Tonal Recall

  • Aired:  01/17/11
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Democrats insist that Republicans refer to health care reform as job-destroying, not job-killing. (7:05)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: HEY, WELCOME TO THE

DAILY SHOW.

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

BIG SHOW TONIGHT.

MY GUEST TONIGHT VERY EXCITING

PETER BERGEN, THE INVENTOR OF

BERGEN COUNTY NEW JERSEY.

THE WHOLE THING WAS HIS IDEA.

THE AUTHOR OF THE LONGEST WAR,

A BOOK ABOUT THIS COUNTRY'S

TIME IN AFGHANISTAN.

SO THERE'S THAT.

I WANT TO SAY LAST NIGHT I

WATCHED THE GOLDEN GLOBES.

I WAS OFFENDED BY RICKY

GERVAIS.

I WAS OFFENDED THAT A COMEDIAN

COULD BE THAT FUNNY.

AT AN AWARDS SHOW.

RICKY WAS HILARIOUS.

I HOPE YOU HAD A NICE WEEKEND.

OTHERWISE I WATCHED A LITTLE

BIT OF FOOTBALL AS WELL.

I DO WANT TO SAY-- AND

OBVIOUSLY IN OUR AMERICAN

SPIRIT OF CIVILITY, IT'S BEEN

ABOUT A WEEK NOW.

I DO WANT TO SAY IN THAT NEW

SPIRIT TO THE NEW ENGLAND

PATRIOTS, SUCK IT.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

AND BY "IT," I MEAN SOMETHING

THAT BRINGS YOU COMFORT.

LIKE (BEEP).

ALL RIGHT.

I'M SORRY.

I'M SORRY.

AMERICA IS GONE AS OF LAST

WEDNESDAY WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA

USHERED IN A NEW ERA.

>> ONLY A MORE CIVIL AND

HONEST PUBLIC DISCOURSE CAN

HELP US FACE UP TO THE

CHALLENGES OF OUR NATION.

>> Jon: CIVIL AND MORE HONOR

DISCOURSE.

WE'VE SEEN HIS PLEA FOR MORE

CIVILITY PAY DIVIDENDS.

>> DEMOCRATS CALL RATHER THAN

SIT APART DEMOCRATS AND

REPUBLICANS MINGLE IS

GATHERING SUPPORT.

>> A CALL FOR DEMOCRATS AND

REPUBLICANS TO SIT TOGETHER AT

THE STATE OF THE UNION.

I CALLED UP TOM AFTER HE DID

THAT.

HE GRACIOUSLY AGREED WE'RE

GOING TO SIT TOGETHER.

>> Jon: OH, MY GOD.

YOU'RE GOING TO SIT TOGETHER

FOR TWO HOURS?

HEY, HOW MANY OF US HAVE TO

GET (BEEP) TO GO TO LUNCH?

AND IN LIGHT OF CURRENT EVENTS

TONIGHT I WILL NOT REFER TO

THE CAUCUS ACROSS THE AISLE AS

DOUCHE BAG CENTRAL.

LISTEN, IT'S A START.

BY THE WAY THAT WAS A NICE

CONGRESSIONAL... WHAT COULD GO

WRONG WITH THAT?

OH, NO!

THAT'S EXACTLY.

NO!

CIVIL DISCOURSE MAKING HUGE

STRIDES.

HOW ABOUT HONOR DISCOURSE.

>> THE FIRST PIECE OF BUSINESS

IS WHAT IS EXPECTED TO BE A

NASTY BATTLE OVER HEALTH CARE.

IN FACT THE REPUBLICAN BILL IS

EVEN CALLED "REPEAL OF THE JOB-

KILLING HEALTH CARE LAW."

>> Jon: TO BE FAIR, AFTER ALL

THE TALK OF DEATH PANELS WE

SHOULD THANKFUL THAT THE

REPUBLICANS DIDN'T DIDN'T GO

WITH THE REPEAL OF THE GRANDMA

KILLING HEALTH CARE LAW.

THAT SEEMS LIKE A GOOD PLACE

FOR THE DEMOCRATS TO START THE

CONVERSATION.

>> THE DEMOCRATS ARE NOW

REALLY TAKING ISSUE WITH THE

JOB-KILLING PART OF THE TITLE.

>> Jon: DEMOCRATS.

FOCUS IN ON SUBSTANCE.

>> THEY SAY IN LIGHT OF TUCSON,

GET ANY KILLING OUT OF ANY

TITLE ANYWHERE.

>> Jon: WHAT?

NO.

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.

