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Colbert slams Sean Hannity’s ‘liberty tree’

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This week Sean Hannity tried to use a graphic to illustrate that President Obama is shifting the tenants of American freedom towards socialism. In Hannity’s description, the fruits on the “Tree of Liberty” were being harvested by Obama into a bushel of “socialism.”

Stephen Colbert offered a hilarious dissection of Hannity’s ludicrous metaphor. “I have to admit Sean scooped me here. I was all ready to unveil my own visual allegory for America: The Freedom Fungus, which of course is constantly under attack by the Tinactin of Tyranny,” joked Colbert.

Colbert noted that Hannity’s “Liberty Tree” was built on a root of liberty. “It’s like building a stadium on a foundation of concrete, steel and another stadium,” explained Colbert.

But Hannity’s metaphor continued. “On our liberty tree: industry, commerce and security are all represented as apples. It’s those apples — the fruits of our liberty — that this administration is now picking clean,” said Hannity.

“And don’t get him started on the Pomegranate of Reverse Discrimination,” quipped Colbert.

This video is from Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report , broadcast May 7, 2009.

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GOP gangs up on AOC: Top Republican demands Ocasio-Cortez apologize to the entire world – she refuses

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The Republican machine is in fifth gear right now, speeding to attack one of their top Democratic targets: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

At issue, a video the New York Democrat recorded in which she calls the migrant detention camps on the U.S. Southern border "concentration camps."

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Economist mocks GOP for trying to pin racism on Democrats — after telling a harrowing story about anti-black economic envy

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Economist Julianne Malveaux explained to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that there was a time in the United States where black Americans were actually closing the wealth gap with white Americans -- until white Americans rioted and burned their property.

During her testimony at a hearing on reparations, Malveaux recounted the horrific story of the destruction of "Black Wall Street," which was a location in Tulsa, Oklahoma that was known for its high concentration of black-owned businesses and black wealth.

The area's prosperity came to an end in 1921 when white Tulsa residents used baseless accusation of a black man sexually assaulting a white woman as a justification to chase out all black residents and set fire to their neighborhoods. Hundreds of black residents were killed in the riots and the majority fled the city.

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MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle unloads on Democrats for letting Hope Hicks testify behind closed doors

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MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle questioned the purpose of Wednesday’s hearing with former White House director of communications Hope Hicks.

Hope Hicks testified Wednesday during a closed-door hearing before the House Judiciary Committee -- where she reportedly refused to answer many questions.

“Let’s be honest, why did Democrats think this was a huge break? Why did they think that Hope Hicks was going to sing like a bird?” Ruhle asked MSNBC national security analyst Ken Dilanian.

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