Jon Stewart busts the Obama campaign for Big Bird ad

Jon Stewart spent some time last night pointing out how the Obama campaign’s absurd obsession with Big Bird:

This is your open thread for Thursday.

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  • Dandee

    Glad to see Stewart knows silly when he sees it. Waiting for Stimulus Sheriff Joe Biden to tell us where all the money went.

    I’ll bet the Stewart audience thinks Stewart made the Big Bird commercial. All a sideshow to avoid the Libya debacle.

  • iaintlyin

    In that next day speech that 0 gave he said “I will not let that happen” in referring to a Romney victory. We’ve all learned by now that we have to interpret/decipher 0’s words very very carefully. Any thoughts of what he meant when he said those exact words? “I will not let that happen”

    • Orangeone

      Tampering with Romney bus, loaded SS agent’s weapon left in bathroom on Romney’s plane, Ann Romney’s plane smoked filled and emergency landing. I don’t like this one bit and hate to say I question the SS recently.

  • Hilarious, obama a second term? the only thing missing was Clem Kadiddlehopper.

    • 3seven77

      Clem (Red Skelton) was a good a decent man who’d never be associated with Barack Obama in any way.

    • Red Skelton was a wonderfully patriotic man. We saw him at the Washington State Fair at Yakima years ago. What a joy!

      To quote him:

      I — Me; an individual; a committee of one.

      Pledge — Dedicate all of my worldly good to give without self-pity.

      Allegiance — My love and my devotion.

      To the Flag — Our standard. “Old Glory”; a symbol of courage. And wherever she waves, there is respect, because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts “Freedom is everybody’s job.”

      of the United — That means we have all come together.

      States — Individual communities that have united into 48 great states; 48 individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose; all divided by imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common cause, and that’s love of country, of America.

      And to the Republic — A Republic: a sovereign state in which power is invested into the representatives chosen by the people to govern; and the government is the people; and it’s from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.

      For which it stands

      One Nation — Meaning “so blessed by God.”

      Indivisible — Incapable of being divided.

      With Liberty — Which is freedom; the right of power for one to live his own life without fears, threats, or any sort of retaliation.

      And Justice — The principle and qualities of dealing fairly with others.

      For All — For All. That means, boys and girls, it’s as much your country as it is mine.

      • I’ve seen the video a few times over the years. Mr Skelton was a very loving and patriotic man. We that know him still miss his warm rich humor.
        Thank you for posting the information for all to read. I hope every one will take the time to watch the video of Mr Skelton.

        he was a great man.

  • Orangeone

    You know O’Bambi is in trouble when Stewart calls him out Seems this isn’t the first time recentl…can’t wait to see how Stewart handles the Biden debacle tonight!

  • Watchman74

    I still can’t stand Jon Stewart.

  • 2besusie

    Since this is our open thread for the day, I’d like to offer a prayer for Paul Ryan.

    Please, Dear Lord. guide Paul in tonight’s debate. I ask the You grant him the wisdom to speak calmly and clearly as he explains the dangers facing our country and the efforts needed to return us to the right path. Please give him the grace needed to withstand the pressure he will surely feel, and let him feel the good will coming from so many Americans who support him. Thank you, Lord. Amen.

    • anneinarkansas


    • Amen! My husband and I prayed for Paul Ryan this morning. Can’t wait!! God is good!!!

    • Your mouth to God’s ears! 20-some days of USA ridicule left!

  • Rshill7

    Has anyone ever wondered why Fort Knox is so well guarded, even considered impregnable?

    Ever wonder why football teams have an offensive line, or why Switzerland has never been attacked? (By the way, in Switzerland gun ownership is mandatory.)

    These various lines of defense along with strong lines of offense should be maintained of course, but why? Is it because nothing is more provocative than weakness? Sure it is. Were Fort Knox housed in a plywood shed protected by two country schoolboys with homemade slingshots, it would have been robbed by now don’t you think?

