Jon Stewart is so shocked that Trump’s racism came with executive orders

Jon Stewart during an appearance on CBS's 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.'

Are you still mad at Jon Stewart? I am. Immediately following the election, Jon Stewart was out and about, giving interviews about how pro-Trump voters shouldn’t be defined by their support of Trump or their support of his unhinged, racist, misogynistic rhetoric. Jon claimed that it’s perfectly possible that millions of (white) people were not giving a de facto vote for white supremacy and white privilege, that they were just really into Trump’s tax proposals or something. The nicest thing I can think to say about Jon Stewart is that he was aiming for optimism, but he came across as naive and privileged.

So now that we’re not even two weeks into the Apocalypse Administration, Jon Stewart is suddenly disgusted. He’s shocked, you guys. You mean Emperor Baby Fists’ racist rhetoric is actually going to be reflected in a series of lunatic executive orders? You mean that the Nazi Deplorables will be cheering for every racist, white nationalist, cruel, unconstitutional decree Trump makes? Well, that never occurred to Jon Stewart. So he decided to go on The Late Show and make fun of Trump and his executive orders.

Is this funny? Can we laugh at a time like this? Like, I’m fully prepared to laugh at Donald Trump and his tiny little baby fingers, his giant ass and his very, very bigly vocabulary. But do we need Jon Stewart at this point, especially given his comments in the past few months? Personally, as we’re not even two weeks into it, I’m even angrier at the Trump supporters and their apologists than I was immediately following the election. You know why? Because Baby Fists is actually doing everything he said. His supporters and their apologists were always like “you can’t take him literally, it’s just bigly words.” And that’s what got us to this place. Believe the autocrat when he tells you something.

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  1. Jenns says:

    I believe Jon pointed out that many Trump supporters where upset about their insurance premiums, so that’s why they voted for him. So, how are their insurance premiums now? Did they go down yet? Do all the unemployed people have a jobs? Is America great again?

    • SpareRib says:

      Well its apparently only the people protesting that have no jobs. The Trumpets simultaneously have jobs (because they arent protesting) whilst also being jobless because Mexicans stole all the jobs.

      • Juls says:

        This comment perfectly sums up the mental gymnastics of TrumpBots.

      • Kitten says:

        Haha..this comment is so perfect.

      • Merritt says:

        Don’t forget they also are waiting for their obsolete factory jobs to come back. And the coal mining jobs, despite coal also being a dying industry due to more efficient energy sources.

      • CL says:

        And let’s not forget everyone who wanted to get rid of Obamacare while still keeping their ACA insurance.

      • Maria says:

        so on point!

      • zinjojo says:

        Oh yeah, the people protesting have no jobs they claim, yet they showed up in large numbers in the middle of a work day at Baby Finger’s rallies. Stupid, hypocritical and fully lacking critical thinking skills.

      • Esmom says:

        Yes, sigh. My friend was in DC for the march and on Friday she said they passed a little group of protesters and a middle aged, well dressed white couple wearing Trump hats was screaming “get a job!” at them. And she was like, well you’re here, too, what about YOUR jobs? Don’t you have them?

      • I Choose Me says:

        Lol. Thanks for the laugh. Pretzel logic. Isn’t it grand?

      • a reader says:

        Spare Rib, mind if I quote that on twitter? So concise!

      • brincalhona says:

        The return of Schrödinger’s immigrant.

      • LoveIsBlynd says:

        Jon Steward is an utter sheister privileged out of touch dog fart- and I’m not insulting any canine- just the effluence. There was no ‘give trump a chance’ for any literate person. Steve Bannon was his campaign strategist- what does that tell you?!?!?!?!? Now the Grim Reaper is on Security Briefings and actually wrote that horrific inaugural speech( that’s less like the America Obama cleaned up and more like my kitchen after a spagetti dinner). F Jon Steward- he’s out of touch.

    • Ramona says:

      Well, white men have taken their rightful place at the head of everything including the opposition, so yes America is great again!

      I’m sure all the Colberts, Stewarts, Meyers and Mahers mean well but I’m getting my political commentary from Trevor Noah and Samantha Bee these days – people for whom the Trump threat is not some distant abstract problem but something that could actually affect them. Also these two are delivering the funniest TV lately.

      • Kitten says:

        Eh…..Did you hear the Fresh Air interview where Noah basically semi-defended Trump and his supporters? He lost some of my respect when he did that. Also, he had Tomi on his show and she’s the worst.

        But maybe I’m being too hard on him. I generally like him but I just wish he would take a consistently hard-line approach against Trump and his fanbase.

      • Shambles says:

        Kitten, I like Noah. He’s on my daily round of YouTube videos to watch as I sit in the bath and try to keep the existential dread at bay.

        I think his commentary is funny, and you can tell that as he talks about what’s going on he’s genuinely appalled by it. To me, he’s been pretty clear about what he thinks of Trump supporters, but I didn’t see that interview you referenced.

        I actually give him props for having Lahren on his show, if only for attempting to wade through all the bullshit that makes up her brain processes. And he was doing what the poor, persecuted White “Hillary didn’t come visit my state” peoples feel we owe to them– he was talking to them. I’m not saying it’s right, but I think eventually it’s going to be necessary if we ever want sanity to take control of our country again.

      • Timbuktu says:

        I admired Steward for 8 years of Bush presidency, but now I just can’t. Too little, too late. I will still listen to Colbert and Meyers no problem, though. I feel like they’ve been there every step of the way, and were quite vocal. Colbert’s distress during the election night was obvious and he just generally strikes me as a very very decent man. Just because the threat isn’t as immediate to them does not mean they can’t take it personally and be lucid about it.
        Trevor Noah and Samantha Bee are most likely both millionaires by now, with paid off homes and substantial worth. I think that in many ways wealth insulates people even more than race or gender in the US. So, who should we listen to, given that most TV personalities are either already wealthy or become wealthy very soon after they hit it big?

      • Kitten says:

        @ Shambles- I was on the fence about Lahren being featured on the show until I saw the reactions of many of our black commenters here. Noah gave an angry, bigoted, professional provocateur a platform and even sent her cupcakes afterwards. Her already burgeoning popularity SKYROCKETED after that interview with Noah went viral.

        Then again, a valid counterargument could be that as a black talk show host, he faces a double standard when interviewing people like Lahren that a white talk show host wouldn’t face. I don’t know…I’m of the general mindset that people like Tomi Lahren, Tucker Carlson or Anne Coulter should be ignored as much as possible by the Left. I feel the same way about Breitbart and some of the other incredibly misogynistic/racist/xenophobic “news sources” that I can’t be bothered to remember. I don’t want to elevate their words to a meaningful status, you know? Their unmitigated hatred doesn’t deserve to be part of the conversation.

