Colbert: Conventions rare opportunity to hear different parties say same things

By David Ferguson
Saturday, September 8, 2012 11:32 EDT
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Friday night, on a special edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert delivered his post-mortem on the two 2012 political conventions.

“Now that the balloons have dropped,” he said, “the conventions can be over. Rob Portman and John Kerry can be bubble-wrapped and returned the National Wonk Containment Facilities, deep below Yucca Mountain.”

As the dust settles, the true analysis of what exactly transpired at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions can begin. Colbert insisted that now is the time to ruminate and examine what we have learned.

For example, “Hispanics are worth their weight in gold,” he said. Both parties have gone a little daft trying to woo the all-important Hispanic voting block.

Also, Colbert said that the conventions are a time to hear two candidates “as different as black and white” explicate their differences on the national stage.

Except, as Colbert discovered, when you run the tapes side-by-side, it’s a little shocking how much of what President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) was exactly the same.

Watch the clip, embedded via Comedy Central, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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