September 17, 2010

Jon Stewart on the Tea Party Primaries.

Really funny... and he does a good job of mocking everyone:

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Tea Party Primaries - Beyond the Palin
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32 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Stewart nailed it. That was so funny..."the nearest large book they can find...a Koran".

Lem said...

It would be nice if the dems go negative on O'Donnell.. about her finances and her religion.

The same people that have charge us with trillions in deficits and go ape-shit over Obamas sacred Koran.

roesch-voltaire said...

Sign me up for his rally to restore sanity; at least I can have a laugh as we all descend into a politics of the absurd.

shoutingthomas said...

Hipsterism is a bore.

It's been dead and boring for a long time, but the hipsters want to keep pretending it's fresh and intellectually alive.

Stewart is a boring hipster.

shoutingthomas said...

Good article by Peggy Noonan today about the Tea Party:

peggynoonan.com/

It's easy to mock O'Donnell. Maybe she is just a hick clown.

I don't have much hope for changing things through politics. But, I am tired of business as usual.

1jpb said...

Stewart very regularly mocks everybody. His critiques of BHO are much more effective than most of the jabber that is produced by the professional conservatives, e.g. calling BHO a Kenyan anti-colonial (where the key piece of evidence was 100% implemented by W gov officials, oops) or saying he hates America, is a commie, halfrican, magic negro, and so on.

Ask Rove what happens when a con tries to speak out of line.

Lem said...

I have a feeling democrats are going to vote for O'Donnell.

Call me naive.. but I think the Scott Brown phenomenon has only grown since that "shock".

Shock therapy..

Hoosier Daddy said...

Sign me up for his rally to restore sanity

Funny, I thought the Tea Party rallies to get back to fiscal responsibility instead of trillion dollar deficits IS sane.

Obviously there are different degrees of sanity.

peter hoh said...

Will Rogers: I do not belong to an organized political party. I am a Democrat.

roesch-voltaire said...

Shoutingthomas I think you are confusing "hipsterism," that beat,cool style of the fifties, with political satire and the Bakhtinian sense of carnival and transgression towards the establishment which, in my opinion, Jon Stewart represents.

former law student said...

In more local political news: Has the professor mentioned Milwaukee Assembly candidate Ieshuh Griffin's legal battle to have her slogan "NOT the whiteman's bitch" included on the ballot?

After I watched the Tea Party Primaries bit, that was the next story that popped up.

former law student said...

r-v:

Hipsters are current. They're too cool or school, and specialize in irony.

If you're 23 years old and wearing a stingy brim hat... you may be a hipster.

former law student said...

too cool for school -- drat this keyboard

traditionalguy said...

ShoutingThomas...Stewart makes us laugh while he exposes the nonsense of most political myths going around in the news. That makes it easy to accept the truth he sees because we enjoy laughing. Stewart does not become another source for political myths. You know that when we are always talking, we tend to say lots of half truths and show our weird points of view...and you do too.

rawdawgbuffalo said...

The Tea Party Aint racist - Tea Party Aint racist - they just hate Muslims, Hispanics and Blacks

ndspinelli said...

Comedy should have no agenda but to be funny. At his best, Stewart gets that. Guys like Chris Rock always get it.

PatCA said...

Stewart's doing his best to help The Party in November wit his hipster scorn. Ha Ha, those wacky tea partiers! Wacky sex and finances!

I am not crazy about CO either, but I hope she wins by a landslide. Eat it, Jon.

bagoh20 said...

I support the Tea Party agenda wholeheartedly, but in American politics nothing is more deadly than success. Right or wrong is way down the list, and the pendulum rules us all. This is what's good and bad about a lot of independents - timing is everything.

HDHouse said...

Lem said...
It would be nice if the dems go negative on O'Donnell.. "


naw. we'll let Karl Rove carry that water bucket all the same to you.

HDHouse said...

shoutingthomas said...
"peggynoonan.com/
It's easy to mock O'Donnell. Maybe she is just a hick clown. I don't have much hope for changing things through politics. But, I am tired of business as usual."

oh by all means send in the hick clowns!!

just a question: do you folks ever think about what you write?

Pastafarian said...

I'd like to comment on this thread, but I couldn't make it past the 18 second mark on the video.

18 seconds of this smirking idiot and his masturbatory "humor", his leering and mugging and self-importance; Jesus, I'd rather watch Titus lay his morning log.

I'd like to take Jon Stewart and shove him up Michael Moore's ass. I don't give a fuck if he's now lampooning both sides a little bit; he's a liberal shill and a douche bag.

c3 said...

oh by all means send in the hick clowns!!

Are they better or worse than community organizers?

c3 said...

And even more evidence of the racist tendencies of core constituents

In questions submitted by the audience, and in barbs hurled at the mayor by lesser-known mayoral candidates, three expressions of derision directed toward Fenty were used almost interchangeably: "The Washington Post" (which endorsed him), "dog parks" and "bike lanes" (both of which he champions). These are three thinly disguised code words for white influence. They also reflect a mind-set that holds that the city's dwindling black majority is being kicked to the curb.

phx said...

I'd like to comment on this thread, but I couldn't make it past the 18 second mark on the video.

18 seconds of this smirking idiot and his masturbatory "humor", his leering and mugging and self-importance; Jesus, I'd rather watch Titus lay his morning log.

I'd like to take Jon Stewart and shove him up Michael Moore's ass. I don't give a fuck if he's now lampooning both sides a little bit; he's a liberal shill and a douche bag.


You guys have too many of these guys in your movement.

The Crack Emcee said...

phx,

"You guys have too many of these guys in your movement."

Puh-Leaze. During the election, when Bill Maher was on, he called Obama "our boy" ("Our boy's not doing so well right now") and Stewart said nothing. Then, after the election, he did no jokes - none - about Obama for ages. He waited until it was safe - hardly the sign of a good comedian.

And this idea that "mocking both sides" is good is nonsense. It reminds me of reporters giving both sides to homeopathy: here's the doctor vs. the person who knows absolutely nothing about medicine or science - for balance!

In this case we have (literally) the people vs. the powerful - now, which side is truly worthy of ridicule?

It's like we abolished slavery just so you guys could dream up new forms of it to cheer.

Paul said...

Pastafarian said...18 seconds of this smirking idiot and his masturbatory "humor", his leering and mugging and self-importance; Jesus, I'd rather watch Titus lay his morning log.

Agree. Stewart reminds me too much of a local morning DJ. He figures that if he delivers his jokes REALLY LOUD and then laughs at them himself, that makes them funnier.

Roy Lofquist said...

I always cut a lot of slack for humorists. It's probably the hardest of the performance skills. Stewart is good, very good.

Anybody got a take on whether it is irony, farce or just plain oblivious where he mentions Paldino's porno e-mails - sent to a few - then segues to a fellatio joke told to millions? Thousands?

former law student said...

fellatio joke

If you knew that was what "reach it with my mouth" was all about, your level of sexual sophistication is 1,000,000 times higher than Christine O'Donnell's, who thought that masturbation was identical to any partnered sex act.

Ritmo Brasileiro said...

That's a hilarious call-out of ST(D)'s stunning confusion of John Stewart with Jack Kerouac.

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knox said...

Pasta,

awesome rant. Stewart deserves it.

Watch a show now and it's indistinguishable from what he was doing years and years ago. So boring. So annoying.

JAL said...

@1jbp 9:52 "...magic negro..."

You do know that that did not come from the "professional conservatives" nor the "unprofessional conservatives" or the "non-professional conservatives" nor any "conservatives." Don't you?

educate yourself

google it