Video: Jon Stewart Says RNC Convention Theme is 'Party-Wide Persecution Complex'

| by Michael Allen

On 'The Daily Show,' Wednesday night, Jon Stewart mocked the Republicans for building their entire convention around around the phrase “We built it,” which is supposed to be an attack on an out-of-context remark by President Obama.

Stewart described the RNC theme as “a convention theme at a political campaign cynically based around something the president never actually said” and “a party-wide persecution complex, where any reference to the collective good is somehow taken as a denigration of an individual’s achievement.”

Stewart added that the theme was “an alternative reality where Barack Obama is a socialist Muslim, global warming is from polar bear farts, Fox News is fair and balanced, and the greatest threat to our way of life in a time of unprecedented economic inequality and institutional advantage for the wealthy is two dudes who want to get married.”