Jon Stewart’s diagnosis of Obamacare’s online ills: ‘How are Democrats gonna spin this turd?’

By Arturo Garcia
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 0:17 EDT
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Daily Show host Jon Stewart took aim at President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Monday over the continued mishaps surrounding online enrollment for the Affordable Care Act.

“The whole point of websites is to design them so that it is nearly impossible to not sign up for something,” Stewart argued, explaining that he can’t visit the shopping website Amazon.com without risking buying something like six seasons of Night Court on DVD while trying to get out, before asking, “How are Democrats gonna spin this turd?”

Despite reassurances by the likes of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) that the “glitches” plaguing the Obamacare sign-up process are a sign of high demand, Stewart was surprised to learn that even the most basic components of the site are screwing up.

“The f*cking calculator doesn’t work?” an incredulous Stewart asked. “The one thing that’s been included in computers since 1972? You couldn’t make that work?”

Stewart also made fun of Obama’s “Glengarry Glen Ross closer spiel” appearance on Monday defending the site while repeatedly describing health care as a “product.”

“When did the president of the United States turn into Gil from The Simpsons?” Stewart asked while face-palming.

But it was more of a worry for Stewart to hear Obama use the term “tech surge” to describe the reported influx of IT pros called in to help remedy the website’s issues.

“A surge?” Stewart demanded. “Your website is so f*cked we have to use the same strategy we used to salvage the Iraq war?”

Watch Stewart mock Obama’s healthcare sales pitch, as posted online on Monday, below.

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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