Indecision 2012 - The Gingrich Who Stole South Carolina

  • Aired:  01/23/12
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Newt Gingrich turns his campaign around by exploiting South Carolinian voters' anger at the media's supposed victimization of the Right. (8:54)

>> Jon: WELCOME TO THE DAILY

SHOW.

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

WE HAVE A GOOD ONE FOR YOU

TONIGHT.

OUR GUEST TONIGHT IS HEALTH

AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY

KATHLEEN SEBELIUS.

WE'RE GOING TO ASK HER ABOUT

HEALTH.

AND HUMAN SERVICES.

HUMAN SERVICES.

SOUNDS NOT GOOD FOR PEOPLE.

IT'S A COOK BOOK.

ALL RIGHT.

WE BEGIN, OF COURSE, WITH THE

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL RACE.

WE CHECKED IN LAST WEEK.

WHEN WE DID IT SEEMED LIKE

ROMNEY HAD THIS THING PRETTY

SEWN UP.

>> MOST OF THE POLLS HAVE

ROMNEY AHEAD IN SOUTH

CAROLINA.

>> ROMNEY HAS A HUGE LEAD IN

FLORIDA RIGHT NOW.

>> MITT ROMNEY IS THE

JUGGERNAUT AT THIS POINT.

>> Jon: HE IS A JUGGERNAUT.

HE CAN ONLY BE DEFEATED IF YOU

REMOVE HIS HELMET.

ANYBODY?

SO WE WERE ALREADY PLANNING

OUT ALL OUR PUNS FOR ROMNEY

THROUGH THE GENERAL ELECTION.

FOR ROMNEY'S CONVENTION

SPEECH.

FOR WHEN QUESTIONS WERE RAISED

ABOUT ROMNEY'S BUSINESS

BACKGROUND.

IF ROMNEY'S RELIGION BECOMES

AN ISSUE.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

WE WERE SET.

AND THEN SATURDAY NIGHT.

>> NEWT GINGRICH THE WINNER OF

THE SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY.

>> VERY STUNNING GINGRICH WIN.

>> WON SOUTH CAROLINA WITH 40%

OF THE VOTE.

THE CLOSEST NEXT WAS ROMNEY

WITH 28%.

>> Jon: GINGRICH SMOKED ROMNEY

BY 12 POINTS.

THAT'S BEATING HIM LIKE BY

FOUR-GAMING WINNING OVERTIME

FIELD GOALS.

GO, GIANTS!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

SORRY, SORRY, I HAD A LOT OF

FUN LAST NIGHT.

HOW DID NEWT GINGRICH DO IT?

LET ME EXPLAIN.

HOW DID HE TURN IT AROUND?

HERE'S HOW GINGRICH TURNED IT

AROUND.

AT THE DEBATE BEFORE

SATURDAY'S FINAL VOTE, THE

MODERATOR ASKED GINGRICH ABOUT

ACCUSATIONS BY HIS POSSIBLY MS-

STRICKEN SECOND WIFE MARY ANN

WHOM GINGRICH HAD LEFT FOR HIS

POSSIBLY CANCER-STRICKEN FIRST

WIFE FOR... ALL RIGHT.

WHEN THEY WERE MARRIED.

THAT SOUNDS SO TERRIBLE.

THEY ASKED HIM ABOUT THE WOMAN

FOR WHOM HE HAD LEFT HIS

CANCER-STRICKEN FIRST WIFE.

THAT SOUNDS BETTER.

ALL RIGHT.

ANYWAY, GINGRICH WANTED WIFE 2

TO BE OPEN TO HIM HAVING SEX

WITH YET ANOTHER LADY WITH

WHOM HE HAD ALREADY BEEN FOR

SIX YEARS AND NOW HIS THIRD

LADY, OUR POTENTIAL FIRST LADY

ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

SO HOW DID THIS HELP GINGRICH?

ALL RIGHT.

SOUTH CAROLINIANS ARE VALUES

VOTERS.

THEY ARE VERY CONCERNED WITH

VALUES.

JUST WATCH THE DEBATE'S FIRST

QUESTION.

>> AS YOU KNOW YOUR EX-WIFE

GAVE AN INTERVIEW.

IN IT SHE SAID YOU CAME TO HER

IN 1999 AT A TIME WHEN YOU

WERE HAVING AN AFFAIR.

SHE SAID SHE ASKED YOU, SIR,

TO ENTER INTO AN OPEN MARK.

>> Jon: GO ON.

>> SHE SAYS YOU ASKED HER, SIR,

TO ENTER INTO AN OPEN

MARRIAGE.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE SOME

TIME TO RESPOND TO THAT?

>> Jon: PREFERABLY IN "LETTER

TO PENT HOUSE" FORM.

HMMM?

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

I KID.

BECAUSE WHAT COMES NEXT,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IS THE

MOMENT WHEN VALUES-VOTERS SPOZED

DISGUST OVER THE MORAL

PERPENDICULAR TUD OF THOSE IN

AMERICAN PUBLIC LIFE IS

KNOCKED OUT COLD BY THEIR

ANGER AT THE SUPPOSED

VICTIMIZATION BY THE MEDIA.

>> WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE SOME

TIME TO RESPOND TO THAT?

>> NO, BUT I WILL.

>> Jon: BUMP-BUMP-BUMP.

>> I AM APPALLED THAT YOU

WOULD BEGIN A PRESIDENTIAL

DEBATE ON A TOPIC LIKE THIS.

