The Mourning After

  • Aired:  11/04/10
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Wyatt Cenac, John Oliver and Jason Jones conclude that President Obama doesn't "get it" after watching him walk up to the podium. (8:01)

>> WELCOME TO "THE DAILY SHOW",

MY SAME IN JON STEWART.

THE ALWAYS DELIGHTFUL DAVID

SEDARIS IS HERE.

HE'S IN MY TOP, I WOULD SAY MY

TOP TWO FAVORITE SEDARISS OF ALL

TIME.

DAVID AND AMY TOP TWO.

DROPS OFF SEDARI I DON'T KNOW

WHAT THE PLURAL IS.

THERE'S A GRAND TRADITION IN THE

GREAT COUNTRY OF OURS.

EACH PRESIDENTIAL CONTEST SHOULD

BE FOLLOWED BY A THOREAU AND

ROBUST CONGRESSIONAL REFERENDUM

AND IN SUCH INSTANCE WHEREUPON

THE PRESIDENT'S PARTY RECEIVES

UNTO IT A FLIPPING OF ASS THE

PRESIDENT SHALL THEN IN DUE

HASTE PRESENT FORTH AN

OBLIGATORY POST ELECTORAL RED

CARPETED PODIUMED WALK OF SHAME

SO IT IS WRITTEN SO SAY WE ALL.

>> AFTER WHAT I'M SURE WAS A

LONG NIGHT FOR A LOT OF YOU, AND

NEEDLESS TO SAY, IT WAS FOR ME,

I CAN TELL THAT YOU, YOU KNOW,

SOME ELECTION NIGHTS ARE MORE

FUN THAN OTHERS.

>> Jon: LIKE I REMEMBER THIS

ONE TWO YEARS AGO WHEN I WON.

IT WAS AWESOME.

[LAUGHTER]

THERE WERE BALLOONS AND THEY HAD

A BIG FLAG TAKEN AX REITAN

FRANKLIN WORE THIS CRAZY HAT.

WAS IT A BIRD?

[LAUGHTER]

GO ON.

>> PEOPLE ARE FRUSTRATED.

THEY ARE DEEPLY FRUSTRATED OVER

THE LAST FEW MONTHS, I'VE HAD

THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL AROUND

THE COUNTRY AND MEET PEOPLE

WHERE THEY LIVE AND WHERE THEY

WORK.

FROM BACKYARDS TO FACTORY FLOORS

I DID SOME TALKING BUT MOSTLY I

DID A LOT OF LISTENING.

>> DID YOU KNOW MOST PEOPLE

THINK I'M MUSE LICK.

THEY ARE CRAZY OUT THERE.

>> THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SENT US

HERE DON'T EXPECT WASHINGTON TO

SOLVE ALL THEIR PROBLEMS BUT

THEY DO EXPECT WASHINGTON TO

WORK FOR THEM NOT AGAINST THEM.

>> DO I HAVE --

>> Jon: SO I HAVE DECIDED AND

ANNOUNCED TO MY STAFF THAT I

WILL NO LONGER WORK AGAINST THE

AMERICAN PEOPLE.

[LAUGHTER]

YOU GOT ME!

[LAUGHTER]

MESSAGE RECEIVED.

SO A LEADER HUMBLED ANT PRESS

CORPS AT THE READY TO PLUM THE

LESSONS LEARNED FROM A DARK AND

DIFFICULT ELECTORAL REBUKE.

>> WONDERING THAT YOU BELIEVE

THE HEALTH CARE REFORM YOU

WORKED SO HARD ON IS IN DANGER

AT THIS POINT.

>> DO YOU ACCEPT THE FACT THAT

ANY KIND OF SPENDING TO CREATE

JOBS IS DEAD AT THIS POINT?

>> IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THERE ARE

A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS WHO

THINK YOUR POLICIES ARE TAKING

US IN REVERSE?

>> ARE YOU WILLING TO MAKE

CHANGES IN YOUR LEADERSHIP

STYLE?

>> WHO YOU DO YOU THINK SPEAKS

TO THE TRUE VOICE OF AMERICAN

PEOPLE RIGHT NOW YOU OR JOHN

BOEHNER.

>> Jon: MR. PRESIDENT, TODD

PATERSON, DO YOU SUCK AND A

QUICK FOLLOW-UP DO YOU SUCH SO

BAD YOU DON'T KNOW HOW SUCKY YOU

ARE.

I WOULD LIKE THE ANSWER, IF YOU

WOULD, IN THE FORM OF YOU SUCK!

[LAUGHTER]

BUT OF COURSE THE KEY TO ANY

PRESIDENTIAL PRESIDENT

CONFERENCE IS NOT THE QUESTION

AND ANSWER SESSION BUT THE

INTANGIBLES.

LET'S GO TO THE ANALYSIS.

>> IT WAS LAME.

IT WAS VANILLA.

>> HE SEEMED GLUM AND DEPRESSED.

>> *EFS ANNOYED.

HE LOOKED SHELL SHOCKED.

HE DIDN'T LOOK LIKE A MAN ON HIS

GAME.

>> HE LOOKED LIKE HE WAS PASSING

A GALLSTONE YNCH NOT BE SHIEWM

RUSS.

>> HE BREAKS YOU ICE.

