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"Just try not to say something stupid for 90 minutes": Jon Stewart rips pols for midterm fear-mongering

"Midterms 2014: 'We have nothing to fear but fear itself,' so we're going to go with fear"


Sarah Gray
October 16, 2014 5:30PM (UTC)

On Wednesday, Jon Stewart continued to dissect the spectacle that is the 2014 midterm elections. Debates have been reduced to 90 minutes of gaffe-policing, both Democrats and Republicans are blasting President Obama and neither side can run on their accomplishments -- or obstructionism.

(Stewart particularly picks apart Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his hypocrisy and strange comments about Kentucky's ACA website.)

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So what are candidates running on? Fear. Trepidation over Ebola, panic about ISIS. Watch Jon Stewart break it down below:


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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