Jon Stewart Destroys Republican Lies About Their Willingness to Work with President Obama (VIDEO)

gop-obstructionIn my opinion, Jon Stewart is one of the best political media figures we have.  Granted his show is on Comedy Central, but I also think that’s a perfect channel for the type of personality that he is.  Only HBO (a “Real Time” type of show) might be a better platform, as it would give him less censorship to say exactly what he’s thinking.  Although to the show’s credit, there isn’t much censorship already as it is.

Another great segment from Stewart came Wednesday night when he went off on Republicans who claimed following the State of the Union that they really hoped they could work with President Obama going forward.

A claim that Stewart flat-out called – bullshit.   Well, he said a little more than that actually:

“They’re really hurt!  They’re hurt!  Their feelings are hurt!  The President has hurt their feelings!  The only problem with their “we just wanna work with him” is that it’s total bullshit.  It’s bullshit.  Premium Grade A grass-fed free-range bullshit.  Collected and packaged by hand.  It is bullshit collected and packaged by hand from the polished anuses of award-winning Texas longhorns that have been bred for peristaltic perfection so that each individual dookie meets the exacting standards of the American Bullshit Association!”

And he’s absolutely right.  Anyone with half a brain can tell the biggest Republican strategy since 2008 has been “whatever President Obama supports, do the opposite.”

I really believe that their goal following his election was to sabotage our country (and government) as much as possible in hopes that by doing so, they could hurt our economy so badly that he would be forced out after one term.

Well, as we all know, that’s not what happened.

Stewart then hammered Republicans on their obstruction:

“And forget that these Republicans have filibustered more than any Congress in the history of our republic, while accomplishing less than any Congress in the history of our republic, while attempting to block more nominees than any other Congress in the history of our republic.”

He then calls Republicans saying on camera that they want to work with the president “a game they play.”  Which is also true.  Again, I don’t believe for one moment these Republicans had any intention of working with President Obama on anything.

Now they’re angry that he’s basically said he’s not going to stand idly by while they find new ways to try to block American progress.  He’ll use executive orders when he can to bypass their obstruction.

So now Republicans are angry that after years of putting up with their obstruction, President Obama is just going to take matters into his own hands on a few small items (that our Constitution allows for) since they refuse to act.

Because there’s a difference between slow progress and blatant obstruction.  The way our government is set up, it’s never going to be the most efficient entity around.  But when you have nearly half of the members of Congress pledging to do whatever they can to obstruct anything and everything – that’s an entirely different issue altogether.

And that’s exactly what Republicans have done.

Hell, we can’t even raise the debt ceiling anymore (something Republicans did 7 times in 8 years under President Bush) without nearly taking our country toward credit default.   We even had a government shutdown basically because a handful of Congressional Republicans (led by Ted Cruz) don’t like the Constitutionally-upheld Affordable Care Act.  A shutdown that everyone knew wouldn’t accomplish anything – yet Republicans went through with it anyway.

All for the sake of playing partisan politics by pandering to the tea party base of their party.

It’s absurd to actually try to perpetuate the idea that you’re the party that’s trying to work with the president when you actually shut down our government for no other reason than a political stunt meant to appease your far-right voters.

Democrats didn’t care for George W. Bush, but they didn’t oppose everything he supported like Republicans do with President Obama.

And for the best example of this, honestly look no further than their opposition to the Affordable Care Act.  This is a law that’s based on a previous law in Massachusetts (actually it’s essentially identical) that was passed by a Republican governor named Mitt Romney (you know, their 2012 Presidential candidate) and the whole idea of an “individual mandate” was originally a Republican idea.

Yet somehow now it’s “radical leftist socialism.”

But what I loved about this segment was the tone Stewart took toward the absolute absurdity shown by these Republicans to actually sit there pretending that they have a real desire to work with the president.

You would have to be a fool to believe that.

If you have 7 minutes, I would highly encourage you check out the full segment.  It’s a classic.

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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  • Jim Bean

    There is definitely something wrong with whomever is screwing up that relationship (WH/Congress). Its much more likely that each of the 277 Republican Congressmen are screwed up rather than the 1 President is screwed up. 277 times more likely, I suppose.

    • Sandy Greer

      They’ve got their heads screwed on the wrong way. And they are sorely misjudging the American public’s tolerance and patience for it.

      What I liked most about the SOTU is that Prez Obama appealed to our ‘better nature’

      Birther TeaPugs pander to the worst elements among us.

