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Daily Show: American Idle

Filed under: Humor,Obama — DRJ @ 10:09 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Conservatives aren’t having a lot of fun now so we need to enjoy the few moments that come along … like this Daily Show clip:

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H/T Instapundit, who says Jon Stewart has joined the Tea Party.


20 Responses to “Daily Show: American Idle”

  1. The good thing about Stewart is that he has a bullshit meter, and when the needle is in the red he doesn’t care who you are — he’s gonna cry BULLSHIT!

    That meter isn’t always calibrated correctly, but at least he’s willing — unlike Olbermannequin & Tingly Matthews — to say ‘enough is enough’.

    Icy Texan (8b985a)

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  3. If he really was a bs meter, he wouuldn’t fallen for Obama, in the first place.

    bishop (8a466c)

  4. Icy

    I put it more like this. stewart is a pretty committed liberal, with a modicum of rationality. So he breaks occasionally with the lockstep and groupthink. but he’s not exactly a weathervane for middle america.

    A.W. (e7d72e)

  5. …committed liberal, with a modicum of rationality…

    Methinks those two things are in direct contradition. Is this one of those “jumbo shrimp” kind of wordplay games?

    rtrski (c69273)

  6. and when the needle is in the red he doesn’t care who you are — he’s gonna cry BULLSHIT!

    Uh, no – I don’t think so. Stewart has just finally acknowledged that he’s run out of the endless targets from the right that he’s relied on for the past 8 years. There’s no one left from the GOP in any position of responsibility or authority in the gov’t right now – so either he goes a little to the left, or he’s basically got no show.

    Dmac (a964d5)

  7. …and before anyone grouses too much about me being some sort of namecalling Neo-con hatemonger, I think the same intrinsic contradiction would stand true if you replaced the word “liberal” with “conservative”.

    My point was the “committed,” to whatever category, rarely have a “modicum of rationality”

    rtrski (c69273)

  8. I was a committed liberal but then Reagan closed down the mental institutions and they had to let me go. I’ve always liked him for that. (Just a little humor, there.)

    nk (df76d4)

  9. What is that old joke? A Conservative is someone who’s been mugged by reality?

    Dmac (a964d5)

  10. What is that old joke? A Conservative is a Liberal who’s been mugged by reality?

    Dmac (a964d5)

  11. I’m a bit more cynical. I think Stewart knows that his schtick only works in opposition to The Man. He has no future as a member of the establishment.

    What he is, is an insightful and witty commentator on political idiocy, which is a subject that crosses all ideologies.

    He may be a liberal personally, but professionally he’s reacting as Joe Average might.

    Kevin Murphy (3c3db0)

  12. Thank you, Kevin Murphy. You made the point clearer and more direct than I did. As liberal as he is, Stewart can’t possibly coast on “look at those whiny Republicans over there in the corner” jokes forever. He knows this, just as the writers at SNL have begrdgingly acknowledged the need to satirize those in power, regardless of ideology.

    Icy Texan (648a94)

  13. Didn’t I just say that?

    Dmac (a964d5)

  14. i won’t say that he is that cynical about this. i would say that he just has enough regular shmo in him that there are some chunks of dem bull even he can’t swallow. so while most of the left was defending acorn, he stops and goes, “wtf?”

    Ditto with climategate. he looked at the emails and said, again, “hide the decline? wtf?” On a more minor note, he zinged obama here. i think in a real way, he broke his criticism cherry with obama and now is willing to do it more and more often. I don’t think he thinks of himself as a shill, although for the most part he is, and i think even he would be disturbed if he never had anything bad to say about obama.

    A.W. (e7d72e)

  15. Sorry, Dmac. I was feeling a little defensive over the suggestion that I think Stewart is fair & balanced.

    Icy Texan (648a94)

  16. No problem, Icy.

    Dmac (a964d5)

  17. Patterico – if/when Dmac and Icy Texan start a chorus of Kumbaya, please, please, please suspend them for at least a week !

    Alasdair (e7cb73)

  18. Alas

    Personally kumbaya doesn’t bother me so much as their make up sex. ;-D

    A.W. (e7d72e)

  19. Hey, we’re just following our Brave New Leader’s orders.

    Dmac (a964d5)

  20. With the make-up sex? I thought he was busy trying to f* us all….

    rtrski (f16fab)

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