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Colbert: Biggest idea from Ryan’s speech? ‘Lying is handy’

Thursday night on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed one of the hottest political news topics of the 2012 Republican National Convention, the steaming pile of lies in vice presidential nominee  Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’s speech from Wednesday.  Ryan, known — like Newt Gingrich — as a…

EXCLUSIVE: Clint Eastwood’s Republican National Convention chair speaks!

In an unexpected twist at the Republican National Convention during prime time on Thursday night, actor Clint Eastwood appeared on stage with a mysterious chair to explain his support for nominee Mitt Romney (R-MA) and his discontent with President Barack Obama. Though few in the audience could hear the chair…

Jon Stewart hammers Paul Ryan over lies and convenient truths

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Thursday night chronicled the convenient truths and factual inaccuracies in Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) speech at the Republican National Convention. Stewart mocked the vice presidential candidate for being the “intellectual leader of the new Republican Party,” yet giving a speech that lacked any…

Parody video: Pharmaceutical ad for ‘legitimate rape’ contraceptive

A video uploaded to YouTube this week satirically blasts Republicans by making allusions to radio host Rush Limbaugh, Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) and efforts to redefine rape. “Are you woman who sometimes finds it difficult to afford expensive birth control? If so, you’re probably suffering from Sexually Liberated Uterine Tendencies…

Parody video: Romney reveals all of his future gaffes

Tired of having his gaffes dominate the news cycle, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney decided to unveil all of the misstatements he plans to make before the November elections in a parody video created by Jest.com. His planned gaffes include, “at this point, Native Americans are no more native than…

Herman Cain admits Romney’s welfare attack is wrong

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain finally admitted on Wednesday night that Mitt Romney’s welfare attack ad is false. But even for Comedy Central host Jon Stewart, that admission took some wrangling. In part three (below) of an interview that went well into overtime, Stewart continually pressed Cain on whether…

Colbert: Paul Ryan loves Ayn Rand, but not like that

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert talked about the fact that “the Libertarians are having their moment.” Or, at least, given that the show tapes at 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, Colbert said, the Libertarians will be having their moment. “Great political philosopher” Sen. Rand Paul…

Jon Stewart: RNC theme shows ‘a party-wide persecution complex’

On his show Wednesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart took the Republican National Convention to task for basing their entire theme on an out-of-context quote — “We built it.” “When was the last time we heard a catchphrase that was such a peculiar mix of braggadocio and whiny…

Letterman: Christie’s RNC speech pitched ‘A Butter Future’

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) knows well by this point, fat jokes tend to follow him. And while it does get old, late night talk show host David Letterman still does it better than anyone else. “Chris Christie will be giving a 45 minute speech [to the RNC],”…

Colbert does the talking for Todd Akin

Stephen Colbert took on what he called “the other storm” swirling around the Republican Party on The Colbert Report Tuesday night – Missouri senatorial candidate Rep. Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” debacle from last week – by donning the congressman’s face in order to expand on Akin’s position. “All he’s saying…

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