Colbert Roasts Bush

Submitted by: jbkane 11 years ago in Entertainment
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2006 White House Correspondents" Dinner.
There are 42 comments:
Male 75
There were a couple of funny moments, but otherwise, that was pretty dumb.
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Female 6
Someones begging to mysteriously dissapear after the show=P
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Female 174
There goes Maelstrom_x again spouting off against "liberals" like he has something interesting or remotely intelligent to say... we`ve heard enough of your stereotypical anti-liberal rhetoric already. Every time someone dares to criticize Bush for the pooty job he`s doing you feel the need to make these long pointless postings, and we get it already you`re not saying anything new. Post again when you get a clue about the fact that it is not all liberal vs. conservative and step out of your two-dimensional way of thinking.
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Male 51
The best part is watching how the clueless iab users indiscriminately lump the liberals and conservatives together into two massive camps as if there is no room for deviation from some unwritten set of rigid and unyielding principles and values that pertain to each.
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Female 39
I love stephen colbert!!! He is hilarious "We`re holding our spring formal, and my date is the truth. Tonight we`re going all the way." -Stephen Colbert
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Female 879
This guy....he is my hero.
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Female 961
better roasts elsewhere.
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Male 329
i have never heard of colbert but i really liked this clip. he has got some balls and im guessing wont be invited back anytime soon. I like the way he did it, some was subtle, some not. im just guessing but i reckon bush didnt understand it all and that stupid grin on his face was annoying. the only weak part was the end with the old woman, i get it but it was a bit OTT and pointless, especially after a strong 20 minutes of criticism.

great post.

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Male 957
This was great stuff. seeing peoples reactions was great. the clip of him getting away from the old woman was great. she looks evil, even though shes trying to get to the truth about iraq.
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Male 89
Agree starrstreet.

I thought it was a lot funnier than the `president & his doppleganger` part...and simple humor argument is b.s., it`s more complicated humor than the simple classic humor of bush/doppleganger for example.
They did a good job of matching the type of humor with the right audience, if you get what I mean (duh??).

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Female 403
the " talk into your table numbers" thing and the glacer bit was awsome, but seeing people`s reactions was a bit awkward, like some one before said. the people that attend his how all agree with him, but he was litteraly in thick of every one he makes fun of. brave man. awsome man.
by the way, MAD TV kiks SNL`s butt any day. <3
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Female 400
Oh and- Of course there are far better roasts you`ve seen because they weren`t about the President of the United States... while sitting just feet away... at a fancy dinner. Colbert was in character as well. It wasn`t supposed to be crazy hits and blows because his role is to be on the side of the president and the right wing. Of course by doing so making them seem like extreme failures and cooks.
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Female 400
What are you TALKING about that they just use the same fomular jokes all the time, that is a lot of bull... A lot of the show isn`t only about bashing Bush and Cheney, they take stabs at Fox news a lot, Bill O`Reily, Ann Colter ::shiver::, Hiliary Clinton, Al Gore, bears and pretty much anything they can make fun of.

Get over it you bitter right winged "haters." Don`t use that arguement that they only make simple jokes about Bush and friends. I feel like maybe one day you should actually sit down, watch it, and pay the drat attention.

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Male 2,958
let me clarify. It`s TOO obvious they`re reading cue cards.
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Male 2,958
That`s because most of them can`t act and you can tell they`re reading cue cards.

That`s my opinion of the show, anyway.

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Male 361
"The formula for a joke is fairly simple for the left: target Bush or Cheney and its an instant classic?"

SNL bashes Bush a lot (the head writer, Tina Fey, hates Bush with all her heart) but I don`t hear many people claimin SNL is great.

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Male 2,958
-I agree with Indigo_M. There are far better "roasts" I`ve seen. This was utter crap. The reason Steven Colbert and John Stewart are considered "funny" and "witty" is because they target Bush. The formula for a joke is fairly simple for the left: target Bush or Cheney and its an instant classic?-

...they were both on daily show before bush was in the picture.

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Female 509
its funny because he roasted bush
and he was sitting right there.
thats the point
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Male 89
Not all funny, but some hilarious stuff:

"and you people of the press type those decisions down. Make, announce, type. Put them through a spell check and go home. Get to know your family again. Make love to your wife. Write that novel you got kicking around in your head. You know, the one about the intrepid Washington reporter with the courage to stand up to the administration. You know -- fiction."
"Now I know there`s some polls out there that say this man has a 32 percent approval rating. But guys like us, we don`t pay attention to the polls. We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking in `reality.` And `reality` has a well known liberal bias.""

