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'The Daily Show' Correspondents Explain The Tea Party (VIDEO)

Daily Show Tea Party

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 08/24/11 01:40 PM ET Updated: 10/24/11 06:12 AM ET

While "The Daily Show" is on hiatus this week, the "Best F#@king News Team Ever" is providing us with some hilarious looks at American politics via a series of explanatory videos.

On Tuesday Jon Stewart's correspondents broke down the two-party system for us, and today we bring you their examination of one of the most widely known third parties: The Tea Party.

Watch as Jason Jones, Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Aasif Mandvi and John Oliver go over the motivation, tactics and fashion choices of Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin's prideful followers. For example, Cenac explains how the name was conceived (a 4th grade understanding of American history) and Jones tells us what he thinks of when he hears the term (hint: it has to do with his five-year-old daughter).

You'll also hear why the Tea Party is kind of like the punk rock movement, but for old people who wear matching track suits. It's a perfect "Daily Show" fix to get you through the two-week hiatus.

WATCH:


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