Stewart's "Scorn in the U.S.A." Segment Rips GOP
Jon Stewart has had enough. Stewart ripped the GOP on Tuesday night on The Daily Show for their conservative rhetoric about Occupy Wall Street.
In recent media coverage, the GOP has been using catch phrases such as “Take it to the streets” and “Ready for battle” which you would assume would coincide with the actions of citizens in cities all over the U.S. right? Wrong. The party is primarily opposed to the protest. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has previously said that Americans need to "Take this country back." Here, a month after Occupy Wall Street protests, Cantor is accusing the movement of pitting Americans against Americans. Of course Stewart saw the flaw in his logic right away.
Stewart’s rebuttal, "If Republicans don't condone pitting Americans against Americans, well then, who is that we Americans should be 'taking this country back' from?"
As only Jon Stewart could, he had flow charts and clips backing up his comment while breaking down exactly who conservatives believe is the actual enemy against Americans. The list included liberals, federal employees, activist judges, the entertainment media as well as global warming advocates. The cherry on the cake was Newt Gingrich who believes the enemy includes "Tenured professors who can flunk you if you're conservative" and "gay people who are living together."
The masterpiece moment would have to be when Stewart summed up the how hard it must be for the GOP to "Love America so much, but hate almost three-quarters of the people in it."
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Stewart has definitely touched a nerve as these statements and views from the GOP show just how out of touch with everyday Americans they are. Cantor's comments combined with those of Rick Santorum that the key to the economy lies in traditional marriage expose the GOP's lack of connection with what is wrong with the country. While campaigning for the republican nomination, the candidates are displaying a complete lack of understanding of the economy and the issues that plague the citizens across the country.
Occupy Wall Street is a cry for help. A cry falling on deaf ears in the Republican party. It is about time both parties work together and take heed of the central message this protest is about. "NO MORE"