The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took another whack at the 2016 GOP clown car this Tuesday evening in his latest edition of Democalypse 2016: Release the Vetting, and the most recent round of gaffes voters were treated to over the last week or so.
First up was grifter Mike Huckabee making excuses to Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation about his infomercials for some dubious diabetes treatments and cancer cures, which he defended by saying "But if that's worse thing that somebody can say to me, that I advocated for people that have diabetes, to do something to reverse and stop the incredible pain of that then I'm going to be a heck of a good president."
STEWART: First of all, the un-realism of that statement at the end there... Basically he's saying if the worst thing you can say about me is I leveraged my reputation as an elected official to sell a specious cure to enrich myself from those suffering with a debilitating disease... yeah, that's pretty fucking bad. I guess that's bad.
Not to be outdone, Stewart moved onto the good Dr. Ben Carson, who doubled down on his Nazi Germany and slavery comparisons on Fox News Sunday over the weekend.
STEWART: You know what? Unless Ben Carson's immediate response is "Yeah, you know what? I'm not qualified in any way to run for president" I don't think we need to hear anything more from him.
Stewart moved onto not a candidate, but hack Mark Halperin and his ridiculous interview with Ted Cruz, where he embarrassed himself by treating Cruz like he needed to pass some test to prove he's Cuban, and mocking Halperin for doing everything short of trying to force Cruz to dance for him.
Last but not least were the frontrunners and the fact that Hillary Clinton is trying to distance herself from some of her husband Bill's record as president, which may have it's problems, but nowhere near the ones that Jeb is going to have distancing himself from his brother George, or the fact that he's now embracing him on foreign policy.
Daily Show host Jon Stewart was surprised and amused on Tuesday that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was apparently trying to link himself to his ex-president brother’s legacy by calling him a “trusted foreign policy advisor.”
“There’s gotta be a final clause in that sentence, right?” Stewart asked. “Because at this point, I think most of America agrees that when it comes to foreign policy, George W. Bush is an excellent painter.”
The younger Bush was raked over the coals after telling Fox News that like his brother, he would have invaded Iraq.
While the prospective 2016 presidential candidate later allegedly claimed to have “misheard” the question, Stewart agreed with CNN analysts in saying that invoking the Bush administration as proof of his bonafides was a bad long-term strategy for Jeb.
“Long-term, mentioning his brother’s name is like wearing an ‘I F*ck Dogs’ T-shirt during your campaign,” Stewart said. “You might be appealing to a small fringe of dead-enders, but most people don’t want another dog-fucker for president.”