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Jon Stewart Under Fire for Herman Cain Race Joke
Fox ^ | 6/23/2011 | Fox Nation

Posted on 06/23/2011 9:33:24 AM PDT by Qbert

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s appeal to many is that he is not like your typical politician and instead more of a straight-talking man of the people, as he likes to say himself. Rarely does Cain shy away from a controversial issue, and now he too is commenting on the Jon Stewart and Chris Wallace showdown, which has particular significance, since he himself was a focal point of that debate.

Cain reminds his audience of a prior statement he made that “no bill is going to be longer than three pages.” Stewart mocked this suggestion as an unrealistic fantasy, to which Cain responded:

“Some of these idiotic reporters thought I was serious. The joke’s on them. The message was short bills. Understandable bills. No it’s not literally going to be three pages. The executive summary will be three pages. But they want to jump all over me -- Jon Stewart.”

Yet the most controversial part of Stewart’s joke was the fact that Stewart imitated Cain using what many considered to be an Amos and Andy type of voice. Cain didn’t comment previously on the incident since he’s be campaigning and only first heard about it yesterday during a phone interview for Sean Hannity’s radio show. Cain told Hannity:

“First of all, if [Stewart] really thinks that I’m serious about a bill only being three pages the joke’s on him. And I said secondly, as far as him mocking me, look I’ve been called every name in the book because I’m a conservative, because I’m black. Sticks and stone may break my bones, words are not going to hurt me.” Read more at Mediaite.com

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hermancain; jonstewart; liberalracists

1 posted on 06/23/2011 9:33:27 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

“Cain didn’t comment previously on the incident since he’s be campaigning...”

LOL


2 posted on 06/23/2011 9:37:58 AM PDT by Ben Chad
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To: Qbert

What we need is someone who is intellectually superior to Jon Stewart (shouldn’t be hard to find) who can do a show mocking HIM. Live by the cheap shot, die by the cheap shot....


3 posted on 06/23/2011 9:38:44 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Qbert
"Yet the most controversial part of Stewart’s joke was the fact that Stewart imitated Cain using what many considered to be an Amos and Andy type of voice"

Any Conservative on TV would be on the street for that.

4 posted on 06/23/2011 9:39:18 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Qbert

GOOD. Hold these liberals to their own standards.


5 posted on 06/23/2011 9:39:45 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Qbert

I was hoping he was serious, a bill that’s limited to 3 pages in length would prevent a lot of the crap that’s going on right now


6 posted on 06/23/2011 9:40:12 AM PDT by Jeff Vader (Palin 2012)
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To: Qbert

Cain’s right to just blow it off. Jon Stewart doesn’t really matter.


7 posted on 06/23/2011 9:40:43 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Qbert
Good for Cain calling this loser Jon Leibowitz out for his blatant racism. This canard that he is just a comedian and not a left wing activist is being challenged finally.


8 posted on 06/23/2011 9:42:08 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
This guy & his ilk are the most despicable on the planet. I also put some of the cartoonist in this category.
9 posted on 06/23/2011 9:42:10 AM PDT by Digger (T)
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To: Qbert

Stupid Stuart Leibowitz.

Too dumb to stick to the utter safety and protection of attacking white Christians.


10 posted on 06/23/2011 9:42:50 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Qbert

Will there ever be an end to obnoxious Progressives who take such liberties with their fellow citizens who happen not be in agreement with a far-left point of view?

Just asking.


11 posted on 06/23/2011 9:44:51 AM PDT by ripley
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To: bigbob

“What we need is someone who is intellectually superior to Jon Stewart (shouldn’t be hard to find) who can do a show mocking HIM. Live by the cheap shot, die by the cheap shot....”

I like it. Have somebody up there who YELLS REALLY LOUD to emphasize a supposed punchline that really isn’t there; have an audience laughing uproariously at every failed joke (a joke which they’ve already heard some variation of a thousand times before)...


12 posted on 06/23/2011 9:44:59 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Ben Chad

REALLY unfortunate editing!


13 posted on 06/23/2011 9:46:28 AM PDT by EDINVA ( CHANGE it back!)
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To: Qbert; Ben Chad; bigbob; Anti-Bubba182
Cain's walkback is stupid. "'By saying there will be no bill longer than three pages....' I meant there will be no executive summary more than three pages! Silly!"