>> HE SAID OKAY GOD DIDN'T GIVE

ME BIG EARS FOR NOTHING, I HEARD

YA.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: MRS. PARKER SPITZER IS

RIGHT.

OBAMA COULD HAVE BEEN LIKE I'VE

GOT BIG EARS BUT I'M NOT D MURKS

BO.

I GET IT.

HE COULD HAVE DONE A WHOLE BUNCH

OF JOKES LIKE WHITE PRESIDENTS

TAKE IT LIKE THIS: I CAN'T

BELIEVE YOU REBUKED MY POLICY

BUT BLACK PRESIDENTS TAKE IT

LIKE, OH, NO YOU DID NOT REBUKE

MY POLICY.

NO YOU DIDNT.

WHAT?

THE PRESS CONFERENCE WAS AN HOUR

LONG.

THAT'S REALLY LONG GIVE ME

SOMETHING I CAN USE.

GIVE ME SOMETHING CAN I POP INTO

THE MICROWAVE AND EAT ON THE WAY

TO THE OVEN WHERE MY OTHER FOOD

IS PREPARED.

>> IF YOU ARE NOT REFLECTING ON

YOUR POLICY AGENDA IS IT

POSSIBLE VOTERS CAN CONCLUDE YOU

ARE STILL NOT GETTING IT?

>> Jon: GETTING IT?

WHAT IS IS IT?

ISN'T IT JUST A SUBSTITUTE

GENERIC FOR WHATEVER YOU PROJECT

ON IT?

AS PRONOUNCES GO IT -- IT WON'T

EVEN CHOOSE A SEX.

I GUESS THE REAL QUESTION IS IS

IT CONTAGIOUS?

>> THERE ARE A LOT OF AMERICANS

OUT THERE WHO THINK THE

PRESIDENT DOESN'T GET IT.

>> DOES HE GET IT?

DO YOU THINK HE GETS IT?

>> HE DIDN'T GET IT TODAY.

>> NOT ONLY DID THE POLITICS NOT

GET IT?

THE VOTERS DIDN'T GET IT EITHER?

>> SOME SAY HE THINKS YOU DON'T

GET IT.

>> HE DOESN'T GET IT.

>> DOES HE GET IT?

>> EVEN IF HE DOESN'T GET IT HE

NEEDS TO ACT AS IF HE DOES.

>> ARE YOU SUGGESTING THE

PRESIDENT FAKE IT?

[LAUGHTER]

WAIT UNLESS -- IS IT ORGASIMS?

FOR MORE WE TURN TO THE MOST

POPULAR SEGMENT OPINION DOME.

FOUR PUNDITS ENTER AND LEAVE

WHEN IT'S DONE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

JASON JONES.

WYATT CENAC, JOHN JOHN OLIVER, JASON,

WHAT DO YOU TAKE AWAY FROM THE

PRESIDENT'S SPEECH?

>> HE DOESN'T GET IT, JON.

>> Jon: WYATT CENAC?

>> IF THIS IS IT AND THIS IS THE

PRESIDENT?

>> THAT'S RIGHT, JON, BUT THE

PRESIDENT GETS SOME OF IT JUST

NOT ALL OF IT.

WHAT HE GETS IS -- E --

>> Jon: WHAT IS IT AND WERE

THERE AT LEAST MOMENTS OF IT?

>> LET START AT THE TOP.

CHECK THIS OUT.

THE WAY HE'S WALKING HERE.

THE WAY HE'S STEPPING UP TO THE

MICROPHONE HERE.

STOP THE TAPE.

STOP THE TAPE RIGHT THERE.

DO YOU SEE IT?

I DIDN'T SEE IT.

IT'S A CRUCIAL MOMENT WHERE HE

NEEDS

NEEDS TO SHOW SOME FIGHT.

HE SHOULDN'T HAVE STROLLED IN.

HE SHOULD HAVE ROLLED IN ON

THOSE SPEAKERS WITH THE WHEELS

AND THE BLINKING LIGHTS ON THEM.

THAT'S WHAT REAGAN DID IN 1982

WHY?

BECAUSE ID IT.

>> YES AND HE ALSO HAD

TREMENDOUS BALANCE, JON.

LOOK TO HISTORY WHEN TAFT

SUFFERED A MID TERM DEFEAT IN

1911 DID HE DRAG HIS ASS TO THE

PODIUM LIKE A KID GOING TO THE

DENTIST?

>> NO TAFT WAS ONE (bleep).

>> EXACTLY.

THANK YOU.

OF COURSE HE DIDN'T.

HE ROLLED HIMSELF DOWN THE

CARPET, KNOCKED OVER THE PODIUM

LEAPT UP AND SAID DON'T WORRY

AMERICA, I GET IT.

>> TAFT WASN'T FIT.

THOSE WERE LAYERS OF IT.

>> YES.

>> Jon: WHAT ABOUT THE SPEECH?

DID THAT CONNECT IN ANY WAY?

DID ANYONE?

>> LET'S HAVE A LISTEN?

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYBODY.

>> STOP IT RIGHT THERE!

ABSOLUTE DISASTER.

HE DIDN'T HAVE IT.

WHERE WAS IT?

WASN'T THERE.

I TURNED IT OFF.

>> YOU DIDN'T WATCH THE ACTUAL

SPEECH.

>> I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THAT

KIND OF IT.

>> Jon: WYATT, DID YOU?

>> NO I WAS WAITING FOR LI'L

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