      • Jim Bean

        Anyone who mouths something like Birther TeaPubs IS one of the worst elements among us.

      • Sandy Greer

        So says Jim Bean. Who disapproves of personal attacks.

        Or maybe he only disapproves personal attacks made against himself?

        Looks like there’s a new Jim Bean in town, LOL

      • white trash religious teaparty

        agreed!!! im in shock; but pleased

      • white trash religious teaparty

        I wanna know which creep gave U the down vote on this post— I like ur newer style jimbo!!!

    • 2Smart2bGOP

      “Our number one priority is to see that Barack Obama is a one-term president.” Mitch McConnell.
      Not jobs. Not the economy. Not healthcare, the poor, education, infrastructure, nothing of actual value to the constituents they supposedly represent; nothing but a petty, political vendetta. And since they failed to deny President Obama a second term, they are now determined to deny him any and everything else. Yeah, sounds like 277 times more likely…..

      • Jim Bean

        Well, considering what McConnell said, and after experiencing what a cluster Obama’s first term was, and knowing full well a second term would be just as disastrous, how smart, on a scale of one to ten, do you think the people are that voted for him in 2011? Its pretty lame to be blaming the Pubs for the second round when its the voters that provoked it. Those voters didn’t care about jobs, or the economy, or infrastructure, or the poor or education.

      • 2Smart2bGOP

        It’s precisely that they do care, which is why Romney/Ryan went down in flames, or did that escape your memory? The Republican party is in full ownership of most all “disasters” during President Obama’s administration and if you weren’t so willing to disregard facts in favor of ideology, you would know that.

      • white trash religious teaparty

        there u go again,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, throwing around facts !!!! that’s not how FOX “news” operates,,,
        U ( and I) should be ashamed!!! FACTS!!!
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,regressive white trash republicans prefer OPINIONS

      • Jim Bean

        Choosing a candidate with a background in collecting money from one group and distributing it to another (community organizer) and history of economic failure as President over a candidate with a background in creating economic growth with a history of success just somehow seems counterintuitive to me.

      • 2Smart2bGOP

        If you weren’t watching FOX “News” all the time, you would have known that the deficit is falling at a faster rate than at any time since Eisenhauer. Given that the Congress has been doing nothing but vote against Obamacare in a fool’s errand, (you DO understand that even if that vote came to the President’s desk, it would be vetoed, right? Exercise in futility.) I fail to see his “economic failure as President.” But then that may be due to my understanding of facts and math. And Romney’s “background in creating economic growth with a history of success” only applied to himself and his rich buddies.
        You can have your own opinion, but you cannot have your own “facts.”

      • white trash religious teaparty

        the voters still were aching from the residue of bush/ Reagan “policies” which are the biggest horsesh*t ever— so they voted against repubs

    • white trash religious teaparty

      duuuuuude—————- that’s the best post I have ever seen U write!!!!
      ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, wow!

  • dutch163

    excellent, Jon Stewart nails it….yeah, I do not believe Repubs want to work on what is needed ..more important to them to oppose Obama

  • Sandy Greer

    Party of No takes on a whole new meaning since the election of our first black president. Band of Blockers, indeed.

  • Progress

    Some government reform is needed. The Legislative branch needs a serious make-over. The house should be limited to say 100-200 seats only and the voting process for representatives should be done the same way the Senate is done to avoid gerrymandering. Also set term limits. Senators and house representatives get lets try four terms. Also decrease the age requirement to 24 for both branches. We need some younger and fresher minds who are more connected to the new generation. The new generation might be more willing to get involved politically if they did not have to vote for people they didn’t think connected with them.

  • Che Chamigo

    The Republicans work on strategy. All they want is to stay in power. In 2000, they stole the election. In 2004, they stole the election again, and just to be sure they snagged it (this was after all, the president who oversaw an attack on the US and got us into two unnecessary wars, and declared “Mission Accomplished”), the added homophobia to the mix, putting constitutional amendments on 11 state ballots. They knew they lost big after Bush left office and when Grandpa and the Nanny didn’t win, so they sought a new strategy. Make it look like the black guy is incompetent and/or scary. Problem is, it is not working. Their hypocrisy is too evident and becoming clear even to the most die hard of the brainwashed. Their ship is going down. The pendulum is heading left.

    • Vectre

      Bigger problem is that it is working. Over and over I have to listen to or read about people who accept the line unconditionally that is all Presidentesident Obama’s fault for not wanting to work with Republicans.

