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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:54 PM

Jon Stewart Grills Governor Chris Christie On Inconsistent Republican Philosophy (VIDEO)



For much too long the mainstream media has given the abject failure of the current Republican philosophy a pass. They succumbed to talking points based on information from conservative think tanks that are notorious for fudging data. One need only remember that the Heritage Foundation came up with the idea of a mandate in order to make private health insurance viable and to institute personal responsibility. The Affordable Care Act, now referred to as Obamacare, followed this protocol. The Heritage Foundation then opposed it on personal freedom and other grounds. In effect they showed the fluidity, porosity, & intellectual dishonesty of their current philosophical positions.

It is not an accident that these subjects are not covered in detail on mainstream news channel. An educated electorate would not stand for all that has turned America officially into a Plutocracy. There is an excellent documentary by Danny Schechter titled “Who Rules America?” that explains many of the reasons.

The mainstream media never forces the philosophical arguments that detail the differences between Progressives (Liberals) and Conservatives. They allow the inconsistencies in Republican philosophy to be discussed as if they were just a difference of opinion as opposed to just being wrong.

Increase taxes on the wealthy have no measureable effect on economic activity. There was a report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) that was “withdrawn from circulation” at the behest of Senate Republicans that proved this. Moreover, one class in basic Economics 101 taught that given that the marginal propensity to consume is much larger for the middle class than the wealthy, a benign tax increase will not have a marginal effect on their lifestyles. Yet, news channels never challenge Republicans when they state that taxes on the wealthy will affect economic activity. This is repeated over and over on issue after issue, policy after policy.

What Jon Stewart did effectively in his interview of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is indict the Republican philosophy in a funny manner, with a smile and piercing sarcasm. Anyone who watches the 15+ minutes of video below will be more informed on the inconsistencies of the Republican philosophy, more so than if they had watched the news all year on CNN or Fox News.

Jon Stewart Memorable Statements

Will you make the free market dictate what happens with Hurricane Sandy’s rebuilding?
If you have cancer and do not have health insurance; that is Hurricane Sandy.
When externalities happen to you, you suddenly agree with it (Government).
Tendency of GOP to want the market to dictate things until it is a need that they themselves possess and then big government fine for them.

See Them HERE.

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patrice Dec 2012 #1
AnotherMcIntosh Dec 2012 #3
patrice Dec 2012 #6
skrempi313 Dec 2012 #2
dballance Dec 2012 #4
graham4anything Dec 2012 #7
dballance Dec 2012 #8
graham4anything Dec 2012 #9
dballance Dec 2012 #11
NewJeffCT Dec 2012 #10
AZ Mike Dec 2012 #5

Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:57 PM

1. There MUST be reasons for inconsistencies; Republicans are either ignorant of them or - WORSE -

they refuse to share them and that's worse because it is FASCISM.

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Response to patrice (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:01 PM

3. Thankfully, this malady only affects "Republicans."

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:25 PM

6. True! Because when you're a Democrat, i.e. part of a herd of cats, you MUST know

what all of the conditions and qualifications are on your issues. That is, you have to know exactly why and exactly HOW you support or don't support stuff, because there are so many different issues that are part of being a Democrat.

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:00 PM

2. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:09 PM

4. Once Again I have to Lament the Fact a Comedian

Is asking politicians more appropriate and hard questions than the so-called journalists at ANY of the networks or papers - not just FAUX news.

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Response to dballance (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:26 PM

7. What journalists? Once they took down Dan Rather, there was no one left on the MSN

 

makes one wonder if they set up the Janet Wardrobe malfunction to scare CBS into doing what they did

being that they never did find any FACTS in that the memo that was not authentic

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:55 PM

8. Too True. We must ignore the facts about W's service record

But discredit a well-respected journalist for raising questions about Bush's record in the "champagne unit" while at the same time slandering and discrediting Kerry, a senator and veteran who actually went to Viet Nam where he presumably dodged bullets and must have gotten injured on the battle field since he was awarded a Purple Heart among other medals. How many medals did Bush get? - oh, none, that's right. There's apparently no medal for having an ingrown toe-nail or hangover.

It was certainly all about the money and negative TV ads in that race. I find it somewhat reassuring that despite the Citizens United decision and the free flow of money in the 2012 campaigns sanity seems to have won out in most cases. Of course KKKarl Rove and any one who still listens to him will be analyzing how to make sure that doesn't happen again in 2014 and 2016.

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Response to dballance (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:20 PM

9. Yup

 

and I do hope Bush41 makes a recovery...the news reports about his hospitalization are not good at his age with pnemonia its a bad thing, but if he passes, you are going to see an amazing outpouring of love for him, even from critics and that good will is going to be passed on to Jeb and like a true Bush, Jeb will use it to benefit himself in 16.
And Rove and the others will be there to help.

I read a real barf article from a normally liberal sports writer in NYC practically drooling over how great 41 is.

So I do wish him a long long life still, so that he may see Jeb get creamed in16.

As for Christie, he may hope but it won't be him no matter which way he goes

A democratic candidate won't lose the big blue states and the south states wouldn't touch Christie

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 05:29 AM

11. I wish G H W Bush well too

I may not like him but I never wish anyone dead.

I don't know about Christie. From what I've seen he can be very personable and likable. Yes, he may be a "yankee" but I bet he could win over quite of few people in the South.g

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Response to dballance (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:06 PM

10. well, all the Republicans are scared of Rachel Maddow

They appeared on her show quite a bit in the beginning (probably not scared of a "mere" woman like her... heh heh heh). Nowadays, almost nobody except Steve Schmidt.

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Response to egbertowillies (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:18 PM

5. I will have to watch this when I get home....

....but, Jon is simply one of the sharpest, quickest, rational, and logical minds of our time. Same with Colbert. These guys are brilliant....

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