Jon Stewart takes on budget battle

As the fight heats up, political talking points are verging on the absurd

By Peter Finocchiaro

Published April 6, 2011 1:07PM (EDT)

As the budget showdown in Washington nears its climax, Jon Stewart takes a look at the rhetorical strategies employed by congressional Republicans and Democrats -- and finds it all a little bit infantile and priggish. The "Daily Show" host cycled through this week's notable sound bites -- including a barrage of socialist imagery and, brace for it, "Schoolhouse Rock" diatribes.

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