Losing the Election

  • Aired:  11/08/12
  •  | Views: 83,147

According to John Oliver, Barack Obama and Joe Biden weren't trying to win the election because they don't want to be the economy's Thelma and Louise. (3:03)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

TUESDAY NIGHT, ELECTION NIGHT.

BIG VICTORY FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA.

FOR MORE ON THE RAMIFICATION FOR ELECTION NIGHT WE TURN TO JOHN OLIVER.

>> THANK YOU, JON, THANK YOU.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> I THINK EVERYONE WATCHING TUESDAY NIGHT CAN AGREE ON ONE THING, THE PRESIDENT

[BLEEP] UP, JON.

I MEAN HE [BLEEP] UP.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: THAT'S YOUR-- WHAT ARE YOU TELLING, HE WAS RE-ELECTED.

>> EXACTLY.

YOU THINK HE WAS EXPECTING THAT?

OF COURSE NOT.

16 TRILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT.

7.9% UNEMPLOYMENT, I'M SURE HE WANTED NO PART OF THAT

[BLEEP] PIE.

IN FACT, I'M EVEN MORE SURE THAT OBAMA WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO WATCHING PRESIDENT ROMNEY HAVING TO

CHOKE IT DOWN FOR HIM.

>> Jon: YOU'RE TELLING ME OBAMA WAS PLANNING TO LOSE TO ROMNEY.

>> I DON'T KNOW ABOUT PLANNING TO LOSE BUT HE WAS SURE AS HELL TRYING TO, TWO

WORDS, JON, FIRST DEBATE.

TWO MORE, IN DENVER.

THEY PROVIDE SOME CONTEST TO THE FIRST TWO WORDS.

>> Jon: YOU ARE SAYING OBAMA TOOK A DIVE.

>> OF COURSE HE TOOK A DIVE, OF COURSE HE DID.

>> Jon: IN DENVER HE TOOK A DIVE YOU'RE SAYING HE TOOK A DIVE.

>> EXACTLY WE SAID IT FOUR TIMES TOGETHER.

THE POINT IS OBAMA IS A SMART MAN, JON.

AND A NOTORIOUSLY BRILLIANT SPEAKER.

YOU DON'T SERIOUSLY THINK THAT SPENDING A COUPLE OF HOURS SLEEPLY LOOKING AT HIS

HANDS WAS THE BEST CODO.

YOU KNOW THAT PIECE OF PAPER HE KEPT LOOKING DOWN AT DURING THE DEBATE, ALL IT SAID WAS JUST KEEP BLOWING

THIS, KEEP BLOWING IT.

>> Jon: BUT WHY, WHY WOULD HE DO THAT?

WHEN --

>> FISCAL CLIFF, JON, ON DECEMBER 31st IF CONGRESS CAN'T COMPROMISE ON A BUDGET

SOMETHING THAT THEY HAVE SINGLE-HANDEDLY PROVEN THEY ARE INCAPABLE OF DOING, WE

HEAD OVER THE FISCAL CLIFF AND THE ENTIRE ECONOMY EXPLODES.

YOU THINK OBAMA AND BIDEN WANT TO BE OUR ECONOMY THEY WILL MA AND LOUISE?

YOU GET IT, THEY WILL MA AND LOUISE, JON, REMEMBER THEY HOLD EACH OTHER'S HANDS AND

DRIVE OVER A CLIFF.

>> Jon: OH, [BLEEP] SAKE, SPOILER ALERT.

>> SPOILER, 1991.

>> Jon: DON'T SAY A WORD ABOUT STEEL MAGAZINE KNOLLIAS.

>> SHELBY DIES.

>> Jon: WHAT!

>> ROMNEY WAS TOO SMART.

HE KNEW THAT NO PRESIDENT HAD EVER BEEN RE-ELECTED WITH THIS TERRIBLE AN ECONOMY.

SO IF ROMNEY WAS GOING LOSE HE WAS GOING TO HAVE TO GO IN BIG, THUS WE ALL ENJOYED

THE MOST DECEITFUL AND UNLIKEABLE CAMPAIGN IN MODERN TIMES.

>> Jon: ROMNEY DID PULL THAT OFF.

HE DID DO THAT.

>> HE DID.

THERE IS KIND OF MAKING SENSE TO ME NOW.

IT MAKES MUCH MORE SENSE RZ ROMNEY WAS TRYING TO BLOW IT.

>> OBAMA LIKE ANY NEW PRESIDENT HAS TO DEAL WITH THE UPPER DECK THEIR HIS

PREDECESSOR LEFT IN THE ROOT VELT BATHROOM ON HIS WAY OUT EXCEPT THIS TIME HIS PREDECESSOR IS HIMSELF.

>> Jon: HE IS BLOOEP WLOOEPNESS-- [BLEEP].

>> IT IS MUCH WORSE THAN THAT, HE IS [BLEEP].

>> Jon: JOHN OLVER, EVERYBODY.

[BLEEP]

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