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Friday
Jul172009

Jon Stewart on Dick Morris and Democrats Denying Women Cesareans

On Wednesday, July 15, The Daily Show featured several clips of conservative scare speech on health care reform in its “Drag Me to Health” segment.

Dick Morris told Bill O’Reilly that Democrats would be denying treatment to patients in need, including making women who need cesareans have “natural childbirth.”

Jon Stewart replied with feigned shock and chagrin. Click on image to watch video. Relevant content begins at the 1:08 mark.

 

Transcript:

STEWART: No cesareans?! These socialized government bureaucrat will force your sideways breech baby to some out through your vagina no matter what!

 

And if not, comrade, you have to wait until the baby is old enough and smart enough to find his own way out!

 

 

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Reader Comments (9)

Yuck. There's something about those duplicate tweets that makes ME feel dirty. Oh well... do you really care?

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey

Lindsey, not really. It was more the shock of seeing the tweets and thinking they were retweets of my own for a split second. And really, all I did was steal from The Daily Show, so it was painfully unoriginal to start with.

July 17, 2009 | Registered CommenterJill

I'm honestly not sure what to think about this entire thing. (The topic, not your various and valiant missives to the birthosphere about it. That part I think is just great.)

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDou-la-la

I pink sparkly heart Jon Stewart and would totally have his sideways breech babies. ;)

Seriously though, I am soooooo sick of the Republican scaremongering. First it was, "OMG, they're going to tax soda, THEY WANT TO TAKE AWAY MY RIGHT TO DRINK SODA!!!!!11!!1" Now it's, "OMG, they want to reduce the Cesarean rate, THEY WANT TO FORCE ALL WOMEN TO HAVE NATURAL BIRTHS!!!!1!!1"

The path they must take to reach this twisted logic must be down some kind of neo-rabbit hole.

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJill

John Stewart is the one man I would cheat on my husband with. My husband knows this, and is all for it. I have never really trusted men in suits to give advice or commentary on women's health issues. Sort of like when George W. had the infamous quote of OB's not being able to practice "their love" on their patients. Ewwwww.

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterReality Rounds

That is obnoxious. I don't really get how Twitter works-- did the author think you wouldn't notice that she wrote the same blurbs? I'd be pissed, too. Or eating sour grapes or whatever. It's really annoying to be copied to blatantly but just remember that it's a form of flattery.

That aside I LOVE AND ADORE JON STEWART. Love. Love.

Love.

And Rachel Maddow. I feel conflicted.

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermandy

Dou-la-la, I was being pretty obtuse there. I learned yesterday that we all have different ideas about what's considered ok to copy and what's not. But yeah, Jon Stewart... we heart him lots.

July 18, 2009 | Registered CommenterJill

mandy, I'm over it. But I'm not over Jon Stewart. I never wil be.

July 18, 2009 | Registered CommenterJill

I never do this, but I edited the post to remove the part that seemed to be confusing/irrelevant. Sorry about that.

July 18, 2009 | Registered CommenterJill
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