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Jon Stewart Asks Why the Tea Party Is Still Angry After Debt Ceiling Agreement (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 2nd 2011 4:46AM
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'The debt-limit bill is working its way through the system and it looks like a big win for the Republicans and the Tea Party in particular. The debt ceiling is lifted, which means no default or lowering of our credit standing for the US, and it was done so with no revenue increases. So why aren't they happy, wonders Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central)?

After showing a reel of various Tea Party members in both houses of Congress saying it was "inadequate," and "not something I can support" because "we haven't gotten what we need," Stewart was dumbfounded.

"What are you still angry about," he wondered. "Yes, government still exists. We still have traffic lights. We're sorry." And while the bill's passage will mean an end to the current crisis, we're pretty sure there will still be plenty for politicians to gripe over as we move toward the next one.

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Maher Says Tea Baggers Got Health Care Reform Passed (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 1st 2010 10:25AM
Bill Maher Tonight Show with Jay LenoBill Maher stopped by 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' (weeknights at 11:35PM ET on NBC) and discussed the current political hot topic: health care reform.

Maher gave credit to the Tea Party political movement for helping get the bill passed. Wait, what?

"I have to say, I thank the Tea Baggers ... they're the ones who got it passed." The reason? Maher said they dressed up in costumes, put tea bags on their hats and carried doctored photos of President Obama. "America saw that and said 'What loons, we're going with the calm black man.'"

Video after the jump.

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