I THINK THE DESTRUCTIVE,

VICIOUS, NEGATIVE NATURE OF

MUCH OF THE NEWS MEDIA MAKES

IT HARDER TO GOVERN THIS

COUNTRY, TO TAKE AN EX-WIFE

AND MAKE IT TWO DAYS BEFORE

THE PRIMARY A SIGNIFICANT

QUESTION FOR A PRESIDENTIAL

CAMPAIGN IS AS CLOSE TO

DESPICABLE AS ANYTHING I CAN

IMAGINE.

>> Jon: AS CLOSE TO DESPICABLE

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE?

YOU IMAGINED YOUR WIFE WHILE

SHE WAS DEALING WITH HAVING MS

WOULD BE OPEN TO YOU HAVING

SEX WITH ANOTHER LADY YOU HAVE

BEEN HAVING SEX WITH FOR SIX

(BEEP) YEARS.

I THINK YOU HAVE A PRETTY GOOD

IMAGINATION DECEMBER

PICKABILITYWISE.

HOW DARE YOU, SIR, HOW DARE

YOU IN FRONT OF ALL THE GOOD

PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA ASK

ME ABOUT SOMETHING AS TAWDRY

AS MY THREE SOMEWHAT

OVERLAPPING MARRIAGES.

HOW DARE YOU.

OH, MY GOD!

JOHN KING IS GOING TO CRUSH

THIS GUY.

ALL HE HAS TO DO IS POINT OUT

THE HYPOCRISY OF A FAMILY'S

VALUE CREW CRUSADER WHO

PRESIDED OVER THE CLINTON

SCAVENGER HUNT FINDING THAT

KIND OF QUESTIONING OF A

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

UNSEEMLY.

POINT OUT HYPOCRISY WHO

INSISTS WHILE GAY PEOPLE WOULD

SULLY THE SANTITY OF MARRIAGE

WHILE BEING A MARRIAGE

SULLYER.

HE IS A SHOT TO GET YOU IN A

SUPER BOWL WITH MODERATORS.

>> AS YOU NOTED, MR. SPEAKER,

THIS STORY DID NOT COME FROM

OUR NETWORK.

IT IS THE SUBJECT OF THE

CAMPAIGN....

>> JOB, IT WAS REPEATED BY

YOUR NETWORK.

YOU CHOSE TO START THE DEBATE

WITH IT.

DON'T TRY TO BLAME SOMEBODY

ELSE.

YOU AND YOUR STAFF CHOSE TO

START THIS DEBATE WITH IT.

>> Jon: OH, MY (BEEP) GOD.

KING SANK IT.

(MUMBLING) I HAD THE QUESTION

AND I JUST READ IT (MUMBLING)

THEN THEY ASKED ME TO READ THE

QUESTION.

WE'VE GOT THE MODERATOR, THE

MODERATOR OF A DEBATE EVADING

QUESTIONS NOW.

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS.

HOW WEIRD IS THIS WHOLE THING

GETTING?

LOOK WHAT GINGRICH, LOOK AT

THE PLATFORM GINGRICH IS NOW

RUNNING ON.

>> I'M HAPPY TO BE IN THE

TRADITION OF RONALD REAGAN AS

THE OUTSIDER WHO SCARES THE

REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT.

I HAVE NO TIES TO THE POWER

STRUCTURE.

I WAS NEVER A LOBBYIST.

NEWT GINGRICH AS A SMALL

BUSINESS OWNER.

>> Jon: YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

INVOLVES SELLING ACCESS TO THE

INSIDES OF WASHINGTON.

YOU'RE NOT A WASHINGTON

INSIDER?

NEWT, THE FORMER SPEAKER OF

THE HOUSE AND FREDDIE MAC

CONSULTING MILLIONAIRE ARE

"THE" WASHINGTON INSIDER.

WHEN WASHINGTON GETS HIS

PROSTATE CHECKED, IT TICKLES

YOU.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

DID I SAY TICKLES?

BUT IT IS CLEAR NOW THAT THIS

IS A TWO-MAN RACE.

ROMNEY AND GINGRICH IN IT FOR

THE LONG HAUL.

SEEMS CRAZY BUT, WELL, AT

LEAST REPUBLICANS HAVE GOT TO

BE HAPPY.

>> NEWT GINGRICH HAS

EMBARRASSED THE PARTY.

>> ROMNEY IS LOOKING SOULLESS.

HE'S LOOKING LIKE A WOODEN

MAN.

>> NEWT GINGRICH IS THE LEAST

CONSERVATIVE OF THESE

CANDIDATES AND THE LEAST

ELECTABLE.

>> ROMNEY IS VERY UNEMOTIONAL

VERY DETACHED.

>> NEWT IS NOT A CONSERVATIVE.

HE SOLD US OUT ON TAXES.

>> MITT ROMNEY'S PROBLEM IS

SOMEHOW HIS ROMNEYNESS.

>> MAYBE NOT HIS ROMNEYNESS

BUT MAYBE HIS MITTNESS.

(LAUGHING).

>> Jon: I THINK I CAN SETTLE

THIS INTER-PARTY SQUABBLE.

YOU'RE ALL RIGHT.

THEY'RE BOTH TERRIBLE.

BUT IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN,

AREN'T YOU ALL NOT SUPPOSED TO

BE SAYING THIS KIND OF STUFF

TO THEM?

>> RONALD REAGAN HAD THAT 11th

COMMANDMENT THAT REPUBLICANS

SHOULDN'T ATTACK OTHER

REPUBLICANS.

>> ACCORDING TO HIM THOU SHALT

NOT BEAT UP OTHER REPUBLICANS.

>> I'M A RONALD REAGAN

REPUBLICAN.

I BELIEVE IN THE 11th

COMMANDMENT.

>> Reporter: ONCE GINGRICH

STARTED BREAKING THE ACTUAL

COMMANDMENTS, THE PARTY JUST

THOUGHT...

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

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