Jon Stewart: Republicans need to own shutdown.

Jon hits the GOP on trying to ditch the responsibility for the shutdown they orchestrated.


About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Art_Vandelay

    “Did you fucking hear that?!?!” That was awesome.

    By the way, if anyone hasn’t seen it, you check out the interview with Malala Yousafzai at the end of that show. She’s something special.

  • Sneezeguard

    Honestly, they’d probably be better off for having owned it. Humans by nature tend to consider that if two sides are arguing, the side with the consistent argument is more likely to be correct.
    The Republicans keep changing their message on this one, and it’s making them look disengenuous. If they just stepped up and owned it from start to finish, they’d be more likely to earn support. I’m not saying they would earn support, but they’d likely be doing better than they are now.