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17 Responses to “nation-building….”

  1. 1 GGail
    June 25, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Saw that last night – it is a HOOT!

  2. 2 theo67
    June 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Hilarious! He could have gone even farther,but would probably be run out of town by those who only want to hear about “American Exceptionalism” while working so hard to make America anything but exceptional.

  3. 3 lisalovesobama
    June 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    This is why I by-pass Stewart every weeknight to watch Colbert at 11:30. Stewart isn’t funny and is frankly at this point, more than slightly suspect in his political leanings.

    • 4 bjw2
      June 25, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      Stewart is a millionaire that belongs to the same party as the other millionaires such as Ariana Huffpuff and that’s the No Labels party. They are trying to push this meme that both parties are horrible.

      But as i wrote on another thread, they can afford to sit on the fence and throw shit at both sides because they are rich enough to not be affected by the bad policies the republican nut-bags put forth.

  4. 5 fig8jam
    June 25, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Anyone else here livid with Maddow and her gay bashing of POTUS? Anyone else here furious that Congress is hypocritical and had the nerve to vote against a sitting President, while continuing to fund the NATO support? Anyone else here sick of the GOP all over the tube saying that POTUS needs to give a budget to avoid the debt ceiling default when he did that in April Anyone else here just plain damn mad about all the hate that is spewing forth daily from the media at this President.

    It is unprecedented when the hate from progressives is just as unrelentless as it is from the batshytcrazyrightwingers!

    Well, I am angry about it but I know that this is just the thunder and lightening before the storm. See, I know that this President is doing precisely what he told us he would that is within his executive power to do. I know that the intensity of the hate and the nastiness of the villification is directly proportional to how much POTUS is winning!!

    Yes, he is doing what we elected him to do, and the status quo is mad as hell. It is not just the GOP but he has upset the Democrats power lobbies as well, they all been swimming in dirty water and this POTUS is not willing to get in the cesspool…so they are attacking from all sides.

    Big Change is coming though..it is just around the corner…the military industrial complex is mad cause he will not capitulate to their demands for endless war. POTUS is unwilling to sign off on pork barrel projects when he knows we need to invest in our schools and infrastructure.

    Congress is at war with this President because he could not be bought. Make no mistake as to why all the hate.

    So I am looking forward to the next big QUAKE that is going to shakeup the power structure and Obama will be on top smilin down and the idiots who challenged him are going to wonder once more …wtf just happened?!

    POTUS is moving forward and the status quo is afraid. They have never seen a POTUS weld power like this. They cannot predict his moves nor out think or strategize him. He is brilliant and all they have left is to spew hate.

    We who elected him just have to recall, change is not easy.

    Remember what Ghandi said…first they ignore you then laugh at you then they fight you…then you win.

    We are in the fight phase!! Full of hate, hypocrites, charlatans, liars and media paid sharks from powerful lobbies

    Let’s have his back!! Be strong.

    • 6 sjterrid
      June 25, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      I agree with you fig8jam I’m going to everything I can to support the POTUS to get reelected. The fact that congress voted to fund the mission but voted against the mission shows that the reason for this vote was that they were upset that he didn’t “ask” their permission. I believe that they did this so that they could show “their base” that they are fighting the president so they will donate to them.

  5. 7 dotster
    June 25, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Love Colbert to pieces! My husband always sorta jokingly says I love Obama, then Colbert, then him who is in a sad 3rd place. Oh, and Jimmy Fallon is in there too somewhere. Last night I laughed when Fallon wrote one of his infamous thank you notes to “lay-ups” which he called slam dunks for white people. If Colbert doesn’t win the Emmy over Jon Stewart this year, then something is amiss with the voting—he is so much more deserving over Stewart who has become way too full of himself and has gone off the rails.

  6. 8 northanger
    June 25, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I am so glad Colbert isn’t primarying Obama.

  7. 10 Me4obama
    June 25, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Iam on TEAM COLBERT all the way. I do my 1hr elliptical Michelleout watching the the young and the restless, then the Bold and the Beautiful, and lift weights with Jon stewart. No more Stewart because the other day I almost dropped a 5 pound dumbbell on my feet when he was making fun of My president. No more, done, done with the PLs.

  8. 11 Fred
    June 25, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    that was too damn funny 😆

  9. June 25, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I love Colbert the most.

  10. 13 utaustinliberal
    June 25, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks for posting this Chipsticks. I just wanted to cheer everyones spirits and remind everyone that even with those in the msm, PL and rightwingers trying to tear President Obama down, there are still some powerful voices on the left who are firmly behind PBO. If anyone hasn’t been watching The Colbert Report, they’ve got to get on board. Stewart is a jackass who denigrates the President in a snarky, sarcastic, supercilious, snide “I’m so smart, I know better than you” manner. With Colbert even if his commentary and jokes seem like he’s mocking the President, one only has to look deeper and figure out that his mockery and disdain is for the PL and rightwingers. Since the beginning of this year Colbert has been on fire. His wit, humor and genius has blown Stewart out of the ballpark and I just hope Colbert gets more viewers, more Emmys and more credit.

