Jon Stewart Blames Obama for IRS Scandal Conspiracy Theories

Esther Zuckerman

On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart took on the legitimate scandal at the IRS, which involves the targeting of Tea Party groups, and explained how it gives conspiracy theorists a leg to stand on. After having a good laugh about how the IRS can just apologize for anything, Stewart went straight to the top: "Well, congratulations, President Barack Obama," he said. "Conspiracy theorists, who generally can survive in anaerobic environments, just had an algae bloom dropped on their f--king heads, thus removing the last arrow in your pro-governance quiver." 

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Stewart went on to compare how the government works when it wants to be good and bad. It's not pretty. Turning back to Obama, he continued: "In a few short weeks you've managed to show that when the government wants to do good things, your managerial competence falls somewhere between David Brent and a cat chasing a laser pointer," he said. "But when government wants to flex its more malevolent muscles, you're f--king Iron Man." 

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