So how did the Democrats manage to lose so badly in Tuesday's midterm election? With a strategy that Jon Stewart succinctly described as the "chickenshit gambit."
"It's named, of course, for Sen. Dickless H. Chickenshit, who, when he was asked whether he supported the Emancipation Proclamation, famously said, ‘Huh? What? Huh?’ and then had to pretend to be hard of hearing for the rest of his life," Stewart said on Thursday night's "Daily Show."