Dems Act Like Jerks as GOP Shreds Constitution

Jon Stewart has no kind words for either side
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2011 6:48 AM CDT

(Newser) – On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart summed up the continuing budget crisis thusly: "So Democrats want $30 billion in cuts, Republicans want $60 billion in cuts. Rather than both sides going, well, how about $45 (billion), we're going to shut the government down." And, true to form, Stewart's not happy with either side's name-calling tactics—but he holds a special disdain for Rep. Eric Cantor's Prevention of Government Shutdown Act, which basically says, in Stewart's words, that "if the Senate doesn't vote on it, the House budget becomes law."

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"That is a terrible idea. Here's how terrible it is," Stewart continued. "Republican Louie Gohmert, a man who believes Muslim women sneak into this country to have terror babies and that Obama may have bombed Libya to deplete our army so that he can activate a secret shadow militia of Obamacare doctors" believes the bill violates the constitution. "So Cantor's extra-constitutional plan gave Gohmert a chance to be sane, and Democrats a chance to be dicks," he said, before cutting to a variety of clips showing Democrats using Schoolhouse Rock and children's books to remind the GOP how a bill actually becomes a law. Watch in the gallery or click for more Stewart. (Read more Jon Stewart stories.)

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