Jon Stewart on the debt deal: ‘So, the Democrats got hosed’
Airing President Obama’s countless statements that any compromise would include increased tax revenues, Jon Stewart joined the chorus of those criticizing the debt ceiling deal reached by the House on Monday.
In tonight’s opening segment, Stewart also played a clip from Obama’s speech earlier today, in which the President said, “I want to thank the American people. It’s been your voices, your letters, your emails, your tweets, your phone calls that have compelled Washington to act in the finals days.”
The Daily Show host mock-responded by saying, “Let me just stop you right there. You’re not pinning this turd on us. The last time I checked, the buck …if it’s the buck … the buck stops with you. Not the Twitterverse.”
Stewart also chastised the Administration for not seeing the showdown coming, which was predicted at a press conference last December by National Journal’s Marc Ambinder.
Watch the whole segment below, first broadcast on Monday, August 1, 2011.