In case you haven’t heard the news, Americans had a massive dose of amnesia on Tuesday. They forgot which party got us into the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, they forgot which party was responsible for the great recession of 2008, they forgot which party shut down the government a year ago because they did not want Americans to have healthcare. And these Americans forgot which party is responsible for blocking every jobs bill the President and his party tried to implement.
So with this massive case of amnesia, the American people voted for the Republican party to run the United States Congress, and they also voted for more Republican governors!
Consider this your lesson in The Battered Woman Syndrome – she keeps going back to her abuser!
Well after Americans ran back to their Republican abusers Tuesday night, something miraculous happened. After years of blocking the president and the Democrats, Republicans suddenly began talking about “bipartisanship!” You know, like a real abuser does, ‘baby, I’m gonna change, it will never happen again!’ Republicans blocked progress in this country so much, doses of Drano couldn’t help. But winning Congress apparently opened their eyes and now, after almost 7 years of saying “NO” to everything, they want to say yes!
This is confusing to anyone who follows politics, and Jon Stewart’s confusion manifested itself in his last show.
In one of the clips Stewart showed on Wednesday’s program, Mitch McConnell – the same Republican who infamously said his only goal was to make President Obama a failure – after winning his re-election, McConnell was heard saying, “just because we have a two-party system doesn’t mean we have to be in perpetual conflict.”
I was like, HUH!?!
The look on Stewart’s face said it all. But his words in response to McConnell’s new found willingness to work with the President said even more than his facial expression.
“Who the fuck are you people?” Stewart asked.
“I gotta tell you, that sound bite would have been better not coming from the guy who for six years has been one of the sole owners and operators of this country’s Perpetual Conflictinators,” he added.