      • WTW says:

        @Kitten Nope, not too hard on Noah at all. Having Lahren spew dangerous lies about BLM and then having a drink with her and his team send her cupcakes was disgusting in my opinion. I don’t watch his show anymore.

      • Esmom says:

        Kitten, I didn’t like Noah on that Fresh Air but I’m warming up to him. He can be hot or miss but I think he’s improving. This past Sunday I listened to him on Freakonomics Radio and his perspective made me feel better in the midst of the chaos at airports.

      • Bigheart28 says:

        I love Colbert & was excited to see Jon again, but, yeah, I get that Jon’s flawed. The nasty cheeto will be VERY angry if he sees Jon’s “tribute”, so that is awesome. There was no reply link, so the link below has a good interview for people who didn’t like Trevor Noah’s Tomi L interview- heck, it’s just plain good- it’s worth every minute IMO. What he says about disenfranchisement of the poor, communicating with people who disagree with you, etc. is VERY interesting & thoughtful. I watch him & like him on TDS, but wasn’t rushing to buy his book- not reading as much as I used to. HOWEVER- after hearing this interview, I read his book- so glad I did- It’s EXCELLENT- I can see why it’s a best seller

        Trevor Noah Talks Tomi Lahren, Donald Trump, Racism In America & More
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM5Ljm87V3U

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      Ya, my sister was one of those people. She claims she voted for insurance, businesses, jobs, blahblahblah. She also used the “I couldn’t possibly vote for a bad president b/c I have a gay daughter” argument (even tho my sister claims my niece is only going thru a phase, so she’s merely using her as a tool). But, now that Trump was elected my sister is getting bolder in her language & attitude. She complains about ‘baby mamas on welfare she has to support’, made a transgender crack the other day, posts articles praising Republicans, etc. I’ve known her all my life, and now I’m going back over years and years of comments/jokes/behaviors and seeing how subtle her bigotry was & that it was really there all along. She just had to hide it better then. So, I don’t believe people who claim it was ‘just’ about insurance or jobs. That’s just a cover for their bigotry. And I say this as someone from a family of almost all Trump voters. I disowned another sibling because his Trump support & treatment of my own political views has opened my eyes to what a sh*ty person he’s always been.

      • Timbuktu says:

        How interesting! This is my husband’s working theory – that people were bigots all along, but didn’t have the guts to speak up until now.
        I’m lucky to be surrounded with very sane people, even my Republican friends didn’t vote for him. But I moved here as an adult, so I was able to form friendships with people I liked. The only people I disagree with are half of my husband’s extended family (on my FIL’s side), but luckily, my husband’s immediate family disagrees with them, too, so I’m not forced to spend time with them, just asked to not engage with them on FB.

      • Ashamed 2 b a Fl girl says:

        I have no family..they are either dead or baby fists supporters, and dead. to. me.

      • SilverUnicorn says:

        That’s how many immigrants feel in UK about Brexiteers, bigotry and xenophobia were always there for many.

      • Betsy says:

        I also think a gd presidential candidate being this disgusting and showcasing even more disgusting characters emboldened them.

        And an apology to the African American posters on here. It’s not that I disbelieved you before – I’ve gotten that gaslighting myself about sexism, which is totally solved, you guys! according to some white men I know, it’s that I didn’t understand the extent to which outright and virulent racism still beats in the sick hearts of so many, and if not outright racism, then certainly being cool with it (although it seems to be a toss-up as to whether was it the racism or the sexism that fueled President* Bannon’s rise). I’m sorry.

      • Tate says:

        Yes, bigots now feel emboldened. They are speaking out and then when you call them on their bigotry, they get very offended.

      • Courtney says:

        Currently not speaking to my sister. (She got married for the third time last year to a gun nut who thinks everything in the Bible is literal. She now starts sentences with the phrase “Well, Ron and I believe…”).

        I have a child with a disability, so these aren’t theoretical conversations to me.

      • AnneC says:

        This attitude has always been around, it’s just when Repubs come into office they dog whistle it like crazy. Now, with trump, no whistle just loud screaming racism. Nixon had his silent majority, Reagan had his welfare queens, Bushes had Willie Horton and flag lapel pins. Country from 1965 to 2015 has gone from 85% White to around 65%. By 2065, whites will be 46% of the country. As a white person, I welcome our ever increasing diversity.

    • B n A fn says:

      Now the DT supporters are saying the reason his inaguration crowd was not as big as BO’s was because they all have jobs and could not leave work. According to DT supporters BO inauguration crowd was bigger because the Dems does not work and live off the government.

      But, but, but before the election DT supporters were saying they had no jobs that’s why they were voting for DT. DT supporters are just like him, if their lips are moving they are lying. I will always believe the majority of DT supporters are racists, and liars, jmo.

      • Nicole says:

        They must not have jobs because they clearly don’t know what PTO is.
        Never mind the fact that but red states suck up more public assistants. But we all know how much Trump voters like facts.

      • Esmom says:

        Omg. Why I am shocked at anything anymore, I don’t know.

      • Stacey says:

        The only jobs that don’t offer PTO, vacation leave, sick leave, etc. are crappy, low-wage jobs. Or you work in retail, restaurant jobs which rarely give their workers PTO.

        All I heard during the election from Trump and his supporters was “There are no jobs!” “The economy sucks!” yet now Trump supporters are sneering that they don’t have the time to go to the inauguration or meet Trump at the airport because “Well I have a job.”

        Then why were these people screaming bloody murder about the economy and jobs if they have jobs. They are SOOOOO busy at their job yet they apparently have time to post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,. website comment sections, etc. during the day while they are supposed to be working.

      • Stacey says:

        Also, the crowds for both Bushes at their inaugurations were larger than Trump’s crowd so that blows the “I have a job!” excuse out of the water.

      • vaultdweller101 says:

        A lot of Trump supporters I know… Lazy as hell. Always looking for handouts. If automation has taken your jobs, and your small town has nothing of value, MAYBE, you should do what the rest of us had to do and HUSTLE to better yourself so that you can make a damn living. People pretend that it’s impossible! But it’s not. They just aren’t creative or hungry or smart enough, and that’s sad, but that’s on them. I grew up in a small, southern town, so I know from bitter, hard, personal experience that it can be done.

        But, no. Working is hard, and it’s easier to sit on your ass, collect a check/food stamps, and complain about the “libtards” and “snowflakes”

    • Syko says:

      Pretty soon they won’t have insurance premiums to worry about, since their insurance will be taken away from them. Why don’t people realize that the premiums are high because of the insurance companies, not the president?

      • Radley says:

        People might have to read and…oh I don’t know…think for that to sink it. And both of those things are for liberal elitists. Conservatives just go with their guts. Their guts are small minded, selfish, idiots.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I can’t believe the horror is only two weeks old.

