Jon Stewart Crushes the Incompetence of John Boehner, House Republicans (Video)

stewart-boehnerIt still hasn’t really sunk in that Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show sometime later this year. While they may yet find a solid replacement (though I just can’t shake this feeling that they’re going to pick the wrong person), no one will really ever be able to replace Stewart.

Take for instance last night when he absolutely tore apart the incompetence of John Boehner and House Republicans.

As many of you may know, we’re currently dealing with a stalemate in Congress concerning funding for the Department of Homeland Security. While there’s a lot of rhetoric surrounding this “fight,” the truth is, the fault for all of this nonsense lies squarely on the shoulders of House Republicans. The only reason why the DHS isn’t fully funded right now is because House Republicans won’t approve the bipartisan “clean” funding bill the Republican-controlled Senate has already passed and the president has said he would sign.

Well, all this absurdity prompted Stewart to crush Boehner’s bizarre behavior and complete inability to lead.

“This finally answers the question, where is the turd clogging our legislative plumbing? They’re called House Republicans,” Stewart stated. “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 then played clips of Boehner’s odd behavior during a press conference last week where, at one point, he made “kissing gestures” toward one reporter who had asked him about the impasse on the funding bill.

“Either mentally John Boehner’s a few seats short of a majority, or he’s got such an amazing plan that he can afford to be overconfident to the point of weirdness,” Stewart said.

He went on to mock the genius “plan” supported by House Republicans of a one-week temporary measure that does nothing more than put off the inevitable and guarantees that in less than a week we’ll be dealing with this exact same ridiculousness yet again. The harsh reality for House Republicans is, this is a non-negotiable situation for them – they have absolutely zero leverage in this. The House can keep passing temporary funding measures every single week, but it’s not going to change a thing. This is almost exactly the same thing we saw in 2013 during the government shutdown. Back then, just as it is now, it was House Republicans playing petty partisan games, fighting a battle that they had no chance at winning.

“It’s as though the caucus that you, John Boehner, purport to control has told you to [kiss] their ass,” Stewart said as he mocked Boehner’s “kissy-face” he made during his press conference.

This entire situation is about as simple as it gets. Either House Republicans are going to give in and approve the “clean” funding bill the Senate has already passed, or they’re going to keep playing these pointless games and eventually the Department of Homeland Security is going to close its doors until House Republicans grow up and start acting like adults.

But either way, when all is said and done, they’re eventually going to have to cave and all of this foolishness will have been for nothing.

Watch the segment below via Comedy Central:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Jim Bean

    Neither Stewart nor the author understand that Congress is a branch of government equal to the office of the President deserving of equal respect and authority. They believe its the Presidents job to legislate and Congress’s job to execute when, in reality, its the other way around.

    They don’t realize that Obama’s executive order was a despicable and malicious (and potentially unlawful) end-run around Congress and the Democratic process that puts them in an impossible predicament with the people that elected them. They don’t realize their job is to represent them, not serve Obama.

    And finally, they don’t realize no one is entitled to a ‘clean’ bill on anything though you’d think the fact that Dems rarely offer clean bills would tip them off.

    The Left will be less misinformed once Stewart is gone. The real turd in government is Obama.

    • Neita Shaw

      You are another turd and watch too much Fox news

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        Don’t we all love it when antiObama plebs always claimed Obama overreach on EO yet Obama has lowest amounts of EO and vetoes in past 80 years.

        Once plebs like Jim Bean claim unsustainable facts, he can’t even frigging back it up unless he post the links to obviously right wing sites.

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      • Gregory Mason

        @Jim Bean. Who the hell are you? Are you trying to show the tea Party that you would be an asset to their party?

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        He’s a teabagger. Jim Bean is too ashamed to admit that.

    • Keith

      Does it hurt to always be a victim?

    • Pat Sagum

      you are misinforming the public

      • strayaway

        How so? Article 1, Section 1 of the Constitution says that “ALL legislative power” is vested in Congress. Article 1, Section 8 delegates the power to establish “an uniform Rule of Naturalization” to Congress. Allowing the president to set a precedent allowing presidents to legislate immigration or anything else does almost the same thing as the Reichstag did when it enacted the Enabling Act of 1933 allowing Hitler to change laws as he pleased. You have to choose which side of history you want to be on. A truly clean funding bill would not include clinkers like Obama’s extra-legal dictate.

        “We’ve got a government designed by the Founders so that there’d be checks and balances. You don’t want a president who’s too powerful or a Congress that’s too powerful or a court that’s too powerful. Everybody’s got their own role. Congress’s job is to pass legislation. The president can veto it or he can sign it. … I believe in the Constitution and I will obey the Constitution of the United States. We’re not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end-run around Congress.” -Barack Obama (5/19/08)

        ‘I just changed the law.’ -Barack Obama 11/14

        I agree with the first Obama and couldn’t have made his point better. The earlier Obama is my best witness.

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        That is so jim bean.

  • Keith

    Will Rogers said you have to be funny in order to tell the truth in America.

  • CobrayRPB

    I like the use of the word “clean”, like it adds legitimacy to Obamas overreach. The author of this lap dog drivel forgets the reason for this gridlock is the executive amnesty no one can afford and will cause problem after problem in the future. These illegal aliens broke the law and now get the EICs and many other benefits they didn’t contribute towards. All this chaos for some more Democrat votes to bolster the failing party with its harebrained plans and squandered trillions. Anyone stupid enough to follow Jon Stewart like he is a legitimate news source deserves what their proggie overlords tax out of them. Perhaps the sage on Comedy Central can explain the Constitution to the liberal automatons and we can avoid yet another expensive left wing social experiment