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Jon Stewart tells Oprah he won't run for public office

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The quote below is from Jon's appearance on Oprah, September 21, 2010.

"I deny that I am powerful. Power implies an agenda that's being acted on. Every generation has had its people who stand at the back and make fun of those in charge. When the Nazis came to power in the '30s, it created an incredible underground scene of satirical comedy. Peter Cook [a British comedian] once said with a straight face, 'Yes, they really showed Hitler.' That's how I see it. I'm not saying I'm powerless and in a vacuum. But if I really wanted to change things, I'd run for office. I haven't considered that, and I wouldn't — because this is what I do well. The more I move away from comedy, the less competent I become. I would lose my mind almost immediately. My job is I make jokes. I don't solve problems. If my job became solving problems, I would suddenly become a lot less good at what I do, unless the problem being had by the country was a lack of jokes."


http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/jon-stewart-i-will-never-run-for-public-office-2010229
 
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Why not Run we already have one imbecilic Left wing Comic dumb ass in the Senate "Harry Reid" and I almost forgot about Al (the REAL super idiot) Frankin.

Was he there to get Opra's blessing after all she is calling all the shots for Obama.:2rofll:


The more the scarier.
 

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Why not Run we already have one imbecilic Left wing Comic dumb ass in the Senate "Harry Reid" and I almost forgot about Al (the REAL super idiot) Frankin.

Was he there to get Opra's blessing after all she is calling all the shots for Obama.:2rofll:


The more the scarier.
I really haven't seen a post of yours in which you brought up a valid point instead of blindy attacking Obama, much less said anything remotely non partisan.
 

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The quote below is from Jon's appearance on Oprah, September 21, 2010.

"I deny that I am powerful. Power implies an agenda that's being acted on. Every generation has had its people who stand at the back and make fun of those in charge. When the Nazis came to power in the '30s, it created an incredible underground scene of satirical comedy. Peter Cook [a British comedian] once said with a straight face, 'Yes, they really showed Hitler.' That's how I see it. I'm not saying I'm powerless and in a vacuum. But if I really wanted to change things, I'd run for office. I haven't considered that, and I wouldn't — because this is what I do well. The more I move away from comedy, the less competent I become. I would lose my mind almost immediately. My job is I make jokes. I don't solve problems. If my job became solving problems, I would suddenly become a lot less good at what I do, unless the problem being had by the country was a lack of jokes."

I can't believe he just called our President Hitler.
 

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I can't believe he just called our President Hitler.
That makes about as much sense as comparing Justin Beiber to Kurt Cobain. None.
 

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Welcome to Sarcasm 101, mega. ;)
 

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So you learned sarcasm now? Good, you are growing.
LOL! I've been sarcastic since 1997, my friend. :)

(My best friend in high school was VERY sarcastic [still is] and he taught me well.)
 

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LOL! I've been sarcastic since 1997, my friend. :)

(My best friend in high school was VERY sarcastic [still is] and he taught me well.)
its my left wing friend :2razz:
 

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I did miss that so.. .. ..
Pup says thanks "Mom"! ;);)
Ha. Well, I'm fairly sure I'm not old enough to be your mother, but.....you're welcome! :)
 

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I really haven't seen a post of yours in which you brought up a valid point instead of (blindy) spelling? attacking Obama, much less said anything remotely non partisan.
I would not expect anything else from you. Many Liberals have limited ability to read and comprehend the language of the home country.
I have been accused many times of using words that are too long they confuse and confound the less fortunate, and for that I must say: What's the matter can't you tell a joke when you see one. Jeez I included :2rofll: and still you don't get it.

OMG, a political Debate Forum where someone was actually posting something of a partisan nature, what's next?

After a stunner like this it wouldn't surprise me if a Radical Leftist Obamaniac actually wrote a cogent argument based on something of a relative nature and went so far as to tell the truth or God help us used facts, and didn't make wild and crazy false accusations and name calling to try to make some silly useless point.

I won't hold my breath because the Liberal Party line and instructions from the White House don't include the use of the truth or facts because they are not found in any of Obama's play books or instructions, such as "Rules for Radicals," and the "Cloward & Piven Plan," and don't forget that old Favorite< "The Written Works of Karl Marx" and, one of my all time favorites "Socialism for Dummies" (A how to Book).
 

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I would not expect anything else from you. Many Liberals have limited ability to read and comprehend the language of the home country.
I have been accused many times of using words that are too long they confuse and confound the less fortunate, and for that I must say: What's the matter can't you tell a joke when you see one. Jeez I included :2rofll: and still you don't get it.

OMG, a political Debate Forum where someone was actually posting something of a partisan nature, what's next?

