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Very Funny Video: Jon Stewart Pounds Obama on the Public Option

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Its a flip and a flop and an Obama flippity flop.

The transcript, below, is from Politico.

Last night on “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart played a clip from Obama’s town hall in Colorado on Saturday when the president said … … “the public option, whether we have it or we don’t have it…”

“Wait a second! What did you just say?!,” Stewart asked, feigning surprise.

“No public option?” Stewart continued. “We still get to kill old people though, right?”

Then, again, Stewart asked: “Did you just drop the public option?”

“Mr. President, I can’t tell if you’re a Jedi — 10 steps ahead of everything or if this whole health care thing is kickin’ your ass just a little bit,” the “Daily Show” host ranted. “Why is this so hard? Why can’t you guys just stay on message? Remember the Bush team? Little bit of discipline, little bit of repetition. They sold us a war nobody wanted and nobody needed.”

Stewart then played a series of clips featuring former President George W. Bush, Colin Powell, Condi Rice, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney speaking about weapons of mass destruction in the lead-up to the Iraq war.

“Salesmanship!” Stewart said, after the clip. “Those guys could sell ice cubes to Eskimos. The Democrats, I don’t even think could sell Eskimos BEEP they need: insulation, heating apparatus.

“Yes, we can! …Unless you don’t think we should!” the host concluded before going to commercial.