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I don't suppose there's a video of his testimony?

I couldn't see anything on YouTube unfortunately.
That would just complete this.

EDIT: But then I'm British, so I don't really know anything about Colbert or Congress... so there may be something somewhere.
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if he becomes a permanent member of congress.

I will officially loose faith in all of humanity...

he's awesome at what he does, but he shouldn't be in congress, hes not suited for that job at all
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if he becomes a permanent member of congress.

I will officially loose faith in all of humanity...

he's awesome at what he does, but he shouldn't be in congress, hes not suited for that job at all



Not to cause a political debate, but he knows more, and is a lot more level headed about things than a majority of people in the senate.


EDIT: the only problem I see with him in any sort of government, is most people now a days, sadly, really don't understand how he gets his point across. Generally sarcasm.

Most people in the US take everything for face value which is why people are so easily persuaded to one way or another. Take the Tea party for instant.
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if he becomes a permanent member of congress.

I will officially loose faith in all of humanity...

he's awesome at what he does, but he shouldn't be in congress, hes not suited for that job at all

Sure he is. No more qualified than anyone else.

He knows the issues, he has an opinion, he knows how to speak to crowds.


I'm not saying it would be the best decision ever, but he's gotta be a hell of a lot better than some of the people who were voted in and have no real qualification, either.
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Does anyone else kind of feel like Jon Stewart is a bit of a douchebag nowadays? He would never have the balls to stand up to Congress and do something like this.
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My grandfather did not travel across 4,000 miles of Atlantic ocean to see this country overrun by immigrants.



Well done, Mr. Colbert. Well done.


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Sure he is. No more qualified than anyone else.

He knows the issues, he has an opinion, he knows how to speak to crowds.

Agreed.

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#14
Just watched/listened to Colbert's testimony and while a lot of it is in joke form I think it's valuable, it uses the form to make a few very good points...
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Does anyone else kind of feel like Jon Stewart is a bit of a douchebag nowadays? He would never have the balls to stand up to Congress and do something like this.


says who?

John Stewart is staging his own rally for chirst's sake, how does he have no balls?
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Does anyone else kind of feel like Jon Stewart is a bit of a douchebag nowadays? He would never have the balls to stand up to Congress and do something like this.

To be fair, Stewart doesn't really have a character he can fall back on and do things he normally wouldn't.

Yes, some of the antics on the Daily Show aren't ALL Stewart, but the man is a comedian, after all. When he gets to the real side of the show, and starts talking real politics, he goes by his own knowledge and feelings.

Douchebag? Nah. He's just the more level headed logical one of the two, simply because Colbert has an aggressive character, and Stewart doesn't.
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Does anyone else kind of feel like Jon Stewart is a bit of a douchebag nowadays? He would never have the balls to stand up to Congress and do something like this.

Actually, I kind of think the opposite. Colbert seems to be in it for the laughs as much as the issues, but recently Jon Stewart's seemed like he's genuinely pissed off about the state of the country/world.

The testimony was hilarious, though.
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Does anyone else kind of feel like Jon Stewart is a bit of a douchebag nowadays? He would never have the balls to stand up to Congress and do something like this.
Actually I think he would.

Colbert testifying is great. The news station we play at work is asking if it's a waste of taxpayer money. But when you think about it he's presenting valid points (I assume, I can't watch because I'm at work) but in a sarcastic, satirical way.

Plus Elmo has testified before congress.
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I think cookie monster should testify.

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says who?

John Stewart is staging his own rally for chirst's sake, how does he have no balls?

Yeah, I suppose you're right. I haven't watched the Daily Show for a while now so I suppose I shouldn't be saying anything about him like that. I just feel like Colbert has gone out of his way a lot more than Jon has. meh
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Personally I think without the two of them there wouldn't be a media in America.
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Personally I think without the two of them there wouldn't be a media in America.




It says a lot about the state of American news when two comedians make more valid and honest sense than the rest of the networks who are based solely on the distribution of news.

Even if Colbert is straight satire, he weaves in all of the facts about the story you need.
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if he becomes a permanent member of congress.

I will officially loose faith in all of humanity...

he's awesome at what he does, but he shouldn't be in congress, hes not suited for that job at all

err he's not even running for a Congressman position.

Anywho, he seems a hell of a lot more informed and understands politics deals with human beings much more than a large number of people I've seen in Congress.
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Holy Christ, I love Colbert. What a ****ing man.
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I think he would be an awesome senator, hes smart as a mother****er.
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#30
I've always preferred Jon Stewart to Colbert, and I was kinda annoyed when I heard about this before the actual testimony (I was afraid that Colbert was doing it for the lulz, and not to actually help), but I watched it live, and I was quite thrilled. Colbert gained a lot of street cred in my eyes. Anyone willing to help the immigrants is cool by me.
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I love how the only thing that got a laugh was "I trust that after my testimony, congress will work together to figure out a solution in the interest of the American people, like they always do."
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I don't have a problem with him being a witness, but I don't like that he did in it character. If he wanted to be taken seriously (which maybe he didn't, I don't know), then he should have testified out of character.
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I don't have a problem with him being a witness, but I don't like that he did in it character. If he wanted to be taken seriously (which maybe he didn't, I don't know), then he should have testified out of character.

I think he did beautifully. He brought up some fantastic points that I don't think are talked about enough in debates on this.
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I don't have a problem with him being a witness, but I don't like that he did in it character. If he wanted to be taken seriously (which maybe he didn't, I don't know), then he should have testified out of character.


Does he ever break character in front of people? Certainly he wouldn't want to start being taken seriously; it would be bad for his career. We wouldn't want to have to replace him with any illegals now, would we?
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I think he did beautifully. He brought up some fantastic points that I don't think are talked about enough in debates on this.



Congress isn't going to take him very seriously when he's clearly acting out his character though. Some of the members were obviously angry or annoyed by him doing so. Making a joke out of a Congressional hearing isn't exactly the way to get your point across.


I love Colbert, I just don't think it was the best way for him to handle things. It was good for his own publicity, but maybe not as good for him to get his point across.
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Does he ever break character in front of people? Certainly he wouldn't want to start being taken seriously; it would be bad for his career. We wouldn't want to have to replace him with any illegals now, would we?

He did an interview for Rolling Stone out of character, but I think that's it.
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Actually I think he would.

Colbert testifying is great. The news station we play at work is asking if it's a waste of taxpayer money. But when you think about it he's presenting valid points (I assume, I can't watch because I'm at work) but in a sarcastic, satirical way.

Plus Elmo has testified before congress.


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Congress isn't going to take him very seriously when he's clearly acting out his character though. Some of the members were obviously angry or annoyed by him doing so. Making a joke out of a Congressional hearing isn't exactly the way to get your point across.


I love Colbert, I just don't think it was the best way for him to handle things. It was good for his own publicity, but maybe not as good for him to get his point across.

As far as I know his written testimony to Congress was entirely serious and out of character.
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