Click here to watch Jon Stewart cover this year’s CPAC on last night’s Daily Show.
When I say that the United States is an meaner place than when I was a teenager, people asked me what I mean. This. This is what I mean. A heartless speech by a man who is grown up with all the wealth, status, and privilege that his sex, age, looks, and father’s money could buy. If he has ever gone hungry for a day, I will eat my hat.
It was once unfathomable to publicly express such blatant disregard for the needs of your fellow human beings. Now, it is a policy plank for a political party that has gone so far off the rails, there isn’t even a track left.