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Jon Stewart says GOP should sue Netanyahu: ‘Ginning up racist fears’ for votes is their thing

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Daily Show host Jon Stewart offered congratulations to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday for his re-election, while warning him that Republicans would be justified in suing him for copyright infringement.

“How dare you,” Stewart chided Netanyahu. “How dare you gin up racist fears of minority turnout for short-term political gain. That’s our thing.”

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Stewart showed footage of Netanyahu claiming that political opponents were importing “huge amounts of Arabs” to inflate the numbers against his Likud party, only to say — after his victory was assured — that every voter, “Jew and non-Jew alike,” was important to him.

The lesson for Republicans, Stewart said, should be “go id or go home.” Had Mitt Romney embraced his “47 percent” speech in 2012, he argued, he might well have won the presidency.

At the same time, Stewart mocked Fox News’ celebratory mood following Netanyahu’s victory, saying they were acting like “Bibi” had beaten President Barack Obama, while calling it “interesting” that the White House had not offered congratulations.

“Really? You find it interesting that a foreign country’s prime minister — who came to Congress against the White House’s wishes and sh*ts on a nuclear deal the president spent years working on — wouldn’t receive an immediate post-election ‘atta boy?'” Stewart asked.

Watch Stewart’s commentary, as posted online on Wednesday, below.

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Veteran Republican operative shames the GOP — and warns they won’t get rid of Trumpism ‘for at least a generation’

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Stuart Stevens is a veteran Republican campaign operative from five presidential races. When he spoke to PBS's Judy Woodruff Wednesday, he lamented the GOP failed the moral test it was presented with Donald Trump.

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