      They accept the lines fed to them from Fox News and right wing talking heads unconditionally. So many truly believe that he is Muslim, communist, generally a non citizen, etc.. Or whatever the latest conservative right wing conspiracy is.

      I have no doubt that it will get worse, before it gets better, if it does at all..

      • Zoey0728

        I have seen the same thing. One women said that the guy who wrote the book which told about the steak house meeting couldn’t be trusted because he’s a liberal. ….. And you know all liberals are lying, abusive people who just hate hate hate.

        I also hear constantly how ignorant and incompetent the President is. It’s like they are living in an alternate reality.

      • Sandy Greer

        The more they’re rejected, the uglier they get.

        Which causes them to be rejected even more.

        They’re their own worst enemy. Our cross to bear their complaints, BUT: We get to sit back and watch ’em implode.

      • CM

        I completely agree Sandy, I keep saying the same exact thing. It’s so easy (and done so eloquently by the daily show I might add) to catch them on video as they really are, thugs or in a lie or contradicting themselves. The material practically writes itself. The information age is NOT their friend!

  • Michael Siever

    Republicans’ definition of willingness to work with Obama:

    “Hey, can you roll over and play dead, so we can pass whatever laws we want while completely ignoring the results of the election? Okay, thanks, bye!”

    What a joke!

  • Kirbyfan2

    WOW, He nailed….nothing! Really? Are you lemmings really following this as “he nailed it”. Please tell me exactly what he “nailed”. Maybe you like hearing the Word “Bullshit” and this excited you? Tell me one fact that he said that tells you ANYTHING important. Of course Republicans do not want to work with Obama, they don’t believe his policies are good for the country! Obama and the democrats don’t want to work with republicans because they think they know what’s best for everyone! Wow, what a shocker! They all need to go.

    • 2Smart2bGOP

      Democrats don’t want to do the same stupid things that got us here, and that’s what the Republicans promise to do all over again. When he suggests something that was their idea to begin with, (ACA, anyone?) all of a sudden it’s the worst thing to happen since the Holocaust. Heard you guys want to put Palin back up in 2016; oh, please do.

      • Kirbyfan2

        No, they want to do even MORE stupid things like ruin the best healthcare system in the world, reward illegal immigrates with citizenship and make YOUR kids pot heads (but likely they would just be following their parents lead with that one). Oh, incase you forgot, not a SINGLE repubican voted for Obamacare (I’m sorry you are embarrased to call it that now as it makes him look bad). And you dems really need to get over Palin, I guess you keep bring her up because secretly you have the hots for here.

      • 2Smart2bGOP

        Wow – you really are a special kind of stupid. “The best healthcare in the world” is out of financial reach of most citizens, that is what the ACA addresses. And no, I most certainly did not forget that Not One Single Republican voted for it; they have wasted months and millions of dollars trying to repeal it in a supreme exercise of futility. IT WAS THEIR IDEA IN THE FIRST PLACE, but when President Obama adopted it, they dropped it like a hot rock. Real genius, you betcha. “Obamacare” is the name the the Republicans put on it, in case YOU’VE forgotten, but then I don’t expect by your post that you have even two functioning brain cells to rub together. President Obama said, “They call the ACA “Obamacare;” I’ll go with that, I care.” Pissed off the right to no end, since THE REPUBLICANS called it Obamacare first, ‘cos they were so sure that they could destroy it. I am in no way embarrassed by our President, unlike the dry-drunk yahoo who held that office before him. You, on the other hand; I’ll bet yo’ mama is durn proud of her boy, he don’t need no edjamakation.
        And Palin? She may be good for a hard ass fucking, but nothing more.

      • Kirbyfan2

        So which is it, Are you happy with Obamacare since it was the republicans idea in the first place, or do you not like it because it SUCKS! I am NOT a republican, As I stated I am registered independnet. Regardless of WHO had the grand idea, it is an absolute abortion. In every aspect. The president lied about every piece of it. More people will be covered (wrong!), your premiums will go down (Wrong), if you like your doctor you can keep him/her (Wrong!) If you like your current plan you can keep it (Wrong). The average cost of coverage will go down $2500 per family (Wrong!) Can you dispute these? No, you can’t because this bill, like you, are that special kind of stupid!