IF IT COSTS JOBS NOT THE MOST

APPROPRIATE WAY TO SAY IT COST

JOBS.

IF YOU DO THAT, YOU GET THIS.

>> THE NEW SPEAKER BOEHNER

SAID YESTERDAY HE TALKED ABOUT

LEGISLATION HE CALLED IT

JOB... WE'RE GOING TO STOP

THIS JOB-DESTROYING

LEGISLATION INSTEAD OF CALLING

IT JOB-KILLING LEGISLATION.

>> I'M GLAD THAT SPEAKER

BOEHNER CHOSE TO VERBALIZE A

DIFFERENT TITLE FOR THAT BILL.

BUT THEY SO FAR HAVE REFUSED

TO ACTUALLY CHANGE THE TITLE

OF JOB-KILLING HEALTH CARE

REPEAL.

>> Jon: AS A DEMOCRAT I INSIST

YOU REFER TO HEALTH CARE

REFORM NOT AS JOB-KILLING BUT

AS JOB-DESTROYING.

BUT OF COURSE I'M A MODERATE

DEMOCRAT.

MY MORE LIBERAL COLLEAGUES

INSIST THAT IT BE CALLED JOB-

EVAPORATING.

WHY DO YOU LET THEM DO THAT?

THEY GOT TO CALL THE 2002 IRAQ

WAR BILL A DIFFERENT NAME NOT

THE TOTALLY AVOIDABLE WAR OF

CHOICE ENDLESS CLUSTER (BEEP)

CREATION ACT.

YOU BLEW YOUR SHOT.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

OPPORTUNITY.

WHATEVER.

YOU BLEW IT.

JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY.

DOES HEALTH CARE REFORM KILL,

DESTROY, SLOWLY SOP UP JOBS?

WELL ACCORDING TO THE

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE IT

WILL CREATE A .5% DECREASE IN

THE LABOR FORCE.

DUE TO OLDER WORKERS BEING

ABLE TO RETIRE EARLIER BECAUSE

THEY DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT

THEIR HEALTH CARE AND OTHERS

VOLUNTARILY LEAVING THEIR WORK

FORCE OR REDUCING THEIR HOURS

SO IT IS JOB KILLING IN THE

SENSE THAT GETTING MORE SLEEP

AT NIGHT IS AWAKE KILLING.

THE ACCURACY ARGUMENT COULD

BENEFIT THE DEMOCRATS.

THE SEMANTIC ARGUMENT CANNOT

BENEFIT THE DEMOCRATS.

FOX AND FRIENDS MAKE THAT

POINTS EXPLICIT FOR US.

>> MR. WEANER LET'S START WITH

YOU.

YOU THINK THAT THE REPUBLICANS

ARE TONE DEAF BY CALLING IT

THE REPEALING THE JOB-KILLING

HEALTH CARE LAW ACT.

WHY?

>> WELL IT'S NOT ONLY THE

WRONG TONE BUT WHEN YOU LOOK

AT WHAT'S IN THE BILL IT'S

JUST WRONG.

THE BILL CREATES 300,000 NEW

JOBS.

THERE ARE 160 AMENDMENTS THAT

DEMOCRATS PUT IN THE BILL THAT

ARE MOSTLY TAX BREAKS FOR

SMALL BUSINESSES.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE FACT THAT

THE BILL CREATES THESE NEW

SERVICES OF PRE-EXISTING

CONDITIONS....

>> MR. WEANER.

>> LIFETIME BENEFITS FOR

SENIORS.

>> MR. WEANER WE'RE NOT

TALKING ABOUT THE BILL.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE NAME

OF THE BILL.

>> Jon: HEY, MAN.

WE DIDN'T BRING YOU ON HERE TO

SPOUT FACTS.

WE'RE HERE TO BITCH ABOUT

WORDING.

LET'S TRY IT AGAIN.

YOUR ROLE AS WHINY AGREED

LIBERAL WE'LL TAKE IT TO THE

GUEST....

>> LIBERALS DON'T WANT TO

FOCUS ON THE ISSUE THAT THIS

IS THE MOST DESTRUCT STIFF

PIECE OF LEGISLATION TO HIT

OUR ECONOMY IN A LIFETIME.

>> I'LL GIVE YOU THE FINAL

WORD.

>> LET'S FOCUS ON THE ISSUE

BECAUSE THE BILL ALLOWS....

>> THE NAME.

>> THE PRE-EXISTING CONDITION.

SENIORS....

>> THE NAME.

THE PROBLEM WITH THE NAME.

>> Jon: WEINER, WHAT PART OF

"WE DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO

UNDERSTAND" DON'T YOU

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