WATCH: Jon Stewart Says Netanyahu Stole GOP Idea - 'Hey, Ginning Up Racist Fears Is Our Thing'

Daily Show host Jon Stewart was in a celebratory mood last night. After all, the forces of good prevailed in Israel. Wait, no they didn't. Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected, largely by veering sharply to the right, stoking racist fears that darker skinned people (Arabs) are coming to take Israeli's jobs, and promising never to allow a Palestinian homeland, while expanding settlements. "Netanyahu went full settler," Stewart said. It worked, and shockingly, according to Fox and the New York Post, President Obama has not even called to congratulate him.


“Really? You find it interesting that a foreign country’s prime minister — who came to Congress against the White House’s wishes and sh*ts on a nuclear deal the president spent years working on — wouldn’t receive an immediate post-election ‘atta boy?’” Stewart asked these absurd talking heads of the right. Meanwhile Fox was celebrating as if Netanyahu had actually just defeated Obama in the election.

But, seriously, this whole election ploy of stirring up racist fears to win an election, sounds familiar. Oh yeah, it sounds like something Republicans invented. Maybe they should sue him for copyright infringment. “How dare you,” Stewart chided Netanyahu. “How dare you “Really? You find it interesting that a foreign country’s prime minister — who came to Congress against the White House’s wishes and sh*ts on a nuclear deal the president spent years working on — wouldn’t receive an immediate post-election ‘atta boy?’” Stewart asked. of minority turnout for short-term political gain. That’s our thing.”

Rather than backing off of his infamous "47 percent claim," Mitt Romney should have gone for it, or as Stewart put it, “go id or go home.” It might just have won him the presidency.

Watch Stewart’s commentary, as posted online on Wednesday, below.

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