      I was watching The Last Leg last night. The host, Adam Hills, has the best Trump rants. You’ll need the Flash player to see the latest episode (Series 10, Ep 1) on Channel 4. I haven’t found this anywhere else yet, but there are lots of great bits of the programme on YouTube. Bonus: The lovely David Tennant was their guest.

      http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-last-leg

    • ol cranky says:

      Trumgrets has a nice collection of people (not all white) showing how they had 0 understanding of Trump’s actual plans and how he was talking out of both sides of his mouth saying he was going to be a savior for the middle/working class and attacking Wall Street (complaining about Goldman Sachs, no less), etc. all while admitting he wanted to gut regulations that protect us from the fat cats

  2. grabbyhands says:

    I am so disappointed in Jon Stewart.

    What the hell did you honestly expect from him? Did you REALLY think this wasn’t how it was going to shake out? NOW you’re mad? Am I still supposed to be extending an olive branch to people who foamed at the mouth about presidential privilege abuse when Obama was forced to use executive orders to get ANYTHING done, but are positively giddy with excitement when their new fuhrer is shoving them through left and right-and then apparently has to have a big press conference to show them off every single time?

    F**k those people. Seriously.

    • Nicole says:

      Same. Again for white people all of this is suddenly super shocking and omg America is terrible. For a lot of us we saw this train coming before it got to the station. So yes I’m pissed at their apologists because somehow white people always has a savior even when they f*ck over the entire country. Minorities can’t even be murdered and keep their dignity.
      I loathe a lot of people in the us. Like I said I don’t believe in this country’s supposed greatness anymore.

      • Timbuktu says:

        @Nicole
        A LOT of white people saw this train coming, too, I was one of them, most of people on this site were some of them, too. There is a way to make all the same points without insulting the intelligence of seemingly every white person in the country.

      • Shirleygail says:

        Whoa, down Grrrrl~ “for white people all of this is suddenly super shocking”
        That’s like saying all black men can dance. Nicole, we’re in this togethether. a LOT of folks saw this train coming, also….most of the people on this site saw it, too. No need to be insulting whilst making your points, to which you have every right. Please, please don’t be insulting the intelligence of not just white people, but people of all colours who didn’t want Mr. Trump to reach the presidency because they saw this coming. Please.

      • WTW says:

        @Shirleygial Most white people of all educational/income levels voted for Trump, so I don’t think Nicole is making a sweeping generalization with her comment. I think she’s also saying that for people of color, life in the U.S. has been demoralizing and excruciatingly difficult. Some white people are just getting a taste of how horrible life can be like in the U.S. That’s why you’re hearing POCs asking, “Where were you when our families were being ripped apart by deportation? When we were being killed by the police, lead poisoned in our apartments, etc.?”

      • Odette says:

        I get what you’re saying, Nicole. And so what if you used the phrase “white people” without clarifying. You’re frustrated, like a lot of people.

        To the folks nitpicking how Nicole phrased it: You’re tone-policing and it’s not cool.

      • Fergus says:

        Can we not do the NOT ALL WHITE PEOPLE thing? Like, if you’ve seen this coming, and many white people have (though not even close to most), then she’s not talking about you. I hate it when guys do NOT ALL MEN. Let’s not do the same.

        Also, I read “seen this coming” not as “seen this coming from a Trump administration” but as “seen this coming for a long, long time because this is the reality that most PoC have lived in since forever in the US.”

      • Timbuktu says:

        @WTW
        “Most”? Wasn’t the number of white women who voted for Trump something like 53%? How is that “most”? It’s “a little over a half”. So, half of all white American women are supposed to take the blame because another half messed up? You’re just as likely to be talking to a Trump hater as a Trump supporter, but it’s ok to assume you’re talking to a Trump supporter if you’re talking to a white woman? Why?
        Btw, I’m a white woman, and I’m an immigrant. My husband is white and his arm was broken by a cop who arrested him for saying “damn” at the DMV. The cop was black. Please, tell me what sweeping generalizations I’m allowed to now make based on that.

        @Odette
        aren’t you tone-policing when telling us not to tone-police?

        @Fergus
        We’re on an extremely liberal, vocally, rabidly anti-Trump resource. Most white people here are calling, marching, donating, engaging, listening, etc., etc. I think it is disrespectful to show up HERE and talk about “white people” like that. And out there in the wild, I think it’s even less productive. I see very few scenarios where generalizations like that are helpful. We are all frustrated, don’t take your frustration out on me – I have plenty of my own, thank you very much, and I think we have targets that deserve it much more.

      • Fergus says:

        @Timbuktu Technically, 53% *is* most. Anything over 50% = “most.”

        Again, enough with the NOTALLWHITEPEOPLE. When people say “white people” they mean representations of white supremacy, white establishment. Just how when feminists say “men” they mean patriarchy. And why feminists reject the men’s response NOTALLMEN. Its. The. Same. Thing. It’s not about any specific white person. Folks name specific white people when they’re talking about them. It’s about white establishment. And complaining NOTALLWHITEPEOPLE takes the focus from the cause and makes it about the exclaimer’s ego, and once again decenters PoC voices. Instead of making it about you, try reading up on the discourse and see who this kind of response is actually more divisive.

      • Jessica says:

        Uh, my husband and I are white and saw this a long time ago.

      • detritus says:

        Ladies, don’t jump on Nicole.

        Yeah it hurts, white women get criticized a lot. Mostly by a male dominated culture and we are maybe a bit defensive about it. It sucks to get told your work as an ally isn’t enough, when you’ve probably already lost family and friends over the work you’ve done. I get that you maybe voted, and maybe protested, and maybe did everything right, but our sisters have a point. Nicole is not the only one upset.

        White women failed our sisters. We failed to convince our husbands and our fathers, even our mothers and sisters, that black lives matter, that Muslim lives matter, that Mexican lives matter.

        We have to eat that and find out what we can do to ease the hurt of our sisters in spirit. Many women of colour have expressed their upset, and if you cannot listen to them you are doing a disservice to yourself and to your cause. The tone doesn’t matter. THE TONE DOES NOT MATTER.

        You cannot be a strong ally if you are too uncomfortable to hear criticism from the people you are saying you support. And trust, that criticism will not be pleasant, because its backed by years of frustration, but it will be worthwhile because it will make us stronger.

