Jon Stewart Destroys Republicans for Criticizing Iran Deal They Haven’t Even Read (Video)

jon-stewart-repub-iranWhile much of the political world has been consumed in the idiocy of Donald Trump, a historic nuclear deal with Iran was reached that barely registered as a blip on most people’s radars.


If you’ve followed politics at all the last few years you know exactly how this went: President Obama did something historic that many people, including most of our major allies, are calling something positive – and Republicans are acting as if it’s going to lead to the end of the world.

Like most things Republican, basically everything they’re saying is just fear-mongering propaganda with almost no substance behind any of it. They’ll continually call this deal a “bad deal”… yet most of them (if any) haven’t even read the damn thing. Heck, they can’t even offer specifics as to why the deal is “bad” or what they would have done to make it better. They’re literally just going out there and repeating, “This is a bad deal and ensures Iran gets a nuclear weapon.”

Even though that’s the same crap they’ve been saying for decades. 

Well, Jon Stewart tore into Republicans for doing what they always do by playing partisan politics with very important issues without knowing what the hell it is that they’re talking about.

“You didn’t even read the deal?” Stewart said of Sen. Lindsey Graham admitting he hadn’t read the bill. “Basically, you’re treating this critical international accord like some kind of bizarro iTunes user agreement.”

Later on he went after various Republicans predicting some sort of apocalyptic nuclear end of days scenario as a direct result of this deal – in 10 to 15 years.

“With the way the world is going? F*ck,” Stewart mocked. “A nuclear Iran’s gonna be the least of our problems in 10 or 15 years. Iranian nukes will be a break from swimming through our climate change-flooded cities fighting Ebola zombies with our teeth ’cause we can’t hold guns thanks to our iPhone-shaped hand tumors. That’s what’s gonna be a treat.”

While that’s funny, the real joke is that many Republicans, and their favorite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have been claiming Iran is on the brink of a nuclear weapon for decades. Hell, in the early 90’s Netanyahu claimed Iran would have a bomb by 1999. Well, 16 years later – he’s now claiming they’re 10-15 years away from having one. For the mathematically challenged, that’s just over 30 years of being completely wrong.


Not only that, but Stewart played a 2012 clip of Netanyahu warning that Iran was just a few weeks or months away from creating a bomb. Again, nothing but fear-mongering and propaganda.

While I’m sure the deal isn’t perfect, nor was it ever going to be, the Republican rhetoric against it reeks of nothing more than their usual “let’s oppose anything President Obama does” rather than legitimate concern over whether or not the deal actually accomplishes what President Obama and many of our closest allies claim it will.

At the end of the day, the goal of keeping Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon should be based upon realities rather than petty partisan politics.

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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  • Allahu Akbar!

    Sounds like there are secret side deals between Iran and the IAEA that Obama is not making public.Congress needs to shit can this crappy deal.

    • Tracy Rowe

      really? Sounds like that how? Did you read the agreement?

      • BobJThompson

        He can’t respond. He’s preparing to counter Jade Helm.

      • Russell Berryman

        And you are so smart you get your news from a idiot comedy show!!! How stupid are you? Totally stupid!!

      • Howard Sands

        If you’re going to call someone stupid, its a good idea to use proper grammar- that means proper spelling. Repeat after me: You get your news from AN idiot comedy show.
        And you, Russell, are replying to people who get their news (THEIR, not THERE) from a comedy show.
        And no, I haven’t read it. that’s why I’m not criticizing it.
        But you, I see, are a typical nut who just parrots everything the right wing wackos say. Now, if you don’t like Jon Stewart or Comedy Central, please go back to FOX News. Now that’s true comedy.

