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Jon Stewart on a Weird Republican Theme -- Victory as 'Disaster' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 4th 2010 5:05AM
Jon Stewart on a Weird Republican Theme -- Victory as 'Disaster'Last night, the Republican Party swept back into power, reclaiming at least 60 seats in the House of Representatives. It was one of the most radical political transformations in seven decades. But Jon Stewart saw something weird about the Fox News coverage of the election.

On 'The Daily Show' (weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), Stewart watched as Fox covered the event. Oddly enough, many Fox News pundits -- including Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin -- used the same metaphor for the victory. The GOP triumph was described as a "tidal wave," an "earthquake" and a "tsunami."

Mike Huckabee compared the win to one of the more powerful natural disasters in American history: a 19th century earthquake which sent shockwaves across half the country, causing the Mississippi River to run backwards. Jon pointed out a common theme here: "You do realize all your metaphors for Republican victory ... killed thousands of people."

Jon then continued with the theme of a GOP win being like a disaster, comparing the event to plagues like the Black Death and the Ebola virus.

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Will

My God, Republicans are so humorless. Even in victory they display nothing but anger. What a sad way to go through life.

November 04 2010 at 1:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jon

Yeah, we get you Jon. You're feel-good "restore sanity" DNC rally failed to achieve it's full goal. Now this is all you have right now to mock Republicans in an attempt to mend your heart and the hearts of the majority of your audience over Democrat losses!

Pathetic.

November 04 2010 at 12:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
JT

So before the election we had:

Democratic President
Democratic but gridlocked Senate
Democratic House

After the election we have:

Democratic President
Democratic but gridlocked Senate
Republican House

Analysis
Congress was gridlocked before due to the Senate situation (60 vote requirement), now it'll be even more gridlocked due to the same Senate situation and an opposing party House. Not all that different, overall.

November 04 2010 at 11:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cow1129

Jon Stewart is a idiot who happens to be on TV and supposed to be a comedian. He is no economics or political guru, but a huge liberal jerk!!!!

November 04 2010 at 5:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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