      • Wilma says:

        Ugh, if ‘not all white women’ is your go-to response you’re really missing the forest for the trees.
        As a group we need to be thoroughly rethinking everything we ever thought about ourselves, all the tropes we use for ‘the other’, the way we see ourselves, the way we perceive someone who’s an ‘other’ to us having succes versus the way we see our own succes, there’s so much baggage left to unpack that we can’t afford to complain about being lumped in with other white people. We really are far more of a monolith than we think because we’re so used to being the norm. even if you think you’re not like other white people, check you’re privilege and make sure everyone is being heard. If the first thing you do when someone mentions white people as a group is demanding to be treated as an individual you got your priorities wrong.
        The thing is: this US election white people voted as a group more than ever before and we should take responsibility for the people we know who voted for Trump (or his European equivalents). It’s not fun or heroic and you’ll be angry all the time. Also, the sad truth is that being liberal, or voting for Hillary, or doing whatever you’re doing against Trump doesn’t automatically mean you’re done. There’s so much bias to be found amongst liberal people that we really shouldn’t be pointing our fingers all the time at the other side and maybe make sure to work on ourselves too.

      • WTW says:

        @Timbuktu, Yes, most white people. I said white people, meaning white men and women who voted. Not just the women, although 53 percent of women is still a majority. I live in Cali, where most white people didn’t vote for him, but if I’m in a red state, I’m assuming that any white person I run into did.

      • Timbuktu says:

        @Fergus
        perhaps it is “most” TECHNICALLY, but it’s also “a little over a half”, technically. So, just ever so barely “most”.
        Also, I never said “notallwhitepeople”, you keep saying it.
        “When people say “white people” they mean representations of white supremacy ”
        Really? So, am I allowed to talk about “black people” and mean representation of – I don’t know – gang members? Really, equating a HUGE group of people, the majority of the country, with the worst it has to offer is an acceptable shorthand? Because saying “some” at least here, were we are mostly allies, is too complicated?

        @detritus
        Well, at this point, I think I’m the one getting jumped on, not Nicole.
        I didn’t fail in any of those regards, though. My husband voted for HRC, my father in law voted for her, I voted for her, I marched…
        Yes, I am quite tired of being called lazy, fat, and ugly for marching by the right, and then entitled, unaware, and lazy by the left.

        “Many women of colour have expressed their upset, and if you cannot listen to them you are doing a disservice to yourself and to your cause. ”
        I can listen. I do listen. I don’t mind listening. I just am not sure I’m ok with listening how it’s my fault.
        Again, immigrant here. Recent. My ancestors didn’t bring slaves, sell slaves, use slaves or anything like that. My country doesn’t have a racist history. I grew up so poor, my school can make some inner city kids cry. I have been a Democrat at heart since before I came to America. I protested Bush before I was a citizen – a fairly brave thing to do, because I had to list my activism on my green card application and a lot of my friends refused to be activists until they became citizens. I taught in a predominantly black school in a rough city. Why do I deserve to sit back and be yelled at? Because I happen to have white skin?

      • Timbuktu says:

        @Wilma
        in more than 1 way, I AM the other. I have been my entire life. I spend the first 20 years of my life living in a country where I was a religious and ethnic minority, easily identifiable by sight.
        Then I moved to the US, where I “pass” far more easily, but I am an atheist and a foreigner. I’m writing to you in a foreign language. I get told to go back home every time I open my mouth to criticize America. I never know for which country to say “us” and I’m never fully in sync with the policies of either of my countries.
        I also have a PhD in humanities and I’ve been unpacking assumptions forever.
        At some point, though, it’s time to stop unpacking and start getting practical. And yelling at white women who do what they can is just not practical, IMO. The whites are still the majority. POC will never get anywhere without white people. When the Muslim ban was signed, I saw a LOT of white people at the airports. Not all of them have vested interest and family members who were affected. A lot of them stand up for what is right. But yeah, by all means, let us treat them the same as Trump supporters because God forbid we should qualify.

      • Nicole says:

        I was going to come and explain my comment further but a lot of CB community already took the words out of my mouth. So thanks guys.
        The defensiveness is exactly why the left will continue to get pummeled by the right. As people said at the rally in NYC this past weekend, they are more coherent in their platform and more together. Frankly the inability of (a LOT) white liberals not being able to point out or recognize their own problematic bias is why more and more minorities are moving away from them. Fact is HRC did not carry the vote in many of the white demographics. Minorities carried her. So if that makes you uncomfortable then maybe examine why that is instead of crying “notallwhitepeople”

      • Wilma says:

        @Timbuktu There’s too much in your comment to unpack. I think what bothers me the most is the way you’re acting as if you really are an ‘other’, that’s really, really, really too much. You have a similar background to me, but really, believe me, we are not as ‘othered’ as a muslim immigrant from Pakistan or a black woman etc. If you can’t see that there is no point in discussing this. We’re curiousities when living abroad, cool dinner guests, people to go shopping with. That’s such a fundamental difference. I was assisting a student with a project in which she wore a hijab around different cities. We stopped the project because her safety had been compromised. People spat on her, tried to pull of the hijab. Please don’t act as if that’s part of your daily routine.
        I don’t know what you need from this. Do you need the acknowledgement of being a good white person? Isn’t it enough to be white and to be able to do some good when you can and never have to leave the safety that your identity affords you? I’m kind of sad that you are in the humanities like me. You should be able to think more critically and seperate yourself from this discours. It isn’t about you.

      • Melanie says:

        I’m defending Nicole, as a white person. She’s right. I’m one of those liberal, white feminists that truly thought our country was better than this. I was so very wrong. I was absolutely sickened by how many white women voted for this pile of filth, including members of my own family.

        There is a lot of defensiveness amongst whites, especially women. I never saw it before, but I do now. My experience growing up, well I was fed the classic America is great, the best actually, and even though we might have flaws, we always win in the end. Good prevails over evil, and we are good. I don’t believe this fairytale anymore. I’m gonna fight like hell to change what I can, protest, write letters, make phone calls, etc. whatever is in my power to TRY and to hope for a better future. But this election shook me to my core. And my family will never be the same because of it.

        Also, fuck Jon Stewart. He pissed me off after the election, and I’m even more pissed now. Who ARE you??? I don’t get him anymore. All my heroes are dead.

      • ol cranky says:

        I could be wrong but I think many of those people thought that, once in office, he’d jettison Bannon and the extremism and suddenly channel the moderate he once was (at least with regard to social policies). They really didn’t think he’d be the American Taliban’s wet dream

        Sadly, while some people are finally realizing the extent to his derangement, I’m seeing way too many Republicans who don’t support the social conservative agenda – some of whom were critical of Trump as being unfit for office – who are either still in denial (as they think it won’t affect them) or seem to have just fallen in line with the it’s OK if you’re a Republican mindset

    • detritus says:

      Yeah, I would like an apology or some sort of statement saying he was wrong before I’m ready to listen to him.

      NOW you want to get on the boat? After we’ve been telling you the bloody flood is coming for the last months? You can come, but you need to acknowledge the privilege that led you to spout such nonsense.

