Jon Stewart caught Mike Huckabee completely off guard. Mike Huckabee went to the DailyShow to peddle his new book, "God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy
." Jon Stewart set the stage when he told Huckabee he made a mistake by quitting his show to run for President
Huckabee used that as a segue into his book. "You see that's the view of people who live in the 'bubbleville I talk about in this book," Mike Huckabee said. "The real point is that there is a clash of cultures and there is a disconnect between people who live in the bubbles of New York, Washington, and Hollywood versus the people who live in the land of the bubbas."
Jon Stewart pointed out that there is no real 'bubblevile' and 'bubbavile'. He was setting Mike Huckabee up for the Coup de grâce. Mike Huckabee used Beyonce as an example of crudeness in 'bubbleville'. He attempted to give the impression ad do many ideologues in his ilk, to give the impression of Red States purity over Blue States immorality.
Jon Stewart then played a clip with Mike Huckabee and Ted Nugent. Huckabee and Nugent were on stage playing 'Cat Scratch Fever', a song with sexual innuendos much more profound and crude than anything Beyonce had ever done.
"You excuse that kind of crudeness because you agree with his stance on firearms ," Jon Stewart said. "You don't approve of Beyonce because she seems alien to you." Everything Mike Hukcabee said thereafter fell flat. He attempted to take it from a cultural issue to a 'what was appropriate for kids' issue.
It is a bit ironic that Huckabee would go after Hollywood especially in these times. Clint Eastwood is once a gain prominent. Honey Boo Boo had a run. And who can forget Duck Dynasty.
Later in the segment Stewart also scolded Huckabee for making 'Harvard' a derogatory word. It is the same anti-intellectual stance used by Rush Limbaugh and many on the right to ensure their followers can remain misinformed.