Jon Stewart last night checked in with the 111th Congress, saying that the post-election lame duck session is a “legislative sweet spot.”
“(It’s) the three weeks out of every two years when people can actually do what’s best for the country, because they’re not preoccupied with getting reelected,” Stewart said. “It’s kind of like that five-minute window after you have an orgasm, when you’re finally not thinking about sex and can actually get some work done.”
But Stewart isn’t very hopeful that Congress can pass any meaningful legislation during the last few weeks of the lame duck session.
“Oh right, they won’t pass, because the Republicans are not a legislative block, they’re a legislative cock block,” Stewart said. “Hope is lost. These three weeks shall pass as have the last two years, with the audacity of nope.”
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