Jon Stewart’s Daily Show Tuesday night focused on the new Republican presidential hopefuls: Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Mike Huckabee, none of whom he felt had a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the nomination. But with six passengers now in the GOP clown car, Stewart believes it’s time to narrow the playing field. He suggested this be accomplished by playing a game he called, “Let’s get rid of Ted Cruz.”
Here’s why: Because Ted Cruz cannot live up to the extremely high standards set for a candidate by…Ted Cruz”
Stewart proved his point by running a clip of Cruz berating President Obama for having more time to be “fundraiser-in-chief than he does to do his basic job as commander-in-chief.” Fast forward to a public speaking engagement in which the Texas senator vowed to bring down the nomination of Attorney General Loretta Lynch by voting “unambiguously, no.”
However, when the time came to back up them fighting words, Cruz was the only member to not cast a vote. Oops, he was on his way to a fundraiser in Houston.
In more examples, Cruz attacks the President for “inflaming racial tensions; that have divided us instead of bringing us together.” When a reporter asked him to sites examples, the senator could think of none, and so just rephrased his original statement. Cruz went on to gripe about radical “liberal fascists” and the jihad going after people of faith” who oppose marriage equality. Stewart responded:
So you want a president who can bring people together who understands that, if you’re pro-marriage equality, you are the same as ISIS. Got it.”
Check out the full segment from Comedy Central: