Indecision 2010 - Maybe We Can't - Election Center Technical Difficulty

  • Aired:  11/02/10
  •  | Views: 89,538

John Oliver spent all his time learning how to use new technologies and no time analyzing election data. (5:11)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

OH, MAN, NOW FOR SOME MORE

INCOMING ELECTION RESULTS.

THINGS ARE CHANGING FAST AND

FURIOUS.

IN NEW YORK THE STATE SO NICE

THEY NAMED IT NEW YORK, CARL

PALADINO'S CAMPAIGN TO NOT BE

ELECTED GOVERNOR HAS SUCCEEDED.

ANDREW CUOMO IS THE VICTOR.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

PALADINO, OF COURSE, TRIED VERY

HARD NOT TO BE GOVERNOR.

HE MUST BE FEELING VERY PLEASED

TONIGHT.

( LAUGHTER )

AND ANOTHER PIECE OF GOOD NEWS

ON A NIGHT THAT HAS NOT BEEN

MUCH GOOD NEWS FOR DEMOCRATS, IN

WEST VIRGINIA, JOE MANCHIN, A

VERY POPULAR GOVERNOR, WAS

THERE, AND HE HAS DEFEATED JOHN

RAESE.

HE HAD BEEN PROJECTED TO WIN, AS

WELL, SO WEST VIRGINIA ALSO WILL

KEEP A DEMOCRATIC SEAT.

ONCE AGAIN IT LOOKS LIKE THE

HOUSE OF...

( APPLAUSE )

BOY, THAT SOUNDED ENTHUSIASTIC.

ONCE AGAIN, UH, WHY DON'T WE

JUST HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE

ANALYSIS SINCE THAT'S REALLY

WHAT TONIGHT IS ABOUT.

CHECK IN ONCE AGAIN WITH OUR OWN

JOHN OLIVER, JOHN, WHAT'S

HAPPENING THERE...

>> ACTUALLY, JOHN, I'M NOT QUITE

READY YET.

I'M HAVING A LITTLE TECHNICAL

DIFFICULTY HERE.

JUST...

>> Jon: I SEE THAT.

>> OH, BOY.

WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO HERE,

JON?

YOU WANT ME TO SEND THE ERROR

REPORT?

>> Jon: DON'T SEND THE ERROR

REPORT.

>> DON'T WORRY.

I'LL JUST REBOOT.

>> Jon: REBOOT.

WHY DON'T YOU DO THAT.

>> THERE, I'M REBOOTING.

SO HOW'S THE LIVE SHOW GOING,

JON?

>> IT WAS GOING PRETTY WELL.

>> HERE WE GO, HERE WE GO.

RESULTS COMING, JON.

IT'S A SCREEN SAVER.

FORGET IT.

I'M JUST GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE

MYSELF TO THE GENIUS BAR.

>> Jon: INTERESTING HOW HE HAD

McINTOSH SPINNING BALL BUT

THEN ALSO A MICROSOFT REBOOT

SOUND.

NOT A WHOLE LOT OF INTERESTING

TECHNOLOGY WE'RE WORKING WITH

TONIGHT.

SPREAD AROUND MANY DIFFERENT

COUNTRIES... COMPANIES.

LET'S GO TO... THIS IS ONE OF

THE STRANGER RESULTS.

I DID NOT THINK THIS WOULD

HAPPEN.

IN WISCONSIN RUSS FEINGOLD, A

LEADING PROGRESSIVE VOICE IN

CONGRESS, HAS BEEN DEFEATED BY

RON JOHNSON.

[CROWD BOOING]

>> Jon: NOW THE CROWD HAS

TURNED ON US.

YET RUSS FEINGOLD DEFEATED FOR

PROGRESSIVE VALUES.

IN LOUISIANA DAVID VITTER HAS

ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED HIS

CHALLENGER BY GOING OUT WITH

HOOKERS.

ALL RIGHT.

( LAUGHTER )

SO REALLY, WHAT IS THE MESSAGE

WE'RE SENDING TO AMERICA

TONIGHT?

IT IS BETTER TO GO SEE

PROSTITUTES THAN, IN FACT,

BELIEVE SOCIAL SECURITY IS A

RIGHT.

LET'S CONTINUE WITH OUR...

>> JON, I'M READY.

I'M READY TO GO, JON.

LOCK AND LOAD.

>> Jon: JOHN OLIVER BACK FOR

ANALYSIS OF TONIGHT'S RESULTS.

GIVE ME AN ANALYSIS, JOHN, OF

WHAT WE'VE SEEN TONIGHT.

>> ANALYSIS COMING FAST AND

HARD.

NOW, IF YOU LOOK AT MY LEFT LEG,

JON, THAT REPRESENTS THE TOLDING

NUMBER OF SEATS HELD BY THE

REPUBLICANS.

>> Jon: I SEE, I SEE.

>> FOR THEM TO TAKE CONTROL OF

THE HOUSE, THEY'LL NEED TO REACH

JUST BELOW MY LEFT TESTICLE.

MEANWHILE, MY RIGHT LEG THERE --

OUCH -- REPRESENTS THE

DEMOCRATS, AND FRANKLY THEY'LL

BE HAPPY IF THEY CAN JUST KEEP A

KNEE'S WORTH OF POWER AFTER

TONIGHT.

NOW LET'S MOVE ON TO THE

DEMOGRAPHICS.

MY LEFT ARM, JON, HERE, SHOWS

THAT AMONGST VOTERS 35 TO 49รงรณ

SERIOUS RESERVATIONS EXIST AS TO

WHETHER THE TEA TWO PARTIES CAN WORK

TOGETHER, BUT IN THE 18 TO 24

DEMO, THEY'RE FEELING THE LOVE.

>> Jon: THAT'S A BIG GAP.

WHAT ABOUT 24 TO 35?

IS THE DATA IN ON ANYTHING ON

THAT?

>> WELL, THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION,

BUT I'M PRETTY MUCH OUT OF LIMBS

NOW, AREN'T I?

>> Jon: IT SEEMS LIKE YOU

SPENT ALL YOUR TIME LEARNING TO

USE NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND YOU

SPEND NO TIME ANALYZING DATA.

THIS HAS NOT BEEN HELPFUL.

LET ME SEE IF I CAN HELP YOU.

>> DON'T CROSS THE LASER ZONE.

DON'T TOUCH ME, DON'T TOUCH ME.

OH, NO, LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE,

JON!

LOOK AT THIS.

OUCH, OUCH, LOOK AT THAT.

YOU'VE SHORTED THE ENTIRE

SYSTEM!

>> Jon: SORRY.

TERRIBLY SORRY.

>> YEAH, YEAH.

AND DON'T

>> Jon: I'M NOT HELPFUL.

>> NO ONE WILL GET ANY RESULTS.

YOU MUST FEEL PRETTY STUPID

STANDING THERE LOOKING LIKE AN

IDIOT LIVE ON ELECTION NIGHT IN

FRONT OF THE WHOLE OF AMERICA.

WHAT A FOOL.

>> Jon: WELL,

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