How the Hope and Change has fallen.
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, who once upon a time used his comedy perch to protect President Barack Obama, now has little choice but to mock him. Mercilessly.
Stewart wouldn’t like it if we took his jokes seriously, but he still skewered the president’s abysmal press conference Thursday in ways that left the leader’s image in tatters.
Stewart torched the administration for still not getting HealthCare.gov right (the site gives people Hepatitis, he cracked) and for a litany of excuses for not being “perfect.”
He started by tweaking Team Obama for still not being able to meet its goal of a functioning web site under its newest deadline.
“When I said, ‘end of November,’ I did not say which November,” Stewart says, imitating Obama.
Then, Stewart–his face a mask of disbelief–played a clip parade of Obama apologizing, saying variations of “it’s on me” to explain the disastrous ObamaCare rollout.
“That wasn’t the slogan you campaigned on … you were all, ‘yes we can.’ I don’t remember the other slogan .”