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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.”

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?

 

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