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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WATCH: Jon Stewart Blasts Republicans For Hypocrisy On ‘Divisiveness’

On Monday night’s edition of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart called Republicans out on their hypocrisy after they pounced on Joe Biden’s “chains” gaffe and accused Obama of running a hateful and divisive campaign. Stewart admits that yes, the chains comment was bad, but he reminds the audience of Biden’s history of cringeworthy slip-ups, including telling “a man in a wheelchair to stand up for what he believes in.”

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He then shifts to a montage of the predictable Republican outrage, ending with Romney telling Obama to take his “campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.”

“As a general rule,” Stewart begins, “I find it helpful to not frame a plea for national unity by insulting a major city within that nation.”

He also points out that the right wing is no stranger to divisive rhetoric — not that anyone told Sarah Palin. He shows the former vice presidential candidate arguing that not a single prominent Republican spews rhetoric such as the “Harry Reids” and the “Nancy Pelosis.” Cue the Sarah Palin montage which includes her calling Nancy Pelosi a “dingbat.”

Aren’t we supposed to be talking about “big ideas” by now?

 

  • citizenmb

    Jon Stewart nails it, as usual; turning vitriol into humor, liars into fools, and informing millions of his fans of the truth–fans who normally would not be following politics all that closely. Thus, the youth of this country, especially, vote Democrat, which bodes well for the future of the U.S. of A.

    • 13observer

      Jon Stewart is a cheap immitation just like Bill Mahr. Two of the biggest fu*kups today!

  • 13observer

    Oh yes, Jon Stewart he is everyones hero. Are you kidding? He is so far left of center, he sees only through his left eye. Like Bill Mahr a scourge of the Earth. They have no true allegiance to America but rather a vial and bitter disdain for our Constitution and everything America stands for. You people are so guilt ridden that you want to blame the U.S. for all that is wrong with the rest of the world. I stand with many and without the shame your type has tried to wrap us up in. To hell with the “Jon Stewarts” of the left, they should be crucified on a cross like the Jesus none of you believe in.

    • Who is your hero, the fat drug using loudmouth Rush Limbaugh? As far your other comments do you mean “vile” a vial is a container for liquids. As for disdain for the Constitution and everything America stands for, like what freedom of speech. You right wing people want to limit a woman’s right to choose, if birth control can be used and other social issues. Again with the violence you want to crucify people who don’t agree with you. As for belief I’m a 66yo Catholic and know that Jesus would throw your money lenders out of the temple again if he came bac to earth. You right wing radicals do not own Jesus or religions, he belongs to all people.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Uhhh…. hey Billy…. uhhhhh…. your messiah Obozo is also a drug using loudmouth, you freak!

        Have a nice day!

        “Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.” – Mark Twain

        • At least, unlike the previous holder of the Oval Office, he has admitted he tried drugs, as opposed to avoiding the subject by refusing to answer the question.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Admitted that he “tried drug”?????? That’s the understatement of the year. He confessed to being stoned most of his teenage and college years in his own book!!! He confessed in his own book that he really liked the cocaine. What kind of leftist freak are you that the TRUTH FROM OBOZO’S OWN FETID PIE HOLE about his drug use is ignored or minimized? Yet, you morons on the left discredit a man who got hooked on pain killers following excruciating surgery to his inner ear. Talk about hypocrites? Sheesh!

            I think, Baron, that Obozo may not be the only one hooked on the bong, buddy! Now go take anoter toke. You need it, you freak!

            Have a nice day!

            “The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” – Ronald Reagan

          • SaneJane

            Shame, shame.

          • ObozoMustGo

            I love you, too, InsaneJane! 🙂 🙂

            Have a nice weekend!

            “No man’s life, liberty, or property is in so much danger as when the legislature is in session.” – Mark Twain

          • joyscarbo

            I grew up in the same period of time and smokes some doobies with my friends before a concert too. It was 1979 and it was The Kinks, REO Speedwagon and Journey. Steve Perry was awesome! I admit there were other times I smoked pot. And I still became a college grad and an RN.

