That's right, I said it. I'm kind of over The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. I watched a lot during the Bush administration, not every night, but often. Then Colbert came around, and I just found him funnier. By the time the 10 o'clock hour comes around, I'm more interested in laughing, not serious politics, which is where Jon Stewart has gone. Don't get me wrong, I entertained the idea of heading to DC for his rally. And sure, he has his jokes, but his whiny voice just feels like nails in my brain. He takes himself very, very seriously. He's not the same Jon Stewart who declared on Crossfire years ago that he's NOT one to be taken seriously, remember, his show is on after puppets making crank calls (cannot for the life of me remember the name of that show, but it was terrible).
But now, he's saying things that just make me scratch my head. On Bill O'Reilly's show recently he said he is "saddened" the president hasn't done more to change the structure of Washington. What? In less than 2 years, during the worst financial era since the Great Depression, he expected one man to change the structure of the government of the world's largest super power? I hate to say it, but this sounds like something that would have come out of Glenn Beck's mouth, albeit a couple of years ago before he completely lost his mind.
So the President was on Stewart's show the other night, and while I didn't watch it, I did read the transcript. The President tried to make the point to Stewart that you can't change everything in an instant, but I don't know if Stewart got it. He didn't seem very concerned that millions will get health insurance, but more concerned with if the President regrets running on the motto "Yes We Can".
You know what's to blame? Smart phones, Facebook, Twitter, etc. All of this RIGHT NOW information we can get. When something takes time, people can't handle it. They don't understand it. They don't understand how hard it is to get things done when the other sides refuses to work with you. You can find out at any moment what the kid who sat next to you in 8th grade English class is having for lunch by just checking their Facebook status. There is something truly bizarre about that.
So what's my point? My point is that Jon Stewart is a pundit, like so many others. He doesn't like that title, but he's earned it. Tomorrow the republicans will likely take back Congress, at least the House. If that's what America wants, if that's what America thinks will get them what they want faster than is humanly possible, so be it. The GOP had 8 years, 6 of which they controlled the Presidency and Congress. From that, we got the financial meltdown. Why reward a party who failed you, I don't know, but hey, that's the people's choice.
How long until Jon Stewart is back to kissing the President's ass after that happens?
Monday, November 1, 2010
Posted by Unlikely Oilfield Wife at 8:15 AM