Saturday, September 01, 2012

Jon Stewart on the Republicans' Death Wish for Obama

Full transcript and video available here,  but this from Jon Stewart on just how much the Republicans were after Obama:

And here is the most incredible part of the entire fiction.  While convincing us that Barack Obama's destroyed this country's future, the Republicans have also invented a past where they were trying to help him succeed!
MITT ROMNEY (8/30/2012): That choice was not the choice of our party, but Americans always come together after elections. ... I wish President Obama had succeeded because I want America to succeed.
BULL-FUCKING-SHIT!!(prolonged wild audience cheering and applause)
BILL O'REILLY (3/2/2009): The economy is so bad and so shaky, and the Obama vision has not worked at all.  Zero.  Now, again, it's only been six weeks, but it isn't working.
"I mean, c'mon, the guy's had 42 days to fix the biggest financial catastrophe in our lifetimes.  I mean, he's had his chance."

But still, 42 days is 42 days.  Anybody wanna jump on the "I hope he fails" bandwagon, I dunno, eight days into his presidency?
1/28/2009: NEIL CAVUTO: Rush Limbaugh's — as you know, Governor — taken a lot of heat for saying that he does not wish this President well.
MITT ROMNEY: Rush is partially right, and I'm not going to try and parse words here, but of course we don't want failed policies to succeed.
"I mean, it's been eight days.  We've been waiting an entire Hanukkah for Obama to succeed.  I can't believe he hasn't fixed in eight days what our guy did in eight years."