    Our Libyan embassy’s weakness was very provocative wasn’t it? I wonder how the story would’ve been different had it been surrounded by US Marines with sensible rules of engagement and live ammo in their state of the art weapons?

    No matter how fervently one holds to the “live and let live” philosophy, if you’re constantly confronted with a philosophy of “kill ’em all and let Allah sort ’em out”, you’ll need a strong deterrence and a capable offense, otherwise you or your kids could become part of that, “all” in Allah’s assortment.

    Maybe instead of an “enemy dependency” as one of our local lefties so inelegantly accuses Romney of wanting, we should cultivate a “vulnerable to attack dependency”. Maybe he could vote for something like that. After all, safety is purely emotional, right? If it is, that would help explain “hope” as a strategy.

    • 4Hoppes2

      Hey Rshill7, I am leaning towards a yes vote on the new bridge to Canada, do you have an opinion on that proposal? Would appreciate your view.

      • Rshill7

        Our problem is that it amends the state constitution.

        You know, the existing bridge is owned by the same guy that owns “Central Transport”. He, “Manny”, used to call it his cash register. I’m pretty sure he’s behind all the efforts to keep another bridge from being built.

        • 4Hoppes2

          Yes, Mr. Manuel Moroun has a monopoly on that bridge and is doing everything he can to keep the bridge from being built. I am conflicted about it and did not know it would require an amendment to our state constitution.

          • Rshill7

            Yep. Imagine having to have an election every time they want to build something similar, (not that it would be very often) whether it be bridge, a tunnel or any other “international crossing”. Any and all such crossings would need to be approved in advance by a public vote.

            Seems like our state government, now controlled by Republicans, could pass a law if they really wanted that. I’m not sure why Snyder wants a new bridge, are you? Perhaps he’s interested in the revenue, which he’d prefer going into state coffers instead of Manny’s many coffers.

            I wonder how long it would take to recoup the construction costs?

            • 4Hoppes2

              No, I don’t know why Snyder wants the bridge except as a monument to his ego or legacy. I remember when the Renaissance Center was built under similar claims of an economic boost to the ravaged Detroit area. I thank you for the food for thought my friend.

              • As a Windsorite Canadian. We really need a new crossing to help both our economies. We are so interlinked that we need a backup for a “just in case.” If the crazies that did 9/11 really knew how to hurt the NA economy they would would have taken out the bridge. All automotive production in NA would stop in about two days. Plus Canada is going to pay for the whole thing. I don’t understand Michigan’s problem other than Matty buying pols on both sides of the border. (there is a whole story about Matty and Liberal party of Canada, lucky we have the Conservative Party in power) As a Big suporter of the USA and Michigan (I employ over 100 Amercian workers in my US businesses) I ask you to vote for the new bridge and vote down Matty’s prop.

                • 4Hoppes2

                  Thanks for your input, I have heard that Canada was bearing the burden of funding the construction, and your point about our economies being closely tied makes sense. I guess I really need to think about it and study more before deciding, thanks again.

                • Rshill7

                  So, we need a new bridge in case the old bridge gets bombed?

                  Why do need a new bridge…really?

  • I hope they keep up the Big Bird attack. It’s the best thing they could do for Romney. And I guess Obama is thinking, hey, it sure beats talking about Libya, right?

  • 4Hoppes2

    As a fan of Lee Child’s action thrillers and his main character Jack Reacher, I just found out his 2005 best seller One Shot is going to be made into a major motion picture. The bad news is the main character, Jack Reacher, is going to be played by Tom Cruise. What a stupid decision in my opinion. The star of Hitman and Justified, Timothy Olyphant would have done the character justice.

