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October 22, 2008
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  • Taxed Bracket
"John McCain reaches out to the middle class! And offers them a butterscotch!"
  • Trailer of Tears
"And, I look at the new fall movie trailers! I give them two thumbs--where the sun don't shine!"
  • Down on the Frum
"Then my guest David Frum wrote a book about how conservatism can win again! It takes place in the 1980's!"

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I swim against the Tide, with Bleach Alternative!
This is
The Colbert Report!
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~ Stephen Colbert
October 22, 2008 The Colbert Report

Election Night ProgramEdit

  • the mob
    • CNN
    • MSNBC
    • Animal Planet's Swing State
  • John McCain doesn't speak about the middle class
    • who knew there still was one
      • no one talked about wholly mammoths and parachute pants
  • McCain is not talking about George the President
  • McCain's new campaign strategy: characters in a Richard Scary book
  • Cedric The Entertainer
    • agreed with Stephen
    • never seen him in his neighborhood
    • called Stephen, the guy whose check better clear

Dr. Colbert: Man On The StreetEdit

  • without the heroes, there would be no show
  • Pew Research ranked the audience by their political knowledge
    • The Heroes came in 9th out of 40
      • should have come in 40th
  • how did we know the name of Great Britain's PM
    • 49% got it right, higher than BBC, who watch their TV on the left side of the road
  • Sean Hannity's audience scored higher1
    • even says America is the best country and nothing else, even when having sex
  • Dr. Colbert wants The Heroes to have so little brain activity the next time Pew Research calls, that Congress will have to interfere to feed us

Trailers That Are Destroying AmericaEdit

  • the following segment has been rated R for Rage
  • Dr. Colbert only watches trailers
  • Quantum of Solace
    • James Bond is supposed to be a real man
      • But only portrayed by some figgy pudding sod, not an American
    • when Hollywood portray Bond as sensitive, it hurts America's men
      • less yakktity-yak, and more sackity-sack
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year
    • Dr. Colbert has never seen HSM1 or 2
      • he knows so little about it, except the plots and character names
    • trailer is dangerously spectacular
    • this movie makes senior year look too good
    • Disney make the next one from the inside a locker
    • arbitrary unfair hierarchy
      • Dr. Colbert never wet his pants after having tater tots thrown at his head
  • Milk
    • 1978 San Francisco
    • a hero willing to take on the agents of lactose intolerance
    • seems like a great story
    • why it was set in San Francisco makes everything seems a bit gay
  • stay tuned for the next artificial butter flavorings that are destroying your heart


  • speech writer for President Bush
  • believes the GOP can make a comeback, all they need is
    • two neck bolts, and a lightning storm
  • book: Comeback
  • says McCain cannot win this one
  • Obama undocumented cannibal babysitter
  • seems to be retracting his reverence for GWB
  • GOP's near death experience in 2004
  • Dr. Colbert still loves GWB
    • Frum has lost his love
  • Frum says circumstances changes
    • trying to justify his loss of love for GWB
  • Frum says American cannot tax cut our way out of the current problem
  • believes GOP needs to win the support of new voters
  • GOP is going to lose 2008, question is: when is the GOP coming back?
    • flexible
    • creative
  • Dr. Colbert wishes him luck in the desert as everyone else will be at the McCain inaugural in January



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