Jon Stewart Skewers Santorum

Comedian Jon Stewart had a bit of fun on the “Daily Show” last night at Rick Santorum’s expense, noting the race for the GOP nomination is all but over in the eyes of the pundits and senior party leaders but in the candidate’s mind.

“Let’s begin tonight with the trail of victories for one Wilhelm Mittens Romsfelt,” Stewart quipped. “The man won huge. He beat Rick Santorum in Wisconsin 44 to 37 percent. He beat Rick Santorum 49 to 29 percent. He beat Rick Santorum in Washington, D.C. 70 percent and he wasn’t even on the ballot.”

And it’s now “The Last Bland Standing” to use the graphic from Stewart’s “Daily Show”, with just about anyone of any importance in the media telling the former Pennsylvania Senator to take a hike.

“[Tuesday] night, Fox took time out to cover the Razzies and CNN left the on-screen duties to John King’s understudy,” Stewart said. “For the last six months, he’s been in his dressing room just ready to zoom out, zoom in. Is John King here tonight?”

Stewart noted that Newt Gingrich, who like Santorum has publicly vowed to fight on despite rumblings behind the scenes that he bow out, didn’t even bother to have a campaign speech.

But Santorum’s primary night comments that the race has reached “halftime” and that his side would surge out the locker room in Pennsylvania and elsewhere in May earned him zingers from Stewart.

And it is beginning to look like even Pennsylvania could be a tough sell for Santorum with a recently released Public Policy Polling poll
showing Mitt Romney taking the lead in the Senator’s home state for the first time.

“Everybody but Santorum,” Stewart said. “ This is going to get ugly. Game’s over dude. It’s over! You’re done. This isn’t a scene in a sports drama where the coach gives an inspiring speech and the team comes back in the playoff.

“This is the scene in the movie where Hilary Swank hits her head … and never boxes again.”

Stewart directed particular satirical invective against Santorum’s comparison of his campaign to Ronald Reagan’s 1976 campaign against President Gerald Ford where he didn’t win any primaries until May and then took his challenge to the convention before going on to win in 1980.

“I think the point of this is if I stay in long enough I will lose, but at least I will divide my party,” Stewart said. “Santorum 2016!!! I think that’s where you are going.

“So, Santorum 1980!… No, Reagan 2012. Bleep.”

But Stewart had particular fun with Santorum’s comparison of his campaign with George Washington’s crossing the Delaware, noting that Santorum’s campaign seems in his opinion to have more in common with the Titanic than a triumphant win against Hessian soldiers in 1776.

“Do not anger Joe Scarborough,” Stewart said sullenly, responding to a clip of the MSNBC host warning that Romney will destroy Santorum in his home state and “reduce him to rubble”.

Comments

Comments

  1. test1234 says:

    Thanks for your marvelous posting! I seriously enjoyed reading it, you might be a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and will come back at some point. I want to encourage yourself to continue your great posts, have a nice weekend!

Polititainment

'Madam Secretary' wants an ideal D.C.
CBS’s new show “Madam Secretary” may be inspired by some of the most polarizing and entrenched political figures in Washington D.C., but the showrunners and cast say they want to portray a less polarizing and negative D.C. on screen. POLITICO’s Playbook Lunch on Friday featured show creator Barbara Hall, executive producers Morgan Freeman and Lori […]
Obama praises Joan Rivers

President Obama must really want to maintain his popularity in Hollywood. Why else would he write a letter to Melissa Rivers praising her mother and late comedian Joan Rivers, the same woman who called him gay and his wife a "tranny" in July?

TDS: Biden hasn't been out of the house

"The Daily Show" had some fun Thursday night with the VP's recent double whammy of off-color remarks.

GoT Author to host Democrat Fundraiser
The red fundraiser? In this case, the appropriate color is probably blue. George R.R. Martin, the author of the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” and the inspiration for HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” will host a fundraiser for Sen. Tom Udall (D- N.M.) in early October. According to Udall’s campaign, the event will […]
Jay Carney's son performs at White House

The former White House press secretary and now CNN political commentator tweeted out a photo of his son's band Twenty20 performing at a White House event Monday evening.

White House

Michelle Obama says Americans ‘take for granted’ Obama’s presidency
First Lady Michelle Obama proudly defended her husband during a speech at the opening reception of the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum, telling the audience that people take her husband “for granted.” “Just think about how different our country looks to children growing up today. Think about how our kids take for granted that a […]
Security breaches prompt more White House security
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service tightened security outside the White House after an embarrassing breach in which a man with a knife scaled a fence, ran across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents stopped him. Increased surveillance and more officer patrols are among the measures that Secret Service Director Julia Pierson ordered. […]
He gaffes again! Biden praises disgraced former Senator Bob Packwood

Ranking Joe Biden gaffes is like running down the deck of the Titanic -- in the end it's just a race to the bottom and no one ever wins. And yet the vice president continues to provide more candidates for his greatest hits.

Joe Biden should never be allowed to support a Redskins name change

Imagine for a moment a tied Senate vote urging the Washington Redskins to change their team name. Into the chamber steps Joe Biden.

Gaffetastic vice-president apologizes for slur

Vice-President Joe Biden apologized Wednesday for his use of an ethnic slur in a speech this week.

Congress

House GOP replaces firm handling Obama suit
THE HILL — House Republicans said they’ve hired new counsel to represent them in their lawsuit against President Obama after their previous lawyer backed out of the case over “political pressure.” They inked a contract on Friday with William A. Burck of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart. The New York Times reported that the GOP’s previous attorney, David Rivkin of […]
Convicted felon running for Congress

Edwin W. Edwards recently spent nine years in prison after being convicted for extorting millions of dollars in exchange for riverboat gambling licenses, and now he's running for office.

Rand Paul: Millennials 'aren't as wedded to party'
Sen. Rand Paul (R – Ky.) seems to have the majority of millennials figured out. The presidential hopeful spoke with The Federalist this week about his foreign policy views and the shift toward libertarian views among millennials. “I think the libertarian influence, the libertarian-ish Republican, the libertarian conservatives in many ways is great for the […]
Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz
POLITICO – Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, congressional Democrats and Washington insiders who have lost confidence in her as both a unifying leader and reliable party spokesperson at a time when they need her most. Long-simmering doubts about her have reached a peak after two […]
'Finally, we're gonna audit the Fed'

The House passed a bill Wednesday afternoon to audit the Federal Reserve, a long-time crusade of former Rep. Ron Paul and libertarians.