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Jon Stewart on McCain: Time for 'Old People' Ban in the Senate?


Jon Stewart rips John McCain for his flip-flop on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' and Daily Show correspondent John Oliver suggests that perhaps old people should stop serving in the senate.

Says Oliver: "It affects Senate cohesion. It is not fair to the other senators trying to work on legislation never knowing when one of the 'olds' is going to come up behind them and offer them a hard candy. It happens. These people can't control themselves."


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  1. Nice start of the day with a good laugh.

    Posted by: gb | Feb 4, 2010 10:28:09 AM

  2. Absolutely classic, John! Shove it to that decrepit moron. He long ago ceased to be relevant... just someone forgot to tell him, and he is laboring under the delusion that he matters a damn! To Senator McCain: Find rock. Crawl under said rock. Stay under said rock. Forever! Enough!

    Posted by: CKNJ | Feb 4, 2010 10:29:36 AM

  3. God, I love Jon Stewart -- and Colbert!

    Posted by: Alex | Feb 4, 2010 10:31:57 AM

  4. Brilliant, as always...

    Posted by: ichabod | Feb 4, 2010 10:35:26 AM

  5. heh - nice

    Posted by: steve | Feb 4, 2010 11:11:23 AM

  6. mccain isn't time for you to go to fidler's green. you flip flop more than a slinky

    Posted by: walter | Feb 4, 2010 11:27:00 AM

  7. How about a Worther's little boy?

    Posted by: Wayne | Feb 4, 2010 11:52:48 AM

  8. Stewart was brilliant last night, as was Colbert, but this was not just a good slam at this old douche bag. McCain is one of the most frequent quests on his show, and make no mistake, what he says is heard down in DC.

    McCain was already called out yesterday by the MSM, now he is the laughing stock of DC.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Feb 4, 2010 12:37:08 PM

  9. Let these old Senators filibuster… they will not make it thru the process and maybe that solves the problem with age.

    Posted by: Martin in FLL | Feb 4, 2010 12:43:34 PM

  10. That was awesome!

    Posted by: ravewulf | Feb 4, 2010 1:35:02 PM

  11. Oh, age 75 should be the max.

    Posted by: anon | Feb 4, 2010 2:46:00 PM

  12. I watched Rachel Maddow's show concerning this and I remember thinking to myself there is not one young person speaking here. these people are all senior citizens...and you have the military brass saying "get rid of it". and what do that do...they bring "morality" and "unit cohesion". WTF.
    and then they start talking about special barracks and special if these people aren't already living in the same quarters or showering together. They try to hide their homophobia and yet end up sounding like a bunch fucking "out of touch" idots!! sheesh!!

    Posted by: Paul | Feb 4, 2010 6:19:16 PM

  13. Brilliant satire. A flash of the Jon Stewart Daily Show I used to love.

    Posted by: Rodney | Feb 4, 2010 7:08:59 PM

  14. Recall how, when there were demands by these very same Republicans for Obama, the commander in chief, to follow the advice of the "Generals" and send more troops to Afghanistan? But now that many of the same officers, as well as the Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have called for the abolishment of DADT the Republicans are falling all over themselves to demand that "they" (Congress) will make the decision and not those in command. Obviously the GOP (the party of NO) has the great burden of opposing anything that the President or the Dems' in congress propose regardless of its value or merit.

    Quite honestly nothing would make me happier than if all of the gays currently servicing in every branch of the military would go their commanding officer, announce that they are gay and demand that they immediately be discharged and sent home. I can assure you, from first hand experience, that there would be units losing as much as 30% of their personnel - and in many cases in the most critical of areas.

    Posted by: ChrisM | Feb 5, 2010 11:15:02 AM

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