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Jon Stewart Rips GOP Hypocrisy Over Obama’s Bin Laden Ad

Posted on May 2, 2012

“The Daily Show” host took aim at some of his favorite targets Tuesday night as he ripped Republicans and conservative pundits for their hypocritical response to an ad aired by the Obama campaign that highlights the president’s success in bringing down Osama bin Laden one year ago. When it comes to pointing out the incongruities and hypocrisies of conservative political rhetoric, Jon Stewart is clearly the master.

It appears the main problem the Republicans have with the ad is that by “gloating about it” (or, to use a metaphor Jonah Goldberg brought up, spiking the football) in a campaign spot, the president is “politicizing” the event. Something, of course, the Republicans would never dream of doing, right? Cue Stewart. —TEB




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By PatrickHenry, May 5, 2012 at 8:36 am Link to this comment

Stewart rightfully mocks the made for TV news which TPTB want us to hear but differ from what actually happened.

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By blogdog, May 5, 2012 at 1:12 am Link to this comment

humorous from every angle - all the posturing over the OBL Snuff Theatre - poor
John, acts as though each and every POTUS isn’t a wholly owned Wall Street
puppet; that the whole Left/Right political theatre doesn’t intentionally divide the
under classes - so is John being played, or is he a rich asset, wholly owned puppet
too? would love to hear his response to that

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By Samson, May 4, 2012 at 11:01 am Link to this comment

Isn’t American politics great?  We have a sitting
President bragging about how he’s an Assassin and
basically parading the head of his victim around on a
pike, and the supposed opposition criticizing him
because he’s “politicizing” the sacred and honorable
art of murder.

Just remember, if both of these stances sicken you and
make you ashamed, there are other names on the ballot. 
There were in 2008, and there will be again in 2012.

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By Marian Griffith, May 4, 2012 at 2:49 am Link to this comment
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—-Stewart has joined the group of informed liberals who will put on the blinders and vote for another four year of Obama.—-

And what would you have us do?
Vote for Romney out of spite and know that he will full steam ahead pursue the course Obama is not reversing?

Not show up and surrender the tiny amount of say you have in the direction of politics to whoever can be bothered to vote?

Try to vote for an independent candidate, knowing that elections are rigged so that only the two parties get to divide the power between them? That is assuming there even is an independent candidate, and that doing this does not have the same effect as not voting at all.

I look at what Obama has done, and what he has neglected to do over the past almost 4 years, and I am not as desillusioned as you are. Sure he has caved in time and again, often pressured by the reality of his own political party caving in to fear and manufactured outrage. He certainly has picked the wrong political advisors when it comes to economics (but then those same people have run the country since the days of ‘saint’ Reagan so he is hardly unique in this regard). I do also see that he stood up to the mindless refusal of the republicans to even consider anything but their goal of ousting him out of the white house. He compromised, yes, and he did so time and again. And in the process often diluted necessary policy changes beyond the point where the changes had any meaningful effect. But I see it as he was the one who at least attempted to create a solution to a problem and was faced with a block of politicians who had placed their own goals well ahead of the needs of the people they were supposed to represent.

Obama did not disappoint me as much as he apparently did to some who keep badmouthing him here, because I did not have the same impossible expectations that surrounded his election.

And I do know it is likely that at least one of the more liberal leaning justices of the supreme court will retire within the next four years. I much rather have Obama appoint his successor than anybody put in power by the likes of the Koch brothers and Edward Conard.

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By SoTexGuy, May 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm Link to this comment

I like Stewart, he makes me laugh and sometimes gives a new view.

This piece is not important.. and it is only funny if you buy into the News ‘Cloud’ that inflates this gossip and ignores all the real issues facing America at home.

Such as; joblessness, income inequality, the second-nation of Americans in poverty and in prisons, lack of leadership on energy policy, regressive tax policy, the looming death of our
environments, including our urban habitats.. little stuff like that.

Stewart has joined the group of informed liberals who will put on the blinders and vote for another four year of Obama.. .. and ask absolutely nothing of him for their support!


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By FRTothus, May 3, 2012 at 6:14 am Link to this comment

To believe anything the government proclaims is to assume facts not in evidence, and runs counter to a very long and established pattern of deliberate lies.  Thinking any American official is going to tell the truth is the height of stupidity.

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By thecrow, May 3, 2012 at 4:45 am Link to this comment

Stewart knows very well the length of his chain.

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By Ring Master, May 3, 2012 at 2:20 am Link to this comment
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i guess thats easier for stewart than ripping into obama over the obvious lies regarding the event… no surprise though, as he also supports the official “outside job” conspiracy re 911. he seems to struggle with much resembling truth and facts.

hes a clown, albeit a useful one… for some.

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By chinny, May 3, 2012 at 12:24 am Link to this comment
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Stewart lost all credibility after his ridiculous “can’t we all get along” event on the Mall.  He is certainly capable of trenchant and funny insights but when push comes to shove he’s a partisan hack, a Democrat shill and a stalwart supporter of our current murderer-in-chief.

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By grokker, May 2, 2012 at 5:14 pm Link to this comment

The comedians are always funnier and wiser than the pathetic clowns that populate the clown circus of American politics.

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By sally Moskowitz, May 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm Link to this comment
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i regrettably voted for Obama. It is clear that there is No substantial difference
between Romney and Obama. They are gross servants of the corporate state.
Obama is no different than Colin Powell or condoleezza rice. He’s turned into or
always was an Uncle Tom of Wall Street.

Celebrating the taking of a life is an all time low.

Get a new job Jon Stewart. Can’t you see you part of the problem

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By gstoddard, May 2, 2012 at 1:58 pm Link to this comment

Why is it that it is only our comedians who present the evidence of the obvious
hypocrisy that permeates our political media world?

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By John Poole, May 2, 2012 at 1:30 pm Link to this comment
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Chuckle if you may via a one per center who will not be leading the pitchfork
proles across the drawbridge. Stewart is a clever double agent. Look away.

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