"I didn't mean exactly what I said" is one thing. "I didn't say what I said" is cheap.

The first comment is no big deal. Respond "Sure, if we understand clearly what we want to do with a given bill, why can't we define it in three pages, or maybe 30 pages? If it takes 2000 pages, maybe we don't really know what we're trying to do..."

3 pages is an idea. 30 pages is an essay. 300 pages is a novel. 2000 pages is a failure.

14 posted on 06/23/2011 9:48:03 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Qbert

Stewart and Colbert have both ‘jumped the shark’.

Their shows are limp and rely on laugh-tracks.


15 posted on 06/23/2011 9:48:34 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Anthony Weiner? Separated at birth?


16 posted on 06/23/2011 9:49:07 AM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: Lazlo in PA

Oh yuck, I’m eating lunch!


17 posted on 06/23/2011 9:50:13 AM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

“Jon Stewart doesn’t really matter.”

WRONG...
He DOES matter.

HE’s the PRIMARY news source in America for males under the age of 35, however sad that may be. He’s a part of leadership of ‘popular’ culture.

Call this klown out for the hypocrite he is.


18 posted on 06/23/2011 9:51:23 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: Qbert
Taking political advise from Jon Sewert is about like letting Lady Gaga lead bible study.
19 posted on 06/23/2011 9:56:52 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Jared Lee Loughner - Disciple of Michael Moore)
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To: Qbert

Jon Stewart is just a failed actor trying to cobble together a career. Hey John, see Trump about getting a believable toup.


20 posted on 06/23/2011 9:58:50 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“Good for Cain calling this loser Jon Leibowitz out for his blatant racism. This canard that he is just a comedian and not a left wing activist is being challenged finally.”

Yep. Bring it on.


21 posted on 06/23/2011 10:02:04 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Ben Chad; Qbert; All
“ he’s be campaigning...”

LOL! He's be campaignin', yo! :)

22 posted on 06/23/2011 10:05:35 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (To paraphrase Sarah Palin: "I love when the liberals get all wee-wee'd up.")
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To: Qbert

An appropriate mocking of Jon Stewart should be a caricature of his ethnic background since he mocked Cain’s race. If I were proficient in HTML I would post a picture of Mike Myers as Linda Richman in the Coffee Talk skit on SNL. Maybe someone else will do the honors.


23 posted on 06/23/2011 10:07:00 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Qbert
I wonder if Dave Letterman gets royalties for Jon Stewart's "act" ... Letterman had Stewart on his NBC show multiple times 20 years ago... Stewart's act is Letterman's only 20 years younger (with current events/pop culture worked in).

Anyone that takes Stewart seriously should check themselves into the rehab to get their life/smarts back.

24 posted on 06/23/2011 10:08:17 AM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Qbert

Obviously, Mr. Cain believes in the KISS principle - Keep It Simple Stupid!


25 posted on 06/23/2011 10:10:45 AM PDT by reg45
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To: Trajan88

Anyone that takes Stewart seriously should check themselves into the rehab to get their life/smarts back

That would be a majority of Americans under 35. Do we have room in the asylums for all of them?


26 posted on 06/23/2011 10:12:39 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: tcrlaf

“Do we have room in the asylums for all of them?”

You should see some of the comments at Stink Progress about this. Padded cells for all of them are needed...


27 posted on 06/23/2011 10:17:21 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert
Federalist Papers #62 "The internal effects of a mutable policy are still more calamitous. It poisons the blessing of liberty itself. It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?"
28 posted on 06/23/2011 10:18:56 AM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: Qbert

I’m sparring with libs on another board right now about this. they are spinning themselves in to hypocrisy holes trying to justify this.

Libs HATE having the Race Card played on THEM, and they don’t know how to respond to it.


29 posted on 06/23/2011 10:18:56 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: Qbert

Jon Stewart has been an angry, bitter, sarcastic man ever since Anthony Weiner dumped him.


30 posted on 06/23/2011 10:27:15 AM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: Qbert

Racist jokes are knee-slappers when liberals do them.

31 posted on 06/23/2011 10:27:54 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Qbert

Cain is a black man who has stepped off the Democrat Plantation.

Since he is no longer a slave, racist jokes about him are perfectly acceptable, as long as they are DONE-WHILE-DEMOCRAT.


32 posted on 06/23/2011 10:28:28 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: Qbert

THINLY_VEILED_RACIST_PING!


