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11/21/2014 05:44 am ET Updated Nov 21, 2014

Jon Stewart Pokes Democrats For Cynical Keystone XL Pipeline Ploy

Supporters of the Keystone XL Pipeline claim it'll create jobs, but as Jon Stewart pointed out on Thursday night's "Daily Show," Senate Democrats are worried about just one job: that of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), who is fighting for her seat in a runoff election.

Landrieu is trailing in the polls and the race won't change the balance of power in the Senate, but some Democrats have dropped their opposition to the project hoping it'll help her keep the seat.

"So the party that lost the midterm elections because it didn't stand for anything has decided, 'Oh, I got an idea -- what if we stood for less?'" Stewart said.

The Democrats aren't the only ones abandoning core principles to push through this project. Republicans who claim to support property rights don't seem too concerned that the pipeline may require extensive use of eminent domain to complete.

Watch Stewart tear into the Democrats in the clip above. Then, check out the segment below to see what he has to say about Sen. Ted Cruz & Co.

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