Kentucky Looks Crazy on "The Daily Show" Segment

My evening nightcap is usually The Daily Show on Comedy Central. It is a comical/satirical take on the news, often pointing out the insane and untenable positions maintained by our politicians.

Last night, a segment on nullification featured two Kentucky politicians: State Sen. Damon Thayer (R) and LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner (D).

Nullification is a legal doctrine typically marked by a state's attempt to void a federal law within the state's boundaries. The concept has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court on multiple occasions, yet Kentucky legislators (e.g., Thayer) are seeking to nullify provisions of Obamacare in Kentucky. LaRue County, however, seeks to nullify Kentucky's nullification. If all of this were legal, the Affordable Care Act would presumably be void in 119 of Kentucky's 120 counties.

Sound crazy? Well, the producers at The Daily Show certainly thought so. Here's the video: