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What's your opinion of Jon Stewart's characterization of the 17 declared Republican candidates as 10 lbs of sh*t in a 5 lb bag?

Asked by stanleybmanly (23802points) July 2nd, 2015

But seriously, why is all of the deliberate humor from the left?

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talljasperman's avatar

He is retired soon and just wanted to get his digs in while he can.

bossob's avatar

A. The right has no sense of humor.

B. It’s hard to smile when you’re up to your neck in alligators.

C. Obama is succeeding despite their opposing efforts.

D. Old white men are dying at a record pace.

E. All of the above.

Pachy's avatar

I think he’s under-estimating the weight.

josie's avatar

What else, if anything, do they have to offer the world?

elbanditoroso's avatar

I think that Stewart is being far too polite.

kritiper's avatar

John Stewart has a gift.

Buttonstc's avatar

He has a knack for succinctly summing up political situations with pithy humor.

His aim for hitting the target is superb. And he’s a terrific wordsmith. As the son of a teacher, he does her proud. I’m sure she’s kvelling frequently.

gondwanalon's avatar

He’s a comedian and a very good one. This “joke” like so many of his is pretty lane though. Crude, but not funny.

stanleybmanly's avatar

It’s certainly crude, but the imagery makes it (for me) one of the funniest things I ever heard. It first reduces the candidates to a pile of manure, then states that there are too many of them in the race (bag). It’s a brilliant analogy for those in opposition to the GOP, and I await whatever passes for wit on the right to respond.

bossob's avatar

@stanleybmanly> “I await whatever passes for wit on the right to respond.”

Sadly, that’s been in short supply for awhile. Perhaps we should drop a line to Frank Luntz suggesting he focus less on talking points and more on clever witticisms?~

jerv's avatar

“But seriously, why is all of the deliberate humor from the left a comedian with a show on a channel called ’Comedy Central’?”

Fixed that for you.

stanleybmanly's avatar

You don’t believe Stewart’s viewpoint left of center? Where do you think his targets believe him on the scale?

dappled_leaves's avatar

@stanleybmanly Stewart ridicules stupidity on whichever side he finds it. The bias isn’t Stewart’s.

Haleth's avatar

@stanleybmanly “I await whatever passes for wit on the right to respond.” That would be, like… someone’s drunk uncle making a racist joke at Thanksgiving dinner. Political humor has to be clever to be funny. You can’t be clever with ideas that are stuck in the past. That’s why the right sucks at humor.

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