Stewart Stages 'Intervention' to Save GOP From Newt

Daily Show host thinks Republicans have a bad addiction
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 16, 2011 5:22 AM CST
Updated Dec 16, 2011 6:30 AM CST

(Newser) – It's not every week you find Jon Stewart and the National Review reading from the same page. The Daily Show host, echoing the conservative magazine, urged the GOP to step away from Newt Gingrich. "Chasing the Reagan has led Republicans to the basement of a broken-down abandoned drug den," he said. "But here’s the thing. He’s not Reagan. He’s more of a Norman Rockwell painting of Ayn Rand kicking Jimmy Carter in the balls."

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Gingrich, he said, is what Ronald Reagan would have turned out like if he had been abandoned as a child and raised by cacti. But the GOP shouldn't just take his word for it, Stewart said, staging an "intervention" for the Newt-addled party by playing clips of conservatives, including Sen. Tom Coburn, former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu, and even Glenn Beck explaining why they won't be supporting Gingrich. (Read more Election 2012 stories.)

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