            Barrack never tried to deny it or hide from his pot use. He learned from it and moved on to become president. The only reason you even know about it is because it was detailed in his book.
            Hmm…another president admitted to being somewhat of a coke head in his younger days too….W?!

            Mitty, on the other hand, took part in comitting a full fledged gang assult on another student and conveniently feigns recollection of this event. I guess if he was smoking pot, I could understand him not remembering. Hardly the behavior of a God-fearing, devout Mormon boy. Mitt also forgets how many issues he was for before he was against the same issues. He was left before he was right.

            Ryan loves the band, “Rage Against the Machine,” yet it’s very left. He denounced his Ayn Rand fanclub membership when he used to require his staffers to read her works. She was atheist and extremely pro-choice. He also wants to end Medicare, Social Security and programs that help the poor and disable. He’s the catholic that even catholics don’t like nor respect.

            The writing is on the wall and this hardly dynamic duo will go down.

            Hope you’re having a great weekend and your family is doing well. My family is celebrating my handicapped son’s 28th birthday. Take care, my friend.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Hi Joy! Happy birthday to your son!

            Joy, you missed the point. My post was a response to that knucklehead who was slamming Rush Limbaugh for getting hooked on pain killers while ignoring his own messiah Obozo’s drug use. I was only pointing out hypocrisy, that’s all. I think most people have tried drugs in their youth, some more than others. But most of us grow up and learn the foolishness of using them. That’s why you don’t see many old drug addicts.

            And don’t get me started on flip flopping. Witness the flip flopper in chief Obozo’s record:

            Obama used to be anti-war now he sells himself as the war president
            Obama used to be anti-lobbyist, now he has more on his staff than any other president
            Obama used to be anti-patriot act, not only continued it he strengthened it
            Obama used to against negative campaigning; now he has spent 4x the Romney amount
            Obama used to be against increasing the debt ceiling now he is for it
            Obama used to be against gay marriage now he is for it, a flip flop for politics only
            Obama used to be for immigration and disability reform now he is having second thoughts
            Obama used to be against executive orders to block information now he is for it
            Obama used to be for transparency and now he is against it!

            Should I go on?

            Now the hypocrite in you will say that “he didn’t flip flop, he evolved”…. uhhhhh BULLSHEET on you!

            Have a nice day, Joy! And don’t eat too much cake now!!! hehehehe

            “I don’t think your boss should get to control the health care you get. I don’t think insurance companies should control the care that you get. I don’t think politicians should control the care that you get. I think there’s one person to make these decisions on health care and that is you.” – Guess who said it

        • citizenmb

          So Republican of you! Nonsense and insults are your stock in trade. The level of your thinking is reflected in your truly disgusting attack methods, lowering the conversation we could/should be having to sheer anger and name-calling. Not impressive, and certainly not the route to take if you want to make a rational point.

        • Hi sock puppet.

          Have a nice day in your personal hell.

      • NutCutter

        Jesus and the Catholic church and you, as a good Catholic agree with abortions? Please explain that!

        ‘limit a woman’s right to choose’?

        A woman has a right to choose rather to spread her legs or not. It is selfish and absurd to think the tax payers should have to pay for funding abortions or contraceptions.

    • citizenmb

      The usual Republican vitriol with no facts to prove your point–name-calling experts but no expertise on truth. If this is what you consider discussion, I cannot exchange ideas with someone who resorts to such low-level discourse. It’s not worth bothering with when you have to resort to “to hell with…” anyone who disagrees with you. Your message of hate–saying that those of us with a different opinion than yours deserve to be crucified (and who are you to say what I believe in!) puts you squarely in the Sanhedrin’s corner.

    • bigspender7

      Oh how you idiots hate to hear the truth. Just spoils your day, doesn’t it.

