Jon Stewart on Monday took on President Obama’s ambitious push to promote major jobs legislation, concluding that “campaign Obama” is much cooler than “governing Obama.” But, alas he said, it can’t last.
As Obama took his jobs message on the road, Stewart had another idea: “Let us, as a nation, give up the pipe dream once and for all that an inspirational leader can challenge the status quo, remake Washington and govern successfully. It’s not gonna happen.”But if campaign Obama has proven so successful, why not apply it to the rest of the economy, Stewart wondered.
“We can play to our strengths, and embrace an America whose greatest resource is campaign-driven drivel,” Stewart said. “We’re number one in aspiring political leaders telling us how great we are. Let’s use that and convert America to a campaign-based economy.”
“Can we save this country by relying on our greatest natural resource: hand-cranked, corporately financed bullshit machines?” Stewart asked. “I say, ‘yes we can.'”
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