33 posted on 06/23/2011 10:30:30 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: tcrlaf

“I’m sparring with libs on another board right now about this. they are spinning themselves in to hypocrisy holes trying to justify this.

All to protect an extremely wealthy Weinercrat.


34 posted on 06/23/2011 10:31:20 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert; All

What this is REALLY telling us is that Herman Cain is making inroads with America’s blacks. He presents a 180 degree different picture of Obama.

And African-Americans are LISTENING....

This is dangerous for the Democrats, who are just realizing this, and since he is no longer serving drinks on the Master’s porch, he must be minimalized, denigrated and destroyed.


35 posted on 06/23/2011 10:35:29 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: All

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36 posted on 06/23/2011 10:42:35 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: tcrlaf

“What this is REALLY telling us is that Herman Cain is making inroads with America’s blacks. He presents a 180 degree different picture of Obama.”

Very slowly, unfortunately. But I think he could change it into light-speed if he went before black audiences- hostile as they will likely be at first- and said the things that have to be said (that only he can really say), and deliberately challenged them on Obama’s colossal failures with black unemployment.

Kinda like Rev. Wright now attacking Obama- only with a brain and common sense.


37 posted on 06/23/2011 10:45:06 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert
"But I think he could change it into light-speed if he went before black audiences- hostile as they will likely be at first- and said the things that have to be said (that only he can really say), and deliberately challenged them on Obama’s colossal failures with black unemployment."

Once a culture accepts the paradigm that someone else is responsible for their own success/failure, it is nearly impossible to change. The only way to change that paradigm is for *parents* (husband & wife) to raise their children in intact families under the axiom that they are personally responsible for their own success/failure. Asians are a good stereotypical example of this.

38 posted on 06/23/2011 10:54:03 AM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: Qbert

Yes, Stewart did pattern his accent after the Kingfish (Amos and Andy featured character). That show was funny and good natured both on radio (played by whites) and TV (played by blacks) but was considered demeaning by blacks, albeit somewhat retroactively.


39 posted on 06/23/2011 11:06:33 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Obamania in 2012)
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To: tcrlaf

I forget there are people who take Jon Stewart seriously. Clearly we need to raise the voting age.


40 posted on 06/23/2011 11:57:31 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Jeff Vader

You can find the actual comment posted on youtube. What he said was along the lines of:

“I’m tired of these thousand page bills nobody reads. I want bills that are short. Three pages, that’s something people would read.”

I’ll track down the actual quote (or you can on youtube) and post it. It’s obvious that the operative word was SHORT. Three pages was given as an example of a short bill, not as the upper limit.


41 posted on 06/23/2011 12:13:17 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Herman Cain knows computers, math, missiles, banking, burgers, pizza, gospel music, & Coca-Cola)
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To: Brookhaven

Here Cain is borrowing from the Constitution of the Confederate States, which stipulated that each bill could only adress ONE subject, which had to be stated in the title.


42 posted on 06/23/2011 12:26:28 PM PDT by Carlucci (Don't care what religion my president is, as long as he worships -- THE CONSTITUTION!)
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To: Qbert

You know, I wish Herman would vault to the top sometimes. Maybe he still can. For me it’s Sarah, Michele or Herman in 2012. I’ll vote for whoever the GOP nominee is though, even if it’s Mitt or Ron Paul.


43 posted on 06/23/2011 2:19:21 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: Qbert

Disgraceful.


44 posted on 06/23/2011 5:45:47 PM PDT by Blackandproud
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To: subterfuge
Jon Stewart is just a failed actor trying to cobble together a career.

Yeah, cobbling together a mere $14 million a year. What a failure.

45 posted on 06/24/2011 12:15:30 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
Yeah, cobbling together a mere $14 million a year. What a failure.

Well he certainly didn't make much as an actor so he did fail at that. And I guess making tons of cash is "success," even while being a propaganda tool for the left, so you've got me there.

46 posted on 06/24/2011 12:56:31 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Looks like Anthony Weiner. His old roomie.


47 posted on 06/24/2011 1:01:09 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

What irks me about Stewart is that when it suits him he pretends to be a real reporter ... but when something backfires he claims to be nothing more than a comedian.

That and the fact that he shills for the Democrats.


48 posted on 06/24/2011 1:03:03 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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