Extreme Takeover: Tea Party Edition

  • Aired:  10/22/13
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Following the government shutdown, the big split between establishment Republicans and the Tea Party becomes less vastly exaggerated. (3:03)

>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILYSHOW".

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

GOOD SHOW TONIGHT.

OUR GUEST TONIGHT THE AUTHOR MR.MALCOLM GLADWELL WILL

BE JOINING US TONIGHT.

WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH THEFALLOUT OF GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

AND A LOOK AT THE TRUEVICTIMS.

NO, NOT THE FAMILIES THAT RELYON HEADSTART.

NO, NOT CANCER PATIENTS WHOSETREATMENT WAS DELAYED THAT'S

SO -- NO!

NOT THOSE FAME-WHORE PANDA CAMPANDAS.

LOOK AT ME I'M NIBBLING ONBAMBOO.

[ LAUGHTER ](bleep) BUT THE REAL VICTIMS

OF THE SHUTDOWN THERE WE GO.

>> 28%.

THAT'S HOW MANY VOTERS NOW SAYTHEY HAVE A FAVORABLE VIEW OF

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. IT IS THEIT IS THE LOWEST

SCORE EVERRECORDED FOR EITHER PARTY BY

GALLUP. POLITICS IS LIKE GOLFRIGHT. THE LOWER THE SCORE THE

BETTER.

>> WHEN YOU SHUT DOWN THEGOVERNMENT FOR TWO WEEKS IN

ORDER TO OBTAIN NOTHING PEOPLEDON'T LIKE IT.

IT HURTS THE REPUBLICAN BRAND.

IT'S NO SURPRISE THAT SOMEESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS ARE

SOUNDING THE ALARM SAYING THETEA PARTY GROUPS TACTICS ARE A

TAD EXTREME.

>> YOU CANNOT GOVERN FROM ONEPART OF ONE-HALF OF CONGRESS.

THE ONLY OUT IS FOR THESE PEOPLETO REALIZE THEY ARE IN A SUICIDE

CAUCUS.

>> Jon: THEY ARE NOT IN ASUICIDE CAUCUS.

I KNOW THAT BECAUSE I FOUNDEDSUICIDE CAUCUS IN 1983.

THAT'S RIGHT.

IT WAS MY SPEED PUNK SKA JAZZ.

FUSION BAND. [ LAUGHTER ]>> SUICIDE CAUCUS.

AND I WILL HAVE YOU KNOW THEMAGAZINE ROLLING STONE CALLED US

ALSO PERFORMING.

[ LAUGHTER ]I APPARENTLY HAD TO URINATE

DURING THAT SET.

[LAUGHTER]THAT GETS US TO THE DILEMMA THAT

THE REPUBLICAN ELITE ARE FACING.

THEY WANT TO LET THE TEA PARTYKNOW THAT THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED

TO CALL THE SHOTS.

THEY SURE WERE EXCITED A FEWYEARS BACK WHEN THE TEA PARTY

SHOWED UP.

>> THE BIG SPLIT BETWEEN THEESTABLISHMENT AND THE NEW

PEOPLE, THE TEA PARTY FOLKS ISVASTLY EXAGGERATED.

I THINK IT'S EXTREMELYHARMONIOUS.

I THINK OVERALL IT'S ATREMENDOUS ASSET FOR THE

REPUBLICANS.

IT'S THE PARTY THAT HAS ASTRUCTURE ABSORBING THE ENERGY

OF THESE SPONTANEOUSDEMONSTRATORS.

>> THEY WANTED THE ENERGY.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> THE REPUBLICAN -- THE PARTY

WANTED TO ABSORB THE TEA PARTYENERGY TO SWALLOW AND DIGEST THE

TEA PARTY'S ENTHUSIASM ANDPASSION SO LONG AS THE TEA PARTY

PROMISED NOT TO BURST THROUGHTHEIR CHEST AND REPLICATE --

BURST THROUGH THEESTABLISHMENT'S CHEST THEY --

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