Jon Stewart: Gingrich confuses Obama with King Herod

By Eric W. Dolan
Friday, February 24, 2012 0:16 EDT
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The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Thursday took aim at the recent Republican presidential debate in Arizona, noting that after one more, the “debates will be able to drink legally.”

During Wednesday night’s debate, the moderator asked a question about birth control. Like in previous debates, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich attacked the moderator rather than answering the question.

“Not once did anyone in the elite media ask why Barack Obama voted in favor of legalizing infanticide,” Gingrich responded.

“I’m sorry, I think you may have President Obama confused with King Herod,” Stewart joked.

According to the Gospel of Matthew, King Herod ordered all young male children in the village of Bethlehem to be executed.

U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes in 2004 was the first to accuse Obama of supporting infanticide.

As a Illinois state senator, Obama voted against a so-called “born alive” bill that threatened women’s right to an abortion and could have allowed doctors to be sued for failing to save the lives of pre-viable infants. The National Journal noted that at the time, Illinois already had laws to ensure infants who survived abortions would be given medical attention.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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