Jon Stewart wants to get back in the fold.
Having your jokes about the president’s debacle of a health-care program must be great for “The Daily Show’s” ratings, but the cocktail party reception’s must be chilling.
How else do you explain Stewart’s shtick Thursday night that made fun of all the buzz that grew out around Stewart’s pointed, funny – and undeniably accurate – criticisms of Obamacare, including his grilling of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius one week into the Obamacare rollout disaster started this month?
Just kidding, Stewart told viewers.
Really. He doesn’t understand what all the fuss was about. As proof, Stewart cited the endless jokes he made at the expense of George W. and Dick Cheney before Obama took office.
“Making fun of something is nothing new for us,” he said, with deliberate — and completely unconvincing – obtuseness.
“So don’t act like us making jokes about a certain program or president is evidence that that politician or issue has reached some kind of tipping point for action …
“Don’t you use our jokes as evidence that the thing you hate must be stopped.”
Actually, conservatives never needed some lame lib’s comic’s jokes as evidence against Obamacare. The thing stands for itself.
What Stewart’s jokes actually proved – and he knows it – is that the topic itself had become an embarrassment to the country; a failure all the more embarrassing because of the arrogance that produced it.
What Stewart’s cowardly mea culpa couched as comedy proved was that liberals can’t handle the truth – especially from one of their own.
The sheep can let Stewart back into the fold now.
Check out the video, and see for yourself.
(WARNING: Objectionable language.)