“Moderate” Jon Stewart Tells Obama His Legislative Approach Seems “Timid” At Times

Stewart certainly lived up to this description of himself in his Discover the Networks profile, last night:

Stewart’s style of humor tends to be relatively gentle when poking fun at Democrats, but more pointed with regard to Republicans. While he regularly focuses a bemused sardonic eye on the foibles of conservatives, his chief criticism of Democrats tends to be that they are not liberal enough, or that they confront and oppose Republicans too weakly.

This exchange, which took place last night on The Daily show, puts the lie to the idea that  John Stewart represents sanity and moderation in the Democrat party:

In a discussion on health care reform, in which Stewart referenced a conversation he had with a member of the audience before taping began, Stewart told the president he ran with such “audacity,” but that his legislative approaches have seemed “timid” at times.

Obama disagreed,  and assured Jon that “change” doesn’t happen over night.

Jon Stewart is not a moderate Democrat. He’s not a garden variety liberal. When you look at Obama and his agenda, and think, “he hasn’t done enough”, you are a far left ideologue. The only people who think ObamaCare doesn’t “go far enough” are  socialist single-payer advocates, like Jan Schakowsky, who is out there on the very far left of the political spectrum.

See for yourself: (link fixed):

As you can see, Schakowsky is nowhere near the center of the spectrum. She represents the kook fringe who think ObamaCare “didn’t go far enough”, because it didn’t include the public option in the health care bill, which would have led to single payer more quickly.

The “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear”  on the National Mall, is being billed as a rally “for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat.” 

Ours is a rally for the people who’ve been too busy to go to rallies, who actually have lives and families and jobs (or are looking for jobs) — not so much the Silent Majority as the Busy Majority. If we had to sum up the political view of our participants in a single sentence… we couldn’t. That’s sort of the point.

Riiiight. From the looks of it, this moderate answer to the tea party for people “too busy to attend rallies” is turning out to be more like  another One Nation moonbat fest.

The LA Times reports:

The rally’s Facebook page is a hive of activity, much of it aimed at the political left, with posts about get-out-the-vote efforts and plugs for Democratic candidates mixed in with logistics advice. As of Wednesday afternoon, more than 223,000 people indicated they planned to attend.

I can guaran-damn-tee you that no genuine political moderates or Republican leaning voters are going to be at this hive of left-wing activity being billed as a “rally to restore sanity”. Who are they trying to kid?


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More evidence this rally is not about “restoring sanity”…

Cliff Kincaid: Terrorist Ayers Endorses Stewart/Colbert Rallies

When comics Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert announced their rallies on the national mall scheduled for this Saturday, they may not have expected—or wanted—an endorsement from Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers. But Ayers told the Ford Motor Company-sponsored Green Festival in Washington, D.C. last Saturday that the event will be a needed respite from the “Alice in Wonderland” world of military domination of the planet and wars waged by the U.S. “empire.”

The October 30 Stewart/Colbert rallies, dubbed “Restore Sanity” and “Keep Fear Alive,” are “worth attending,” Ayers said.

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!


15 thoughts on ““Moderate” Jon Stewart Tells Obama His Legislative Approach Seems “Timid” At Times

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  2. It seems that you and other fox news racist ignorant americans never bother to listen to the ENTIRE interview before you go on your overeacting fake rant about how jon stewart pokes more fun at republicans BOO HOO Michelle Malkin you’re not white, get over it.


  3. May I ask what you mean by “Garden Variety Liberal”. A few days ago you posted a definition of Liberal that read as the following “A “liberal” properly defined is someone in the middle of the political spectrum”. I figure you mean in Stewart’s regard the negative version of Liberal but I was a bit confused with the Garden Variety tag. Sorry if this seems a bit trivial.


  4. It seems that you and other fox news racist ignorant americans never bother to listen to the ENTIRE interview before you go on your overeacting fake rant about how jon stewart pokes more fun at republicans BOO HOO Michelle Malkin you’re not white, get over it.

    Irony alert…


  5. For many years, Jon Stewart has had his own comedy show… where or when has it changed?

    Why do people think what happens on his show should be taken seriously?

    Can’t we just ignore Mr. Stewart? … I’d like to ignore him along with nutballs like Behar and other leftists… I ignore Shep Smith and Geraldo on FOX, too… I’m an equal opportunity ignorer



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  7. the thing that strikes me about the video clip is ….. just how narcisistic do you have to be when you can’t even laugh at yourself when you are on COMEDY CENTRAL already?? Obama REALLY does. not. like. to be criticized — even criticism coming from a comedian on a comedy show is too much for him to take.


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  9. I really liked the rally. I felt that it showed a great tone of moderation that I come to expect from Jon Stewart, saying this as a moderate. Sure there were some people who didn’t get the message on the left, doesn’t surprise me given the attacks they’ve seen from the right, just like some of them overly attacked the right during the Bush years. But most of us understood the point of the rally, and that it really was not supposed to be about politics as usual. Jon Stewart’s speech at the end was great. I recommend everyone watch it before judging this rally with little knowledge.


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