Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart slams Americas's 200-year history of mistreating veterans

"Mistreating our veterans is a fully bipartisan endeavor"

Sarah Gray
May 23, 2014 5:33PM (UTC)

In the wake of the Veterans Administration hospital crisis -- huge backlogs, delayed medical care and coverups -- the GOP has wasted no time in blasting Obama for this scandal. (According to Jon Stewart, McConnell even dragged in Benghazi and Obamacare, or "the trifecta.")

Last night Jon Stewart called out the GOP hypocrisy: Not only have Republican senators added "poison pill" amendments to legislation that would benefit veterans, but the issue stretches way beyond the Obama administration. Stewart even enlists a clip of Bill O'Reilly calling out Bush administration mastermind Karl Rove for their handling of the VA backlog.


Stewart also, helpfully, reminds viewers that screwing over veterans is a fully bipartisan affair -- one that has lasted centuries. Below Stewart takes a walk down "Terrible Memory Lane" to discover that for more than 200 years, the United States has been treating the veterans of its wars terribly.

"On this Memorial Day weekend eve, we can finally admit that America has had for over 200 years a great bipartisan tradition of honoring those who have fought for our freedom by fucking them over once they give their guns back," Stewart exclaimed.

Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email

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