Colbert Lays Into Trump In His Opening Monologue

Submitted by: holygod 6 months ago in News & Politics


I'm genuinely surprised Colbert was this harsh on his show where he's been, necessarily, more vanilla than in his past. Colbert digs in at the 11:10 mark.
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Male 1,464
do people actually WATCH that douche bag?
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Male 40,250
If Andrew Jackson were in office Colbert wouldn't be making fun of him.
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Male 10,101
Gerry1of1 To be fair he was very angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Late Show. 
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Male 8,068
Colbert was lighting him up and also what's the big deal?  Trump is the one that has lead to this type of discourse.  Trump calls people liars, fake news, runs  away when you confront him with his own words, loves to grab women by the pussy.  This has all started because of Trump.
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Male 8,693
normalfreak2 If you think this started with Trump then you have not been paying attention.

You ask, "What's the big deal?"  Go to some liberal utopia (Chicago, Detroit, MSNBC, etc,) and make the same statements, except substitute 'Obama' for 'Trump' and let us know the response (if you live).
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megrendel If you can't acknowledge that Trump is so cartoonishly incompetent that even his own party want nothing to do with him, then you are the problem with the system. This isn't a case of "ah, it's just that 'our side' is in". Trump is spectacularly incompetent and even his own party do not want him. 
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Male 4,256
barry9a See barry, that is the thing just about everyone seems to have forgotten or never understood in the first place. The GOP is not “his own party”. They didn’t like him (and still don’t) either.  The voters that gave him the primary victories were people that had never voted at all or gave up voting for the same two bullshit parties every time, the “lesser of two evils” nonsense that so many here are stuck in if you will. Had every state had closed primaries (I believe I remember you being from Europe, I think, anyway so you may not know) where you have to be a card carrying party member to vote, he would never had won the nomination. He may have ran as an independent and done the same thing, who knows? In another era he probably would have ran as a Democrat (US politics is a fucked up mess). Anyway, neither party likes him or wanted him which is why we will have good old gridlock (which can be a good thing) but all of this goes to what I keep saying when I state most folks still don’t have a clue as to why he won and she lost. 

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Male 10,101
trimble The voters that gave him the primary victories were uninformed, idiotic yokels taken in by a total scam artist who stood in front of them and told them he could easily fix all their problems, without giving them a single detail about how, and they bought it. 
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Male 4,256
holygod OK, sounds a lot like your garden variety election for all concerned to me.
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Male 10,101
trimble That's bullshit. You can hate Hillary if you want, and that's fine, but she had detailed plans about exactly what she wanted to do and how she wanted to do it. He just used hyperbole and spoke out of his ass without an idea or plan whatsoever.

She said "I'm going to fix shortcomings in the healthcare system by...." and then followed it with 10 pages of plans, details, studies, and budget analysis.

He said "We're gonne repeal and replace Oabamacare in the first week. It's going to be so easy. Its going to be the best healthcare plan in the world. The best. We're going to have it for everyone. We're going to have healthcare that's 10 times better and ten times cheaper. The best. The very best."

If you see no difference between the two approaches there isn't much else i can say to you on the subject.
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Male 8,693
barry9a I disagree that he is 'spectacularly incompetent'.  Most of that is portrayal by a press that still has their collective panties in a wad because they were unable to elect their chosen one.

Is he a great politician and orator? No.  And that's why people voted for him.  Maybe it will backfire, maybe not.  So far I'd say he's doing a better job than some thought he would, but not as good as they would have liked.  (Basically he got fucked on the the budget.)

Even if he does turn out to be 'spectacularly incompetent', I still see that as a plus over the 'massively corrupt' that the other choice was.
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Male 10,101
megrendel "Portrayal by a press"? You mean airing him speaking, unedited? Ya. How fucking biased of them!
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Male 8,068
megrendel See whatever world you think we are living here in "liberal utopias" you have it completely ass backwards.  You do realize Chicago's violence is all pretty much in 2 areas.  Just south of china town and the southwest side of the city near Tinley Park.  The rest of the city is doing well and you can be pro Trump or Pro Republican.  There's a ton of Republicans where I live.  Wheaton.  Rich white suburbia. Western edge of the City.  
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Male 10,101
normalfreak2 Its the roasting he pussed out on from the correspondent's dinner.
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Male 1,593
Sounds a little butthurt to me.  They can never take what they dish out all the time.
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Male 10,101
This has gone viral since I posted it and people are calling for him to be fired for "homophobic" remarks. Apparently the only way to get conservatives to care about homophobic remarks is when they can try to attack a liberal for saying them.

Someone believes in gay conversion therapy? Make them vice president.
Someone says "cock holster"? FIRE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Come on guys.... "it was locker room talk".

"I refuse to watch CBS till he is fired" Uh huh..... Let's see how that works when the super bowl comes up....
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holygod "I stand by nothing" - Donald J. Trump

- Donald J. Trump supporters, probably
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pleasestop Correction

"I don't stand by anything" - Donald J. Trump

- Donald J. Trump supporters, probably
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