Stewart: So Much for 60 Votes

Daily Show rips Democrats for public option failure.
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2009 10:20 AM CDT

(Newser) – When Democrats took over Congress in 2006, they did… well, basically nothing. But all that was supposed to change when they got their unstoppable 60-vote "super majority," right? Jon Stewart sure thought so. “They’d be like a bear with chainsaws instead of paws!” he cried. So why did two attempts to get a public option out of the Senate Finance Committee fail?

“A bear with chainsaws for paws can’t get a bill out of the finance committee?” the Daily Show host marveled. Declaring Republican arguments “nonsense,” he concluded, “Democrats couldn’t get laid in a house whose sole purpose is to have consequence and disease-free sex with legislators on finance committees.”