Jon Stewart Hammers Chris Christie’s Ebola Response, Asks Why He’s ‘Such a D*ck About Everything’ (Video)

christie-jon-stewartI have a confession to make. Earlier today I was having a random conversation with a family member when they decided to ask me what I thought about all of this Ebola stuff, and I just snapped. Not outrageously or anything, I just quickly told them that I had zero interest in talking about Ebola and left it at that. I felt bad because they didn’t deserve such a short response, but I’m just so sick and tired of hearing about Ebola.

And it’s not because people shouldn’t be concerned about the virus. It’s because of the ridiculous media coverage and political response I’ve seen toward the four person “massive outbreak” in this country.

Well, luckily Jon Stewart was back from what seems to be one of many recent breaks and managed to make me laugh about this entire situation. It appears that Mr. Stewart isn’t a fan of Chris Christie’s handling of a nurse who was forced into quarantine upon her return home from helping people in Africa.

“Why does Christie have to be such a d*ck about everything?” Stewart asked. “He can’t just quarantine her. He has to be like, ‘Hey, you’re a doctor without a border, not anymore, get in the f*cking room, you self-sacrificing angel of mercy piece of sh*t.’”

This was in response to a clip Stewart played where Christie showed absolutely no remorse toward the nurse’s feelings about her confinement, essentially saying that later on she would see why it was necessary.

Yeah, because people always thank those who unlawfully imprisoned them in a tent with no heat and a box for a toilet later on down the road.

Well, as many of you might have heard, the nurse has since been released from her forced quarantine. This was clearly a move that was triggered following a fairly intense public backlash over what many considered an illegal policy.

Stewart then showed several clips of politicians making outrageous claims about the virus followed by an actual scientist pointing out why these policies would most likely discourage people from going to Africa to help. He asserted that the best way to prevent this virus from coming to the United States starts with containing it in Africa, which is an effort that’s relying heavily on people from other nations to come in and help treat Ebola victims.

It’s like I told someone recently about this whole situation, I’m not sure if there is a clear “right” or “wrong” answer to any of it, because I get both sides. I trust science when it tells me that Ebola can be easily contained here and there’s no threat to any sort of widespread outbreak. But I also understand that there’s always a potential risk of even a small outbreak (10-20 people), and that’s something that we can be doing more to possibly prevent.

Perhaps a required 7-day home quarantine followed by very limited public exposure for 14 days upon returning. I’m not saying that’s the “answer,” but I think it’s better than an all or nothing approach to this.

I just believe that there’s a balance here that can be found with logic and reason. Unfortunately, when it comes to Ebola in this country, it seems far too many people (especially those working within our media) aren’t working with either logic or reason.

Watch Stewart’s 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

    See ‘hippocratic oath.’

    • Donnertparty

      Christie’s a hypocritic oaf.

  • Eg Kbbs

    Christie is sick and tired of hearing about Ebola. Kinds of lends credence to the idea that his quarantine was a knee-jerk reaction to quickly place a bandaid on the topic without even a modicum of actually thinking through the facts.

    See Tommy the Turtle advising “Duck and Cover”

    • crimevictim

      we must quarantine gun owners NOW

  • Phoenix Quill

    Politically Correct nit wits are going to kill millions. If you can’t handle a 3 week quarantine upon return, don’t go. For some reason Libs bend over backwards to save lives in Africa, but ask then to take a precaution or two at home, it’s ‘F*ck that I’m calling my lawyer.”

    • FuzzyBunnyFeet

      “If you can’t handle a 3 week quarantine upon return, don’t go.”

      That is exactly the wrong response if we want to contain Ebola in west Africa. We want people to go there and fight the outbreak there so it doesn’t spread further.

      People who are asymptomatic are not a threat to spread the disease. And, the people who go to west Africa to fight the disease are professionals who understand that if they develop symptoms they need to isolate themselves, preferably at a hospital.

      • Phoenix Quill

        Unless you First Priority is to protect Americans, don’t come back. I know it’s hard for Obama voters to grasp this, but the way you limit a disease to Africa is to NOT bring it out. A person willing to work 6 months to save Africans, but won’t wait 3 weeks to protect Americans, is NOT an asset.

      • FuzzyBunnyFeet

        Don’t come back? Yeah, right.

