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Norquist: I came up with anti-tax pledge when I was 12

Tuesday night on The Daily Show, Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist said he came up with his influential anti-tax pledge when he was in the seventh grade. “My team is winning,” he told the Daily Show’s Samantha Bee. “Your team is winning?” she responded. “It’s like you came…

Late middle-aged male experts agree: They know everything

Funny or Die nails it again, this time mocking male “experts” speaking on women’s health. A parade of men, including Tim Meadows, Nick Offerman, Kurtwood Smith, and Judd Nelson, declare themselves to be “experts on women’s reproductive health.” “What qualifies me to be an expert on women’s reproductive health?” Ray…

Jon Stewart slams Fox News for basing talking points on RNC memo

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Tuesday night joked that Mitt Romney made his job “way too easy.” Romney has condemned his rival Rick Santorum for urging Democrats in Michigan to vote for him in the Republican primary, calling the move “dirty tactics” and “disgusting.” “What are the odds…

Colbert: Romney is ‘plastic and uncomfortable’ like empty seats

The top two GOP presidential candidates’ bizarre moves this past weekend caught the attention of Stephen Colbert Monday evening, when he mocked Romney’s “plastic and uncomfortable” personality in an near-empty stadium and Santorum’s anti-elitism that would lead to “fewer opportunities” for the next generation. The Comedy Central host began analyzing…

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

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…

Andy Cobb to Democrats: ‘Dirty your hands with Santorum’

It isn’t every day that you’ll catch Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas advocating for Democrats to vote for Rick Santorum — but that’s just what he did earlier this month in an effort to extend the Republican primary to help President Obama’s chances next fall. In a new video, comedian…

Mitt Romney casted as ‘The Artist’

In the spirit of The Oscars, The Chris Matthews Show decided this weekend to humorously cast GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney as “The Artist.” The 70 second parody trailer features the characteristics of the Academy Award nominated silent film, and factors in Romney aesthetically looking the part of president until…

Sacha Baron Cohen ‘threatens’ Oscars with ‘consequences’

LOS ANGELES — Sacha Baron Cohen has threatened Academy Award “zionists” with “unimaginable consequences” if they ban him from Sunday’s Oscars, in a spoof riposte to a warning against staging a publicity stunt. In full regalia as the military dictator from his latest film, the colorful British actor gave them…

Jon Stewart: Gingrich confuses Obama with King Herod

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…

Song parodies Virginia’s ‘mandatory transvaginal ultrasound’

“Song a Day” video blogger Jonathan Mann published a little tune yesterday that seems destined to go viral, keying into the state of Virginia’s debate about abortion restrictions and whether the state should be able to force women into medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds, just to obtain abortion services. “Why you…

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