Between the anniversary of Osama Bin Laden's death and an Obama campaign ad that highlights the President's success in bringing the terrorist down, the 24-hour TV news circuit has been having a field day discussing whether or not the bragging is appropriate.
So on Tuesday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart broke out a new segment he called, "You are aware that the frontal lobe of the cerebral cortex allows people the ability to store and recall past events as they occurred, right?"
It seems that Republican pundits' main beef with the Bin Laden ad is that bragging about it in a campaigning context "politicizes" the event, and takes a piece of American history that was viewed as positive across the board and makes it a dividing factor -- and the last thing you need in wartime is division at home. In effect, they're accusing the president of "spiking the football" before the game is over.
Stewart's reply to the pundits was simply, "Wah."
So let me get this right. Republicans, you're annoyed by the arrogance and braggadocio of a wartime president's political ad. You think he's decisively and unfairly belittling his opponents. I see. I have a question: Are you on crack? Were you alive lo these past ten years? It seems unseemly for the president to spike the football? Bush landed on a f*ckin' aircraft carrier with a football-stuffed codpiece. He spiked the football before the game had even started.
Stewart went on to contend that the reason for the Republicans' hypocrisy wasn't forgetfulness, but jealousy: “Look, Republicans, yeah, the Obama ad? Kinda sh*tty -- a little of a cheap shot -- but the only reason you are p*ssed is that you didn’t get to run it.”
Check out the clip above and then follow it up with this one for the full segment.