    • aPLWBinAK

      I like those books too. But little Tommy Cruise in his cute little platform shoes? Seriously? Hollyweird can’t get anything right, can they? Pint sized Tommy playing a character who is 6’5″ and 255 lbs….yeah, that’ll be believable ///

      • 4Hoppes2

        Yeah, I just don’t get Hollyweird, if they are going to make a movie about a best selling novelist the least they could do is match the characters to the authors script.

    • bongobear

      Nobody, except perhaps Cruise, thinks Tom Cruise will make a believable Reacher. I agree that Olyphant would have been a good choice.

      • 4Hoppes2

        Olyphant sure has the swagger of a Jack Treacher, I don’t think Tom Cruise can even pull it off.

  • JDOlson

    No matter what they say, I can’t get too interested. Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, David Letterman: All really well past their sell-by dates. All liberals. All giving off the stench of desperation.

  • WordsFailMe

    Is there anything that obama does, not scripted by his staff. which doesn’t turn out to be stupid?

    I actually felt kind of sorry for Rachel MadSow when she had to defend the first black president’s first debate with a grown up by saying that the pathetic little affirmative action lying moron won the POST debate.

    Honestly, I didn’t think there was a white liberal race apologist on this planet who was willing to slide into the pond scum and then crawl beneath the alligator sh*** to defend a tongue-tied, blathering, choom-headed defective spawn of the loins of hell from himself.

    (I wouldn’t have felt so bad if she had begun choking and had to be 911-ed off the stage.)

    Can you imagine what connotation his picture will have for all time? Might as well add a goat to the emblem because Obama will be remembered as the JUDAS of American Presidents.

    • bongobear

      I love it! Don’t hold back…say what you really feel.

  • I hope Ryan give Biden the Big Bird tonight and I hope America gives NObama the Big Bird come Nov 6th.

    • Rshill7

      I think Ryan should make his entrance wrapped in “chains” and carrying a big “schtick” 🙂

      Then, as soon as he takes his position he should be quickly “buried” under a huge pile of confetti or something.

      • Hahaha! That would be the most awesome entrance EVER! Would be replayed a million times on youtube and on TV for years to come! I’d love it! 🙂

  • Open thread, ok, here’s a few more dog jokes I hope you get a giggle out of:

    Beware of the Dog

    Upon entering a small country store, a stranger noticed a sign saying DANGER! BEWARE OF DOG! posted on the glass door. Inside a harmless old hound dog was asleep on the floor besides the cash register.

    He asked the store manager, “Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?”

    “Yep, that’s him,” he replied.

    The amused stranger inquired, “That certainly doesn’t look like a dangerous dog to me. Why in the world would you post that sign?”

    The owner responded, “Because, before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him.”


    New Dog Cross Breeds

    — Have you heard about the new dog cross-breeds?

    They crossed a Collie and a Lhasa Apso. The new breed is a Collapso, a dog that folds up for easy transport.

    They crossed a Spitz and a Chow-Chow. The new breed is a Spitz-Chow, a dog that throws up a lot.

    They crossed a Pekingese and a Lhasa Apso. The new breed is Peekasso, an abstract dog.

    They crossed a Labrador Retriever and a Curly Coated Retriever. The new breed is a Lab Coat Retriever, the choice of laboratory researchers.

    They crossed a Pointer and a Setter. The new breed is a Poinsetter, a traditional Christmas pet.

    They crossed a Irish Water Spaniel and a English Springer Spaniel. The new breed is a Irish Springer, a dog fresh and clean.

    They crossed a Newfoundland and a Basset Hound. The new breed is a Newfound Asset Hound, a dog for financial advisors

    They crossed a Bloodhound and a Labrador. The new breed is a Blabador, a dog that barks incessantly.

    They crossed a Malamute and a Pointer. The new breed is a Moot Point, owned by….oh, well, it doesn’t really matter.

    They crossed a Collie and a Malamute. The new breed is a Commute, a dog that travels to work.

    They crossed a Deerhound and a Terrier. The new breed is a Derriere, a dog that’s true to the end.