      • Russell Berryman

        And your reply is over grammar? That’s all you have? And you’re not going to criticize it because you haven’t read it? Nobody has Howie that’s the point!!! And then you go on a rant (and name calling) about Fox News and Stupidity Central? obama has lied about almost everything for 8 years and you call me a right wing wacko? You’re a parroting left wing wacko who gets his news from a comedy show with a host with limited intelligence at best. If you’re going to fight a battle of wits Howie bring some brains. This whole country is seeing what progressives and those who follow them are. Left wing socialists with a supposedly superior education but no common sense at all Howie. You are a special kind of stupid aren’t you Howie. But I do respect you enough to capitalize you name. But I have no respect for our liar president.

      • Howard Sands

        Please keep posting stuff. I always enjoy good comedy, even if its unintentional. I love how you ramble on and on, and you say that I’m on a rant.
        And yes, this whole country, and the world too, is seeing what we’ve done, with President Obama. Only low information voters like yourself think its bad stuff. But even better, we see what the Republican party brings to the table too. we see how their policies hurt people. They hurt you too, but you aren’t bright enough to see that. Its a shame.

      • BobJThompson

        You sure are angry guy. Why don’t you wander to your nearest doughnut shop with an AR-15 slung across your shoulder? For safety. 🙂

      • Allahu Akbar!

        ‘National Security Adviser Susan Rice, while defending the overall
        nuclear agreement, appeared to acknowledge the existence of the side
        deals on Wednesday. She said the matter of the Iran nuclear program’s
        “possible military dimensions” (PMD) has long been an issue between Iran
        and the IAEA. She said they “negotiated and concluded an agreement to
        deal with this issue of PMD, which was one of the major sticking points
        in our dealings.”

        She added: “These documents are not public, but nonetheless, we have
        been briefed on those documents, we know their contents, we’re satisfied
        with them and we will share the contents of those briefings in full in a
        classified session with the Congress. So there’s nothing in that regard
        that we know that they won’t know.”

      • strayaway

        Although I support the general idea of treaties rather than embargoes or bombing, members of Congress who don’t read this thing shouldn’t be there. That’s assuming they are allowed to read it in its entirety instead of being “briefed” with someone’s interpretation of what’s in it. Members of Congress who settle for a briefing shouldn’t be there either. It was just a couple of months ago that Congress passed the fast track legislation they were not allowed to read except under guard and with no note paper or recording devices. They were treated like children by the Obama administration and most acted like children by not bothering to even go read it even under those adverse transparency restrictions. Let’s also see if the Iran Treaty will be called a treaty or something else to skirt the 2/3 Senate requirement like the fast track legislation.

      • Russell Berryman

        An intelligent reply!! And not a lie in it!! obama can’t do that now can he? Progressives are so stupid they think lies are true. And depend on a stupid jon stewert for there news!! Pathetic idiots!1

    • repanimus

      I will ask again, have you read the agreement?

      • strayaway

        How can he? If you read AA’s last post you would realize that Susan Rice said that Congress will be “briefed” about the contents instead of being allowed to read it. So if even Congress isn’t allowed to read it, how is AA supposed to have read it? I haven’t read it either. Neither have you. Let’s all pretend though that John Stewart is making a really cool point.

        Flashback: “”Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.” -Obama

      • Russell Berryman

        Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.” -Obama. He lied about that too!!1

        Reply

      • Russell Berryman

        I will ask you again idiot. Have you?

    • Howard Sands

      Where is this sound coming from? The voices in your head?

      • Russell Berryman

        From the liar in chief is where dummy!!

    • Russell Berryman

      If he didn’t have secret deals then he can’t lie like he always does!!

  • Allahu Akbar!

    Kerry is being torn to pieces before Congress right now.Hope they reject this piece of garbage deal.

    • repanimus

      Have you read the agreement?

      • Howard Sands

        The correct question is has someone read it to him? And I suspect the answer is no.

      • Russell Berryman

        The correct question is have you moron?

      • Russell Berryman

        Have you ? Idiot!!

  • ChicagoJohn

    I was just remembering when the left was defending the Bergdahl deal.
    This feels…. familiar…

  • Cynthiananderson

    ^^^^^Now Get It -ffoorrwardprogressives