Daily Show host Jon Stewart poked fun at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) warning to Democrats that ending the long-standing abuse of the filibuster by invoking what pundits insist on calling the “nuclear option” would come back to haunt them.
“Mark my words,” Stewart boomed on Thursday. “One day you Democrats will want to be obstructionist a*sholes making a mockery of our system of government. And who’ll be laughing then? Turtle Man.”
Stewart also mocked media coverage of Senate Democrats’ move to have non-Supreme Court nominations and other procedural matters be decided by a simple majority, rather than by having to get at least 60 votes to pass.
“So deciding to allow majority rules to incrementally increase governmental efficiency and presidential appointments is so unthinkably extreme that it’s the ‘nuclear option’?” Stewart asked. “It’s the Hiroshima of voting.”
Watch Stewart’s take on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) going “nuclear,” as posted online on Thursday, below.
- Jon Stewart Reminds Us Why ‘The Nuclear Option’ Is Kind Of A Dumb Nickname (huffingtonpost.com)
- Stewart Skewers Hype Over ‘Nuclear Option’ (newser.com)
- Watch The Daily Show mock the hysteria around the Senate’s ‘nuclear option’ (theweek.com)
- Stewart Mocks McConnell For Warnings to Democrats Over Nuclear Option (crooksandliars.com)