      Now it’s impacting John Stewart, so now he’ll talk.

      This is the same ish that WoC face all the time when white ladies only show up to protect themselves. I think I get it, at least a little, now.

      • WTW says:

        Yes, I would like an apology too, but I won’t hold my breath. The reason I don’t accept that the white folks who voted Trump are all out-of-work factory workers or struggling farmers is because exit polls don’t even back this up. Hillary won people who earned $50K or less, Trump won people earning $50K-$250K and up. Anecdotally, the white people I know who voted for Trump are upper middle class and college educated. They are not suffering, and people like Stewart who go around defending these people make me sick! In my case, these people are my in-laws. If I’m a black person and know Trump voters who aren’t hurting, surely white people like Stewart do too. How dare they suggest that POC, who on average hurt financially way more than white people do, need to feel sorry for Trump voters. Like hell I do!

    • Fergus says:

      And to add–be sure, when we talk about Trump’s fascism and Nazis and alt right, we are talking about white supremacy. To attempt to silence or obscure that through in favor of making it about you (general you), does a lot more harm.

  3. greenmonster says:

    @TrumpDraws is my new favorite Twitter account. Because that is exactly what it looks like when he shows the signed documents. He is so proud that he signed on the dotted line.

    Other than that… I’m tired of people downplaying his actions. “He won’t do that. He had advisers that will talk him out of stupid thinks.” Uhm.. yeah… not exactly working this way. All of us who painted a very dark picture of what will happen when Trump becomes president, were right so far.

    • Sixer says:

      I have been loving the gifs at @TrumpDraws. Anyone wanting a modicum of light relief from the horror should look at them.

      • greenmonster says:

        I’ve been showing them around non-stop at work today. It’s pure genius.

      • Sixer says:

        My favourite is the one with ME on one side and the stick figure with the YUGE hands on the other!

      • greenmonster says:

        Hahaha… yes Sixer! Mine too. I can hear him say “Here is an accurate picture of me. See, how bigly my hands are? Media outlets always photoshop them smaller. FAKE NEWS! Pathetic! Do you wanna see my drawing of a cat? It’s so lifelike!”

    • SpareRib says:

      For someone who wasnt very against executive orders before his ascent to dictator, Trump sure loves signing as many as he can now.

    • Jessica says:

      No one in the White House top positions have a clue how to actually run things. Plus, they are kicking out or inciting resignations of career diplomats.

  4. KatnissforKaepernick says:

    We really can’t be picky about who speaks out about President Trump. Being mad doesn’t help, organizing & fighting back does. Many Trump supporters are surprised by his actions of late. Some are even asking themselves, what the hell did I do. His core base will never wake up but the rest can be reached and we need all the help we can get to fight back.

    • WTW says:

      @Katniss, Really? The Trump supporters I encounter online seem very much pro-Trump. They keep saying how they’re winning and liberals are losing! I told one the other day that this isn’t a sporting event. He argued that he knew that, but I don’t think many are viewing the repercussions of Trump’s actions seriously. I am willing to have serious discussions with them, but most can’t go beyond insults, like “liberal tears, libtards, snowflakes.” I feel that there’s no reasoning with them. Some may be upset about losing ACA, but I don’t feel sorry for them. Trump said he would do away with “Obamacare.” Other than them, a few teachers who voted for Trump have expressed concern over Betsy DeVos. Oh, well. They shouldn’t have voted for a man who doesn’t read.

  5. Wilma says:

    I go back and forth on this. On the one hand I’m really done with mansplaining and whitesplaining as the very priviliged Stewart did (I used to love him so much). On the other hand, you guys are going to need every single person who’s opposed to these policies to be vocal about it and add to the resistance.

    • Ramona says:

      This is true. Unfortunately. The more rich white dudes on your team, the better you will do. Still, I think we are allowed to grumble about them in our tiny corner of the internet.

      • Shambles says:

        Ramona, this comment is perfect.

        Sadly, the part about more rich white dudes is completely accurate. But I’m with you, I’m still gonna grumble about it.

        Nothing that has happened in the past week and a half has been surprising. Nothing. Every single thing that went down was foretold to us by Trump and his people for weeks, months, and years before they came into power.

    • It'sJustBlanche says:

      I agree. As pissed off as I am, we need every voice we can get and he’s Jon Stewart: he has a huge platform. If he wants to redeem himself, have at it.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      Yep. My motto these days is better late than never. My bar has been lowered so much because these are terrible times and every voice counts. People still have a lot of love/fondness for Stewart even if he squandered quite a bit of it with all that crap he spewed. What I don’t understand is how, after EVERYTHING the orange mocha frappuccino has said and done, anyone is suprised now. Where have you been??? Were you in a coma? This was always going to happen.

    • Kitten says:

      You’re absolutely right.

    • ida says:

      I agree 100 percent. And you have no time to lose! I often shake my head when I read about “the midterm elections” or the “election in four years” when the majority is going to vote the democratic party.. WHO knows if there are elections?!?! I am German and when I look back at the history of my country I can only warn everybody (my fellow Germans, too) that folks who have no shame AT ALL don’t stop because they are affraid of not being reelected. they skip the election thing entirely and invent some cruel stuff to justify that. another 9/11? every decent person has to be on the HIGHEST allert! here is something from a text about how quickly Hitler managed to establish his dictatorship. it ends with “Hitler needed only five months to establish his power. By the summer of 1933, fundamental rights and the constitution had been suspended, the states had been forced into conformity, the unions crushed, the political parties banned or dissolved, press and radio brought into line and the Jews stripped of their equality under the law. Everything that existed in Germany outside of the National Socialist Party had been “destroyed, dispersed, dissolved, annexed or absorbed,” François-Poncet concluded in early July. Hitler, he claimed, had “won the game with little effort.” full text that explains how this was possible here: http://www.zeit.de/wissen/geschichte/2017-02/adolf-hitler-chancellor-appointment-anniversary

  6. The Original Mia says:

    I am angry, unforgiving and unsympathetic towards Trump supporters and 3rd party voters. So Jon can shove his “anger” because we told you it was going to be awful for minorities, non-Christians, and the LGBTQA community and we were told to give him a chance. 11 days and we are in an authoritarian society.

  7. MunichGirl says:

    Does anyone here know this Twitter page?

    https://twitter.com/RoguePOTUSStaff

    The unofficial resistance team inside the White House. We will block anyone who asks us to ID ourselves (including press), or who makes suggestions of violence.

    Bannon, the racist: https://twitter.com/RoguePOTUSStaff/status/826528371907497991

    • The Original Mia says:

      Be careful with that one. Some people believe it’s a Russian speaker due to the way they spell and articulate certain things.