      • 2Smart2bGOP

        Could easily dispute them, but you have proved yourself unworthy of an intelligent discussion of real ideas, you’d rather repeat Republican talking points, for all your protestation that you are an Independent. Most Independents I have met are Dems who are tired of the fighting, and Reps who have been grossly embarrassed by their party. I love Obamacare, I don’t care whose idea it was, it is working for everyone I know personally who has signed up for it. Now please be quiet, grown ups are trying to talk.

      • white trash religious teaparty

        disputing and backing them up with facts have no effect upon white trash regressive christen scum. they hate all progress

      • white trash religious teaparty

        tell us more about the insurance companies screwing americans BEFORE the ACA— dropping people constantly; NOT insuring pre existing conditions,,,,screwing older americans as the “insurance” companies were simply getting uber wealthy,,,,,,,,
        —–must royally suck knowing U are an independant voter who simply is a crybaby white trash regressive pseudo-Christian who hatesprogress.

        please enjoy Hillary 2016-2024

      • white trash religious teaparty

        kirbyshitheadfan will see the truth as soon as my pet TEGU lizard learns Mozart on a harp

      • 2Smart2bGOP

        “kirbyfan” – does that mean that he sucks really hard?

      • white trash religious teaparty

        something tells me he owns a crappy vacuum also as a Kirby is very expensive…..
        probably has him ‘mumsie’ broomsweep his rnted room

      • white trash religious teaparty

        yeahhh,,,,,,,,,,,,, lets get in debt with Reagan/bush policies; have thousands of brave americans dead in useless lie based war(s) and give MORE MONEY to the uber wealthy ( who are alcohol drinkers)
        best health care system? if U are a billionaire it is—
        but U white trash scum Christian regressives still scuk the tete of regressive john birch society lies-
        BRAVO

    • Sandy Greer

      Repubs could care less what the policies of Obama are. If he said it was good to breathe air…they would suffocate…rather than do anything he puts a stamp of approval on.

      • Kirbyfan2

        They do care, They just don’t agree with stupid ideas.

      • Joyce Meredith

        They only care about money and who has it. They could care less about the middle class or those who are the working poor. But just watch. The closer it gets to election and they will be all about the less unfortunate and then should they get elected it will be back to business as usual. The GOP needs to go.

      • Kirbyfan2

        Oh, the Middle class has BOOMED voer the last 5 years!!! NOT! Obama is not only hurting the middle class, he is killing it! Check your facts !

    • angellgirl

      See, the way the government works is. . .they have to co-operate. Because that’s their job. Sure, they have the right to disagree and even to block one another. That’s the way the system was set up. But to block just about everything? After saying specifically that their mission was to make him a one-term President? Yeah, clearly they’re reading everything closely and carefully determining the merit of every policy. . .like they’re supposed to.

      • Kirbyfan2

        Has Obama said he wants to take control of the Hosue next year? Has Pelosi? No difference. How many bills to invigorate the economy has Harry Reid NOT brought up for a vote? More than 40! If they were bad bills and would be voted down, why not allow a vote? THAT is obstructionism!

      • Joyce Meredith

        How many times have the republicans obstructed bills that Obama wanted to get passed even when it had things that the republicans wanted? Waaaaaayyyyyyy over 40!!

      • Kirbyfan2

        Can you name some or just thorwing “bullshit” against the wall like Jon Stewart. Please name 40 as you suggested there are so many.

      • 2Smart2bGOP

        More than 40? Name one. Just one. Cite any sources, please.

    • Joyce Meredith

      Yes he nailed it. The republicans made up their minds from day one not to cooperate in any way with the President. Anything he was for (even if it was something the republicans wanted) they were against. Maybe you need to step away from FAUX NEWS long enough to face reality.

      • Kirbyfan2

        Oh, and Obama has been sooooo willing to negotiate! What’s his line “I won the election”? Well gues what, the republicans won their elections too.

      • Joyce Meredith

        You must be one of the FAUX NEWS morons who conveniently forget what the republicans agenda was from the first day Obama took office. If Obama was for it they would be against it. Period. They have proved that over and over. You want to belong to the party of bigots and racists be my guest. But make sure you get your facts straight.BTW…his line was “If you want to change things win an election.”
        I truly wish Obama had said to breathe air is good. Then we wouldn’t have to be concerned with the republicans and the Tea Party.

