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Jon Stewart: President Obama Is Asking Us to Call Congress About the Debt Ceiling?! (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 27th 2011 4:19AM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'With the deadline looming to either raise the debt ceiling, or risk all kinds of potential trouble if we don't, Jon Stewart looked at the Presidential Address from Monday night on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central). After all, the deadline is August 2nd, so he was expecting some harsh rhetoric.

Instead, Barack Obama turned to the American people. "If you want a balanced approach to reducing the deficit, let your member of Congress know," he pleaded. But you'd better do it soon, and you'd better hope they pick up.

"That's your idea?" Stewart asked, after a moment of stunned silence. "Call your Congressman? Did the president just quit?"

To gales of laughter from the studio audience, an incredulous Stewart joked, "You're the president and you're asking us to call congress?"

He equated it to giving up, as if the president was telling the American people that he'd already tried talking to those folks in Congress, and they're just not listening to him. Maybe we'll have better luck.

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