      • mee says:

        There are very odd spellings – like “vakay” instead of vacay. And Bannon-esk, and not Bannon-esque.

    • SilverUnicorn says:

      I follow them, just for the funny parts… it is not a Russian anything, it’s actually another account that is patently Russian (and doesn’t have rogue in the name)

      • hmmm says:

        The buzz on twitter is that it’s Bannon running it. The intent is to garner names by attracting followers. I unfollowed. I suggest everyone else does as well.

  8. Tate says:

    There is not much to laugh about these days. And I agree Kaiser, I am angrier at Trump supporters now than I was right after the election. They have f@cked this country up.

    • cindy says:

      Everything you just said. It sucks that Jon Stewart as a person is kind of an oblivious ass. I just think his life has been so idyllic that he makes the same mistake a lot of priveledged people do, and thinks it’s because he is somehow special, instead of just lucky.

      That fat-ass airplane picture……I have no words, none. Dear god.

  9. original kay says:

    That picture is the best I’ve seen of trump. Bigly fat ass with gross balding hair and fat fat fat ass hanging out.

    Is that rogue twitter account the real thing?

  10. BearcatLawyer says:

    Trump showed us who he really is MULTIPLE times during the campaign. I believed Trump the first time. Jon Stewart and his ilk are just upset because they look stupid and naive for NOT believing Trump is what he has claimed to be for many, many months now. Fool me twice, thrice, etc., SHAME ON ME.

    • Giddy says:

      Yes! As Maya Angelou said, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” I would have been elated to be proved wrong, but no.

    • adastraperaspera says:

      I think it’s that men will continually bend over backwards (even those who are politically progressive) to excuse the behavior of other men and make sure they won’t ruin their own chances to stay in the club, such as, “it’s just locker room talk,” or “he is just blowing off steam,” and “he really cares underneath but just can’t show it,” etc. I wish someone could fund a CDC study of “misogynous group think” as a male social contagion.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        I have long thought exactly the same thing! One of the worst experiences I had as a young litigator was learning that a judge had called my then-boss to tell him that I was “too aggressive” and “overzealous” in court. Fortunately for me, my boss replied that he was paying me to fight hard for our clients and as long as I was obeying the rules and acting ethically, my boss did not see what the problem was. When the judge hemmed and hawed some more, implying that my conduct was not “ladylike” (i.e., I was a pushy b^&*#), the light bulb clicked in my boss’s brain. He then asked the judge, “Would you say these same things about an aggressive young male attorney? Or is this only a problem for you when it involves a female attorney?” Needless to say, my boss promptly told me EVERYTHING and encouraged me not to change – especially in front of that judge. I KNEW I had never been rude or obnoxious or unprepared before this judge; I had simply stood up for my clients and refused to let the government attorneys steamroll me. But it really bothered me knowing that a judge thought because I was a woman I should be less forceful/more docile and compliant and that he actively disliked my unwillingness to be a pushover, as so many of the other attorneys in the immigration courts were at the time.

        Men get the benefit of the doubt every time. Women…not so much.

  11. JulP says:

    Yeah, so many people made this mistake. Even Bill Maher was saying we need to “give Trump a chance” right after the election, and he, like Stewart, only recently changed his tune.

    What’s so frustrating to me is that Trump’s supporters think he’s doing an amazing job. I read a bunch of comments from these idiots on the HuffPo yesterday and they think it’s great that he’s defying court orders and issuing tons of executive orders without even bothering to have them vetted first. They’re saying things like, “Finally, we have someone who’s getting things done and isn’t waiting on the ineffective Congress!” Basically, Trump’s supporters want a king, not a president. So even when he dissolves Congress and the judiciary, they’ll be fine with it, because these people don’t want democracy. They don’t want a system that serves *all* Americans and protects the rights of minorities from the majority. They’ve decided to trade in democracy for an authoritarian who will serve the privileged few, while occasionally throwing a bone to the poor white racists by building that wall they’ve been clamoring for, or banning Muslims, or outlawing abortion, etc.

    • Tiny Martian says:

      They voted for a fascist, pure and simple, which makes them fascists whether they realize it or not.

    • Eric says:

      I believe when Maher made those remarks, his tongue was planted firmly in cheek. No one skewered Emperor Zero like Maher.

    • Kitten says:

      Yeah it’s insane that these people can’t see the forest for the trees. I think even the incessant tweeting is appealing to them because it’s a direct way for Trump to communicate with them by bypassing MSM. They seem to really gravitate to his boastful, arrogant personality. It continues to confound me that anyone finds this man inspiring, appealing, or even capable. He’s a masterful con artist, a snake oil salesman. Sigh.

    • Stacey says:

      Trump supporters want to be ruled, not governed.

    • fiddlefaddle says:

      I despise Trump, but I have to say I expected him to tone it down after the election. What I saw him as was a wildly inconsistent narcissist who was only consistent about lying all the time. I expected him to be a lying turncoat who only cares about his business interests and his cronies’ interests. A greedy showman, capitalising on people’s anger and prejudices, and full of hot air.

      I just didn’t think he could afford to keep his word as he has done. I didn’t expect him to be (a) at all effective, and (b) so careless about antagonising everyone other than his hardcore supporters. I misjudged him, I underestimated him, and this version of him frankly terrifies me.

      • hmmm says:

        Don’t underestimate that Nazi Bannon either. Trump is merely his puppet. Bannon has admitted to wanting to destroy everything and its his agenda we’re seeing concretised.

    • jwoolman says:

      Obama was on the “give Trump a chance” train also. Might have been wishful thinking, or he might have really thought the responsibilities of the office would moderate Trump. I think Obama began to realize how unrealistic that was after observing Trump, and the people around him, up close for a few weeks. He understandably didn’t want to jump on Trump himself (he would just be accused of not wanting to give up power), but he did give fair warning about what events would bring him out of silent mode. Hillary has even more reason to be cautious – she would instantly be accused of “sour grapes” etc. Better for her to focus on other things for the moment in public and let the rest of us fight the battles. She tried to sound the alarm for many months but not enough people were listening.

      At least Stewart erred on the side of empathy. Now he’s seen how so many Trump supporters (but not all) have been cheering Trump on as he does one dangerous thing after another, so his empathy may have become a tad frayed. Maybe someone pointed out how few Trump supporters are actually low income and struggling as he had assumed. So now he’s focused on how abnormal Trump is and how dangerous his actions are. That’s a good switch, not necessary for me that he “admit he was wrong” and “apologize”. Apologies in such cases are overrated, he just followed his best thinking at the time. His thinking has just evolved over time. It does seem as though Trump has been in office for a couple of eons, though…..

