Jon Stewart certainly didn’t grasp for satire straws when displaying his feelings on the Ames Straw Poll and the Republican Presidential candidates.
Monday night on the Daily Show, host Stewart analyzed the results from the poll that saw Michele Bachmann get a boost in the nomination race, Tim Pawlenty drop out of the race, Rick Perry enter the race, and Ron Paul treated by the media like he isn’t even in the race.
The Minnesota Congresswoman’s victory was the first focus for the comedian on the night. “Bachmann wins, the ‘aye’s’, or the crazy eyes, have it,” Stewart said. He then went on to snooze on his desk after playing a Pawlenty soundbite on ABC’s This Week indicating his withdrawal from the race.
Texas governor Perry was next on Stewart’s list, showing a news media montage highlighting the similarities between Perry and another former chief executive of the Lone Star State, George W. Bush. “No, he is not George Bush on steroids,” he said. “Rick Perry is what happens when Lex Luthor distilled down George Bush’s essence in the laboratory, and crossed it with gun power, and semon, from the finest thoroughbred in Lubbock, and then strapped that concoction on to a nuclear missile, and shot it into a F—ing sun, and then waited, waited, until one day on the anniversary of the Alamo, a solar flare, yadda, yadda, Rick Perry.”
Stewart finally turned to the news media’s overlooking of Ron Paul. Outlets like MSNBC and Fox have been giving more attention to people who not only finished behind him in Ames, but also are behind in various polls, while virtually ignoring the Texas congressman. “This pretending Ron Paul thing has been going on for weeks, ” he said.
“How did libertarian Ron Paul become the 13th floor in an hotel?”
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NYC mayor Bill de Blasio ending his Democratic presidential campaign
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has ended his Democratic presidential campaign.
De Blasio made the announcement Friday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," where he explained his decision.
"I feel like I've contributed all I can to this primary election," he said, "and it's clearly not my time."
The mayor said he was optimistic about the Democratic Party's chances in the 2020 election, no matter who was nominated to face President Donald Trump.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe darkly warns why Rudy Giuliani’s ‘lies and gibberish’ are no laughing matter
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough laughed uproariously at Rudy Giuliani's careening denials and admissions to possible crimes involving Ukraine, and then darkly noted that his bizarre "gibberish" was straight out of the authoritarian handbook.
"Morning Joe" panelists cracked up at President Donald Trump's attorney angrily denying that he sought election help from Ukraine's government, only to even more angrily justify his reasons for doing what he had just denied.
"When it is going south you put gibberish on the air not to confuse people," said panelist Donny Deutsch, "all of a sudden it's just this noise that's not as distracting that makes you lightheaded."
Top North Korea negotiator praises Trump’s ‘new method’ suggestion
North Korea's chief negotiator in talks with the United States welcomed Donald Trump's suggestion of trying a "new method" in negotiations, and hailed the exit of his hawkish national security advisor.
The US President had fired John Bolton last week, revealing deep divisions between the two on major foreign policy issues including nuclear talks with Pyongyang.
Trump on Thursday said he would consider trying a "new method" in talks with Pyongyang, which have been deadlocked since the collapse of his second summit with Kim Jong Un collapsed in February.
Kim Myong Gil, Pyongyang's top delegate for working-level negotiations with Washington, said the comment underscored a "political perception and disposition peculiar to President Trump", calling it a "wise political decision" in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.