Jon Stewart: GOP talks about amnesty like it’s a deviant sexual practice

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, January 31, 2013 0:18 EDT
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On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped into Republicans for changing their stance on immigration based purely on a cynical political calculation.

Stewart observed that Republicans had fought over who had the most hardline policy on immigration before the 2012 election. During the presidential primary race, the GOP candidates accused each other of being too accepting of “amnesty” for undocumented immigrations.

“They talk about amnesty like its some deviant sexual practice,” Stewart remarked, before playing a clip of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer talking about “backdoor amnesty.”

But many Republicans recently softened their stance on immigration. As Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) explained, “look at the last election.”

“Not sure that’s the reason you are supposed to say out loud,” Stewart joked.

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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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