  12. Insomniac says:

    I’m thinking that the fable “The Scorpion and the Frog” really needs to be taught in schools more. Last night I was reading about this Syrian couple in PA who voted for Orange Caligula and were then shocked – shocked, I tell you! – that their Syrian relatives were turned back at the US airport just this weekend. If only it were just his voters who were going to get stung by all this.

  13. Tiffany27 says:

    Yep, still mad at Stewart. And FOH to everyone who voted for him and are now suddenly shook at his racism. He was always a racist f*** and they CO-SIGNED it.

  14. HK9 says:

    FFS. Do you really think people would speak of campaign platforms and not have plans to do them? Running for president takes a lot of money and a huge team of people. This is not an exploratory exercise-they’re gonna do what they say they’re gonna do. This is straight out of the Hitler playbook. They need to wake up.

  15. robyn says:

    Disappointed in Jon Stewart and still have a bad taste in my mouth when I see him. This skit wasn’t very funny imo. I think Alex Baldwin put most other Trump impressions to shame. I did like that Jon mentioned how a presidency was supposed to turn the president’s hair white but in Trump’s case it’s the people who are getting old and grey due to the stress. (I can see why Trump’s family sent him off to some school to get him away from the house when he was a kid.) Young Trump and his need for attention was probably incredibly exhausting.

    Jon also said that BS is now the language in America replacing facts not just for Trump but for his spokespeople. So true. It really is so overwhelming having to fight and stay alert through all Trump’s deviousness, lies, lack of knowledge and executive orders.

    PS that shot of a military man having to salute Trump getting on the plane makes me sick. If that man were captured Trump would say he liked people who weren’t captured better. How’s that for respect. What a sickening leader. I am more angry now than i was when he got elected.

  16. MellyMel says:

    Completely distracted by that ass…and not in a good way jeez! Also his hair…he just needs to cut it off. SAD!

    • PunkyMomma says:

      OMFG – that fat ass. To think he’s parking that blob (I assume he replaced the WH toilets with his gross gold thrones) anywhere in the White House makes me want to forego paying my taxes. (Taxes – something apparently I’m too dumb to figure out how to avoid paying.)

  17. Rapunzel says:

    Stewart can kiss my butt. I’ll take John Oliver any day. Or Seth, Trevor, or Samantha.

    As for Trump supporters, they always took him literally. They wanted the wall, the ban, the repeal. The “you can’t take him literally” arguments were never about his policy, only about his racist, bigoted, sexist, remarks. They were trying to get everyone to believe that his policies were okay, cause they weren’t literally due to abhorrent thinking. But don’t ever make the mistake of thinking they didn’t want his policies or didn’t take his policies literally. They all bought his campaign promises and took him literally about them. Even the ones regretting did. They’re only regretting now because they lacked critical thinking and mistakenly thought these policies they wanted would not harm them. They were face down in the kool aid, and convinced themselves that Trump’s agenda would only hurt the bad hombres and nasty women. It’s buyer’s remorse, but never forget they bought it. Even those regretting aren’t really against him. They still support his views, or most of them do. Remember that. As soon it stops affecting them, or they find some excuse to explain it all away, they’ll likely be back on the Trump train.

  18. TQB says:

    I said it on CB’s post and I’ll say it to you too, Kaiser – I love that this site has become so unfiltered and direct about political issues. Agree or disagree, you are expressing that political analysis doesn’t belong only to elite think pieces or the people on the fringes. You are making this part of the real, day to day discourse and showing that people can shift seemlessly from critiquing someone’s dress to debating heathcare. This is our country, these are OUR issues, thank you for OWNING IT and running completely out of Fs.

  19. Dolphin7 says:

    I really agreed with his line: “the presidency is supposed to age the president, not the public.” Couldn’t agree more with that one. It feels like twelve years not twelve days. It’s twelve days now right? Ugh….

  20. Delilah says:

    This site never disappoints! It has helped me through the terrible election and the horrific reality we now face. This is no time to be polite or shy about political views. I realize some are scared or feel insecure about their knowledge or ability to critique and navigate the current climate given allegations of fake news and presence of alternative facts but every voice matters. Even if just to say I think all people should be treated equally and anything that goes against that is wrong.

  21. Melly says:

    Everyone here makes good points about Jon Stewart’s recent comments and his man-splaining. However, I always have and ALWAYS will love Jon Stewart. I always enjoy his insight, even when I disagree.

  22. Z says:

    I am totally with you. But Stewart has always annoyed that way, always false equivalency between the left and right. The truth is, half our country are ignorant and it is the duty of the left to keep that half at bay. The left gave us trump. They had a clear choice and too many stayed home or voted third party… Because of their spite, selfishness, entitlement, and righteous indignation. Now we’re all paying the price.

  23. sandy123 says:

    Why do people revere this comedian cum scripted commentator so much?

  24. Lucytunes says:

    THANK YOU KAISER! I am shouting at my computer, because you have perfectly reflected my feelings about seeing Stewart last night. Why are people surprised?

  25. Ash says:

    john in trying to sound-off for THAT MAN’s supporters…. giving empathy icecream scoops….. when he just came off stupid in his naivete with an apologist tone in his liberal echo chamber….. John you need to be mad and disgusted and angry…you should have always been…. THAT PERSON’S (refuse to ever say his name) win means the hate and ugliness of the of the past is now totally acceptable even though society has supposedly “moved on” ….

    but what i will say is ….listen here to HIS supporters…. WE. ARE. NOT. OUR. GRANDPARENTS. and you will catch these hands if you ever try it

  26. Neha says:

    Has anyone see Jon Stewart’s”you don’t own this country” monologue he did on Colbert after the RNC convention? He’s always known that Trump used the fear of “others” taking American from its rightful owners (white men, obvs) to run his campaign. Trust, Jon Stewart was angry, in a way I hadn’t seen since he talked about the racism black people face in this country or senators ignoring his bill for first responders. He was just trying to understand the election like all of us. I’m still trying to figure it all out as I know Muslims, Latinos/Hispanics, LGBT, and women who’ve voted for him. I think those people were stupid and naive for thinking Trump would change their healthcare premiums or bring back blue collar jobs or whatever, but I just can’t believe that every single person who voted for him is a racist. Anthony Anderson said the same thing on an episode of Blackish, so this isn’t a white man thing. We’re all confused and need to figure out why we lost so we can win in 2018.

  27. JulP says:

    Well, Republicans just decided to scrap the quorum rules (which they cannot do, by the way, without the consent of the minority party) and vote on Trump nominees without Dems present. So it’s official: we now have a one party authoritarian government for whom the rules do not apply. The Dems shouldn’t even bother to show up for work. Their presence clearly doesn’t matter; Republicans are just going to bulldoze over the opposition to carry out their radical right-wing agenda.

