Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's the Daily Show, became the brunt of the joke instead of the usual perpetrator when Jeb Bush took a poke at the comedian. On Sunday's "Meet the Press," former Gov. Jeb Bush rejected any notion that he would run for president in 2016. Bush told the NBC audience, "I'm so excited about supporting Mitt Romney... I look forward to working on his re-election in 2016..." The brother of former President George Bush then took a stab at the Daily Show host by stating that he would be "awfully upset during that period of time."
Well known for its blatant left-leaning partiality, the Daily Show has begun calling its coverage of the upcoming Republican convention, "RNC 2012: The road to Jeb Bush 2016." While some may think this is funny, it is just another swipe at the Republicans and their chance to win the Presidency in November. Unfortunately, the liberal host is simply stating what he wishes will happen in the 2012 election, instead of what is most likely to actually happen.
Liberals, like the Comedy Central host and his audience, hope that President Obama can overcome the public's hatred of ObamaCare, the worst economic recovery in history, $4 a gallon gasoline prices, more than 8% unemployment, hyper-regulatory activity, the loss of international power and prestige, and the continued demise of personal liberties. Not likely.
Instead, like Jeb Bush said, Mitt Romney will probably be President and running for re-election in 2016, while Obama is creating what he thinks will be the greatest presidential library in human history. And by that time the economy, under the direction of Paul Ryan's auspices, should be recovering nicely and America should be regaining a position of authority in international matters once again.
The year 2016 will probably be a time that will make Jon Stewart "awfully upset," because by that time, Romney's conservative economic policies could be producing a surging American economy. This will demonstrate the failure of the Obama Administration's liberal policies of the past four years for all to see. Liberals like the comedian host of the Daily Show will be angry and frustrated that conservative policies will even have been tried, but they will be even more irate because they will be working.