Jon Stewart has a question for right-wing pundits outraged over President Obama's appearance on The View: "Do you idiots have any short-term memory at all?" If The View is somehow beneath the office of president, Stewart asked last night on the Daily Show, how about George and Laura Bush's 2004 chat with Dr. Phil about spanking their daughters? And it sure sounded like the allegedly "undignified Springer-esque" ladies of The View were asking serious questions about issues.
The bottom line for right-wing media, Stewart said, is "nothing Obama does will ever make you f---ing happy." If the president had spent the time with the Boy Scouts instead, as critics say he should have, those same critics would be comparing him to Hitler for choosing to "stand in a field rallying his adoring uniformed youth."