    They crossed a Bull Terrier and a ShihTzu. The new breed is a uhh, I’ll get back to you on that…..

    Much more at:

    • 2besusie

      Thanks again for posting these, Wolfie. 🙂 This site is now bookmarked on my laptop, and when I need a pick-me-up it always makes me smile.

      • YW. With all the serious stuff going on, a little comic relief I think is something worthwhile. 🙂

  • From Politico. A very good question:
    A new report by The Daily Caller is highlighting ties that President Barack Obama has to Martha Raddatz, the moderator of tomorrow’s vice presidential debate.

    According to the report, Obama worked on the Harvard Law Review with Raddatz’s ex-husband, Julius Genachowski. Genachowski was later appointed by Obama as chair of the Federal Communications Commission and invited Obama to his 1991 wedding to Raddatz – details that raise questions about a potential conflict of interest, the Daily Caller suggests.

    Does this report raise legitimate concerns about Raddatz? Or is the connection too far removed to be a conflict of interest?

    I call conflict of interest. But the Libs probably think it’s perfect. What say you?

  • Predictions for tonight’s debate:


    1) Ryan wins… Liberals and the MSM will dismiss it “these debates don’t matter” will be the mantra.

    2) Biden wins… Liberals will be hailing the second coming of Obama/Biden “The comback kid” Ryan will be blasted as a “failure” and “The people have seen the truth” etc…

    3) Nobody really gets the upper hand so there are no outright winners… See 2 above.

    Ryan like Romney before him will have to absolutely TROUNCE Biden for the media to *admit* that Ryan won. I hope Ryan goes for a knock out! Knowing Biden, he’ll be lucky if he doesn’t knock himself out and declare victory nevertheless.

  • Cindy09

    That was so hilarious!!

    Aaagh! Facepalm!

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    Well, I’m so glad Jon Stewart is making fun of this, given most of his audience think watching his show is equivalent to watching the news, but I did not appreciate the inference to Sarah Paliln being a comic cartoon figure (beginning at 2:52). Give it up already. Making fun of Sarah Palin is really getting old.

    • wodiej

      getting old indeed. It’s downright evil.

  • wodiej

    I haven’t the time or the concern for people like Stewart. He’s just a media “whore” who will say whatever it takes to get ratings and make money. Comedy has it’s place and politics shouldn’t be part of it.

  • Kelly60

    Curious…been hearing (reading) rumors of lame duck session that Obama will try to sign over liberties etc to UN…is that possible? I mean, from what I understand, unless the action involves stepping on the Consitution (gee, that hasn’t happened yet/sarc), we do not have to ackowledge it, correct? What about at State level? I’m concerned, as most are right now. And Congress, apparently, isn’t going to do anything.

  • TexasEnforcer

    You know, I knew the Big Bird reference was dumb, childish, and immature. But, after seeing John Stewart report on it the way he, now I know it was completely stupid. I don’t care for John Stewart, but I have to admit it was hilarious. Obama/Biden are running desperate and have a terrible record to show for it. Ryan is going to clean Biden’s clock. R&R2012.

  • mike3e4r7

    Yeah, Stewart. Your only “jab” at the president is that he didn’t come up with that “awesome” comeback the night of the debate. Stewar, you tool, you still don’t get it. Romney’s point was that there will be no sacred cows when it comes to cutting the budget. Get it? Hello, is there a brain in there? Guess not.

  • mike3e4r7

    And Rachel Maddow sounds like the Wizard of Oz. Ignore, that empty suit you saw last night. Obama won the post debate with “great” (and phony) unemployment numbers. I would like to see every one of these media leftists lose their jobs and have to earn an honest living.

  • bongobear

    I’ve never watched Stewart’s show but I’ve seen some out takes on Fox News occasionally. I gotta be honest, I don’t understand the fascination with the guy. Is he a comedian or a newscaster or what?

