The political mudslinging between the Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns have been subject to much scrutiny, and on Wednesday’s episode of “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart took a swing at the Republican accusation that Obama is running a “divisive” campaign based on “hatred.”
“Are the Republicans really that blind to the depths of their own vitriol?” asked an incredulous Stewart.
Campaigning in Virginia, Vice President Joe Biden raised a few eyebrows with a remark about Romney’s push to scrap Wall Street regulations, which Obama signed into law after the financial meltdown in 2008.
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“Unchain Wall Street,” Biden said. “They’re going to put y’all back in chains.”
Outraged Republicans pounced on the comment, taking Obama to task for his “hateful and divisive” rhetoric.
Stewart threw to a clip of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who challenged Fox News host Greta Van Susteren “to name one prominent Republican who even comes to close to what like the Alan Graysons, the Harry Reids, the Joe Bidens come up with and spew to the American publican, I can’t think of one prominent Republican who talks the way they talk.”
“Does the lake behind you have reflective properties?” mocked Stewart. “If so, you may find the answer to your riddle.”
Turning the tables on the Republicans, Stewart proceeded to show a montage of Palin’s own vitriol, in which she accused Obama of palling around with terrorist and called Nancy Pelosi a “dingbat.”
Stewart concluded that there are only two explanations as to why Palin didn’t know of any “prominent Republicans” who spewed divisive vitriol.
“One, not even Sarah Palin believes she’s a prominent Republican anymore,” Stewart deadpanned. “Or two, Sarah Palin can no longer hear herself speak.”
Check out the full clip, courtesy of Comedy Central: