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President Obama Does Colbert One Better with The Decree

Though he has appeared in pretaped segments before, President Obama has studiously avoided going on The Colbert Report in person throughout his time in office. After all, unlike The Daily Show which will happily throw softballs at him, Colbert’s schtick is not so easy to predict. Plus, there’s that little matter of Colbert embarrassing the hell out of his predecessor in 2006. Though the assumption was that Colbert would not do the same to Obama, the risk was enough that the president said pass.


But Obamacare needs a boost at the end of the year, and it’s Colbert’s last few days on the show before he drops the persona entirely to head over to The Late Show on CBS. So Obama relented and consented to do an interview, causing the entire production to head down to DC last night. The result? Obama interrupted Colbert just as he began his “The Word” segment, saying it was time to take a shot at Colbert’s job after Colbert had taken so many shots at his.

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Martin Tells Us How He Really Feels

It’s 2012. Everybody’s getting political!

 ……I would be remiss if I do not at least make passing mention of how depressed, disgusted, and, yes, angry I’ve become as I watch the ongoing attempts at voter suppression in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Iowa, and other states where Republicans and their Teabagger allies control key seats of power.

It is one thing to attempt to win elections. But trying to do so by denying the most basic and important right of any American citizen to hundreds and thousands of people, on entirely spurious grounds… that goes beyond reprehensible. That is despicable….

…The people behind these efforts at disenfranchising large groups of voters (the young, the old, the black, the brown) are not Republicans, since clearly they have scant regard for our republic or its values. They are oligarchs and racists clad in the skins of dead elephants.

And don’t tell me they are libertarians either. No true libertarians would ever support a culture where citizens must “show their papers” to vote or travel. That’s a hallmark of a police state, not a free country.

Surprisingly, he’s only gotten 298 comments on this rant. I assume that’s because his blog is on LiveJournal, which has been a virtual ghost town since 2008.