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Jon Stewart to GOP base: Your candidates aren’t the problem — it’s you

Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart offered a little advice to a Republican base that first preferred Rep. Michele Bachmann and then Texas Gov. Rick Perry and now wants New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to be the party’s presidential nominee.

“You want to add another candidate?” Stewart asked the GOP base. “It’s like the Republican primary is a season of American Idol in reverse, where every week you just add some new idiot… Have you ever considered the possibility that your candidates aren’t the problem — it’s you?”

“It’s like the Republican base is at war with its own talking points,” he explained. “I want someone who is going to cut taxes and balance the budget, someone who’s a skilled orator and doesn’t talk all fancy, a child of poor immigrants who will build a fence to keep them out of this country, someone who’s strong enough for a man but pH balanced for a woman, someone who will roll up their sleeves but not show their arms.”

Stewart added: “It’s like your ideal candidate is a rare super-heavy element that can only exist in a particular particle accelerator and, even then, for only a fraction of a second before you all remember how much you all hate science. You guys need to take a long hard look in the mirror — you need to take a long hard look in the mirror and not come away thinking, ‘There is something wrong with this mirror.’”

Watch this video from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Sept. 27, 2011.

Written by | David Edwards

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