Skip to comments.Jon Stewart and Kumar go to D.C.
Posted on 04/13/2009 9:34:46 AM PDT by AreaMan
Monday, April 13, 2009
On Tuesday night I was bestowed the honor of being ridiculed on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart. The segment in which I was featured had Mr. Stewart mocking those of us who dare criticize the new president. In the era of Obama, mainstream American political humor is now officially on the defensive.
Stewart lumped me with Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican a cross section of people you might expect to be critical of an administration implementing very liberal policies in a very short time.
The "joke" was that these right-wing zealots weren't giving the new president enough time, that the previous president did worse things, and that I, in particular, was ridiculous for blaming the president for "St. Patrick's Day" becoming "Potato Day" at my kids' public school. (Yes, the name change took place. No, I did not blame President Obama specifically.)
As is his style, Mr. Stewart took wildly out of context my clip from Fox News' "Hannity" in which Sean and I discussed the Obama administration's decision to call the "war on terror" an "overseas contingency operation," and "terrorism" a "man-caused disaster." As an aside during that discussion, I pointed out that leftist bureaucrats in Los Angeles, eager to rip the religious context out of a widely celebrated holiday, opted instead to offend an entire ethnic group.
"Potato Day!" Take that, pasty white limey oppressor! And if you pinch me for not wearing green, I'll sue you for
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Why anyone not certified as a Leftwing loon goes on this show, or Maher’s program, is beyond my understanding.
I wonder if he wears makeup much...
Hairhead and Kumar Go To White House would be a better tag line....
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