Stewart to Obama: 'The Ass Is Kicking You'

Obama gets the dreaded Bush Laugh
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2010 10:07 AM CDT

(Newser) – Here’s how you know the honeymoon is officially over between the Daily Show and Barack Obama: Last night, Jon Stewart gave Obama the Bush laugh. Mocking Obama’s “whose ass to kick” line, Stewart scrunched up his face and said, “We’re gonna find that oil leak and bring it to justice. I want that oil dead or alive,” tossing in the “heh heh heh” for good measure.

But Stewart didn’t stop there, Mediaite notes. He ended the segment with an extended critique of Obama’s presidency, showing repeated clips of the president saying that everything from the spill to health care to closing Guantanamo was complicated. “Then simplify it!” cried Stewart. “I’m glad that you are looking for an ‘ass to kick,’ but right now, I gotta tell you, the ass has been kicking you.”

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