    • joyscarbo

      Don’t hate the player because he has great game, hate the game! And since the game is politics and your team (the repubes) are the biggest haters in the game, you have no room to speak. You represent the most divisive, racist, sexist and elitest hate game–you neocons wrote the damned book. Those who are progress and those with even ONE left leaning belief are judged as “communist,” “un-American,” “marxists,” etc. What a load of fear-mongering asses you are!! You all revile the poor, eldely, disadvantaged and disabled.
      Lets not forget the bunch of criminals republicans are too! Nixon was a lying crook who would have been thrown out of office for his criminal activity had he not quit. Reagan illegally traded arms for the American hostages in Iran. Jimmy Carter’s covert operation to do the same was an honorable attempt that failed with equal honor. Bush, Sr and one of his son, Neal, were knee deep in tanking our savings and loan institutions, which cost the taxpayers more than $1.4 Trillion!! And of course, the crooked Bush legacy wouldn’t be complete without W and his master butcher, Cheney. These eitist assholes sent our precious American soldiers into a war with fake intellegence, allowing Osama Bin Laden’s family to fly out of our country without so much as a question like, “Have you seen Osama?” Wasn’t it Osama’s suicide gang that comitted the atrocities of 9/11? And yet W didn’t care where the guy was by the end of his disasterous 8 year rule. W’s administration comitted so many illegal, unethical and immoral acts and scandals- well over 150- that wikipedia had to alphabetize them just to organize the entire mess.
      So don’t even TRY to compare the failings of the Democratic party. Clinton’s blow job is nothing compared to thousands of American lives LOST for the vanity of a single, privileged, pampered, spoiled and excessive derelict like W. W tanked our economy and then your repubes did eveything they could to make it impossible for anything to be done. The repube tactics that are being employed in this election are the same crap that will cost you the upcoming election. No one likes Romney and no one trusts him. So now you have the poster boy for ending Medicare, Social Security and most public assistance programs?! Are you STUPID?! The section of the population that has the highest rate of turning out to vote is elderly people. How do you think they’ll vote- for their own poverty? They also access the healthcare system more than any other population as well. Do you think that elderly people trust republicans with their money and healthcare? NO WAY.
      You can spout all the bullshit you want….it won’t help you, Rush, Ann Coulter, Hannity, Cheney or any other rightwing nutjob this fall.

      • ObozoMustGo

        There goes Joy tossing out the race card yet again. Doesn’t take you long, does it? I suppose when you have no argument, you resort to the race card. Typical leftist nutjob tactics. 🙂

        If I am racist, Joy (and you painted me with your broad brush as well) then answer my question:

        Who would I vote for, a black conservative or a white liberal? Come on, answer honestly. Don’t be shy.

        Have a nice day!

        “I have always thought that all men should be free; but if any should be slaves it should be first those who desire it for themselves, and secondly those who desire it for others.” – Abraham Lincoln

        • joyscarbo

          You can’t deny the long history of unethical, illegal and immoral acts that were comitted primarily by republicans. Like I’ve said before- the last decent republican was Eisenhower.

          I know you would vote your party- you’d vote for a black conservative republican. That alone doesn’t say anything about race or racism.

          I wasn’t speaking about Obama being black, although there are sadly many who make racist remarks about him and it’s disgusting in this day and age.
          I was speaking about the millions of other minority groups that will suffer from what Romney and Ryan are proposing. I personally know many people- african americans, hispanics and refugees from all over the world- who are busting their asses, working multiple jobs and struggling to raise their families. And then there are the poor who don’t have jobs that your party likes to characterize as “professionally unemployed.” Support programs for the disabled (like MY son) will be severely cut or eliminated altogether. To ignore and continually demonize and sacrifice a section of the population, in favor of those who are at the top it wrong, period. It’s not what I would do, it’s not what Jesus would do, it’s not what anybody with a conscience should do.

