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    Jon Stewart tells Oprah he won't run for public office

    The quote below is from Jon's appearance on Oprah, September 21, 2010.

    "I deny that I am powerful. Power implies an agenda that's being acted on. Every generation has had its people who stand at the back and make fun of those in charge. When the Nazis came to power in the '30s, it created an incredible underground scene of satirical comedy. Peter Cook [a British comedian] once said with a straight face, 'Yes, they really showed Hitler.' That's how I see it. I'm not saying I'm powerless and in a vacuum. But if I really wanted to change things, I'd run for office. I haven't considered that, and I wouldn't — because this is what I do well. The more I move away from comedy, the less competent I become. I would lose my mind almost immediately. My job is I make jokes. I don't solve problems. If my job became solving problems, I would suddenly become a lot less good at what I do, unless the problem being had by the country was a lack of jokes."


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    Re: Jon Stewart tells Oprah he won't run for public office

    Why not Run we already have one imbecilic Left wing Comic dumb ass in the Senate "Harry Reid" and I almost forgot about Al (the REAL super idiot) Frankin.

    Was he there to get Opra's blessing after all she is calling all the shots for Obama.


    The more the scarier.

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    Re: Jon Stewart tells Oprah he won't run for public office

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Why not Run we already have one imbecilic Left wing Comic dumb ass in the Senate "Harry Reid" and I almost forgot about Al (the REAL super idiot) Frankin.

    Was he there to get Opra's blessing after all she is calling all the shots for Obama.


    The more the scarier.
    I really haven't seen a post of yours in which you brought up a valid point instead of blindy attacking Obama, much less said anything remotely non partisan.

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    Re: Jon Stewart tells Oprah he won't run for public office

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    The quote below is from Jon's appearance on Oprah, September 21, 2010.

    "I deny that I am powerful. Power implies an agenda that's being acted on. Every generation has had its people who stand at the back and make fun of those in charge. When the Nazis came to power in the '30s, it created an incredible underground scene of satirical comedy. Peter Cook [a British comedian] once said with a straight face, 'Yes, they really showed Hitler.' That's how I see it. I'm not saying I'm powerless and in a vacuum. But if I really wanted to change things, I'd run for office. I haven't considered that, and I wouldn't — because this is what I do well. The more I move away from comedy, the less competent I become. I would lose my mind almost immediately. My job is I make jokes. I don't solve problems. If my job became solving problems, I would suddenly become a lot less good at what I do, unless the problem being had by the country was a lack of jokes."


    I can't believe he just called our President Hitler.


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    Re: Jon Stewart tells Oprah he won't run for public office

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    I can't believe he just called our President Hitler.
    That makes about as much sense as comparing Justin Beiber to Kurt Cobain. None.

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    Re: Jon Stewart tells Oprah he won't run for public office

    Welcome to Sarcasm 101, mega.


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    Re: Jon Stewart tells Oprah he won't run for public office

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Welcome to Sarcasm 101, mega.
    So you learned sarcasm now? Good, you are growing.

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    Re: Jon Stewart tells Oprah he won't run for public office

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    So you learned sarcasm now? Good, you are growing.
    LOL! I've been sarcastic since 1997, my friend.

    (My best friend in high school was VERY sarcastic [still is] and he taught me well.)


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    Re: Jon Stewart tells Oprah he won't run for public office

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    LOL! I've been sarcastic since 1997, my friend.

    (My best friend in high school was VERY sarcastic [still is] and he taught me well.)
    its my left wing friend

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    Re: Jon Stewart tells Oprah he won't run for public office

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    I can't believe he just called our President Hitler.
    I believe he answers you in these statements:
    My job is I make jokes. I don't solve problems. ~ Jon Stewart

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