If you listened to conservative pundits on Election Night, you might have heard just a bit of hyperbole. The Republicans didn’t just have a “wave” election… they had a “tidal wave” election! No, make that a tsunami! No, an earthquake! Not just any earthquake, but the 1811 New Madrid earthquake that made the Mississippi River run backwards! “You do realize all your metaphors for Republican victory killed thousands of people,” Jon Stewart quipped last night, after playing a montage of those statements. “Tonight was a great night for Republicans—it is an electoral win of Bubonic proportions.”
Yes, the Daily Show broke down the midterms last night, poking fun at John Boehner’s crying fit, the glut of news network analysts, and Meg Whitman’s expensive defeat. He also got in a devastating jab at the president. “There was only one consistent losing message in this election,” Stewart said, “and that message was, ‘I know Barack Obama personally.’” Virtually everyone Obama campaigned with lost—including the Illinois Democrat running for Obama’s old Senate seat.