Talking heads bite Barack Obama - Mike Allen - POLITICO.com
The media made him, and now the media will break him. With no core political, civic, or even moral virtues emanating from his Presidency, the only surprise is that it took this long for the defenestration to begin.When you’re Barack Obama and you’ve lost Jon Stewart, you’ve got a problem.
“Mr. President,” the “Daily Show” host said Monday night, “I can’t tell if you’re a Jedi — 10 steps ahead of everything — or if this whole health-care thing is kickin’ your [rear.]”
However, the most enjoyable bit of this article has to be the closing paragraphs, rich as they are in irony.
On “The Daily Show,” Stewart went on to deliver a double whammy: He complimented the Bush administration for comparative political acumen, and questioned Obama’s idealism.
“Remember the Bush team?” Stewart said. “Little bit of discipline, little bit of repetition. They sold us a WAR nobody wanted and nobody needed. … Salesmanship! Those guys could sell ice cubes to Eskimos. The Democrats, I don’t even think could sell Eskimos BEEP they need — insulation, heating apparatus. … Yes, we can! [pause] Unless you don’t think we should!”