Stewart: Say, is Obama in any loops at all?
posted at 4:01 pm on October 29, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Does he mean President Ida Know? Jon Stewart skewered Barack Obama personally last night for the White House’s threadbare refrain that the President has no knowledge of what happens in his own administration. Stewart picks up on the obvious question about the surveillance of other world leaders, which is that we’re expected to believe that Obama never once asked, “Say, where did you get that intel?” That led to a funny exchange with Jessica Williams, in which she reported that Obama’s staff doesn’t tell him anything because he’s a crier … and worse than John Boehner:
Jon Stewart‘s been going after Obamacare a lot lately, but on Monday night’s Daily Show, he targetedPresident Obama in particular for appearing to be so out of the loop on so many issues, “there appear to be very few loops he’s in.”
Stewart noted how Obama was apparently unaware of the issues with the Obamacare website, comparing it to “if the Charmin bear just found out what people actually do with this toilet paper.”
But even stranger to Stewart was how Obama’s seemingly out of the loop on NSA surveillance, mockingly asking “Does the president believe in surveillance fairies?” and obliquely referencing the “total ignorance of what the administration is doing.”
Stewart opened the show with an update on the improvements at Healthcare.gov, especially the upgrade in the site’s graphics. At least it’s a little more honest: