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The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart finally got a chance to address the comparison of the bungled rollout of Healthcare.gov to Hurricane Katrina that has been swirling since it was suggested in Friday’s New York Times.

Stewart took great pleasure in pointing out that among the offended were members of the Bush administration, who sought to point out that they were hindered by a lack of local cooperation — because that’s not happening at all with Obamacare, is it?

After showing a flurry of clips of Fox News personalities suggesting that the impact of Katrina only lasted a week, Stewart asked, “Are you out of your f*cking mind?”

He added, “Spike Lee’s documentary about Katrina lasted longer than a week.”

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