    • RosiesSeeingRed

      He’s a comedian, but his audience thinks he’s a newscaster. Explains a lot about the left, doesn’t it?

  • aPLWBinAK

    “And I like wanna play it fo y’all”……well, at least Obutthead has the intellectuals of society on his side ///

  • 3seven77

    Open Thread! I thought this was very funny! Obama’s next fundraising venture:
    (Language warning)

  • jdbaird

    Mark Levin’s segment about Joe Biden last night really opened my eyes to what kind of SOB he really is. I had heard about some of his antics and obviously know that he’s a doofus, but I never knew what a devious, evil man he is. I hope Paul Ryan has some good ammo tonight to nail Old “Plugs” with.

    • 2besusie

      I’d really like to hear that. Does anyone have a link?

      • jdbaird That was the article that Mark read during the segment, if you have itunes you can download the show for free but I haven’t seen the audio segment posted anywhere.

        • 2besusie

          Thanks, jd. I always felt there was something lurking beneath Biden’s smarmy “everyman” act, but I had no idea he was such a vicious @#@@#. Reading that article literally made me feel ill, not to mention irate. I’m sure Biden was preening inside…but he was also ugly inside.

          I’m glad we have Paul Ryan on our side. I couldn’t imagine him ever taking pride in humiliating a man in such a manner.

          I hope we all continue so send prayers and good thoughts Paul’s way tonight.

          • jdbaird

            No problem…Yeah, I think Paul Ryan will do well. I’m praying for Romney/Ryan and from what I read on here a lot of others are as well so it’s up to the will of the Lord at this point.

  • menschmeyer

    Interesting! This growing chorus of anti-Obama Leftists seems almost orchestrated.

    Could the ambitious Clinton/Soros block, along with their Media Matters/MoveOn crowd, be behind this steady erosion of Obama’s support among those who used to be his rabid fans?

  • James1754

    Obama is just trying to reach the younger voters, those between 3 and 6 years of age. I don’t see why everyone is picking on the president’s campaign for protecting Big Bird.

  • I think the Obama campaign should run the Big Bird ad in every battleground state and make it their central theme in the final 4 weeks.

  • Spartan4Palin

    Dems have got a Fevah,,,,,,,and it’s the Avian ‘Big’ Bird flu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Spartan4Palin

      Mark Knoller in Miami w/Obama campaign event – @markknoller: Put another mention of Big Bird on Pres Obama’s scoreboard. Says BB the only thing Romney has said he’ll get rid of.

      He won’t stop talking about it! This is absolutely hilarious!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sober_Thinking

    I honestly believe Stewart is REALLY ticked at Obama. He’s mad that Obama got handed his butt. He has to acknowledge how badly Obama is blowing it atm…

  • Typical of the lamestream & other leftists to bastardize, misconstrue & twist what is said.

    Romney said NOTHING bad about, against or cutting Big Bird. He suggested to end gov support to PBS, & he added that he liked Big Bird – meaning that his intentions are NOT to cut things that he dislikes.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    obama is something that rhymes with Big Bird…..if you get my drift!!!!!!

  • sjmom

    Big Bird is turning out to be a “goose egg” for Obama.

  • Laurel

    So why does everyone find this so great and wonderful? I GUARANTEE you Stewart will vote for Obama again.

    The headline for this blog post should be “Stewart takes his hypocrisy to new heights.”

  • louisiana_mom

    During the debates, when Romney said that line, I thought it was to throw Obama off his game for the debate. Romney has accomplished so much more, it has thrown Obama off his campaign! LMAO!!! Obama’s campaign is now fully devoted to saving Big Bird and convincing women to vote with their “ladyparts.”

  • Typical of the lamestream & other leftists to bastardize, misconstrue & twist what words & meaning.

    Romney said NOTHING bad about, against or cutting Big Bird. He suggested ending gov support to PBS, & he added that he liked Big Bird – meaning that his intentions are to cut unnecessary subsidies to things that he even likes.