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Jon Stewart mocks Santorum for misinterpreting J.F.K. speech

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 0:16 EDT
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Jon Stewart, the host of The Daily Show, highlighted the fact that Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum inverted the meaning of John F. Kennedy’s famous 1960 speech pledging to keep the Pope out of politics.

Santorum said the speech made him want to vomit. “To say people of faith have no role in the public square, you bet that makes you throw up. What kind of country do we live in that says only people of non-faith can come in the public square and make their case,” he said on ABC’s This Week.

“I can only assume you Rick Santorum were in some type of ill-ventilated vehicle or difficult G-force situation because Kennedy’s speech lays out why someone who practices a faith that voters are not as familiar with shouldn’t be disqualified from office.”

“How do you hear ‘all faiths are welcome’ as ‘no faiths are welcome?’” he asked. “Do you hear Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I have a dream’ speech like this, ‘No black or white children can play together, only children of no color are allowed to play.’”

Stewart then wondered why Santorum’s rival, Mitt Romney, wasn’t crushing him in the polls.

But after noting a few of Romney’s recent gaffes, he changed course, wondering instead why Santorum hadn’t crushed Romney.

Stewart then played a clip of Santorum calling Obama a “snob” for wanting everyone to receive a college education.

“Well, look who’s educating his children,” Stewart joked, imitating a snob. “I guess someone’s too good for not knowing things.”

Watch video, via Mediaite, below:

 

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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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