Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Monday for apparently losing control of his own members in the dispute over funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
“It’s as though the caucus that you, John Boehner, purport to control has told you to [kiss] their ass,” Stewart said, making ironic “kissy-face” noises to replicate Boehner’s display toward the press corps late last week.
Stewart said Boehner was “overconfident to the point of weirdness” as the House GOP stonewalled their own Senate colleagues after they passed a federal budget that provided funding for not only the department, but President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration.
Just three months promising to be able to govern effectively in the wake of their pulling a “Red Wedding” on Democrats last November, Stewart noted, it took a last-minute vote to pass a stopgap bill funding DHS until this coming Friday.
“This finally answers the question, where is the turd clogging our legislative plumbing? They’re called House Republicans,” he argued. “Everything was gonna run smoothly if we had a Republican Senate with a Republican House. Turns out no one can work with a Republican House — they’re the Keith Olbermann of Congresses.”
He also noted the irony of Republicans vowing to cut off funding for DHS amid a seemingly endless series of statements forecasting doom for the U.S. from outside enemies.
“That’s really like saying, ‘You know, you kids are too horny and oversexed — so your mother and I have decided to take away all of your clothes. And from now on, if your friends wanna visit you, they’ve gotta do it in our basement, on the couch, without supervision, next to the cabinet while this Barry White album is playing,'” Stewart said.
Watch Stewart’s commentary, as posted online on Monday, below.