Among Democrats, some of the most spirited opposition to the debt deal has emerged, with well-known politicians and media figures attacking both the contents of the agreement and the Tea Party. Jon Stewart is the latest to make disparaging comments.
On Monday night, the "Daily Show" host went on a rant against the Tea Party, making low-cut jabs and lamenting the conservative push for spending cuts.
But, before going there, let's review a few of the other recent Democratic responses to the debt deal. First, CNN's Fareed Zakaria called the Tea Party "anti-democratic" and accused it of "hostage-taking." Then, there was Rep. Emanuel Cleaver's “satan sandwich” Tweet (which was more entertaining than it was disparaging).
And last, but certainly not least, Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle and Vice-president Joe Biden expressed their discontent with some conservatives, allegedly likening the Tea Party to terrorists. This brings us to Stewart, a comedian known for his anti-conservative meanderings. According to Business Insider, the liberal celebrity simply can't understand why the Tea Party is unhappy with the final deal. He rants:
"You control less than half of one chamber of Congress and yet have somehow convinced everybody they have to cut trillions in spending because of the 'deficit crisis'...Take the win! What are you still angry about? Yes. Government still exists. We still have traffic lights. We're sorry. Not everybody defines freedom as the ability to not pay taxes."
Like Zakaria, Stewart also uses a hostage analogy to drive his point home. Watch him spout off, below: