Stewart Pummels Obama's 'Turd' Deal

Obama rolled over, but Tea Party won't take the win, host complains
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2011 4:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Jon Stewart arrived back to from a trip to Afghanistan to find a "Ramadan miracle:" a deal on the debt ceiling. The Daily Show host, however, made it clear that he doesn't think much of President Obama's negotiating skills—or the people he was negotiating with. Stewart played multiple clips of Obama stressing the need for revenue increases, then feigned amazement at the fact that the "compromise" included trillions in spending cuts ... but no revenue increases.

Stewart chided Obama for thanking "the American people" for the deal. "Oh no, you’re not pinning this turd on us," he said. "It looks like the Democrats got hosed," he concluded, before turning his anger on Tea Partiers, slamming them for still being angry despite having received just about everything they wanted, except, perhaps, the abolition of government itself. "Government isn't perfect, but some people wish it was better, not gone," he said.

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