One of the biggest reactions to President Obama‘s executive orders on gun violence from the right has been to call the twice-elected president a “tyrant” with designs to take guns away from law-abiding citizens. Jon Stewart tore into the hyped reactions, saying that tyrants do not go to their legislatures to pass laws, and people convinced that Obama is bringing tyranny to the United States look like assholes.
Stewart looked at the wall-to-wall Fox News coverage of Obama’s announcement, which ranged from calling it an “unprecedented assault” on the Second Amendment and saying that Obama has “rip[ped] our Constitution to pieces.” Stewart wondered what possible “fascistic dictates… King Obama” could have decreed. Well, Obama asked Congress to pass an assault weapons ban, leading Stewart to comment that “when tyrants want something done, they generally don’t ask their legislative bodies.”
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