Jon Stewart Brilliantly Decimates Republican Idiocy Surrounding Hillary Clinton Email “Scandal” (Video)

jon-stewart-hillaryIt’s no secret that Hillary Clinton is going to run for president in 2016. In fact, her not running in 2016 would easily be one of the biggest surprises in modern political history. And if just about every poll conducted for the last 2+ years is to be believed, she’s headed toward a fairly easy victory.

But there’s also a downside to being that big of a front-runner and a female Democrat up against a very desperate Republican party. That is, they’re going to come at her with a vile hatred that even President Obama didn’t endure in 2008 and 2012.

And the fact that her last name is “Clinton” certainly won’t help matters on that end. As we all know, Republicans not only loathe the Clintons – they’re terrified of them. So, it goes without saying that the 2016 presidential campaign will most likely go down as one of the dirtiest and ugliest in our lifetimes.

We’ve already seen signs of that the last two years with the continued Benghazi propaganda, and even some who’ve taken swipes at her age. It’s ironic considering she’ll be slightly younger than conservative icon Ronald Reagan was when he ran for president in 1980, and a few years younger than two former Republican presidential nominees – Bob Dole and Sen. John McCain – who ran in 1996 and 2008 respectively.

Lately, the big “controversy” that’s swirled around the former Secretary of State has been concerning her decision to use her private email instead of an “official” one given to her by the government.


As if the 2 1/2 years of ridiculous Benghazi nonsense wasn’t bad enough, now Republicans are trying to make a big deal out of what domain she used to send emails? Never mind that former Secretary of State Colin Powell also used private emails while he held the same position, because there was a rule passed in 2009 requiring her position to use government sanctioned email addresses, apparently now this is a massive deal.

Because, after all, what was she hiding about Benghazi in all of those private emails?! 

Oh, and for the record, even Fox News’ own legal experts came out publicly stating that she didn’t break any laws.

It’s just all so stupid. Republicans are so pathetically desperate to make her seem like some shady, underhanded, terrifying figure that they’re now basically grasping at straws and hoping that anything sticks.

That was pretty much the point Jon Stewart made last night when he brilliantly mocked the ridiculousness surrounding this whole ordeal.

“You think maybe her wrong email address-ghazi will be a big boost to her Democratic primary rival, TBD?” Stewart asked. “Or perhaps this will affect Hillary Clinton’s standing with Republicans in the general election, who pretty much already believe her and her husband to be treasonous, murdering grift-asauruses? Personally, I think her email trouble helps sew up the senior vote. You know, they can relate.”

In other words, anyone who really cares about this nonsense wasn’t going to vote for her anyway.

If this is the best Republicans can come up with – a Benghazi “conspiracy” that even the Republican-led committee investigating it concluded doesn’t exist and the fact she did the same thing Colin Powell did during the Bush administration – that just goes to show how petty and desperate Republicans are to try to take her down.

Watch the segment below via Comedy Central:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • BobJThompson

    I may be a progressive, but if the best the democratic party can do is come up with Clinton for president in ’16 they are going to fail hard.

    The issue isn’t just as small as her not using the proper domain it’s the lack of transparency. That she could be clearing out emails is against the spirit of the law. I could give a crap less about Benghazi, but what about negotiations about Keystone XL and TPP which she would also be involved in?

    Releasing the emails (which are supposed to be archived in case of wrong doing) after the public gets angry is a typical republican-esque move. And exactly why I will be primarying for Bernie Sanders in about a year.

  • Victor Victoria

    Hillary’s State Dept. Forced The Resignation Of An Ambassador For Using Private E-Mail

    Obama counsel not aware of Clinton’s email practice

    Sometimes I think the only place Allen goes to get news is Comedy Central.

    • GL

      There’s a reason for that. They’re the only reliable ones anymore. The Big 3 all pander to the Republicans because if they don’t their ratings will sink like a stone because the Republicans will refuse to be on, MSNBC is biased (although I like their angle), Fox is about as straight as the hypothetical offspring of Elton John and Big Gay Al, and CNN is just a parrot. Comedy Central are the only ones who have the guts to ask the tough questions.

  • Rocky_Marshall

    Jon might have waited before brushing this off as being an over hyped Right Wing Conspiracy. Just in the days since he filmed this, enough is already known to make most of his pandering look embarrassing.

  • Cali Curmudgeon

    Nothing to see there. Just operating a private offshore email server to avoid disclosure laws and the constraints of the civil law…. MoveOn™, right? Commiecrats.

  • Cali Curmudgeon

    Maybe Romney should have put his binders of women on a secret server…..oh wait, that was just a colloquial expression. How can you deny media bias when it is right there in front of you…..

    • Wiley

      Liberals fought long and hard for the Freedom Of Information Act. Hillary went out of her way to skirt being subjected to it by her use of a private email server. Now liberals are pretending this is no big deal, hoping it dies no damage to her presidential ambitions, the FOIA implications be damned.

      It’s amazing to witness. Allen flaunts his cavalierness to it. It’s all a big laugh.

  • bptr

    Darrell Issa is supposed to head the Ethics Committee (laughable
    enough because he is a Republican, but particularly obsurd since he is a serial car thief and scammer). In fact, he uses this position solely to fabricate bogus scandals used against the Democratic Party. Of course, these efforts always backfire for the dumbass Republicans who just sink lower and lower in their own stupidity

    Unfortunately, half of fat stupid America is not bright enough to see the Republican absuird lies, and continue to vote against their own self-interests.