If you haven't been keeping up with this week's health care reform hearings in Washington, let Jon Stewart sum it up for you. On Thursday night's "Daily Show," he mocked the three-day argument of "freedom vs. social contract" with some good, old fashioned Taiwanese animation.
Since cameras are not allowed inside the hearings, Stewart hired the imagineers at NMA to show us what
really definitely didn't happen. For example, did you know that "Chief Justice Of Our Hearts" Cee-Lo Green presided over the hearings? Yeah, it was weird.
Stewart did analyze some real audio of an exchange between U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, who argued for Obama's insurance mandate to cover the millions of uninsured people who get emergency room care but can't pay for it, and Justice Antonin Scalia, who took the side of, "f**k 'em, what are they gonna do?"
Stewart couldn't believe how disparate the two arguments were, and how little the opponents of Obama's health care plan seemed to care about our social obligation to cure the sick:
"You have to wonder how it is that the party the Creationists call home is so Darwinian!"
Watch the clip above and stay tuned until the end to see a second Taiwanese animation showing how the hearing ended. All we have to say is: That's our Biden!
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