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  • Stephen Colbert on the Socialist Party



    "Is it sort of socialism that we give our dogs treats but don't ask them to work for it anymore?" Stephen Colbert

    The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30/10:30c.


    Tags: Socialism, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video
  • Rick Perry Explains How RomneyCare Is Killing America

    Socialism! Creeping socialism! Creeping infectious pus-oozing pestiferous socialism.

    Some people would have you believe that this anti-American virus is completely benign at a local level, that a state — like, shall we say, Massachusetts — can get away with contaminating its own citizens with this wasting illness while leaving the citizens of neighboring states healthfully capitalistic.

    Not so!

    In fact, this progressive pandemic so insidious that the effects of just a little bit of socialized medicine in Massachusetts can be felt across the country, miles and miles away in states like, um, let's say Iowa

    "[RomneyCare has] cost taxpayers in Iowa and across this country nearly $4 billion in Medicaid and Medicare costs," Perry told a few hundred party faithful at a roast-beef-and-mashed-potatoes dinner in Greene County [Iowa].  "This isn't just about the state of Massachusetts and the cost to them directly. It’s also costing you."

    Perry, who did not take questions from reporters or the audience, cited a new study from the conservative Beacon Hill Institute that showed Romney's healthcare plan in Massachusetts had cost his home state 18,000 jobs.

    Hmmmmm… 18,000 jobs lost in Massachusetts and $4 billion in additional taxpayer dollars nationwide? That sounds not completely believable. But if the Beacon Hill Institute — which is "grounded in the principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets" — says it, it must be true.

    Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images News/Getty Images


    Tags: Health Care, Iowa, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Socialism, Unemployment
  • The Daily Show Correspondents Explain: The Socialist Party

    Are you kidding me? You're telling me that the Socialist Party is still an actual thing that actually exists. In this day and age? I thought that the idea of banding together for the greater good was debunked as nonsense years ago.

    The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11pm / 10c.


    Tags: Aasif Mandvi, Jason Jones, John Oliver, Republicans, Samantha Bee, Socialism, TDS Correspondents Explain, The Daily Show, Wyatt Cenac
  • Barack Obama Hates the Statue of Liberty

    In Barack Obama's America, no symbol of enduring liberty and democracy is too sacred to be eliminated. Not even Uncle Sam's girlfriend, the Statue of Liberty, is exempt from the whims of this Kenyan dictator. For now she shall be closed to schoolchildren and tourists for "one year," i.e., FOREVER.

    And the reasons presented for this travesty are, predictably, a pack of obvious lies

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says it needs a $27.25 million renovation for additional safety improvements that he promised in 2009…

    The Park Service said the project would involve updating the statue's mechanical and electrical systems, along with its fire-suppression equipment. The two open staircases will be separated from each other, and one will get walls, a plus for safety. The elevator that runs from the ground floor to the fifth floor will be replaced and will ascend and descend in a new, fire-resistant shaft.

    Updating mechanical and electrical systems? Getting new fire-suppression equipment? For the love of all that's holy, a FIRE-RESISTANT SHAFT? These changes sound suspiciously like the type of commie safety measures and worker protections advocated by evil unions, as well as by the notoriously liberal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

    In short, Barack Obama's mission to demoralize our great nation is now nearing completion. When he at long last enacts his dream of a one-world government runs by Jews and Muslims (they're the same thing, right?), don't be surprised if you look up at the great greenish lady in New York Harbor and see a single tear run down her giant cheek.

    May Jesus have mercy on us all (except Barack Obama).

    Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images


    Tags: Barack Obama, Socialism
  • David Koch Is Frightened by "Hardcore Socialist" Barack Obama

    So, have you heard that billionaire-rights activist David Koch is unimpressed with Barack Obama's role in killing Osama bin Laden? Very shocking!

    But do you know what's even more shocking?

    Obama is "a hardcore socialist," Koch told [New York Magazine], "and he's marvelous at pretending to be something other than that, but that is what I believe he truly is, a hardcore socialist. He’s scary to me."

    To be fair, David Koch's definition of "hardcore socialist" is anyone who doesn't think that we should be privatizing the oxygen supply.

    (Photo by Steven A Henry/Getty Images)


    Tags: Barack Obama, David Koch, Socialism