If you were watching President Obama’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday evening, you likely noticed that he brought up terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden early on in the address.
Rather than holding off on praising his accomplishment (i.e. ridding the world of bin Laden) until later in his speech, Obama wasted no time in proclaiming, “For the first time in two decades, Osama bin Laden is not a threat to this country.”
Last night, “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart critiqued the address and hilariously took aim at the president’s early mention of the now-deceased terrorist:
“You open with I killed bin Laden?! You open with that? ‘Hey everybody, how you doin’? You having a nice night? I f**king killed bin Laden! I killed him!'” What are you doing? Does Rick Springfield open with “Jesse’s Girl?” No! He opens with “I’ve Done Everything for You” and then he transitions into “Don’t Talk to Strangers” — slows it down a bit with “Affair of the Heart,” and then hits you with something off the new album. And then just when you think it can’t get anymore…beautiful — “Jesse’s Girl” and the place goes f**king nuts — it goes nuts!”
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The comedian went after a number of other themes as well, as he likened the president to “tax-credit Oprah.” Imitating Obama in the talk show queen’s role, Stewart said, “You get a tax credit! And you get a tax credit!”
He also went on to address the “spilled milk” joke, which likely didn’t go over as well as Obama had hoped.