          “Give me your tired, your poor,
          Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,
          The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
          Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me,
          I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
          -Inscription on the Statue of Liberty.

          Have a nice day!

          • ObozoMustGo

            Joy… we have covered this before. First off, you are correct, I would enthusiastically endorse any black conservative, and in fact do send money to them around the country for their campaigns. But I also send $$ to whites, asians, indians, gay, purple, orange, and polka dotted conservatives. Strange as this sounds to you leftist nutjobs, we don’t give a single little iota of a sheet what someone’s skin color or sexual preference or any other difference is. I know that freaks you guys on the left out because you cannot fathom the thought that someone does not care about race, gender, or class. After all, that is the Holy Trinity of the left and everything evolves around one or more of those issues. However, THAT is exactly what MLK preached to us. Judge a man on the content of his character, not his skin color.

            That said, it’s nice to see that you have answered my question honestly. Unusual for a leftist, indeed. And it absolutely deflates your accusations of racism. How would a racist vote for a black person, after all, if they were racist? The answer is that a racist would not vote for a black person. You know this, Joy. Which makes it all the more clear that you throw the race card out as a weapon when you know it’s a bold faced lie. But hey, that’s what leftists do… they lie because, after all, the ends justifies the means, doesn’t it?

            Joy… your lies about Republicans being corrupt and racist are just that. Lies. And you know it. Which party was stopping the civil rights act? Which party’s leader were blocking shool building entrances to keep blacks out? Which party was the home of the KKK? All of the answers, as you know, are DemoncRAT. You want to talk about corruption? Look no further than Obozo. He is the most corrupt hack we have ever had in public office in our history. Read Michelle Malkin’s “Culture of Corruption” and learn the truth.

            What exactly is “millions or minority groups”? How many minority groups are out there? That’s a stupid statement. Everyone can fit into some minority group, Joy. You leftists just like to divide everyone up into little groups so you can preach your messge of victimization. Leftist nutjobs don’t see a person as an individual, only as a member of a group. Conservatives see individuals, and the sovereignty of that individual who has a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

            What is this “threatening” of “minority groups” that they’re going to lose their handouts if Romney is elected? You know that’s fear mongering and, like the race card, you throw it out disingenuously. Shame on you, Joy.

            Lastly Jesus did not preach collective salvation, Joy. He preached about your INDIVIDUAL responsibility to be charitable and how your salvation is tied to your INDIVIDUAL charity. He did not teach that you performed your charity through government. He did not teach that it was your right to empower politicians to confiscate the property of another for your charitable purposes. I love how you leftists try to twist religion for your tyrannical big government dreams. It’s a riot.

            Oh… your quote from the Statue of Liberty is interesting. At least you know the quote because Obozo does not. And I guarantee you that the millions of immigrants that came here through Ellis Island did NOT come here for social program handouts. They came here, many of them with nothing but the clothes on their backs, for opportunity to work hard and have the freedom to actually keep the fruits of their own labor. The freedom to worship and pray as they saw fit. They came here to escape oppressive governments. Todays illegal aliens are coming, in many cases and not all, for benefits. It’s disgusting.

            You know that I am very fond of you, Joy. But we certainly do see things from opposite sides of the spectrum. I still like you very much.

            Have a nice day, Joy! Pass my regards on to Mr. Joy.

            “I have always thought that all men should be free; but if any should be slaves it should be first those who desire it for themselves, and secondly those who desire it for others.” – Abraham Lincoln

          • joyscarbo

            Okay, my friend…you poked…
            You said,
            “Which party was stopping the civil rights act? Which party’s leader were blocking shool building entrances to keep blacks out? Which party was the home of the KKK? All of the answers, as you know, are DemoncRAT.”
            You know fully well that the democratic party were conservative southerners of the 60’s are NOT representative of what the party is today. Like any party, there are conservatives, progressives, moderates and liberals. That’s the worst arguement I’ve EVER heard you pose and, frankly, I expect better of you.