After a stunner like this it wouldn't surprise me if a Radical Leftist Obamaniac actually wrote a cogent argument based on something of a relative nature and went so far as to tell the truth or God help us used facts, and didn't make wild and crazy false accusations and name calling to try to make some silly useless point.

I won't hold my breath because the Liberal Party line and instructions from the White House don't include the use of the truth or facts because they are not found in any of Obama's play books or instructions, such as "Rules for Radicals," and the "Cloward & Piven Plan," and don't forget that old Favorite< "The Written Works of Karl Marx" and, one of my all time favorites "Socialism for Dummies" (A how to Book).
I won't try to speak for all members of this or any community (there are idiots on both sides everywhere) but the fact of the matter is you are the only one making partisan statements like this on this thread. Feel free to call out any and all partisan hackery on all sides at any point in time, but make sure it's related and not just a finger pointing "well he/she did it first!"

On the topic however, I'd say that this is pretty much par for the course for Stewart. I don't think I have ever heard him claim to be anything other than a comic.
 

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I would not expect anything else from you. Many Liberals have limited ability to read and comprehend the language of the home country.
I have been accused many times of using words that are too long they confuse and confound the less fortunate, and for that I must say: What's the matter can't you tell a joke when you see one. Jeez I included :2rofll: and still you don't get it.

OMG, a political Debate Forum where someone was actually posting something of a partisan nature, what's next?

After a stunner like this it wouldn't surprise me if a Radical Leftist Obamaniac actually wrote a cogent argument based on something of a relative nature and went so far as to tell the truth or God help us used facts, and didn't make wild and crazy false accusations and name calling to try to make some silly useless point.

I won't hold my breath because the Liberal Party line and instructions from the White House don't include the use of the truth or facts because they are not found in any of Obama's play books or instructions, such as "Rules for Radicals," and the "Cloward & Piven Plan," and don't forget that old Favorite< "The Written Works of Karl Marx" and, one of my all time favorites "Socialism for Dummies" (A how to Book).
You know there's a problem when your jokes look similar to your serious posts.
 

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Sorry BDBoop... I fail to see this as Breaking News. Jon Stewart is a comedian... nothing more, nothing less.
 

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Sorry BDBoop... I fail to see this as Breaking News. Jon Stewart is a comedian... nothing more, nothing less.
It's breaking news for the people who think he should run.

On the other hand, I have had a fair amount of trouble knowing where a thread belongs.
 

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LOL

Oprah and Jon Stewart trying to convince each other they are relevant.

Oprah, keep doing home makers, and Jon, just tell the jokes. We'll call you if we need you.

LOL
 

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LOL

Oprah and Jon Stewart trying to convince each other they are relevant.

Oprah, keep doing home makers, and Jon, just tell the jokes. We'll call you if we need you.

LOL
He literally said the exact opposite, how do you pull that out of what was said?

And since when did you turn into the Prof.
 

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Anyone who would possibly ever even consider voting for this goof ball needs to have a serious mental evaluation.

Just in case the supporters of this wholly unqualified imbecile didn't know it Stewart doesn't write his own material he has a staff or writers. He's really no smarter than a dead rock.

Definition: Dead Rock= a rock from the Pleistocene Epoch that has long since cooled and just lies there motionless for eons.
 

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Anyone who would possibly ever even consider voting for this goof ball needs to have a serious mental evaluation.

Just in case the supporters of this wholly unqualified imbecile didn't know it Stewart doesn't write his own material he has a staff or writers. He's really no smarter than a dead rock.

Definition: Dead Rock= a rock from the Pleistocene Epoch that has long since cooled and just lies there motionless for eons.
He says he isn't running for office and you guys still have to make stabs at him and his audience, grow up already. The guy says stuff you don't agree with, that doesn't make him an imbecile that is as smart as a dead rock.

Intelligent analogy there by the way...as smart as a dead rock, and you are calling people imbeciles?
 

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He says he isn't running for office and you guys still have to make stabs at him and his audience, grow up already. The guy says stuff you don't agree with, that doesn't make him an imbecile that is as smart as a dead rock.

Intelligent analogy there by the way...as smart as a dead rock, and you are calling people imbeciles?
Sying really stupid things and blindly attacking solid Americans who are also not running for office makes him and the rest of the idiots in the 5th column Obamedia like Olberman, that Gay guy with the tingle upp his leg when he looks at Obama and most of the lefies who have attacked with name calling and lies just because they Conservatives.

Oh that's right your group can call people names make wild unfounded accusations and spread hate through the land give Obama a standing ovation when he's defying the the will of the people but if we have an opinion of some fool we don't have the right.

Typical tactics of the Obamaniacs who can only follow orders rather than do their own thinking, and it's sad because when the Socialist/Marxist gets his way if we can't stop the Anti-American 8in Nov. those on the left will suffer when the collapse comes, and the gulags are filling.
 
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