Jon Stewart: “In Politics It’s Ok To Be A Pussy, As Long As You’ve Got A Dick”

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That face says it all… Jon Stewart is the king of late night comedy when it comes to political take-downs. His latest awesome on-air rant was in relation to Hillary-gate. Yep, he addresses all those ridiculous statements being bandied around that she now might be too old or too frail to ever be president because her daughter, Chelsea, will be having a baby later this year. Shock horror, you mean a potential US presidential candidate might actually be a grandparent?

So that means NONE of the previous presidents have been grandfathers, or been over the age of 60? We’re sure you know where he is heading with this line of thinking.

It seems there are news stations looking to use anything to drum up a story on Hillary to discount her as a viable candidate, and every reason they use has nothing to do with her policies and everything to do with her gender. Is this 2014 or what?!?

You’ll see in the two hilarious clips below taken from Comedy Central, there are various men and women who speculate she is too emotional, too old, too angry to be the President.

Not only does Jon Stewart point out that these reasons can’t be true, but he (and the clever staff at his show) found a myriad of clips showing various male politicians crying, acting hysterical, irrational, emotional and angry. Do those sounds like the characteristics we want to see of a male politician? No. But apparently it is OK coming from males, just not from a woman because only then can it be seen as a reason to be unfit for a job.

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Exactly Hillary! That’s how we feel!

Oh how we lament the way news media paints women in US politics. Perhaps this is a good reason why the US has never had a female president? Meanwhile almost every other nation on earth, including some third world countries, are way ahead in reaching gender parity in government.

The US is currently ranked 83rd in the world when it comes to the percentage of women in its federal government (with 18%). Perhaps its time we stopped mocking women for outward appearances in politics and started focusing on their actual work. Hillary is no blonde bimbo. Make no bones about it, she is a hell of a lot smarter than the majority of candidates out there, and she is not afraid to stand up to anyone willing to challenge her. Whether it be a shoe thrown at her on stage during a speech, or schooling a male republican representative on reproductive rights for women, you can rest assured Hillz has got this covered.

In the meantime, perhaps those opposed to having an educated, hard-working woman in office should watch Jon Stewart’s reasons as to why most of the excuses are just bogus. Trust us, you should watch these video clips, they are a hilarious expose on how perhaps many men are just scared of having a woman in charge and are using immature arguments to throw people off.

Like he concludes: “In Politics, it’s ok to be a pussy, as long as you’ve got a dick”.

8 Comments

  1. cheryldelp says:

    This was awesome!!! It will be interesting to see if Hillary decides to run! She has what it takes, but if I were in her shoes, I don’t know if I would put myself through the bull s**t that the men and the media is going to put her through! I hope she runs tho.

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