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Stewart Mocks Tampa as Choice of RNC Venue

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    “In just three-and-a-half years, this once bustling metropolis is now a wind and rain-soaked foreclosed shell of itself."

    On Tuesday’s episode of “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart paid homage to the Republican National Convention, currently underway in Tampa, by taking a few jabs at the Republican’s choice of venue.

    Stewart’s news team fanned out across Tampa to show how the host city has slowly started to deteriorate under the helm of President Obama.

    “This is the land that time forgot,” said RNC correspondent John Oliver, who likened Tampa to a cross between a subway platform in Haiti and the Friar’s Club steam room.

    “So why do you think the Republicans would choose to have their convention here in Tampa then in the end of August?”

    The answer, according to Oliver, was simple: Tampa symbolizes what Obama has done to America.

    “In just three-and-a-half years, this once bustling metropolis is now a wind and rain-soaked foreclosed shell of itself,” Oliver lamented.

    But the Obama blame game didn’t stop there.

    Reporting from Tampa’s “famous strip club district,” correspondent Jason Jones described how the town has become a den of moral depravity due to the “anything goes liberalism of the Obama administration.”

    Jones proceeded to launch into a litany of the different strip clubs, which compelled Stewart to question whether Obama could be blamed for the widespread presence of strip clubs.

    “Oh, blame it on Bush,” Jones replied.

    “No, I'm not blaming it on Bush, I'm just saying … ” Stewart began.

    “No, sorry Jon,” Jones interrupted. “Blame it on Bush is just another strip club.”

    Stewart closed out the Tampa coverage by throwing to correspondent Samantha Bee, who was reporting midair, grasped by a juvenile palmetto bug that would soon grow into an adult palmetto bug “since a certain socialist tree-hugging president banned DDT.”

    Stewart, seeing Bee’s plight, wished her luck, which she was quick to brush off.

    “Don’t wish me luck,” Bee quipped. “I’m the one getting flown out of this s---hole.”

    To see Stewart's correspondents in action, check out the clip below, courtesy of Comedy Central:

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