    • I Choose Me says:

      I’m genuinely fucking scared for you all right now. I’ve had bad gas since this POS got elected and I don’t think it’s a coincidence.

    • isabelle says:

      2018. Vote their as*es during the midterms. Vote them out in state levels. Look at South Dakota and South Carolina to see how they want to run this country.

  28. S says:

    I was annoyed, disappointed and disheartened by Stewart’s initial post-election comments — RE: most Trump voters not being racists, just care about insurance premiums — as much as anyone else. AND I think his entire premise is B.S. and does reflect a high degree of rich white guy privilege. Heck, my own complete shock that there are enough greedy, stupid, cruel and proudly ignorant Americans out there for Trump to win, is the privilege of growing of a mostly middle class white girl. I mean, I’m pretty freaking cynical about my fellow citizens, but I truly thought it was impossible there were that many Americans who could endorse or at least accept the blatant racism, misogyny, xenophobia and all around hatred the entire campaign of this lying, cheating conman consisted of. Clearly, my low bar needed to be lowered.

    But, here’s the thing that’s gonna be real, REAL important to keep in mind the next four years: The perfect is the enemy of the good.

    If we sit around waiting for the perfect spokesperson, the perfect politician, the perfect protester … We’re gonna be real lonely, and real screwed, because human beings — ALL of us — aren’t perfect.

    You don’t have to agree with 100% of someone’s ideas and positions to support or agree with them on another part. Take the good, speak out against the bad and acknowledge the ability to disagree on the small stuff, while working towards the same larger, far more important, goal.

    Right now, there is a vital and important, yet still burgeoning, resistance, but it would be so very, very easy for us to tear ourselves apart, by tearing each other down. Infighting is exactly what Trump’s side is counting on. It’s what often (usually) happens to movements. It’s why they fail.

    Anyone who hasn’t already read this week’s Atlantic cover story, How to Build an Autocracy, should do so immediately. (It’s available online, here, FYI: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/03/how-to-build-an-autocracy/513872/)

    It’s a terrifying, yet all too credible, look at EXACTLY what is happening, and why we won’t be able to stop it if we don’t stay angry, but also remain united.

    So, yeah, Stewart said some stupid stuff, but he’s still generally a smart, influential guy who can rally the exact people it’s gonna take to make the idea of toppling Trump, and all he’s trying to do to undermine our nation’s security and standards, a reality. Ditto Bill Maher, whose raging Islamaphobia is a deeply troubling aspect of an otherwise intelligent opposition voice.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m ticked, too. I daily want to rage against the stupidity, the normalization and naivete from some of the voices on the Left. At the “shocked” Trump voters who now see they should have taken him literally, as well as seriously. The apathetic non-voters who thought Hillary had it won. The Bernie Bros who thought they “were both flawed candidates” … I want to scream, ‘I told you so, you fools!’ at all of them. BUT that doesn’t really help, and anyone who wants to get on board with stopping this facist, authoritarian monster from ruining America and maybe the world for my kids and grandkids, as well as their own, are welcome in the resistance tent, as far as I’m concerned.

    They’re not perfect. Neither am I. No one is. But if we can’t accept small(ish) imperfections in the face of joining together against a larger evil we are, to put it bluntly, screwed.

    • Keaton says:

      Thank you for re-posting that Atlantic article @S. It came to my attention when Jon Favreau, one of Obama’s speechwriters RTd it. I posted it in an earlier thread because I found it both chilling and informative. (I didn’t realize how much democracy had eroded in places like say Hungary).
      I was very disappointed to see some well known progressives mocking it later on because the author David Frum, was one of George W Bush’s speechwriters. It REALLY pissed me off because I know for a fact many of the guys mocking it were part of the “Hillary is just as bad” crowd. I’m all for free speech. I’m not saying they have no right to express their ire with the people in the old Bush Administration. But I feel like telling these guys “Feel free to keep being smug dicks and mocking anyone that doesn’t pass your purity tests. But just know you aren’t helping a damn thing.” I don’t see any harm in allying with former foes in the name of defeating a more immediate and serious threat. To me that’s just being a damn grown-up. Moreover, I personally feel like I’ve gained alot of perspective reading the POV of Never-Trump Republican. It’s good to get out of your bubble. I don’t agree with Frum on alot of issues but that doesn’t mean his article is de facto worthless as these guys are claiming.

      I swear, everyday I am grateful my mom taught me to question authority and do my own investigating and independent verifying. I’m not just talking about against people like Trump but also with regard to prominent people on my own side of the political aisle.

  29. G says:

    Used to like him for a minute there. But totally agree, he failed the resistance before it was even a thing. You don’t tell us to chill when our kitchen is on fire, dude.

  30. Amy says:

    My BFF told me about a live news broadcast he saw where a reporter interviewed a trump supporter and asked why he voted for trump and the guy answered a bunch of bullshit including how trump was going to get rid of obamacare. The reporter asked him what type of insurance he has and the fool answered ACA!!!!!! He did not know that it’s the same thing!!!!!!!! Why hasn’t this story been spreading?? That’s just crazy!!!

  31. CatJ says:

    This is not a response about Stewart, but about you-know-who-

    I found a quote by Karl Menninger, citing the chief indicators of psychosis:
    preoccupation with persecution, usually associated with grandiosity; more or less continuous erratic, disorganized excitement accompanied by irascibility; bizarre delusional ideas coupled with obvious indifference to social expectations; and pervasive convictions of evil or wickedness in self or others”.

    “These were the qualities of David Koresh, in the wake of the Waco disaster, and the reason we classify him as insane…”

  32. Reece says:

    I’m glad he Woke The F**k Up however I’m still angry with him.

  33. Lady says:

    Thank you, you are the most awesome celebrity gossip site. It’s nice to get some “junk food” for the brain to take a break from all this insanity going on, but on a site with a conscience that reminds me to stay informed and active.

  34. JulP says:

    I have to vent: so I just had a debate with a work colleague about all of this (a white male who actually voted for Hillary, not Trump) and even he is oblivious to how bad this is. When I brought up Trump’s refusal to follow the court order and the fact that border patrol and customs agents are either: 1) refusing to talk to members of Congress; or 2) openly defying members of Congress who implored them to adhere to the stay, he responded by saying it’s no big deal because “every president bends the rules.” Then he tried to argue that Obama violated a court order last year, and when I presented evidence from the NYT and NPR refuting that, he said I need to stop reading such biased sources and I should read “both sides” and draw my own conclusions. And this, coming from someone who (supposedly, but who the fuck knows) isn’t a Trumper! ARGH!!! I need a damn martini.

  35. Abandoned says:

    Stewart has nothing to say to me now. He abandoned us in our time of need. And he gave us Trevor Noah. That is all.

  36. Jayna says:

    I still love John Stewart. I love the skit.