Indecision 2012 - Black to the Future

  • Aired:  01/12/12
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Some may quibble with the idea that Newt Gingrich must enter into the bowels of the inner city to explain to black people the power of the paycheck. (3:56)

>> Jon: WELCOME TO THE DAILY

SHOW.

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

OUR GUEST TONIGHT, ONE OF MY

FAVORITES, DOLLY PARTON IS

GOING TO BE JOINING US.

SHE IS A FIRECRACKER.

I JUST LOVE HER TO DEATH.

WE'RE SO GLAD SHE IS HERE TO

JOIN US TONIGHT.

BUT BEFORE WE GET TO THAT WE

WANT TO BEGIN WITH THE

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RACE AND

THE TALE OF ONE NEWTON LEROY

GINGRICH, WHO JUST LAST

MONTH HAD READ THE ELECTORAL

TEA LEAVES AND WAS READY TO

CALL THE PRIMARY FOR ONE

NEWTON LEROY GINGRICH.

>> IT'S VERY HARD NOT TO

LOOK AT THE RECENT POLLS AND

THINK THAT THE ODDS ARE VERY

HIGH I'M GOING TO BE THE

NOMINEE.

>> Jon: YEAH.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: IT'S GETTING EASIER.

(LAUGHTER)

YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THE

POLLS.

THEY ARE UNFORTUNATELY

FOLLOWED BY THE VOTING.

THE TWO DON'T REALLY MATCH

UP EXACTLY.

>> NEWT GINGRICH CAME IN

FOURTH IN IOWA.

>> NEWT GINGRICH FINISHED

FOURTH LAST NIGHT IN NEW

HAMPSHIRE.

>> Jon: SAY HELLO TO THE NEW

PRESIDENT OF FOURTHLANDIA,

NEWT GINGRICH.

LISTEN, NEWTON LEROY

GINGRICH ISN'T GOING LET

STION LIKE NOBODY VOTING FOR

HIM STOP HIM FROM BECOMING

THE NOMINEE.

HE'S PLAYING A LONG GAME.

THE NEXT STOP IS SOUTH

CAROLINA, A STATE WHOSE

POPULATION IS FAR MORE

DIVERSE THAN IOWA AND NEW

HAMPSHIRE.

NEWT DECIDED TO MAKE A BOLD

PLAY TO EXPAND HIS BASE.

>> OBAMA IS THE BEST FOOD

STAMP PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN

HISTORY.

I WOULD LIKE TO BE THE BEST

PAYCHECK PRESIDENT IN

AMERICAN HISTORY.

I'M PREPARED IF THE NAACP

INVITES ME, I WILL GO TO

THEIR CONVENTION AND TALK

ABOUT WHY THE

AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY

SHOULD DEMAND PAYCHECKS AND

NOT BE SATISFIED WITH FOOD

STAMPS.

>> Jon: AND THEN I WILL

STAND THERE AS THE APPLAUSE

WASHES OVER ME--

(LAUGHTER)

AND GLADLY ACCEPT MY NEW

TITLE AS THE KING OF KWANZA.

(LAUGHTER)

NOW OBVIOUSLY SOME MAY

QUIBBLE WITH THE IDEA THAT

NEWT GINGRICH MUST ENTER

INTO-- YEAH, YOU LIKE THAT,

QUIBBLE WITH THE IDEA THAT

NEWT GINGRICH MUST ENTER

INTO THE BOWELS OF THE INNER

CITY TO EXPLAIN TO BLACK

PEOPLE THE POWER OF THE

PAYCHECK.

SOME MAY MENTION THAT HALF

OF FOOD STAMP RECIPIENTS ARE

ACTUALLY WHITE.

THAT 75% OF FAMILIES

RECEIVING FOOD STAMPS ALSO

BRING HOME AT LEAST ONE

PAYCHECK SO THEY ALSO WORK.

IT MAY BE UNNECESSARY TO

PERHAPS LECTURE

AFRICAN-AMERICANS ON THEIR

WORK ETHIC.

NEWT'S GOT A PRETTY GOOD

RESPONSE TO THAT.

>> THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL

COMMITTEE TOOK TOTALLY OUT

OF CONTEXT, HALF OF THE

SENTENCE.

OKAY.

I MEAN CLEARLY AS SOMEBODY

WHO HAS SERVED WITH COLIN

POWELL, SOMEBODY WHO HAS

SERVED WITH CONDI RICE, I

HAVE A FAIRLY GOOD SENSE

THAT, IN FACT,

AFRICAN-AMERICANS HAVE MADE

MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO

AMERICA.

>> Jon: FIRST OF ALL, SERVED

WITH?

YOU MEAN WERE EMPLOYED BY

THE GOVERNMENT AT THE SAME

TIME AS.

BELIEVE ME, I HAVE A FAIRLY

GOOD SENSE OF

AFRICAN-AMERICAN'S

CONTRIBUTIONS AFTER ALL I'M

TALKING TO YOU VIA A

TELEVISION THE SAME BOX THAT

ONCE BROADCAST THE COSBY

SHOW SO I THINK-- AND OF

COURSE THE COSBY MYSTERIES

WHICH WAS-- HERE IS THE

GREAT THING ABOUT NEWTON

LEROY GINGRICH, HE IS NOT

BEING DEFENSIVE.

HE'S TRULY BEWILDERED THAT

HE IS TAKING [BLEEP] FOR

SAYING SOMETHING SO

INCREDIBLY ALTRUISTIC.

>> I SAID I WOULD BE WILLING

TO GO TO THE NAACP ANNUAL

CONVENTION WHICH MOST

REPUBLICANS ARE NOT WILLING

TO DO.

AND I WILL WOULD BE WILLING

TO TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE

OF FOOD STAMPS VERSUS

PAYCHECKS.

NOW I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT

THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN A

POSITIVE RESPONSE THAT SAYS

GOSH, HERE SAY REPUBLICAN

WHO CARES ENOUGH THAT HE IS

WILLING TO GO AND TALK TO

ONE OF THE MOST LEFT WING

ORGANIZATIONS IN AMERICA,

ABOUT HOW TO HELP THE PEOPLE

THEY REPRESENT.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: I'M WILLING TO HEAD

DOWN TO THE SLUMS OF

BALTIMORE, TAKING MY LIFE

INTO MY OWN HANDS AND TEACH

YOU PEOPLE WHAT A PAYCHECK

LOOKS LIKE.

I BELIEVE THE PHRASE YOU'RE

LOOKING FOR IS

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