Jon Stewart destroys conservative hypocrisy on frivolous demands for documents

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 23:58 EDT
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On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart said over the past three and half years conservatives had given liberals the “master class” on how to be “dicks” about documents.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has repeatedly insisted that he would not release more than his 2010 and 2011 tax returns, even though his own father set a standard of releasing 12 years of returns. As Stewart explained, Romney knows “the Democrats will be mean” if he releases any additional tax information.

“I see your concern,” he said. “These Obama people. Whatever you release it, will never be enough. They will just keep hounding you with frivolous transparency demands like this.”

Stewart then played clips of conservatives demanding Obama release his college transcripts, proof he was president of the Harvard Law Review, records from the Illinois state Senate, an “indelible record” of Michelle Obama using the word “whiteys,” the White House visitor records, and — of course — his birth certificate.

But even after Obama released his long-form birth certificate, conservatives were still not satisfied. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio recently claimed the document was a forgery.

“Yes. Thank you Sheriff Joe,” Stewart joked. “If anyone knows how to authenticate a 50-year-old Hawaiian birth certificate, it is the Arizona County Sheriff.”

Watch video, via Mediaite, below:

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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