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Jon Stewart Scolds Democrats for Losing Ground to Pathetic GOP Candidates

Republican Candidate Scott Brown: “Do I have the best credentials? Probably not. ‘Cause you know, whatever."

This is the home stretch. With only five days left before Election Day, Democrats are praying for some favorable last-minute press to improve their flagging prospects.

The Daily Show isn’t where they’re going to get it. Jon Stewart used his extended opening monologue to scold Democratic candidates for their campaign-trail gaffes and inability to overtake weak Republican rivals. In Kentucky, Alison Lundergan-Grimes lost precious ground to Mitch McConnell for refusing to say whether she voted for President Obama in 2008. In New Hampshire, popular incumbent Jeanne Shaheen is in a dead tie with Republican Scott Brown—who only moved to the state a year ago.

When asked about being a carpetbagger, Brown responded, “Do I have the best credentials? Probably not. ‘Cause you know, whatever. But I have long and strong ties to this state.”

This is what we’re up against. A friendly reminder from AlterNet: please vote on Tuesday the 4th! 

Check out the rest of the clip, and Stewart’s spot-on impression of Mitch McConnell, below. 


Allegra Kirkland is AlterNet's associate managing editor. Her writing has appeared in the Chicago Reader, Salon, Daily Serving and The Nation.

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