      • 2Smart2bGOP

        Negotiate what? Name one thing, just one, that the Republicans have been willing in good faith to compromise on. Oh, that’s right, “compromise” is a dirty word in Republican. Or it means, “do it our way and fuck you.” THAT’S the Republican way. The one thing that most Dems are pissed at Obama about is his constant attempts to play nice with a party who has said, over and over again, We Don’t LIke You, And We Will Destroy This Country If It Means We Can Blame You.
        You do your party proud; another moron willing to protect those poor, put-upon rich people, whom you so willingly believe will brush some crumbs off their table for you. The Republican party is in its death throes, you’re just too blind to realize it.

      • white trash religious teaparty

        negotiate what? U scumbag white ttrash crybabies bemoan the destruction(???) of the constitution; yet U small dicked regressive scum try2 destroy the parts of the constitution U don’t like–
        negotiate? with losers who are essentially out of power and out of favor with the American voter?( see: 2012)

      • white trash religious teaparty

        hes doomed: he also is a white trash CHRISTIAN who wants women gays and blacks in place circa 1942

    • bicyclist11

      You’re a Republican, right?

      • Kirbyfan2

        Independent actually, But you are obviously a democrat because you cannot answer a simply question. Please tell me what JS said that he “nailed” or are you still jerking off to his Bullshit comment?

      • Joyce Meredith

        Why? Can’t you read?

      • Kirbyfan2

        He called people names and makes Jokes. There was absolutely no point to the listing! DID YOU READ IT? If it made sence to you, then you should not be allowed off your medication.

      • white trash religious teaparty

        work upon thy poor spelling ; OK?
        and get back to your house of voodoo/superstition ( SEE: tax free church)

      • white trash religious teaparty

        reublicans agreeing to NEVER work with OBAMA even before he took office,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        hows that for a leadoff ( rickey Henderson) homerun??

      • 2Smart2bGOP

        A republican masquarading as an independent. This one is best ignored; no chance of any intelligent discourse here.

      • Kirbyfan2

        I agree, it is in your best interest to ignore me, you can’t win any debate against me because I use reasoned logic, not Obama talking points. When they get proved wrong, you don’t know what to say except “best ignore this person”. Probably a good call on your part.

      • 2Smart2bGOP

        Hilarious; I would advise you, on this last attempt to educate the ideologically imprisoned, to learn the meaning of “reasoned logic.” Also, look up “debate.” You have produced nothing but verbal vomit and insults, and I will allow you to have the last word, since it seems to mean so much to you. Bear in mind though, that in order for you to insult me, I must first care what you think. Nice try, though.

      • white trash religious teaparty

        reasoned logic? tellme which republican POLICIES in recent ( lets say 10 yrs) have been beneficial to America AS A WHOLE…..
        and no cheating!! shall we start with tax cuts for wealthy? maybe Iraq war?? abortion crybaby issues?
        let me know which EXISTING REPUBLICAN POLICIES are beneficial

      • white trash religious teaparty

        a white trash regressive “christian” scumbag anti sexual crybaby republican,,,,,,,,,PRAISE JEEEEESUS

    • white trash religious teaparty

      hey imbecile,,,, the repubs policies ARE GOOD FOR AMERICA???? Hmmmmm—- Reagan and the bush boys got us massively in debt and in UNPAID wars whilst generating tax breaks for themselves?
      damn!!!! I didn’t know how beneficial that was

  • FD Brian

    If the republicans want to oppose Obama, then at least have some ideas of your own to contribute or a better way to do something. As the republicans what they want to do about health care and it’s mind boggling to listen to the responses or the lack of them.

    • white trash religious teaparty

      they do have ideas———— make abortion illegal; repeal aca and drop taxes on billionaires so they can hire a new yacht maintenance crew ( SEE: job creation)
      ,,,,,,,and U though the regressive white trash crybaby tea party was not all for America!!

  • imager2112

    Wow, I was so impressed with Jon Stewart’s call down to the Republican BS, simply OUTSTANDING!!

  • Joyce Meredith

    I’ve known this from the very first day Obama took office. It was so obvious. The Republicans played their little game well for five years. Let’s see if they are still in the game for the next three.

  • joe the nerd ferraro

    does Stewart need better writers if he’s doing Philadelphia jokes?

  • Kirbyfan2

    It’s so sad that you liberals all blame Fox News for everything the President does wrong, and then you get your news from a comedian, and a poor one at that! Now wonder the country is in the state it is in. And before you try to blame Bush or the House, remember, Obama had 2 full years with the house and the senate. And what did he do? That right, ruined the best healthcare system in the world. Have your deductibles gone up? Have your premiums gone up? Guys, are you paying for maternity coverage? What a joke!