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Male 83
^ good fveking lord, are you done yet?!

that was hillarious!

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Male 1,882
*Funny, how the liberals say that all they want is peace, yet they love to exhibit an overwhelming amount of hatred and animosity towards a few select people. I find it easy to compare modern-day liberals with that of the Communists in China, where the government "wants prosperity for the people", but ends up bringing the country into the hands of corruption and poverty, only by maintaining itself by stifling freedoms of its peoples (who usually accept the fact that such an act by the government is reality) and murdering people who oppose the government. But who cares about that, right? Anyone`s better than Bush. They could`ve put Hussein up for election instead of Kerry and liberals still would have voted for him.
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Male 1,882
I agree with Indigo_M. There are far better "roasts" I`ve seen. This was utter crap. The reason Steven Colbert and John Stewart are considered "funny" and "witty" is because they target Bush. The formula for a joke is fairly simple for the left: target Bush or Cheney and its an instant classic?

"Why did the chicken cross the road? To get away from Bush! LOL LOL LOL"

"Why are coffee beans brown? Because Bush sucks! LOL LOL LOL"

"How many Presidents does it take to screw in a lightbulb? None, because Bush can`t count! LOL LOL LOL"

"What is the one thing terrorists are most afraid of? Going hunting with Dick Cheney! LOL LOL LOL"

And you see, this has been going on for what, several years now? It`s beyond beating a dead horse. I`ve laughed at some Bush-bashing jokes (because there are several that are actually funny), but most are just to take a hate-filled jab at the man or are tired and cliche.

Funny, how l

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Male 1,882
I`m sorry, Colbert just isn`t funny. He`s not quite as horrible as John Stewart though. I can`t believe people watch that crap, but then again, South Park is about the only thing worth watching on Comedy Central anyways.
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Male 411
Ahhh Colbert, what a set on that man
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Male 2,600
Indigo_M, what specific act of Ryan Stiles made you cry yourself to tears? He`s definitely my favorite cast member on WLiiA.
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Female 572
"it`s like boxing a glacier. enjoy that metaphor `cos you`re grandchildren will have no idea what a glacier is" hahahahahaha that was great:) i was thinking the same as hobyandy, though, surely it was previewed by his advisors before? i can`t see how they`d have let him do it. :\
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Male 1,526
the us must be in truble, for the president to become so desperate to take to humor to get the opinion for him.
"storms a commin"
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Male 3,060
you guys do understand that his speech would be approve beforehand, i`d hope. it`s not like bush`s advisors didn`t know what was coming.
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Female 400
Colbert was drating "ballalicious" as Jon Stewart might say. That was amazing.
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Male 354
That was neither witty nor funny. People like John Cleese, Bill Engvall, and Ryan Stiles make me laugh myself to tears. I didn`t so much as smile during Colbert`s "roast".
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Male 2,958
"Do you know you have more nerve endings in your gut than you do in your head? You can look it up....Now I know some of you are going to say, `I did look it up, and that`s not true.`...That`s cause you looked it up in a book. Next time look it up in your gut."

Said it once and I`ll say it again. Colbert is a funny SOB

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Male 297
this was great. Colbert told that ass, just what he needed to hear, under the guise of a "character"

love this. just resign already you crap human being.

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Male 61
Colbert rocks.
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Male 2,600
^ Aww, what`s wrong Georgy, can`t take a joke? The rest of the audience found it hysterical, and the man even got a standing ovation.
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Male 361
"Like him or hate him- he does have a good sense of humour"

Quote from online article:
"Those seated near Bush told E&P`s Joe Strupp, who was elsewhere in the room, that Bush had quickly turned from an amused guest to an obviously offended target as Colbert’s comments brought up his low approval ratings and problems in Iraq.".

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Male 1,407
One of the ballsiest things I`ve ever seen.
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Male 78
too choppy
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Male 203
Especially his jokes about muslims are great, I`ve heard. The reactions are somewhat similar to how the rest of our world get whenever Bush acts. What do you say? Ah.

Touché!

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Female 1,972
The president & his doppleganger clip is hilarious as well.
Like him or hate him- he does have a good sense of humour
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Female 67
wow watching people`s reactions was awkward and slighly painful lol
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Female 67
thanks for the link! i`m watching it right now...i love colbert`s stinging wit :)
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Male 21
Link: Colbert Roasts Bush [Rate Link] - 2006 White House Correspondents` Dinner.
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