Katrina the Healthcare Glitch

  • Aired:  11/18/13
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The media compares the government abdication of responsibility during Hurricane Katrina to the flawed launch of a s**tty website. (4:33)

>> Jon: BOOM.

WELCOME TO "THE DAILY SHOW".

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

OUR GUEST TONIGHT THE FINEACTRESS IS ELIZABETH OLSEN.

MANY OF YOU MAY NOT KNOW THISMASHE'S THE YOUNGER SISTER OF

FAMEDCUB REPORTER JIMMY OLSEN.

[ LAUGHTER ]BUT FIRST MAN IT'S BEEN A ROUGH

BCOUPLE OF WEEKS FOR PRESIDENTHBARACK OBAMA.

MONTHS REALLY.

HIS FOREIGN ALLIES ARE ANGRYWITH HIM BECAUSE WE ARE SPYING

ON THEM.

[ LAUGHTER ]HIS DOMESTIC ALLIES ARE ANGRY AT

HIM BECAUSE OF INCOMPETENTHEALTH CARE ROLLOUT.

HE TAPED OVER HIS WEDDING VIDEORECENTLY.

HE WAS TRYING TO RECORD A VERYSPECIAL "TWO BROKE GIRLS."

HELLO, MR. PRESIDENT, THEY AREALL SPECIAL.

[ LAUGHTER ]AND THIS WEEKEND WAS BOOED AT A

BASKETBALL GAME.

[AUDIENCE REACTS]AND NOW HERE IN MY STUDIO OR WAS

THAT SOMETHING ELSE.

[LAUGHTER]TO GIVE YOU SOME

SENSE OF PERSPECTIVE ABOUT WHERETHINGS ARE FOR THE PRESIDENT,

THIS IS HOW A CROWD GREETEDTHE CRACK SMOKING TRAIN

WRECK OF A MAYOR IN TORONTO ONSATURDAY.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: YOU ARE AN IDIOT!

[LAUGHTER]AND THAT WAS BEFORE MAYOR FORD'S

MONDAY ADVENTURE.

>> WE HAVE GOT SOME ANGRYEXCHANGES WHILE THE MEETING WAS

GOING ON THE MAYOR --[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: DO NOT GET INBETWEEN ME AND MY CRACK!

[LAUGHTER]I WILL KNOCK YOU OVER.

[ LAUGHTER ][ LAUGHTER ]

IT IS HARDTO OVERSTATE WHAT A

LOW POINT THIS IS IN BARACKOBAMA'S PRESIDENCY.

HARD TO OVERSTATE BUT NOTIMPOSSIBLE.

>> PRESIDENT OBAMA NOW FINDSHIMSELF COMPARED TO PRESIDENT

GEORGE W. BUSH AS IN THEPROBLEMS WITH THE HEALTH CARE

PLAN HAVE BECOME PRESIDENTOBAMA'S KATRINA.

>> IS THIS OBAMA'S KATRINAMOMENT.

>> PRESIDENT OBAMA'S KATRINAMOMENT.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: HURRICANE KATRINA?

I BELIEVE WE'VE ALL SEEN THEDAMNING PHOTOS OF PRESIDENTIAL

FLYOVER SURVEYING THE HUMANSUFFERING OF THE HEALTHCARE.GOV

WEB SITE FROM A SAFE DISTANCE.

I'M NOT TRYING TO POLISH THE DOTTURD THAT IS HEALTHCARE.GOV BUT

COMPARING THE GOVERNMENTABDICATION OF RESPONSIBILITY

DURING HURRICANE KATRINA, DEATHOF HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE, THE

DISPLACEMENT OF HUNDREDS OFTHOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO A

(bleep) WEB SITE IS OFFENSIVEAPPARENTLY TO THE PEOPLE IN

CHARGE DURING HURRICANE KATRINA.

C>> KATRINA WAS A REAL DISASTER.

BUT WE ALSO HADJURISDICTIONAL CHALLENGES

BECAUSE WE HAD A MAYOR.

WE HAD A GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANATHAT WAS A CHALLENGE TO WORK

WITH.

>> THAT IS ANDY CARD SAYING IT'SNOT FAIR TO PRESIDENT BUSH TO

COMPARE THE HEALTHCARE.GOVROLLOUT TO KATRINA BECAUSE

DURING KATRINA BUSH DIDN'T GETTHE COOPERATION OF LOUISIANA

GOVERNOR THE WAY OBAMA GETS ITNOW.

>> NOBODY IS GOING TO BULLYLOUISIANA INTO JOINING PART OF

OBAMACARE.

>> Jon: BULLYING?

THE FEDS WERE GOING TO PAY FORIT?

HOW WAS THAT BULLYING? HEYFOUREYES YOU NEED TO SEE AN

OPHTHALMOLOGIST SO WE CAN COVERTHAT THAT'S NOT ONLY REASON THE

COMPARISON IS UNFAIR TO GEORGEW. BUSH.

>> GEORGE BUSH DIDN'T INVENT AHURRICANE.

>> KATRINAWAS ONE

REGION.

>> LORD KNOWS YOU SAW HOW BADLYOUR GOVERNMENT RESPONDED.

IT BEGAN AND ENDED WITHIN AWEEK.

IT COULD EFFECT PEOPLE'S LIVESFOR YEARS TO COME.

>> Jon: SEE HOW YOU DISAPPOINTEDOUR AUDIENCE.

THEY THINK YOU MIGHT BE OUT OFYOUR (bleep) MIND.

I MEAN -- HURRICANE KATRINALASTED A WEEK AND EFFECTS OF

OBAMACARE.

SPIKE LEE'S DOCUMENTARY ABOUTKATRINA LASTED LONGER THAN A

WEEK.

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