        It is possible to protect Americans without succumbing to the worst that our fears can bring out in us.

        It was fear that brought about the Japanese internments of WWII.
        It was fear that brought about McCarthyism.
        I don’t want to see fear bring about a new round of injustices.

      • Phoenix Quill

        It was also fear that sent us to Germany to stop Hitler.
        And that nit wit Socialist FDR had every right to inter anyone who’s loyalty he questioned for the duration of the war. What made FDR yet another Racist Democrat azzhole was confiscating their property as during this process. Political Correctness kills rational action. Sure it’s sad & unfair to profile young Arab men when looking for terrorists, but it’s also effective. What we need to worry about is the problem, not what some twitchy nit wit thinks is unfair about various solutions.

      • FuzzyBunnyFeet

        The impetus for entering WWII was the very stupid Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. However, entering the war against the Nazis is not equivalent to interring and hounding US citizens without just cause.

      • Phoenix Quill

        Murder is illegal because
        we FEAR being murdered. Shall the lovers
        of Liberty defend our Freedom to Murder? All Law, every Law is a restriction of Freedom
        typically enacted to avoid something we Fear. Indeed, Society itself is a question of what individual
        freedoms we should given up for the collective good. “We must not be ruled by Fear” is a
        meaningless bromide, as is “We must defend Liberty”.

        So this year in Africa *Ebola has infected around 10,000 people & killed half.

        A nurse returning from plague care is told to give up 3 weeks of Liberty to keep
        that horror from happening here. Now if
        that sounds to you like flagrant oppression, rather than common sense, I submit
        that you know f*ck all about preventing the spread of disease.

        Which is my point. That Political
        Correctness is little more that sticking your head up your butt & imagining
        good intentions will protect you from harsh truth.

        Can’t even discuss FDR because apparently you’d still be outraged if Asians returning from Japan got 3 weeks of background checks.

      • FuzzyBunnyFeet

        False equivalence much? Being an MSF healthcare worker is nothing like being a murderer. It is as different from being a murderer as you can get. In fact, being an MSF healthcare worker has more in common with being a hero than it does with being a murderer.

        Again, asymptomatic individuals are not a threat to spread Ebola, and if you don’t recognize that then you know f*ck all about Ebola. The MSF healthcare workers are professionals who know what symptoms to be wary of and who know how to isolate themselves from the public if they become symptomatic.

        It is not necessary to restrict their freedoms, “Just in case”, just as it was not necessary for the US government (not just FDR) to restrict the freedoms of Americans of Japanese descent, “Just in case”. BTW, they were not “returning from Japan”, they were living in the US peacefully right up until jack-booted thugs rounded them up and put them into concentration camps for over 3 years.

        We, the US, are better than that.

        Information about the transmissibility of Ebola comes from WHO, MSF, the CDC and the NIH. Their conclusions about transmissibility are judgements informed by years of research, observation and experience.

        The fear mongering comes from people who have none of that experience. I oppose infringing people’s rights based on the fears of ignorant people.

      • crimevictim

        So, Phoenix Quill shows he true colors. HE is a Nazi lover. Hence FDR is a “nit wit Socialist,” “yet another Racist Democrat Azzhole.” Phenix Quill really is an evil douche. If he does kill himself or dies from ebola, the world will be a better place. What a stinking piece of shit you are, Phoenix. FDR and Obama and the nurse from Maine are all 1000 times better than you, you pitiful little cockroach.

      • thunderchi

        The FEAR is strong in you.
        You appear to be ruled by it.

      • Franklin Radcliff

        please kill yourself and do America a favor.

      • Phoenix Quill

        lol. Won’t have to. Liberal nitwits importing Ebola will do that for me. 😉

      • Franklin Radcliff

        lol you’re an idiot.

      • crimevictim


    • crimevictim

      you malicious idiot

  • crimevictim

    so eager to quarantine people for fear of ebola. The toll from gun violence is much much greater. We should quarantine gun owners as a public health threat.

  • crimevictim

    If you oppose the immediate permanent quarantine of all gun owners, then you are irresponsibly taking chances with other people’s lives and you belong in prison. If you can’t sacrifice your liberty to protect Americans’ lives, you are worthless crap.