Go Ahead and Secede, Jon Stewart Won't Stop You

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Jon Stewart knew you were keeping that Confederate flag close by for a reason. He calls them "fat pants" and there's sort of a wonderful joke in this segment about states reverting and whatnot. But let's get down to business: what caught Stewart and The Daily Show's eye last night was the chatter of red states feeling some post-election blues (see what we did there) and threatening secession (our Jen Doll recapped the nonsense here on Monday) along with jerks like Robert Murray who used Obama's reelection as an excuse to fire some 200 people. Murray, people signing secession petitions, the Papa John's guy they're all wonderful citizens of, as Stewart puts it, America's Whine Country. Now let's let Stewart take us there: 


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