Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Jon Stewart: Yes,Conservatives, Being in the Minority Sucks

As I've stated many times, I'm an unabashed watcher of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Even as my watching of The Colbert Report has dropped to almost nothing, I still maintain my nightly release valve of watching the Daily Show and someone who was a second rate comedian that was blessed enough to find his niche exactly at the right time.

Last night, Stewart decided to take on some of the conservative angst being felt and expressed on talk radio and TV shows. (Some Adult Language)

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On one hand, I found this a little disingenuous on Stewart's part because as he intimated at the end of the segment, he made a career out of lambasting and lampooning the Bush Administration and so while the conservative commentators might not be as funny as Stewart is, they're not essentially doing anything different than what Stewart did.

On the other hand, I personally have found the conservative angst about Obama to be fairly amusing. I can understand why people dislike his policies or disagree with him, but the "Armageddon is around the corner" sturm und drang that I hear every time I click over to some of our local radio talk show hosts or flip past someone on CNN who says that Obama hates America is honestly approaching laugh-out-loud funny. And so I take great amusement when someone, particularly someone so funny, takes out his pin to put some holes in the ballon of rage that seems to have built up.


mundiejc said...

What none of those people seem to understand (likely because they know little to nothing of what they are talking about) is that armegeddon would have been here all ready if McCain had been elected. I can't imagine the ridiculously awful economic policies coming out of McCains office in this crisis. At least Obama bought us some time by making people think things would be in some way different than they had been.a

Chris said...

Hoe do you feel about Obama's "apology for America" tour and his bowing before the king of Saudi Arabia?

Phil said...

What has he apologized about?

And bowing before the King of Saudi Arabia? I think the last guy was romantically linked to him...

Seriously, though, I don't really get the big deal about a bow.

mundiejc said...

Did you watch the video Chris?

Chris said...

What's also hard to believe is the slobbering over dictator Fidel Castro by the congressional delegation.

jonmower said...

Justin, I assume you're not the Glenn Beck fan you once were (at least, I had the impression you were).

mundiejc said...

I would take Glenn Beck over Limbaugh, Hannity, and the rest of talk radio. Glenn may be dramatic, but he's interested in the truth, not the parroted line, and not politics. While I don't agree with the super jingoistic parts of his message, I still appreciate that he's trying to get past the Republican and Democrat labels and accompanying spin, and talk about people in general.

Obviously, there are things I disagree with him on. But I think overall, Beck has some integrity whereas Limbaugh and Hannity aren't interested in truth, merely furthering their agendas.

bpb said...

I think it's great that the group visited Cuba and are pursuing doing away with that nonsense. We are the only country that rejects Cuba. The Batisians that fled the revolt are the ones behind that. It's time to get on with life.

jonmower said...

I don't see why he's any more palatable than the other two.

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