It’s so sweet when two people, who you just know will be perfect together, finally meet.
I can’t embed the video, so you can go to the link and watch Jon ‘PuppyDog’ Stewart and President Dreamboat fumble with each other’s zippers and try to get to second base.
I watched most of it live, but I just couldn’t finish. The concentrated amount of liberal lap-dogging done by Stewart was too much. I had to turn it off and come back to it later online. When I did, it was still awful.
Here’s a transcript of one section of the interview:
Stewart: Barack, you are so pretty and hip, why aren’t you as liberal as I wish you could be? Also, I find myself getting lost in the depths of your big gorgeous eyes…
Obama: Shhhh, Daddy will answer all your questions. Just hush those flaccid fish-lips, buttercup.
Okay, I made that up. A little.
For the doe-eyed political noob perspective on the Obama/Stewart date night, read Dana Milbank’s slapping of his little meat-paws on the old keyboardotron.
Stewart, who struggled to suppress a laugh as Obama defended Summers, turned out to be an able inquisitor on behalf of aggrieved liberals. He spoke for the millions who had been led to believe that Obama was some sort of a messianic figure. Obama has only himself to blame for their letdown. By raising expectations impossibly high, playing the transformational figure to Hillary Clinton’s status-quo drone, he gave his followers an unrealistic hope.
“You’re coming from a place, you ran on a very high rhetoric: ‘hope’ and ‘change.’ And the Democrats this year seem to be running on ‘Please, baby, one more chance.'” Stewart observed. “Are you disappointed in how it’s gone?”
Obama replied that he was advised after the election that “two years from now, folks are going to be frustrated” — a prediction he did not make public to his starry-eyed supporters at the time.
Oh. My God.
So Jon Stewart was effective at criticizing the unrealistic expectations that Obama created in the 2008 campaign. Huzzah and bully for him. Too bad Jon Stewart–and Dana Milbank–did everything they could to act as goddamn useful idiot enablers for the Bamster’s overblown promises. They aided and abetted in fooling the American public about the extreme political ideology of Barack Obama. But now that the lamestream media’s candidate du jour is on the cusp of shitting the legislative majority mattress, I guess it’s safe to be told about these formerly hunky-dory unrealistic expectations.
But it isn’t just the President that confounds left-wing observation. Some writers seem to be very naive about Jon Stewart’s intensely ideological nature.
Maybe I was deluding myself because I like the intelligence of Stewart’s humor, but I really believed he had a more balanced and centrist take on American life. If the White House was looking for the court jester and mouthpiece of the folks senior White House officials described as the “professional left,” they found him. He was sitting across from the president Wednesday night prodding him with all the White House had not done.
…But he never once seemed to be able to even conceive of a question that would come at the president from right of center — or even center-center. Think how enriched this interview would have been by even one question from right of center asking about unintended consequences or huge federal spending programs that came nowhere near doing what Obama had promised they would.
Why the fuck would anybody think Jon Stewart was going to be fair? The man has built a career on being a reliable leftist hack. Sure, he masquerades as just a simple little comedian. But that drag act got transparent and tired a long time ago. Basically, he’s DailyKos with better writers and “The Daily Show” is a snarky progressive blog reconfigured for a television format.
That means that Jon Stewart is never going to make a serious inquiry from a center-right or centrist perspective. No matter how intelligent his humor seems, and it really isn’t that smart, he’s just not going to do it. The man doesn’t only believe conservatism is politically wrong. He thinks it’s illegitimate and evil, closer to Nazism than anything else. Every now and again, Stewart will throw righties a bone, but these bon mots are an infrequent occurrence. Moreover, his puny concessions to the other side are the fig leaves he has to throw on his ideological profile to allow his allies to say, “See, he attacks everybody! He’s non-partisan!”
As for the interview itself, the best part for me was watching Stewart throw the President one cheesedick softball question after the other. About 1/4 of every ‘Daily Show’ episode is devoted to the host banging his rattle on his high chair, complaining about somebody in the mainstream media who didn’t ask the correct–that is, the most aggressively leftist–question to somebody in power. During the Bush years, there was no bigger crybaby about the MSM’s supposedly inept questioning of the Dubya Administration than Jon Stewart.
Presented with a golden opportunity to practice what he’s been preaching like an obsessive compulsive homeless streetwalking crank for a decade, what does Stewart do? Kiss President Obama’s ass for 9/10ths of the interview. Dogshit hypocrisy is rarely this blindingly obvious.
It’s long been time for conservatives and Republicans to get a painful truth through their thick skulls: The Left in general, and Jon Stewart in particular, hates us all. They don’t just disagree with our politics. They don’t just question our ideology. They revile our very existence.
We’re never going to get a fair shake from any of them, so we should stop bowing and scraping before the Left in an attempt to curry their favor. Let Stewart and the rest of his court jester clowns have their vapid anti-Beck Rally To Buck Up The Dear Leader’s Favorability. It’s going to be an epic socialist/progtard circlejerk. That’s all you need to know.
While they’re toddling off into the weeds, patting each other on the balls for their irony and congratulating themselves for being hip, we should just prepare our side for wiping the statist political party off the electoral map and permanently castrating Obama’s power.