Jon Stewart takes on the Blunt amendment

By Eric W. Dolan
Friday, March 2, 2012 0:14 EDT
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On his show Thursday night, Jon Stewart ridiculed the Blunt amendment, which would have allowed employers to refuse to pay for health insurance coverage of specific services if it would be contrary to their religious beliefs or moral convictions.

“It’s called the Blunt amendment after how high you have to be in order to think you’re going to pass this thing,” he said. “What are you thinking?”

Stewart described the issue as being so serious that Romney had already taken two positions on it.

During an interview with the Ohio News Network on Wednesday, Romney said he did not support the proposal. Hours later, he said on the Howie Carr Show that he actually did support the Blunt amendment and had “simply misunderstood” the question before.

“Dear Oxford English Dictionary, I submit to you a new measure of time: the Romney,” he joked. “It’s defined as the three and a half hours window in which a grown man running for president can change his deeply held conviction to its opposite.”

Watch video, via Mediaite, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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