Comedians have made no bones about their frustration with President Obama of late. Bill Maher, referring to the health care debate, pleaded with the president to "stand up for the 70% of Americans who aren't crazy." SNL ran a skit Saturday saying Obama has done "nothing, nada" since taking office. And Jon Stewart has taken on the president for not staying on message, and failing to get a public option passed.
Stewart continued on this trend tonight, taking on Obama and his administration for not repealing "Don't Ask Don't Tell," despite many promises to do so on the campaign trail. The president and his team have said he still plans to do so, but that he has too much on his plate. Stewart's response? "It's f**king chow time, brother."
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
"Chow time" and biting the hand
Here's the reason that Fox-style political humor fails: It's incapable of doing the right-wing equivalent of this.