Jon Stewart On Chris Christie: He’s ‘As Sh*tty As’ The Rest Of Them, Might As Well Run For President (Video)

chris-christie-jon-stewartBeing that Jon Stewart is a native New Yorker (who happens to also work there), and being that New Jersey is literally just across the bridge, I wonder if Chris Christie’s ego ever temps him to confront The Daily Show host over numerous instances where he’s absolutely crushed him on national television. Out of all the politicians in this country, when Stewart goes after Christie, it just seems to have an extra bit of vitriol added to it.

Take last night’s episode where Stewart seemed almost overwhelmed with excitement that he had the opportunity to mock the fact that Christie announced he was running for president.

“New Jersey Governor Christopher Christie surveyed an overstuffed field of mediocre candidates and thought, ‘Eh, I’m as shi*tty as any one of those guys,'” Stewart quipped.

He then played a few clips from Christie’s announcement where he made several strange promises, including simplifying the tax code to such an extent it would put CPA’s out of job, and said something about the only way to get a horse back in the barn is with force. I’ll be honest, I’ve never heard that metaphor. I will say, at least in my experience, that I’ve seen plenty of horses get put in barns quite peacefully. Well, at least if you know what you’re doing. Maybe Christie is insinuating that he doesn’t know what he’s doing so the only way he would know how to fix a problem is by force?

“That got weird really fast,” Stewart mocked.

Stewart then played an interview Christie had with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly a few weeks earlier where she pointed out to him that polls showed 65 percent of New Jersey voters said he would not make a good president. Christie tried to claim the reason for that is – and this is not a joke – because a lot of that 65 percent want to keep him as governor.

“That is the saddest thing I have ever heard,” Stewart said.

“It’s not that New Jerseyans love you too much to let you go,” Stewart explained. “It’s that you’re already second in the Loud Northeastern Egomaniac primary.”

Stewart was obviously referring to Donald Trump, the guy who apparently wants to start a war with Mexico if he were to get elected.

“How far must Christie have fallen to be a two-term governor unfavorably compared to a perfume-selling escalateur like Donald Trump?” Stewart asked.

It’s a sad reality to think, just about 18 months ago following Christie’s re-election, he was the darling of the Republican party. Heck, for a few weeks he was the “it” guy who Republicans thought could beat Hillary Clinton. Then the bridge scandal hit and all that momentum just vanished. Though, to be fair, he was never going to win the GOP nomination. There’s no way Southern conservatives were going to get behind someone like Christie, no matter how hard he tried to pander to get their vote.

Though Stewart made sure to point out the real reason why Christie will never win the GOP nomination.

“He committed the unpardonable crime of treating Barack Obama like a person,” Stewart said of the meeting between the two following Hurricane Sandy. “That is the insurmountable campaign hurdle: ‘When Barack Obama arrived to lend aid to your hurricane-ravaged state, you shook his hand. Why did you not slay him in a Klingon honor duel? It’s what Ronald Reagan would have done.’”

And the sad part is, Stewart is right. Chris Christie daring to treat President Obama with even a shred of respect is probably a major reason why many Republicans will never support for him – and if he was hoping to lure some liberals and younger voters his way, his recent comments about cracking down on marijuana legalization ruined that as well.

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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  • Thunder Panus

    Any one of them would be a better choice than the lying criminal Hillary or the socialist Sanders.

    • noah vail

      poor blunder penis…just can’t stand to have his heroes idiocy and/or criminal activities exposed for all the world to see and laugh at…waa waa waa

      • OMGface


    • Eyeball_Kid

      The views on major issues expressed by “socialist” Sanders is consistent with the vast majority of US voters. Look it up. The “socialist” label loses its scariness when you look at the facts.

      • noah vail

        the sad thing is that the people that reject “socialism” out of hand have no idea what socialism is..they only know what fux news tells them…they refuse to educate themselves because they are among the most ignorant people america produces and they don’t mind voting against their own best interests

      • OMGface

        LUV U NOAH!!!

  • D Lemon

    My racist white in-laws hate Christie because he shook hands with you-know-who after the hurricane. Christie won’t be able to garner enough Tealiban support to get the nomination.

    • OMGface

      I feel for you re yr knuckle dragging, bankrupt in laws and hope this sickness didn’t get infused in yr spouse.

      • Patricia Esposito

        I am Liberal, but most of my family and friends are what I call right wing nut jobs, so it is not necessarily hereditary, they are not bad people at all, just delusional, and believe FOX.

      • OMGface

        I feel for your underlying helpless, inability to chase accurate data ongoing, and to what extent that amalgam renders you malleable fodder.

  • OMGface

    This man, saw it with my own eyes, actually BELIEVES and SAID: the reason the great majority of the NJ electorate thinks he would make an horrific president, IS, they WANT HIM TO REMAIN governor! Guys, if you get just that and all it reflects you need not take another step. this level of delusion is truly head exploding and stupid scary.

  • Eyeball_Kid

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