Comedian Jon Stewart jokingly took apart President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Wednesday night. He also took a few light jabs at the three GOP responses, though Obama got the brunt of the comedic tongue-lashing.
Starting at the beginning of Obama’s big speech, Stewart said he was unpleasantly surprised that the president chose to “mention everybody in America by name.” He proceeded to play several clips of Obama telling stories about average Americans doing very average things.
“Is he talking to Congress or pitching his independent film?” Stewart joked.
He later noted that Obama’s relationship with Congress has become more tense, which was clear when he addressed lawmakers on Tuesday night.
“As he spoke to them, it was clear he had recently taken a course at the learning annex on passive aggression for Jewish mothers,” Stewart said.
So what can a president do when he knows he can’t do much? The answer: “Perhaps announce goals so vague there’s no way to gauge if he’s actually achieved them.”
Though he spent little time on the Republican responses, Stewart called the three rebuttals the “world’s [expletive] Republican open mic night.”
Watch the entire segment via Comedy Central/Mediaite below:
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