Republicans Watch "The Town"

  • Aired:  07/28/11
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House Republicans use a clip from "The Town" to urge hardline Tea Party freshman to support John Boehner's debt ceiling plan. (4:55)

>> Jon: WELCOME TO THE DAILY

SHOW, MY NAME IS JON STEWART,

MAN!

DO WE HAVE A GOOD SHOW FOR

YOU TONIGHT.

TONIGHT'S GUEST PETER TOMSEN,

AUTHOR OF A NEW BOOK "THE

WARS OF AFGHANISTAN" THAT'S

RIGHT, PLURAL, WARS.

AS YOU KNOW, DEBT CEILING

DISCUSSIONS, COMING DOWN TO

THE WIRE.

POLITICAL LEADERS ON BOTH

SIDES PULLING OUT ALL THE

STOPS.

ALL THE STOPS.

LIKE THE KIND OF STOPS THAT

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACHES

USE BEFORE HOMECOMING GAMES

IN PARTICULAR AT THISCIOUS

SMALL TOWNS.

>> KEVIN McCARTHY A THIRD

RANKING REPUBLICAN IN THE

HOUSE URGED REPUBLICANS TO

UNITE BEHIND BOEHNER'S PLAN

BY SHOWING THIS CLIP FROM

THE MOVIE "THE TOWN"

>> THE TOWN?

(LAUGHTER)

"THE TOWN", NO RUDY-- "RUDY"

"BRIAN SONG" OR "300" OR

"ROCKY" OR "ROCKY 2" OR

"ROCKY 3" OR REALLY ANY OF

THE "ROCKIES" YOU WENT WITH

THE BOSTON BANK RUBBERS IN

NUN COSTUMES CLIP.

>> WELL, THERE IS GOING TO

BE GOOD.

(LAUGHTER)

LET'S SEE THE CLIP--

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> THAT THE REPUBLICANS USED,

LET'S SEE THE CLIP THAT THE

REPUBLICANS USED TO URGE

THEIR HARD LINE TEA PARTY

FRESHMAN COALITION TO DROP

THEIR OBJECTIONS TO JOHN

BOEHNER'S DEBT CEILING PLAN

AND VOTE WITH THEIR MORE

ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICAN

BRETHREN.

>> I NEED YOUR HELP.

I CAN'T TELL YOU WHAT IT IS.

YOU CAN NEVER ASK ME ABOUT

IT LATER.

AND WE'RE GOING TO HURT SOME

PEOPLE.

>> WHICH CAR ARE WE GOING TO

TAKE?

(LAUGHTER)

(APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: LET ME SEE IF I

UNDERSTAND THIS METAPHOR.

THE ESTABLISHMENT

REPUBLICANS ARE SAYING TO

THE TEA PARTY UPSTARTS HEY,

YOU KNOW THE VIOLENT,

UNSTABLE BORDERLINE SOCIO

PATH FROM "THE TOWN"

WHO'S USEFUL IN A PINCH BUT

WHOSE SUICIDAL SINGLE MINDED

MANIA WILL ULTIMATELY BE HIS

DOWNFALL?

THAT'S YOU GUYS.

(LAUGHTER)

AND THE GUY WHO IS STUCK IN

AN UNEASY ALLIANCE WITH YOU

BUT DOESN'T REALLY LIKE YOU

AND ULTIMATELY SAVES HIMSELF

BY WALKING AWAY FROM YOU AS

YOU ARE DYING, THAT'S US.

(LAUGHTER)

SO DO WE HAVE YOUR VOTE?

(LAUGHTER)

I'M GOING TO ASSUME MOST OF

THE TEA PARTY COALITION HAS

NOT SEEN THE WHOLE MOVIE.

>> ALLEN WEST LIKED WHAT HE

HEARD.

>> SO I GOT UP AND TOLD THE

SPEAKER I WILL DRIVE THE

CAR.

(LAUGHTER)

QUICK, ROBIN, TO THE BAT

[BLEEP] MOBILE.

STILL, IF NOTHING ELSE, THE

DEMOCRATIC RESPONSE TO THE

REPUBLICAN'S USE OF THAT

CLIP FROM THE MOVIE "THE

TOWN" DID LEAD TO ONE OF MY

FAVORITE RECENT MOMENTS IN

CABLE NEWS.

I GIVE YOU CHUCK SCHUMER

MASCHUGANA MOVIE BREAKDOWN.

>> IN THE SCENE THEY INSPIRE

THEIR HOUSE FRESHMAN, ONE OF

THE CROOKS GIVES A PEP TALK

TO THE OTHER, RIGHT BEFORE

THEY BOTH PUT ON HOCKEY

MASKS, BLUDGEON TWO MEN WITH

STICKS, AND SHOOT A MAN IN

THE LEG.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: ALL TALKING IN A

RIDICULOUS BOSTON ACCENT.

(LAUGHTER)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

JOIN US NEXT WEEK WHEN I,

CHUCK SCHUMER, REVIEW THE

SCI-FI CLASSIC "THE STAR

WARS"

>> AN ASTHMATIC MAN DRESSED

IN BLACK PLASTIC CUTS THE

ARM OFF OF THE BOY WEARING

PAJAMAS WITH SOME TYPE OF A

GLOW STICK.

(LAUGHTER)

AND HERE'S THE PART YOU

WON'T BELIEVE.

THE MAN IN THE SUIT IS THE

BOY'S FATHER.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

THAT MUST BE THE WORST DVD

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