October 24, 2014

Watch Jon Stewart slam GOP Mitch McConnell as architect of government failure (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart, GOP, Mitch McConnell

Jon Stewart hits the nail on its head Jon Stewart once again hits the nail on the head. Most importantly he got to the core of the government dysfunction and the genesis of this iteration that started just before President Obama's inauguration. A few weeks ago President Obama gave a speech where he stated that while he was not on the ballot, his policies were. The snippet got a lot of attention and was placed in the ads of many Republicans. Because of the lack of spine and fortitude of Democrats, that statement while true turned a reality into a liability when taken out of context. The snippet from Jon Stewart's skit above illustrates this perfectly. It is the timidity of Democrats, a failed traditional media, and a Republican Party that has no fear of being called out for lies, misinformation, and policies that materially hurt the middle class that is at fault. Jon Stewart shows McConnell being asked about Kynect in his debate with Alison Lundergan Grimes. Kynect is the very successful implementation … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart: GOP ads stereotyping & showing contempt of women

Jon Stewart, Kristen Schaal

Jon Stewart & Kristen Schaal make fun of GOP contempt for women  Jon Stewart and Kristen Schaal did a masterful job of putting various GOP ads targeting women into proper context. Kristen Schaal use of sarcasm was impeccable. Jon Stewart starts by showing news clips from various news outlets stating that women will decide the 2014 election. Women will decide control of the Senate. "Usually women are a sure thing for Democrats," Jon Stewart said. "This year the GOP is launching a big rebranding effort to change that and you know what that means." After showing more news clips of the talking heads talking up Republican's push to attract women, Jon Stewart introduced Kristen Schaal, a 'senior women's issues correspondent'. "Kristen, how is this Republican outreach campaign to women going," asked Jon Stewart. "So great Jon," replied Kristen Schaal as she went into the setup of the skit that showed the contempt for women that the GOP used in the construction of ads targeting women. "Republicans have … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart skewered Congress for hiding from ISIS debate (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart ISIS ISIL Congress Debate

Jon Stewart continues his relentless attack on Congress' timidity in debating ISIS / ISIL. They continue to leave it up to President Obama to decide unilaterally if we should be at war with ISIS / ISIL Jon Stewart rightfully exposes Congress for abdicating their duty Going to war is one of most serious acts a country will endeavor on. For a Congress to be silent on the issue is unforgivable. It is a dereliction of duty for members of Congress to be all over the media criticizing the President even as they show an embarrassing level of inaction To be clear, though a majority of Americans have now been convinced that ISIS / ISIL is an existential threat to the United States even as rational thinking should prove otherwise, all of Congress should be on the record with the reasons they support deeper American involvement. Jon Stewart in his piece above shows a vibrant debate in the British Parliament. Jon Stewart used two snippets to illustrate Congressional dysfunction and hypocrisy. He shows Speaker … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart slams Fox News for Obama’s coffee cup salute critique (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart mocks Fox New hypocrisy Jon Stewart slammed the news media, specifically Fox News for their hypocritical coverage of President Obama’s ‘Coffee Cup Salute.” One would think the President punched the marine that was saluting him as he exited the Presidential helicopter. Jon Stewart showed snippets of Karl Rove and other Fox News talking heads criticizing the President vehemently for saluting a marine while holding a cup of coffee in his saluting hand. They used terms like ‘outlandish’, ‘disappointing’, ‘complete disrespect for the men and women in uniform’, ‘it looks terrible’, ‘insensitive’,  ‘learn the proper respect of the salute’. Maybe these talking heads should learn the proper respect of the President  and the presidency. “Shut up,”  Jon Stewart said. “You don’t really care. You have no principle about this. You are just trying to score points in a game that no one else is playing.” Jon Stewart then goes on to show the hypocrisy and slammed Fox News. He shows Fox News Eric Bolling first … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart exposes a big congressional embarrassment (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart ignorance congress climate change

Does Jon Stewart expose willful or real ignorance? Last night Jon Stewart exposed a dirty BIG secret in Congress. This is really an embarrassment not only in the US but abroad. Jon Stewart starts his skit by playfully mocking the amateurish coverage of the climate change march in New York. He then went to the meat of the skit. “You may be thinking,” John Stewart said. “Do we really need a march to raise awareness about global climate change? I mean it is an accepted scientific phenomena pretty much everywhere. Here is why you need the march. It is accepted pretty much everywhere but there is one place called The United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. This is true.” Jon Stewart then went on to excoriate the ignorance of congressmen at a hearing in that committee that occurred last week. They were discussing the President’s plan to shrink carbon emission by 30% by 2030. Presidential science advisor John Holdren was responsible for attempting to put some … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart highlights why Joe Biden 2016 is a pipe dream (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart Joe Biden

