Jon Stewart Hits Romney As The Gaffes Continue In Israel And Poland


As I wrote in my post from the previous evening's show, I was pretty sure Jon Stewart would be following up his segment on Mitt Romney's disastrous visit to London with his debut in Israel. He didn't disappoint and went after him for his aide losing his temper with reporters in Poland as well.

Stewart then showed part of Mitt Romney's speech in Israel and thought he possibly managed to at least make it through that country without any headaches, and then he managed to insult both the Palestinian and the Jews with his "culture" remarks, which he's also now on his third flip flop on: Take Three: Mitt Romney Now Says He Stands By Palestinian ‘Culture’ Comments:

On Sunday, Mitt Romney boldly declared that Israel’s economic superiority over the Palestinians was due to its culture. On Tuesday morning, he dismissed any notion that he had even discussed Palestinian culture. On Tuesday night, Romney reversed himself yet again, in an op-ed entitled “Culture Does Matter.”

“During my recent trip to Israel, I had suggested that the choices a society makes about its culture play a role in creating prosperity, and that the significant disparity between Israeli and Palestinian living standards was powerfully influenced by it,” Romney wrote in the National Review. “In some quarters, that comment became the subject of controversy. But what exactly accounts for prosperity if not culture?”

Good grief, what a nightmare. The man can't even take a consistent stance on what he said within the matter of a few days, much less a few years.

Stewart finished his segment with Daily Show "reporter" Al Madrigal, and making a mockery of Romney's statements about the "cultural" difference between the Israelis and Palestinians, and what it's like for them to be living under Israeli occupation.


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