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Jon Stewart Lauds Bill Clinton’s ‘Amazing Display Of Actually Saying Stuff

by Josh Feldman
11:50 pm, September 6th, 2012
Jon Stewart did not hide how amazed he was at Bill Clinton‘s long speech
at the Democratic National Convention last night. Stewart said he had
never been happier to see “math” and “arithmetic” used in a speech,
gleefully contrasting Clinton’s approach of getting specific with how
vaguely the Republican ticket laid out their policies last week.
RELATED: Fox’s Chris Wallace And Brit Hume Offer Praise For Clinton’s DNC Speech


Before getting to last night’s speeches, Stewart addressed the
controversy over the Democratic platform omitting language about God and
Jerusalem, saying that God isn’t so petty that he immediately “freak[s]
out” if you don’t mention him. Naturally, the Democrats stood by their
platform 100 percent… except for when they did a complete 180 yesterday.
Stewart found it particularly ridiculous that despite the fact that the
vote looked “dead-even” from the delegates, the motion passed anyway.
And then Stewart transitioned to Clinton’s big speech, which he
immediately noted was unbelievably long, hitting on almost every
important policy issue in the country right now, and with “more false
endings than a James Brown concert.”
However, Stewart did credit Clinton with bringing something truly
unique to the convention: numbers and facts. He said that the former
president presented an “amazing display of actually saying stuff,” and
argued that he had more statistics on his side in one speech than the
Republicans did in the entirety of last week. And what Stewart found
most amazing was that Clinton was actually more descriptive of the GOP
plan than the GOP itself.
Stewart compared the specifics of Clinton’s speech to the vague platitudes offered last week by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.


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  • A good number of Republicans are allergic to facts and maths.

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  • Antonio Viaragossa is a fucking ass clown.

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    • @ggppgg

      Sausage making at its worse. He should have said I can't tell and had the delegates do an written vote.

      Some republicans like to refer that to democrats "values" but what they don't get is we want separation of church and state.

      Its fine to enjoy your church, just don't bring it to work.

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  • Amazing how the democrats have a speaker who knows the financial situation in the Country, and the republicans bring out a senile clown talking to an empty chair...tells you everything about the parties.

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  • Leibowitz (aka "Stewart") had lower ratings than "Beavis and Butthead" when he had a show on MTV. True story.

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    • @prototype Simple, Leibowitz is a loser.

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    • @Truth-To-Power Ad hominem hardly invalidates the points that Stewart makes in his comedy.

      Beyond that you're just wrong.

      http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/06/05/daily-show-ratings-soar-fox-slumps-in-may-numbers/

      The Daily show and Colbert report get a lot of ratings. They are both emmy winning shows.
      IT's funny. You guys just make up your own reality. You ignore very valid contradictory analysis, you then lie (Look up fact checks for Clinton, Ryan, Romney and Obama and see what party isn't l More..

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    • @Truth-To-Power Lmao who gives a fuck he's hilarious

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    • @BigDaddyHarrison I wish I could articulate myself as well as you do

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  • Lmao how can people choose to watch bill o rielly over this

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  • hah "...and fewer snakes" like romney

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  • I think about the money that is passed onto Liberal and Conservative media platforms, each with their agenda.
    Still the point being that Americans don't deviate or challenge the rigged 2 headed political party.

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  • LMFAO

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  • rub their nose in it and it makes no deference
    what does it matter
    theLAB

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  • He did brag alot about what a Republican congress did and then sent the Bills to him for his signature but he left out the part the Republican Congress balanced the Budget

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  • Facism being practised in front of your very eyes.

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  • Another DNC water carrier in the “entertainment” industry.

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  • This just says how weak and wishy washy Democrats really are. They can't even follow their own lunatic values.
    Ayes have it...no wait....DO OVER...lol
    November 2012 can't come quick enough...then we'll be back in business and the sick, lame and lazy will have to get a fucking job !!

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  • I used to like this guy..not anymore.

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  • Doesn't matter, Americans are so stupid at this point their eyes just glaze over.


    Maaaaath....duuhhhhhhh

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  • Clinton's specifics, where he had them (because he had a lot of vague generalities, too), would have been better if they'd been accurate. That crap he spewed about $4 trillion in deficit reduction was laughable, and fact checkers all across the internet have blasted that.

    Stewart, too, is being a little unfair. Ryan has had specifics laid on the table for at least three years. Does he really need to repeat the same specifics every speech?

    And then contrast Obama, whose speech was pretty muc More..

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    • @buzzardist Obama's still better than Rmoney. Hell, a cactus is better than Rmoney.

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    • @hellgremlin Intelligent, you make your party proud

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    • I wish Obama would fight for the true ideals of the democratic party which was preached in 2004. Sure, he's taking the middle road, cutting deals, bargaining, etc... but the "healthcare system" isn't quite what he preached, and it's far from the social healthcare system that we need. Sure, it's a start.. but come on, he could have shoved more bills down the throat in his first 2 years instead of waiting for the GOP to block him. He had his chance, but the democratic party itself is jus More..

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    • @Ejvid04

      When you only worry about cutting taxes and helping the affluent not much infighting

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    • @Amusing

      I know this will get massive thumbs down but someone has to say it.

      Tea Party elected members don't want no ***** in the white house period. End of story.

      They were working together those two years then it stopped dead.

      I love the guy compared to another gop clown show, like last time.

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  • When Clinton started getting into his math session, I felt like I was back in college but was glad Neocons were in the process of not only getting PWNED but were actually learning what the RNC never taught them.

    LMAO @ Neocons being jealous at Clinton, as even true Conservatives (though not many exist anymore) would vote for him again any day.

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  • cocain fiend john stewart never met a democrat he didnt like to suck off and swallow...

    sure clinton said stuff, but as usual it was just all lies...its what bill clinton is known for, its what he was IMPEACHED for...

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