Many Democrats are looking for an alternative to Hillary Clinton in 2016. Some have their hopes held high on Elizabeth Warren. Those who believe Elizabeth Warren does not yet have the political chops figured that just maybe Joe Biden may be the answer. After-all, vice-presidential candidates usually have the edge. Jon Stewart shows a compelling reason why a Joe Biden vice-presidential candidacy is likely a pipe dream. Everyone knows Joe Biden’s heart. The problems are the words that leave his mouth at the most inopportune times. Jon Stewart lays out the case against Joe Biden Jon Stewart played a few clips that laid out the good and the bad. First he showed Jon Stewart unequivocally defending women against domestic abuse.  “It’s never, never, never, the woman’s fault. This whole culture for so long has put the onus on the woman. What were you wearing? What did you say. What did you do to provoke. That is never the appropriate question.” Jon Stewart then shows Joe Biden using the term ‘shylocks who … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart: Where’s the Obamacare apocalypse? Eggs’ on all their faces (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart Obamacare Apocalypse Jordan Klepper

 "Obamacare. You know Obamacare," Jon Stewart said. "We heard a lot about the suffering that it would bring. Now that it's here, we would like to know who suffered." Indeed. It should not be Jon Stewart's Daily Show telling this story The traditional  media allowed itself to be a part of the  misinformation campaign that decimated public opinion and support for the Affordable Care Act. One would think they would feel  a sense of responsibility to correct the record. Jon Stewart's DailyShow on the Comedy Channel should not be the dispenser of this type of news. Fortunately they are informing and informing a necessary demographic. Isn't the purpose of the free press to keep Americans informed irrespective of past acts? After being used by the Right Wing, as a  lying mouthpiece, shouldn't the traditional media want to regain credibility? Throughout the roll out of Obamacare there has been ample time to do so. The energy exerted to vilify the program is not there to correct the record. What is interesting … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart and Obama has a message for Obama

Jon Stewart President Barack Obama ISIS ISIL

What happened to the thoughtful policy of "Don't do stupid stuff"? President Obama was great when he used his calm oratory skills to show the ineptitude of a media questioning his cautiousness on ISIS / ISIL. Did old President Obama write this Jon Stewart piece? Lo  and behold, President Obama has gone Bush lite. He was mostly quiet as the military industrial complex via a misleading media, convinced a majority of Americans into making him morph into Hillary Clinton, our other neocon lite. Make no mistake, the President is following the will of the people. What he should have done is fight the media and the military industrial complex before the false narrative of an omnipotent ISIS / ISIL metastasized into the psyche of Americans. There could be two reasons why Arab countries are tepid in their desire to engage with a group that presumably wants to hurt them. Either the group is not as powerful as advertised or they consider America their department of defense, their military wing. We have now … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart illustrates the ineptitude of ISIS intervention (VIDEO)

John Stewart ISIL ISIS war

Jon Stewart’s message is rather complex – One hopes it penetrates There are subtle messages in this Jon Stewart skit that one hopes gets into the cerebral cortex of Americans. If this new war America is about to embark on wasn’t so disastrous in more ways than one, this skit would actually be funnier. Firstly, Jon Stewart mocks a media that feeds America on hyperventilation. He shows Fox News teasing America on whether we are going back to war with grave music. But are we not still at war? Aren’t we trying to get out of Afghanistan but still officially at war? He teases the bravado, the machismo of these news guys talking us into war. Jon Stewart illustrates a great irony. ISIS / ISIL storms into Iraq uninvited to impose their way of life, their governing doctrine. Sounds familiar? Are they sort of plagiarizing US actions. That can’t happen. So, how does America address it? Get the band back together. Get the coalition of the willing. Same countries from Bush’s Iraq war? Jon Stewart in effect is … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart uses Fox News coverage as humorous racial tutorial

Jon Stewart Ferguson Missouri Michael Brown

Jon Stewart is one of the few that can break down race issue that others can absorb Jon Stewart outdid himself on this one. He first used Fox News coverage to show how misguided and tone deaf coverage of Ferguson Missouri police officer Darren Wilson’s execution of unarmed teenager Michael Brown was. He showed how Fox news actually lied to their audience. As an example Fox News excoriated Al Sharpton’s visit to Ferguson (albeit at the request of the parents) while they claim he did nothing for the gang killings in Chicago. Jon Stewart showed video that pointed out that Al Sharpton was in fact in Chicago and leads an anti-violence group of national civil rights leaders that have met 3 times in the last 13 months. Jon Stewart also ridiculed a rather silly statement from Sean Hannity who claimed if he had a gun he would simply inform the cop that stopped him. Even more ridiculous Sean Hannity said if the gun was on his person he would raise up his shirt to show the cop. Of course every thinking American … [Read more...]