  11. 14 northanger
    June 25, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I just asked myself: How does Colbert pull this off? Google has an answer! The Irony of Satire: Political Ideology and the Motivation to See What You Want to See in The Colbert Report

    …people process ambiguous information in ways that favor themselves…

    Hovland argued that, when distraction, low comprehension, or other motivations (e.g., to affirm one’s own political ideas as correct) intervene with message processing, it is likely that bias or error will occur. If external cues cannot be used to aid in information processing, internal cues become the predominant means by which the information is interpreted. Taken together, Hovland (1951) and Balcetis and Dunning (2006) outline a set of conditions under which people are likely to engage in biased processing that results in self-favoring interpretations of information. As outlined below, we argue that Stephen Colbert’s deadpan political satire meets these conditions as it offers ambiguous political messages from an ambiguous political source through late-night entertainment television to audiences who primarily expect to be entertained…

    Satire is described as a playful distortion of reality (Feinberg 1967).Young (2006, 2008) found that the satire used in late-night political comedy was an ambiguous form of comedy that required audiences to apply cognitive effort in processing the jokes. Baym (2005) offered a qualitative understanding of how people negotiate this ambiguity arguing that The Daily Show host Jon Stewart provides context for viewers as he interjects commentary during segments, moves in and out of character, and even laughs at himself. From this perspective, it becomes clear that while the satirical messages themselves are ambiguous, Stewart aids viewer interpretation by offering himself as an unambiguous source and providing external cues (Baym 2005; Young 2006; Young and Tisinger 2006). In contrast, we outline below how Colbert’s deadpan satire and commitment to character do not provide viewers with the external cues or source recognition that Stewart offers. Thus, Colbert creates conditions under which biased processing is likely to occur…

    …study of the hit 1970s primetime series All in the Family. This study examined whether audiences would interpret the lead character, a parodied bigot named Archie Bunker, as a negative role-model. The study found that individuals who identified with the character’s conservative nature and agreed with his political views held favorable perceptions of the character and believed Archie Bunker articulated legitimate viewpoints. However, individuals with low character identification and opposing political views held unfavorable perceptions. Of particular interest in this study is that individuals who identified with Bunker’s sociopolitical views were not influenced by the director’s negative framing of the character, while those who did not identify with Bunker’s political viewpoint reported attitudes and perceptions consistent with the negative framing of this television character…

    This study moves beyond simple media effects as it examines a process of how people negotiate the ambiguity of deadpan satire in political entertainment. Specifically, we have outlined a cognitive process in which individuals who consume ambiguous political messages from ambiguous sources (e.g., Stephen Colbert) in late-night comedy interpret the messages in ways that support and/or reinforce personally held political beliefs. Results indicate that the ambiguous deadpan satire offered by Stephen Colbert in The Colbert Report is interpreted by audiences in a manner that best fits with their individual political beliefs. While common wisdom might suggest that this is simply comedy and people should “get the joke,” this study demonstrates that such assumptions do not seem to hold true when the source is also ambiguous, offering no external cues to guide individuals’ message processing. Of particular interest was the finding that no significant difference existed between conservatives and liberals regarding how funny Stephen Colbert was…

    That’s art.

    • 15 Karen Sr.
      June 26, 2011 at 3:29 pm

      I was a huge fan of All in the Family, but, because of your comment here, I can see for the first time how conservatives would have interpreted the liberal daughter and son-in-law as the negative characters. You are so right. That’s art, indeed.

  12. 16 Kasai
    June 26, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Stephen Colbert is Genuis:)

    As we speak he’s already testing our legal stystem by applying the ruling of Citiziens United….LOL therefore applied for his own SuperPac.
    I guess if Fox can get it way with it…Why not me…when I watched this segment, I really thought he was joking right….Oh boy was I wrong….
    If the FEC grants him an expemption for his SuperPac…..Colbert is a huge supporter of PBO, and I can guarantee you that he will haul huge $$$$$$$$$$$$$ for his relection

    GO Stephen!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Read the rest below…………..

    In May, Colbert asked the FEC for an exemption his new super PAC, which he wants to use in the 2012 elections. The exemption would mean Comedy Central and its parent company, Viacom, would not be considered to be giving Colbert’s PAC a corporate donation by allowing him to discuss the PAC on TV.

    The FEC’s decision on Colbert PAC could have some broad implications affecting the media and other major political players such as Karl Rove, who has appeared on TV news shows to plug American Crossroads, a conservative super PAC with which he is affiliated.

    The FEC’s first draft green-lights Colbert’s creation of a super PAC, but Viacom would still have to disclose any political or campaign spending not related to the show. If approved by the agency, any spending for unrelated costs by Viacom would be considered in-kind donations and would have to be disclosed.

    The second draft grants Colbert his press exemption request and makes Viacom’s airtime exempt from limits and disclosure.

    It is not unusual for the FEC to put out conflicting drafts on the same advisory request, and it is possible other drafts could be released before the commission’s vote.

  13. 17 Kasai
    June 26, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Colbert is such a Genuis …….even the Teabbagers think He’s on their side……LOL

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