There's Something About Marry

  • Aired:  02/24/11
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MSNBC interrupts its coverage of the Obama administration's historic civil rights decision for gay Americans with breaking news of Lindsay Lohan in court. (3:33)

BEFORE AN... AN ADMINISTRATION'S

WORK IS NEVER DONE.

WHILE THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

AND DEFENSE MAY BE FOCUSED ON

THE MIDDLE EAST, LABOR AND

COMMERCE ON THE TROUBLED

HEARTLAND, THE DEPARTMENT OF

JUSTICE WANTS YOU TO KNOW IT HAS

THE PULSE OF GAYSYLVANIA.

>> THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

REVERSED COURSE TODAY WHEN IT

ANNOUNCED IT WILL NO LONGER

DEFEND IN COURT A FEDERAL LAW

THAT DEFINES MARRIAGE AS BETWEEN

A MAN AND A WOMAN.

>> Jon: OH, MY GOD, MARRIAGE IS

NO LONGER BEING DEFENDED.

DID YOU HEAR THAT, GAYS?

ATTACK!

ATTACK!

ATTACK!

TORAH TORAH TORAH!

THIS IS A MOMENTOUS DECISION

WITH UNTOLD LEGAL AND POLITICAL

CONSEQUENCES.

(LAUGHTER)

LUCKILY, MSNBC WAS IN IT FOR THE

LONG HAUL.

>> THE GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE

TO OBSERVE IT, IT'S NOT GOING TO

JUST SUDDENLY STOP OBSERVING IT.

BUT IT'S A VERY BIG DEAL.

>> OKAY.

THANKS A LOT.

APPRECIATE THE LIEDUP THERE,

WE'RE GOING TO KEEP TABS ON IT.

I WANT TO GO TO BREAKING NEWS IN

LOS ANGELES NOW.

WE'VE BEEN WATCHING THAT

COURTROOM WHERE COURT IS NOW IN

PROGRESS AND WE'VE LISTENED TO

THE JUDGE JUST TELL LINDSAY

LOHAN THERE WILL BE JAIL TIME IN

THIS CASE.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)

>> Jon: HOW IS LINDSAY LOHAN IN

COURT BREAKING NEWS?

(LAUGHTER)

BREAKING NEWS IS "OH, MY GOD,

SHE'S IN A MOVIE!"

(LAUGHTER)

WE'LL HAVE MORE ON THIS HISTORIC

CIVIL RIGHTS DEVELOPMENT FOR GAY

AMERICANS PROVIDED THAT TARA

REID STAYS OUT OF TROUBLE.

(LAUGHTER)

WHAT MAKES THIS TURNAROUND

ESPECIALLY SURPRISING IS THAT

THE PRESIDENT'S STAND AGAINST

GAY MARRIAGE HAS LONG FRUSTRATED

GAY OBAMA FOLLOWERS.

BY WHICH I MEAN GAY DEMOCRATS,

NOT FOLLOWERS OF GAY OBAMA, MY

PARODY TWITTER FEED OF WHICH

THERE ARE ZERO FOLLOWERS,

ALTHOUGH I'M GUESSING AFTER

TONIGHT I WILL HAVE MORE THAN

ZERO FOLLOWERS.

(LAUGHTER)

THAT'S MY SITE.

LET'S SEE HOW JAY CARNEY DEATHLY

PARRY IT IS ISSUE.

>> CAN YOU TELL US WHERE HIS

POSITION ON GAY MARRIAGE STANDS

AT THIS POINT?

>> I WOULD REFER YOU JUST TO HIS

FAIRLY RECENT STATEMENTS ON

THAT.

HE'S GRABLING WITH THE ISSUE.

>> REALLY.

GRAPPLING?

THAT'S... FIRST WEEK ON THE JOB

WITH THE GAY MARRIAGE QUESTION

AND YOU SAY HE'S GRAPPLING?

(LAUGHTER)

YES, THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO

GET A FIRM GRASP ON A SLIPPERY,

SUNNIY ISSUE.

WE COULD EASILY PUT BALLS IN HIS

MOUTH.

WAIT!

NO!

I'LL GET BETTER AT THIS!

BY THE WAY, MR. CARNEY, WELCOME

TO THE SHOW.

(LAUGHTER)

IF I WERE YOU, I'D BE TAKING

PICTURES OF YOU WHAT YOU LOOK

LIKE RIGHT NOW BECAUSE TWO YEARS

FROM NOW

(LAUGHTER)

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS.

NOW, ONCE THE LIBERALS START TO

MESS WITH MARRIAGE....

>> Jon:

>> JOHN BOEHNER'S PRESS

SECRETARY REPLIED: WHILE

AMERICANS WANT WASHINGTON TO

FOCUS ON CREATING JOBS AND

CUTTING SPENDING, THE PRESIDENT

WILL HAVE TO EXPLAIN WHY HE

THINKS NOW IS THE APPROPRIATE

TIME TO STIR UP A CONTROVERSIAL

ISSUE THAT SHARPLY DIVIDES THE

NATION.

>> Jon: HERE YE, HERE YE.

CONGRESS SHOULD GET BACK TO

TALKING ABOUT ISSUES THAT DON'T

DIVIDE THE NATION.

LIKE... HMM...

(LAUGHTER)

PLEASE SEND YOUR SUGGESTIONS TO

TWITTER AT "THE DAILY SHOW" OR

AT GAY OBAMA SINCE WE JUST...

(LAUGHTER)

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