Jon Stewart Redefines Congressional Back-Patting in a Time of Furloughs

Esther Zuckerman

Jon Stewart turned to Urban Dictionary to help him tell the story of how Congress jumped to action when federal budget cuts were getting in the way of their travel plans. He first defined Congress: "Do-Nothing F@#ktards who couldn't solve a problem if it was eating them alive anus first." You see, the members of Congress didn't act to solve any of the problems created by cuts until the cuts were interfering with something that actually affected members of Congress: air travel. Stewart then decided to coin "Congratsturbating: creating a problem that affects millions of people, then praising oneself for fixing only the small part of the problem that affects you and then masturbating." 

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