Jon Stewart’s election coverage (video)

In his post-election coverage, Jon Stewart had a few good quotes. The first was his own:

“Wisconsin elected Tammy Baldwin, the first open-lesbian Senator — sorry, Lindsay Graham.”

The second was from Fox’s Megyn Kelly talking to Karl Rove about his notion that Ohio was still in play, and thus Obama hadn’t pretty much just sewn up the election:

“Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is this real?”

It’s a good broadcast.  Enjoy.  I’ve also posted a Fox clip below, it’s good.

And here’s the stand-alone clip of Fox’s Megyn Kelly finally committing some journalism against Karl Rove:


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Bosse/608235497 Joe Bosse

    Damn it, I just realized that was 6 days ago.sorry.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Bosse/608235497 Joe Bosse

    I keep seeing people complain about that, and not just here. if you use Firefox you can always install the no-script addon and AdBlock Pro. I disable them both for this site, but they still block the 3rd party ads you get in embedded videos.

  • emjayay

    Articles and videos on AmericaBlog are now routinely being partly covered up by ads WITH NO “X” OR “CLOSE” TO GET RID OF THEM.

  • Travis Nelson

    Jon Stewart is a fucking idiot. You think people from SD and ND are uneducated and not smart enough to give you all out east anything to worry about? FUCK YOU!!!! Come find out how dumb we are!!!

  • lynchie

    I totally agree but can’t see a majority of Dems and Repubs agreeing to pay a tax and forfeit some of the enormous bags of cash sitting around in closets. As for churches they don’t even have to cry poor they are exempt and exempt from property taxes as well. Imagine they spent $6 Billion on this election. How much was left in the campaign chests and no body accounts for it. By the way heard Romney cancelled all staff credit cards before he conceded. A good Bain capital management move.

  • Tom Joad

    It’s been his MO since…..well, EVER. It’s just so funny now, he’s always accused their opponents of exactly what they themselves were doing, he can’t stop himself. Bush was a coward that supported the Vietnam war but didn’t risk anything, while Kerry was in it. So call Kerry a deadbeat coward. Be the first, and take away the other sides arguments or risk looking like a “i know you are but what am I” child. The GOP concerted to suppress the votes, the Dems worked against that, so to Rove, it means they have to keep their MO and attack on that issue even when it is so obviously opposite. He’s got ONE move, only, and here it is in all it’s glory….exposed.

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

    Let’s give him a wedgie and take his lunch!

  • cole3244

    they are more diluted then i even thought, thanks for the videos.

  • ferd

    Well, Rove and Co. seemed to remain confident through election eve, so if any such threat from DOJ, or other entity, was issued, it would have gone out late in the day,or would have been delivered earlier, but quietly to just a few Republican operatives who were scared into un-patching computers, or something, and keeping that action to themselves.

    We’ll never know.

  • Lucy Jr

    “This was the historic election between arithmetic, and belief. And belief wasn’t going down without a fight.”

    The triumph of reason against rant, brilliant!

  • pat

    Rove is saying that Democrats won, in part, because they “suppressed the vote” by painting Romney as a corporate raider and a business flipper.

    First, it’s the truth about Romney.

    Second, this is a prime example of Rove’s infamous tactic of blaming the other guy for what Rove or his side is doing. And how brazen to deply this tactic this time around, when all of America KNOWS that it was the Republicans who tried, hammer and tongs, hook and crook, to disenfranchise millions of Americans.

    Third, Rove is wrong that Obama is the first president elected to a second term with a lower vote percentage than the first term. The first was FDR, somebody (I believe Moulitsas) is pointing out.

    Last, notice how Rove sneaks the conversation away from ‘how did Rove so completely blow the election with so much money in hand’ to one of ‘let’s not blame Mitt, because it would have been hard to win with any candidate.’

    (Another tactic Rove seems to like is, if there’s a story out there that’s hurting his team, and there’s a person named X involved even slightly in the story, then go out and find a SECOND PERSON named X, and find a confusing way to inject that second person’s name into the news. Works like a charm confusing the heck out of “journalists” and public alike. This one’s actually pretty funny.)

  • mf_roe

    It always means trouble when the propagandists begin to believe their own BS. Rove is an evil prick, but even more important he is delusional, he can do incredibly nasty things when he is in a position of advantage but is helpless in any sort of real trouble.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Couple thoughts–

    First, I have to wonder if Megyn is going to suffer some repercussions for thoroughly de-pantsing Karl Rove like that on national TV. She made him look like an idiot — and a partisan hack, to boot.

    Secondly, I’ve watched those clips a couple times and okay… maybe I’m finding confirmation bias in this, but the way Karl was stammering, the panicked look in his eyes, and the rest of it. His absolute certainty there was no way the GOP was going to lose Ohio. Couple this with how it took until late today for the Florida results to come in. Tell me it isn’t possible that Karl Rove firmly believed the whole plan was for both Ohio and Florida to remain “too close to call” through the night, possibly for days, and then mysteriously have numbers flip to Romney by the end?

    Of course, as soon as it became obvious that even without Ohio and Florida, Obama would still have 270, thus making any pre-positioned mucking with the remainder of Ohio’s count pointlessly risky. I mean at that point, in this (very) theoretical scenario, Husted is probably smart enough to realize he’d just be sticking his own neck out for nothing but a narrower (but still losing) EV margin — and risking major jail time if caught.

  • mf_roe

    I wonder if the DOJ was waring the GOP behind the scenes that they were ready to make arrests if “strange” events started to change election results. I worked in Chicago back in the ’70s and have a healthy respect for the power of veiled threat. We know the Repugs have committed election fraud before, the only reason they flinched is they feared real retaliation this time.

  • mf_roe

    Well, why then do we not tax Political Parties? And as a practical matter many religious groups use some very strange accounting proclaiming themselves almost broke while they revel in million dollar palaces.

  • hollywoodstein

    Too smart for me, but hey I go on.

  • hollywoodstein

    And Dems counter with what, Krystal Ball? Imma gonna send Rachel my college black book. A lotta talent there.

  • hollywoodstein

    The fact that Rove has been encased in Carbonite for future generations to see, will be her contribution to journamalism.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    Clearly comes across as smart, I’ve always thought that. Kind of surprised she stood up to Rove, but she was defending the evil empire, I fear.

  • hollywoodstein

    The R’s had a plan for recounts ala 2000. Everything ready to go. The results came in fast and furious and overtook Karl. Then Colorado. the times they are a changin”

  • hollywoodstein

    Don’t judge me.

  • hollywoodstein

    In Colorado.

  • hollywoodstein

    Would munch that like a bag of Doritos after a long draw on Kush.

  • hollywoodstein

    I have a confession to make. Love me some Megyn Kelly. Luv her. She’s evil. L-O-V-E her. Met her in a DC bar, hard to believe she’s more beautiful in person. Whip smart too. Sold her soul to the Ailes for the money, and fame. Previously worked as a mouse. Evil, evil, evil.
    L=O=V+E her.
    Must be because my parents took me to Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, and I identified with the Wicked Witch.

  • hollywoodstein

    Sarah looks thinspo. The rumors of her doing yoga in Hollywood may be true.

  • lynchie

    You are right John. Lindsay missed his chance at being first at something by not coming out. I feel more refreshed by the change in America’s demographics, something i wasn’t paying attention to partly because I don’t see race. More young people voted we should thank Obama for that and more women are feeling empowered to vote. Great to see Asians and Latinos casting a ballot and not being intimidated. The days of beating us over the head with a bible are coming to and end. If you want your religion great but it should not rule the country. I will be happy when tax free status for churches that insert themselves in social issues is revoked./

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