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Late night-smash: Ted Cruz's marathon speech

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Stewart was quick to point out Cruz's reading of Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham as a pivotal flaw in the Texas lawmaker's rhetoric, noting the irony of the book's storyline and the disdain Republicans have for the Affordable Care Act.

"So to express your opposition to ObamaCare, you go to the book about a stubborn jerk who decides he hates something before he’s tried it, and when he finally gets a taste, he has to admit after he’s tasted it, ‘This is pretty good,' " Stewart said.

Stewart went on to mock Cruz for his effort to take down healthcare reform, giving little credit to the senator's 21-hour stamina.

“Easy for you to take that kind of physical risk," Stewart said. "You have government healthcare.”