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Stephen Colbert: ‘Santorum surge’ just got real

According to Stephen Colbert, you can tell that things are looking up for former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) when “the most influential voice of the 19th century, George Will” is writing Op Ed columns calling him the “fun candidate” in the GOP race for the 2012 presidential nomination. Colbert quotes…

Jon Stewart: GOP playing ‘a**holes’ poker’ with Cordray appointment

On last night’s The Daily Show, Jon Stewart highlighted the media’s reaction to President Barack Obama’s decision to appoint former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Obama appointed Cordray via recess ppointment, the same parliamentary procedure that George Bush used to appoint John Bolton…

Jimmy Kimmel reveals Grand Warlock of Mexico is actually Gingrich

Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel revealed on his show why the Grand Warlock of Mexico predicted that President Obama would not be re-elected in 2012. By removing the Grand Warlock’s long beard and bushy eyebrows, Kimmel revealed that the sorcery was actually Newt Gingrich. Watch video, uploaded to YouTube,…

Andy Cobb: ‘Where’s your God now, Rick Perry?’

The political satirist who led the charge against Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s bizarre “Strong” advertisement is back, and seemingly delighted that Iowans basically wanted nothing to do with the guy. This time, instead of mocking Perry’s bizarre claim that President Barack Obama is waging a “war on religion,” Cobb went…

Colbert skewers cable news coverage of Iowa caucuses

On last night’s Colbert Report, Stephen congratulated his colleagues in cable news for their coverage of the 2012 Iowa caucus results. He saluted the Fox News team’s willingness to soldier on in spite of the loss of all “basic mental functions” like speech and the ability to operate a calculator.…

Jon Stewart: Santorum is the guy Romney is pretending to be

Last night’s last night’s The Daily Show featured a two-part recap of the results of the Iowa caucuses. It explored the anachronistic thrill of watching people stuff handwritten ballots into boxes, weighed the value of winning the presidency versus the pleasure of little dogs in sunglasses, and then arrived at…

Colbert attributes Santorum surge to ‘fierce’ sweater vest

MSNBC, CNN, and even Fox News would have been hard pressed to top Stephen Colbert’s coverage of the Iowa caucuses Tuesday evening. In his return from the New Year, the Comedy Central host expressed his excitement over the Hawkeye State taking center stage. “It is the Super Bowl of old…

Stewart: Republicans are like a box of chocolates

In his return for the New Year, Jon Stewart said Tuesday evening that once the votes are in, the GOP base would most likely unenthusiastically embrace Mitt Romney in the end. “It’s a right of passage for Republican voters known as Romspringa,” The Daily Show host said. “Republican voters know…

Satire: Ron Paul vows ‘free bananas’ in 2012

In another episode of “Bad Lip Reading,” a series of satirical videos that re-dubs audio tracks of politicians and celebrities in a manner that seems to fit what they are saying, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) is spared not an ounce of ribbing as he’s portrayed rattling off nonsensical phrases like…

Parody: Flavor Flav moderates ‘Insane on the Campaign’ debate

After making a musical parody of Occupy Wall Street in November, the Cult Comedy Picture Show released their latest video on Tuesday, which pokes fun at the Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. The musical parody is based on Cypress Hill’s hit single “Insane in the…

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