Finger-Pointing Blame Game

  • Aired:  09/19/12
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At the conventions in Tampa and Charlotte, the Best F#@king News Team Ever saw a real desire to rise above the vitriolic partisan finger-pointing of the other party. (3:09)

THE GENERAL ELECTION SEASON IS ONCE AGAIN UPON US IN ALL ITS TERRIBLE GLORY, BUT WILL THIS TIME BE DIFFERENT?

WILL WE FIND A WAY TO ENGAGE IN A SUBSTANTIVE, YET RESPECTFUL CONVERSATION ABOUT THE FUTURE OF OUR REPUBLIC, OR NOT?

[LAUGHTER]

REPORTING FROM THE RECENT CONVENTIONS, "THE DAILY SHOW," BEST [BLEEPED] NEWS TEAM ON TELEVISION, OFFERS THIS CLUE.

>> WITH THE CONVENTIONS OVER, THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN, WHICH MEANS FOR NEXT SEVEN WEEKS BRACE

YOURSELVES FOR A WHOLE LOT OF THIS.

>> WHEN THE TIDE OF NATIONAL DEBT RISES...

>> SHE PASSED AWAY IN 22 DAYS.

>> IF HE WIN, WE LOSE.

>> BUT WHEN WE TALKED TO DELL COMBATS IN TAMPA AND CHARLOTTE, WE SAW A REAL DESIRE TO RISE ABOVE ALL THE VITRIOL.

>> WE NEED TO PUT THE SUCCESS OF OUR COUNTRY BEFORE POLITICS, BEFORE MONEY AND BEFORE PARTY.

>> WE DO NEED TO STOP THE POLITICAL BICKERING.

>> WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE OUR SIMILARITIES AND FOCUS ON THE SIMILARITIES RATHER THAN OUR DIFFERENCES.

>> EXACTLY.

AND THEY ALREADY AGREE ON ONE IMPORTANT THING.

>> THIS IS THE MOST NEGATIVE CAMPAIGN I'VE EVER SEEN.

I'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR 25 YEARS.

>> IT'S DOWNRIGHT NASTY.

>> THERE'S A LOT OF BLAME GOING AROUND.

>> WHO IS TO BLAME?

>> THE REPUBLICANS.

>> I THINK IT'S THE DEMOCRATS' FAULT.

>> THE REPUBLICANS' FAULT.

>> DO YOU THINK THERE IS TOO MUCH FINGER-POINTING GOING ON?

>> MOST DEFINITELY.

>> WITH WOULD YOU BLAME?

>> THE DEMOCRATS.

>> YOU TURN TV ON, AND IT'S NOTHING BUT NEGATIVE.

>> WHO IS TO BLAME FOR ALL THAT NEGATIVITY.

HERE IT COMES.

>> THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND FOX NEWS.

>> THERE IT IS.

>> THERE'S A REAL THIRST ON BOTH SIDES TO ELEVATE THE TONE OF THE CAMPAIGN AND RESPECT THOSE WHO

HOLD A DIFFERENT VIEW.

>> THEY'RE A BUNCH OF TERRORIST, A BUNCH OF REPUBLICANS.

>> WHAT DO YOU THINK OF ALL THE NAME-CALLING GOING ON?

>> REALLY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE TURNED OFF BY IT.

>> DON'T LIKE RUSH LIMBAUGH, FOX NEWS, ANYTHING.

>> ON THE OTHER SIDE YOU HAVE RACHEL MAD COW ON MSLGBTV.

>> THE DEMOCRATS ARE WHINERS.

>> WE THEY LOST THE HOUSE, WE TOOK THEIR BINKY.

>> THEY'RE BEHAVING LIKE TODDLERS.

THEY WANT ONLY THE TOYS IN THEIR SAND BOX FOR THEM.

>> WHY IS EVERYBODY...

[BABBLING], IN FACT, IT'S LIKE THAT.

>> CLEARLY THE NEGATIVITY HAS TO STOP, AND IT HAS TO STOP NOW.

>> REPUBLICANS, STOP THE FINGER-POINTING.

TALK ABOUT THE ISSUES.

LET'S STOP THE NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNING.

>> STOP THAT FINGER-POINTING.

>> STOP IT.

>> STOP IT!

>> SERIOUSLY, STOP THE [BLEEPED]

FINGER POINTING.

>> STOP THAT DAMN FINGER-POINTING.

I MEAN IT.

>> WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU?

STOP IT.

>> WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU, ROMNEY AND RYAN?

>> HOW ARE YOU NOT SEEING THIS?

>> HOW ARE YOU NOT SEEING HOW BAD IT IS FOR ALL OF US IN AMERICA.

>> LET'S NOT COPY US.

DO IT RIGHT.

>> ARE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS EQUIVALENT?

OF COURSE NOT, BUT UNTIL NOVEMBER, ARE THEY BOTH LIKELY TO BE INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATING,

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