Stewart Blasts GOP Outrage Over bin Laden Ad
Presents ad as Bush would have run it
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted May 2, 2012 4:32 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Jon Stewart's explanation for Republicans' attacks on President Obama's Osama bin Laden ad: They must be on crack. "Republicans, you are annoyed by the arrogance and braggadocio of a wartime president’s political ad?" he asked on last night's Daily Show. "Were you alive lo these past 10 years? It seems unseemly for the president to spike the football." But when "Bush landed on a f***ing aircraft carrier" in Iraq, "he spiked the football before the game had even started."

Stewart showed clips of George W. Bush backers—and Bush 43 himself—making similar attacks on John Kerry that echoed the Obama ad's attacks on Mitt Romney. Finally, Stewart agreed with Republicans that the ad was "a little bit of a cheap shot, but the only reason you are pissed is that you didn’t get to run it." He offered an amusing sample of how such an ad would have looked had Bush killed bin Laden, including lines like "vengeance is a dish best served barbecued" and "I got him! That's right, me. George W. bin Laden Killer Bush!"

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May 8, 2012 8:42 AM CDT
Stewart is a genius ~ I love the spin he puts on the news . . . If it isn't HILLARY 2016, then it should be . . . STEWART/COLBERT 2016 but for now . . . FORWARD !!! OBAMA 2012 !!!
May 7, 2012 6:43 PM CDT
Jon nailed it. Problem is there are too many that don't use their frontal cortex.
May 7, 2012 6:03 PM CDT
Stewart is so shot out! he is not funny one bit! he is just watched probably by people getting drunk at night and can hardly remember a word he said the next day.Just poor programs and very little choices for those party goers.Best to turn off the tv if you cannot find nothing better than Jon Stewart! I mean really?