President Obama paid one last visit to The Daily Show… to of course blame everyone else for everything bad that has happened, and knock down a few straw men while he was at it. Well, one does.
You can watch the full interview below. The slaughtering of straw men happens mainly over whether or not the government runs more effectively (than when he took office), as well as whether the President is to blame for not bringing the reform that he promised. More generally, is President Obama to blame for… well, anything? One guess…
He then held up an odd example, noting that Stewart and others had jumped on a story that employees had been targeting conservatives.
“It turns out,” Obama said, that wasn’t true. He said Congress “passed a crummy law” that provided vague guidance to the people who worked at the IRS. And he said that employees implemented the law “poorly and stupidly.”
“Boy, you really do have only a year left,” Stewart interjected.
But Obama jumped back in, blaming Congress for not providing enough funds for both the IRS and the Department of Veterans Affairs to work properly.
To Jon Stewart’s credit, he wasn’t having it on the veterans excuses.
Stewart said that VA waiting times were back up even after the scandal and Obama’s pledges to fix the problems, telling the president “you’ll find almost unanimous agreement that you’ve failed.”
QUICK NOTE: Obama is still using the term “ISIL” in the interview instead of “ISIS”. I believe that he is the only person on the planet earth still trying to make that word a thing. Stop it President Obama, it will never be a thing.
For the most part, nothing bad that happened is at all his fault, and it was all the fault of Congress “cutting funds.” This is the kind of leadership we can expect to miss in his absence.
I mean… at least he didn’t blame Bush?