The Daily Show's Jon Stewart, like many of us, would rather see the United States move to a single-payer health care plan, as he briefly expressed during this segment. But that didn't stop him from going after Republicans and in particular Sen. Ted Cruz, for their attempts to scare everyone to death about "Obamacare."
Jon Stewart mocked the Republican Party’s threat to shut the federal government down before allowing the Affordable Care Act to be implemented come October 1 on The Daily Show on Monday, arguing that it was par for the course for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his colleagues.
“You’re protecting America from this terrible Obamacare plan that, once we get a taste of [it], we’ll never want to be without,” Stewart argued. “You only win if the program fails. Obamacare is your Springtime For Hitler.”
At one point, Stewart went into mock hysterics after playing a clip of Cruz’s statement that “nothing is hurting the economy” like Obamacare.
“Nothing makes food taste worse, nothing makes it harder to get an erection, nothing spoils Breaking Bad, nothing sews you into a human centipede like Obamacare,” Stewart exclaimed. “Obamacare will murder your hope.”
The host also took Cruz to task for arguing that Obama was trying to get the country “addicted to the subsidies” associated with the law and likening it to candy.
As he noted when he wrapped things up, which we've heard from others as well, the real fear Republicans have is not that the Affordable Care Act is going to harm Americans, it's that they're going to like it once the law is finally enacted.