‘POSTCARDS FROM THE PLEDGE’…. Many Democrats hoped to demonstrate yesterday that the House Republicans’ “Pledge to America” is really little more than a rehash of old, tired, failed, and discredited ideas the GOP has been touting for years.

But leave it to “The Daily Show” to help drive this point home with flare.

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Pay particular attention to the conclusion: “Just to get this straight: Two years ago America broke up with you because you had badly mistreated her. And so you disappear, do some soul searching, get your head together. And you come back rapping on our door, hat in hand, and you say: ‘Baby, I know you left me, but if we get back together, I pledge to you, I promise you, I will still try to f**k your sister. Every chance I get. It’s who I am.’”

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.