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Stewart Lays Into GOP Leaders For Their ‘Cognitive Dissonance’ In Opposing Same-Sex Marriage

During Wednesday evening’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart offered up a harsh assessment of several prominent Republicans who’ve yet to come around on the issue of same-sex marriage, namely Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Marco Rubio, as well as newfound “folk hero” Dr. Ben Carson.

While applauding GOP Sen. Rob Portman for his shift on gay marriage after his 21-year-old son came out as a homosexual, Stewart tore into Chambliss for saying “I am not gay so I’m not going to marry one.”

“I didn’t realize you’re only allowed to marry what you are,” Stewart said, “I wish Saxby Chambliss a lot of luck in finding a mate. May I suggest ‘A-Date,’ America’s premiere online dating service for arse-holes.”

Then, playing a clip of Marco Rubio saying that believing states should decide on the issue of gay marriage does not make you a “bigot,” Stewart offered up the following: “He’s got a point. Believing that the definition of marriage should be left to the states doesn’t make you a bigot. But believing that those states should define that to be traditional marriage… that does, actually.”

Stewart then laid into newfound conservative “folk hero” Ben Carson for his “cognitive dissonance” on the marriage issue. Appearing on Hannity’s Fox program, the doctor said, “Marriage is between a man and a woman. No group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they those who believe in bestiality.”

Making a point similar to what this writer has repeatedly said, Stewart mocked, “You know, whether you’re having sex with a consenting adult, a horse, or a donut… it’s all the same.”

Carson went on to say his issue is with a group of people attempting to change a fundamental part of society. Stewart then drew out a hilarious “editorial cartoon” illustrating how a medical doctor like Carson himself has partaken in a very famous example of “changing a fundamental part of society” — i.e., overcoming institutions set forth by years of slavery, Jim Crow, and segregation.

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