Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart on the State of the Union (video)

Comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert take on President Obama’s State of the Union address this past Tuesday night.

Both spent a good deal of the time talking about the Republican response(s) as well.

Colber on the GOP responses: “No matter what kind of Republican you are, there was a speech for you. Like your own personal sleep number, but for rage.”

Jon Stewart first talked about the speech.

OBAMA: No other country in the world does what we do.

STEWART: Uh, deny climate change, expand gun rights after school shootings, put bacon in ice cream? We are very talented.

Then Stewart went off on the Republican response(s):

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7 Responses to “Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart on the State of the Union (video)”

  1. The_Fixer says:

    Or perhaps a beautifully ornate punch bowl, filled to the brim, with a turd floating in it. At first you don’t see the turd because you’re distracted by the beautiful bowl. But that turd is there, and eventually you’ll see it.

  2. Bill_Perdue says:

    Obama, president elect in 2008, supported TARP, elbowed Democrats to vote for it (when even Republicans were leary and skittish about it) and implemented it. Obama has always been in the pay of banksters. He’s as corrupt as the rest of them.

    I said he pushed for it and thats exactly what happened. “Obama Lobbies for TARP Funds, Stimulus Plan – WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2009 – By Z. BYRON WOLF – President-elect Barack Obama told Democratic senators in a closed lunch today that he needs the second $350 billion authorized by Congress as part of the TARP legislation last year and that he’ll veto any move by Congress to cut that funding off.

    And Obama was not the only member of the incoming administration trying to sell his plan to Democrats today on Capitol Hill.

    Larry Summers, the incoming leader of Obama’s National Economic Council, met this morning with Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee to get more of their input on the $700 billion plus the stimulus package, a separate bill to inject capitol in the economy. It was Summers’ third meeting with Democratic senators in five days on the stimulus proposal, which includes tax measures and infrastructure spending that Obama wants to pass early this year.”

  3. KC Jenner says:

    I saw some of the video. He mentioned JFK and Ronald Reagan. He made a brief comment about the security problem of privacy for phones and emails just to appease those that were upset about that. Being strong against terrorist, and maybe finally getting rid of Guantemmo (sp?) Bay. I am not an expert at spelling.

  4. Russ says:

    Much as I’d like to agree on TARP – that was in 2008. He didn’t take office until 2009.

  5. heimaey says:

    I have a hard time watching these anymore – no excitement. I can read the gist the next day and see what will or won’t happen. More likely won’t.

  6. karmanot says:

    Typical Obama oration: A beautifully wrapped birthday present with nothing inside.

  7. Bill_Perdue says:

    “According to Nielsen, 33.3 million viewers watched the President’s fifth State of the Union address across 13 networks, down from 33.5 million viewers last year. It was the lowest audience for the State of the Union since Bill Clinton delivered the address in 2000.”

    And no wonder. When it comes to being lap dogs for the rich like Obama there are no – zero, nada, zilch – differences between the two parties except that Republicans don’t lie as well as Democrats, who are past masters of opportunist lying.

    Nixon imposed wage and price controls that benefited corporations and hurt working people.

    Carter deliberately destroyed hundreds of thousands of rail, air, trucking

    and communications jobs by deregulating those industries with the Staggers Act

    and the breakup of Ma Bell.

    Reagan busted PATCO and eased the transfer of hundreds of thousands of union heavy industry jobs overseas and continued Carter deregulation frenzy. He help create the Rust Belt.

    Bush1 continued the policies of Carter Reagan and policies and pushed the worst job killer act of the century, NAFTA. But he couldn’t get it passed. His replace could and did.

    Bill Clinton, the worst president since Hoover, elbowed NAFTA through Congress, did the same with the deregulation bills of 1999 (Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999) and 2000 ( Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000) Clinton singlehandedly doing more than anyone else to create the current depression and cut the standard of living of working people. Pouring salt on those wounds, Clinton gutted welfare and other social parachutes and hired 200,000 more cops.

    Bush 2 slashed taxes for the rich, busted unions and exported more jobs.

    Obama pushed TARP and other bailouts worth $7.7 trillion dollars. He’s far and away the worst union buster since Carter. He and Congressional Democrats and Republicans are pushing hard for the job killer Trans-Pacific Partnership and has twice insisted on keeping the Bush tax cuts on the rich intact. They’re also gunning for Medicare and Social Security. Obama’s medical care ‘reform’ bill is a sham designed to increase the profits of insurance and pharmaceutical companies. It compels patients to give insurance and pharmaceutical companies lots of money for the same terrible coverage.

    Those practices by Democrats and Republicans are little short of criminal. Democrats and Republicans will never ‘reform’ themselves or the system. Socialists will put a definitive and robust end to the criminality of Democrats and Republicans.

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