Jon Stewart Mocks Democrats Distancing Themselves From Obama

On Monday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart hilariously mocked Democratic politicians for dodging questions about their support for President Obama heading into the midterm elections.

During the opening segment, the Comedy Central host poked fun at Senator Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) for failing to say if the Obama administration had handled the Ebola crisis appropriately. Stewart claimed Pryor was “acting like she [Kasie Hunt] found your porn. Is this your Penthouse magazine? Uhhh…I would say. Are you asleep yet?”

Stewart opened his show by laughing at President Obama's unpopularity and declared that “nobody likes him. Everybody hates him.” The liberal comic proceeded to call out Democrats who are distancing themselves from the president during the midterm elections:

Even Democrats running frantically from Barack Obama like he was a bad guy in one of those chainsaw massacre movies you have here every couple of years. It's the subject of tonight's Democalypse 2014: POTUS-Partum Depression. How toxic is the president? Enough to turn even the most innocuous of questions into a gotcha.

Stewart then focused on Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes and her refusal to admit whether or not she voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012. The Comedy Central host relentlessly mocked the Kentucky Democrat’s inability to answer even the most basic of electoral questions:

That looked like a deposition from a murder trial. President who? I love how the reporter was like, well was he on the ballot? How about this. F***, marry, or vote for Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Barack Obama.

While Stewart did provide some “balance” to his segment by mocking Republicans Mitch McConnell and Scott Brown, his hilarious criticism of Democrats who have awkwardly distanced themselves from President Obama was a refreshing change of pace for the reliably liberal comic.

See relevant transcript below.

Comedy Central

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

October 28, 2014

JON STEWART: The president. Nobody likes him. Everybody hates him. According to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest there are reports that the president thinks he should eat some worms. Even Democrats running frantically from Barack Obama like he was a bad guy in one of those chainsaw massacre movies you have here every couple of years. It's the subject of tonight's Democalypse 2014: POTUS-Partum Depression. How toxic is the president? Enough to turn even the most innocuous of questions into a gotcha. Kentucky Senate challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.

UNKNOWN PERSON: Did you vote for president Obama 2008, 2012? 

ALISON LUNDERGAN GRIMES: You know, this election isn't about the president. It's about

UNKNOWN: I know but did you vote for him? Did you vote for him?

GRIMES: I was actually in ‘08 a delegate for Hillary Clinton. 

UNKNOWN: So you're not going to answer?

GRIMES: Again, I don’t think that the president is on the ballot.

STEWART: That looked like a deposition from a murder trial. President who? I love how the reporter was like, well was he on the ballot? How about this. F***, marry, or vote for Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Barack Obama. Go. Alright. So clearly obfuscation is one way to avoid destroying your campaign by associating it with the leader of your party. Whereas Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor went for the delay of game penalty.  

KASIE HUNT: Do you think that the Obama administration has done an appropriate job handling the Ebola crisis? 

MARK PRYOR: I would say that. It’s hard to know because…

STEWART: You’re acting like she found your porn. Is this your Penthouse magazine? Uhhh…I would say. Are you asleep yet? 

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