some event, but your dad won’t come out of the bathroom, and your mom just turns and looks at you like, ‘Will you talk to him? He’ll listen to you!’” Stewart continued. “He won’t listen to me, I’m seven! And he’s an ideologue! I actually feel bad for the president now. He interrupted The Bachelorette to be like, ‘Could you call your congressman? I can’t talk to these people!’”

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