            You said,
            “What exactly is “millions or minority groups”? How many minority groups are out there? That’s a stupid statement. Everyone can fit into some minority group, Joy.”
            What?! You know very well Our country has MANY minority groups. I am a white female. I don’t fit into any minority groups and I don’t try. What minority group do you exactly belong to in a legitimate way? I was referring to the attempts by the right to supress voting in districts that are primarily populated by minorities. Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania. Ohio republicans were trying to limit the poll hours in counties that are primarily democrat- republican-voting counties aren’t limited. Florida has their “lists” of non-Americans that include people like a 92 year old WWII vet! And Pennsylvania republicans passed legislation to require photo id to prevent voter fraud in their state when there was NO history of voter fraud!! Republicans are soooo scared of losing they’re trying to do all they can to fix the fight?!! You repubes need to buck up and take your ass whoopin like a man. You don’t see democrats trying to restrict republican voters.

            You said,
            “Todays illegal aliens are coming, in many cases and not all, for benefits. It’s disgusting. ”
            Wow…that’s crap.
            First of all, 61% of all welfare recipients are white- deal with it. I do…I don’t take it prersonally, it just reality. I was on welfare at two times- when my parents divorced when I was a child and when I divorced and my kids were abandoned by their bio-dad.
            When is the last time you saw some white dude standing near Home Depot or Lowe’s looking work on a daily basis?! These people do many jobs that many feel they’re too good to do.
            Somali and Ethiopian immagrant men work multiple jobs to support their families because they have a strong ethic to support their families so that their wife may care for the kids at home.
            There are MANY immagrant people and families who are also hardworking, good people. You are using a broad brush to paint a picture that some would think smack of stereotypical racism. Is it that only YOUR family that came here from a european country were representative of the inscription on the Statue of Liberty?

            And then you said,
            “You know that I am very fond of you, Joy. But we certainly do see things from opposite sides of the spectrum. I still like you very much.”
            On that, I completely agree with you 100%. We can agree to disagree and be friends.

            Have a nice day, my friend!

  • lagovistadave

    130ob needs a copy of the Bible that he actually reads. I think that you would find while Jesus obviously would not agree with Jon Stuart in much of what he says he would likewise find your remarks worse. Jesus would find your pride and inability to accept guilt where it is applicable to be in direct confict with his teachings. There are many of us that love and respect our country but are able to see its sins and are justifiably humbled and repentant. It is the blind that Jesus came to give sight to and the proud to humble. May the scales of pride fall from your eyes.

  • 13observer

    Sorry but I’m not right wing radical infact i’m one of the labor people that was sold a bill of goods on E.F.C.A. and now if Obama gets a second term he will take up “immigration reform” instead of protecting working people who are citizens of the U.S. I am for “legal” immigration not illegal immigration.

    • ObozoMustGo

      13, welcome to the wonderful world of reality! Unfortunately, the leftist turds floating around in this septic tank called “The Memo” don’t take a liking to reality. Their entire world view is based upon the Holy Trinity of the left: Race, Gender, and Class. Everything always boils down to one or more of those issues with these clowns.

      Don’t let the bastards wear you down!

      Have a nice day!

      As William Voegeli put it in Never Enough: America’s Limitless Welfare State, “Liberals don’t want the government to grow indefinitely. They just want it to be bigger than it is right now. The corollary of this stance is liberals’ refusal even to entertain questions on the dimensions of a welfare state that is exactly the right size.”

  • 13observer

    But what about trying to make every American feel “guilt ridden” because of everyone else’s shortcommings? We can’t afford to give everyone a “handout”. They have no right to tax the rich or the middle class to pay for welfare for illegal aliens here or the impoverished around the world. I don’t feel a bit guilty about not supporting people or nations that over-populate! Responsible reproduction is the key to prosperity. I am not going to pay for people that want to breed like flies. It’s “quality” not “quantity” baby!