Comedian Jon Stewart railed against President Barack Obama and Democrats Thursday night for playing what he called a "chickens**t gambit" — a political tactic in which he said they refused to act on controversial issues before the election to avoid being negatively impacted at the polls.
"What was he doing before the election?" Stewart asked of Obama, claiming that decisions surrounding the selection of a new attorney general, immigration, tax reform and the Keystone Pipeline were intentionally delayed prior to Tuesday's elections.
The "Daily Show" host went on to posit that the tactic was an intentional one used by the Democrats as a means to protect themselves in the midterm elections.
"Senate Democrats wanted to avoid votes on contentious issues, so they wouldn't have to take unpopular [stances] that might cost them reelection and they got the president to go along with it," Stewart said. "It's a well-known political maneuver known as the 'chickens**t gambit.' It's named, of course, for Senator Dickless H. Chickens**t."
He concluded by accusing Democrats of adopting a do-nothing strategy and avoiding acting on what voters elected them to do.
Watch the segment below (caution: strong language):