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    Talking heads bite Barack Obama

    Talking heads bite Barack Obama - Mike Allen - POLITICO.com

    When you’re Barack Obama and you’ve lost Jon Stewart, you’ve got a problem.
    “Mr. President,” the “Daily Show” host said Monday night, “I can’t tell if you’re a Jedi — 10 steps ahead of everything — or if this whole health-care thing is kickin’ your [rear.]”
    The media made him, and now the media will break him. With no core political, civic, or even moral virtues emanating from his Presidency, the only surprise is that it took this long for the defenestration to begin.

    However, the most enjoyable bit of this article has to be the closing paragraphs, rich as they are in irony.
    On “The Daily Show,” Stewart went on to deliver a double whammy: He complimented the Bush administration for comparative political acumen, and questioned Obama’s idealism.

    “Remember the Bush team?” Stewart said. “Little bit of discipline, little bit of repetition. They sold us a WAR nobody wanted and nobody needed. … Salesmanship! Those guys could sell ice cubes to Eskimos. The Democrats, I don’t even think could sell Eskimos BEEP they need — insulation, heating apparatus. … Yes, we can! [pause] Unless you don’t think we should!”

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    You obviously don't watch the daily show on a regular basis and are just basing your views of the show off your right-wing radio talking points Celt.

    Despite what you want to believe, Jon Stewart often pokes fun at the left as well as the right.

    You might try watching sometime. That is...if you can find a sense of humor.
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    Re: Talking heads bite Barack Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    You obviously don't watch the daily show on a regular basis and are just basing your views of the show off your right-wing radio talking points Celt.

    Despite what you want to believe, Jon Stewart often pokes fun at the left as well as the right.

    You might try watching sometime. That is...if you can find a sense of humor.

    And if you don't recognize that Obama is driving another nail every day into his political coffin, you aren't paying attention.

    This guy is polishing up the legacy of Jimmy Carter, if that could be even possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    And if you don't recognize that Obama is driving another nail every day into his political coffin, you aren't paying attention.

    This guy is polishing up the legacy of Jimmy Carter, if that could be even possible.
    Better Jimmy Carter than George W. Bush
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    I've seen both Stewart and Maher go after Obama now. This doesn't quite rise to the occasion of the media slaying their creation, but it's a sign that there is trouble in paradise. At least to some degree.
    *insert profound statement here*

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    Re: Talking heads bite Barack Obama

    Very few Americans base their political perspective on what talking heads like Jon Stewart has to say on a particular issue. He's getting paid to say something stupid for it's comedy value, not necessarily because it's a point of view shared by a majority of Obama supporters.

    Given the challenges Obama had to deal with on day 1 it was inevitable that he would lose some of his political capital early in his term, but to start the countdown to his political downfall this early in the game is wishful thinking.

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    Re: Talking heads bite Barack Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by tumbleweed View Post
    Very few Americans base their political perspective on what talking heads like Jon Stewart has to say on a particular issue. He's getting paid to say something stupid for it's comedy value, not necessarily because it's a point of view shared by a majority of Obama supporters.
    It's no joke: IU study finds The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to be as substantive as network news: IU News Room: Indiana University

    I am not certain as to exactly how influential Jon Stewart is, but I have seen more than one study like the IU study that suggests people may give greater credence to the stupid things he says than one might first think. Of a certainty Stewart was a much-talked-about person (and persona) during last year's elections.

    Quote Originally Posted by tumbleweed View Post
    Given the challenges Obama had to deal with on day 1 it was inevitable that he would lose some of his political capital early in his term, but to start the countdown to his political downfall this early in the game is wishful thinking.
    Of course it's wishful thinking. Actually, my wishful thinking when he was inaugurated was that he would have done something stupid by now to get his sorry ass impeached, or be found in serious cahoots with Blagojevich, to where he was looking at being Blago's bunk buddy at Joliet.

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    i'm glad stewart is blasting obama and dems.....they need to be bitch-slapped. it's true, republicans were absolutely the MASTERS of their Domain.......able to sell not just one war, but two wars, along with a deficit and debt that was unprecented and then inherited.

    maybe obama et al should start playing the fear card? take page from rove's book?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Better Jimmy Carter than George W. Bush
    Stagflation, malaise, hostages in Iran....those were the days, weren't they?



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    Re: Talking heads bite Barack Obama

    well, i used to dream that bush would be impeached AND jailed, but sadly, no.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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