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Republicans may love America, but they hate most Americans

Jon Stewart doesn’t have to tell us about the hypocrisy of Republicans condemning the Wall Street protests, he lets them tell us themselves using their own words:



  1. Michael wrote:

    …and they love the Articles of Confederation. They just mess up and accidentally call it the Constitution.

    Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Permalink
  2. Bard wrote:

    How come the Daily Show, a humor program, can dig up these tapes so easily, yet you’ll never see the two-faced BS anywhere else. Everyone else is allowed to get away with just changing their tune from week to week.

    Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Permalink
  3. Jeff wrote:

    If you listen to conservatives on the radio, particularly the crazy ones like Mark Levine, Limbaugh, and Beck, the supposed hypocrisy of the Right can be explained. They don’t love America and hate Americans, they like traditional America and Americans that share their views. They think that America is under attack from all sides and that they are the lone voices of reason in a sea of chaos. They’re very good at pitting Americans against Americans, even as they claim this is un-American.

    Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Permalink
  4. In reaction / addition to what Jeff said: one of the very frustrating things about this trope of “traditional America” is that they are defining this idea/ideal on their nostalgia. It has some, but not sufficient, connection to the actual history of America.

    In some ways, their “traditional America” seems to rely more on Rankin/Bass, Burl Ives’s various Christmas specials than on the reality of our history.

    In other words, fantasy-land. Worse, fantasy-land for children. Hey, maybe it really is all about the kids…and these adults desperate need to not grow up.

    Friday, October 21, 2011 at 1:27 am | Permalink