Stewart: Tea Party Won The 'Battle For The Soul Of The GOP' (VIDEO)
Jon Stewart returned to "The Daily Show" last night after a weekend filled with media coverage of Christine O'Donnell and the Tea Party, and whether or not there is a "battle for the soul of the Republican Party" going on across the country.
Stewart was surprised that the "soul himself" Karl Rove was not a fan of Christine O'Donnell, saying he wanted questions answered about her past and all the "nutty things she's been saying."
"Talk about the pot calling the kettle black," Stewart said, before pointing out that Rove had since fallen in line after making those statements, perhaps due to pressure from other members of the GOP and Fox News who support O'Donnell. So does that mean the Tea Party is winning this soul fight? Stewart had this to say:
"There isn't a battle for the soul of the Republican Party. It's the Tea Party Express, they've won! Now the battle is about how many Republicans think they can cram themselves on to their train."
So then what is the soul of the Tea Party? Republicans and pundits describe them as crusaders for fiscal responsibility who are also pro-life and anti-gay marriage.
"So they're basically conservative Republicans," Stewart said. "How are they different? [...] Oh, these people are actually gonna do that sh*t."