Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) 21-hour talkathon gave Jon Stewart a wealth of material on Wednesday.
First, there was the senator’s incendiary comparison between those who doubt the effort to defund Obamacare and Nazi appeasers.
“Yes, that’s Ted Cruz, the senator who starting yesterday at 2:41 eastern wasting time took to the Senate floor for 21 hours, not to filibuster, not to delay, but to cast himself as Churchill to Obama’s Chamberlain in the great fight against…Hitler’s health care exchanges? I lost the thread of the metaphor,” Stewart said.
Stewart then took time to wade through some of the more ridiculous moments of Cruz’s non-filibuster, from his tribute to the reality show “Duck Dynasty” to praise for a speech by actor Ashton Kutcher at a recent awards show.
The “Daily Show” host mused that in highlighting Kutcher’s words, Cruz had “outsourced” his “argument and wisdom to a dude who cannot find his car,” a reference to the actor’s 2000 film.
Stewart wondered if there was a study or a book that Cruz could cite to bolster his case, prompting the clip of the senator reading the Dr. Seuss classic “Green Eggs and Ham.”
“So to express your opposition to Obamacare you go with a book about a stubborn jerk who decides he hates something before he’s tried it,” Stewart said. “And when he finally does get a taste, he has to admit after tasting it, this is pretty f*cking good.”