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Last night, Stephen Colbert took a look at how the teabaggers keep saying they want to "take back our country".  From what or whom, exactly?  Stephen does a great job in exposing the racism of the teabaggers with satire, by pretending they couldn't possibly be racist, and showing otherwise.

Here's the graphic of all those racist Tea Party signs Stephen's team was able to gather "in 15 seconds".

Yes, Virginia, it really is about race.

The videos, including Jon Stewart's takedown of Bernie Goldberg, below the fold.

So for all your conservative friends who say the Tea Party isn't about race, ask them how many instances do they need of this racist shit before they'll become convinced.

As to Ann Coulter and the rest of the right-wing's defense that you can't prove the n-word was said to black lawmakers because it wasn't caught on tape?  Stephen debunks that effortlessly.

No tape!  And racists always tape their racial slurs.  You don't want to forget baby's first n-word.

And it's great to see Tim Meadows back as his black Republican character P.K. Winsome.  :-)


Jon Stewart was also on fire last night, hitting back at fuckwad Bernie Goldberg for specifically attacking Jon on Bill O'Reilly's show on Monday.

From Jon's opening with this gem...

I know that I criticize you and Fox News a lot, but only because you're truly a terrible, cynical, disingenuous news organization.

he doesn't let up on Bernie and Fox News for their duplicity one bit.

Bernie, Bernie, Bernie, you should know by now you do NOT want to attack Jon Stewart.  You cannot win that battle.  Jon's final closing statement is worthy enough I've transcribed it here.

Bernie Goldberg, I don't need to satisfy your version of what fair satire is, or should be.  I'm not fair; I'm not balanced.  (He's unstable.)  That's not what I meant.  (He's coco loco.)  Thank you.  You're criticizing me for not living up to your tagline!  Oh Lord!  And you dismiss any criticism as further evidence of how the rest of the media persecute you.  You like to pretend, Bernie Goldberg and Fox News, that the relentless conservative activism of Fox News is the equivalent of the disorganized liberal influence you find at NBC, ABC, and CBS.  But Fox News, you may be able to detect a liberal pathogen in their bloodstream, however faint.  But Fox News is such a crazy overreaction to that perceived threat, you're like an autoimmune disorder.  I'm not saying the virus doesn't exist in some small quantity, but you're producing way too many antibodies.  Fox News, you're the lupus of news.

So I guess what I am saying is this.  As long as "fair and balanced" is how you sell yourselves, GO FUCK YOURSELVES.

Hear, hear, Jon.

Originally posted to BruinKid on Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 11:59 AM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Whites Only (1+ / 0-)
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    Statusquomustgo

    "We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope."

    by mydailydrunk on Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 12:02:02 PM PDT

  •  Jon Stewart must be doing it right - got them (13+ / 0-)

    foaming at the mouthbecause his comedy show is more intelligent then thier comedy news.

    Fear is the Mind Killer

    by boophus on Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 12:07:39 PM PDT

  •  Agreed thanks tipped and rec'ed nt (5+ / 0-)
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    BruinKid, TexMex, Statusquomustgo, sherijr, DRo

    To paraphrase Warren Ballentine: "We may have come here in separate boats but we're in the same one now"

    by OHknighty on Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 12:13:14 PM PDT

  •  You know the answer already (4+ / 0-)
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    BruinKid, TexMex, millwood, gfv6800

    but racism is at the bottom of every bit of it.  Take back our country from the black president and the liberal do-gooders who gave it to him.  That's what they're really saying.  Who in their right mind would want to go back to what we had under gwbush, either one?  Only the rich benefitted from them and from Reagan, and I don't hear anybody saying "let's return to the Clinton days".  No, no matter how they phrase it, they just can't stand the fact that a man who looks black, even though he's actually of mixed race, is the president.  If Obama would stop trying to appease these people and move boldy forward with bettering our country, they'd soon see that this is a great opportunity to make all our lives better.  

    "In our century, we've learned not to fear words" - Lt. Uhura

    by ShempLugosi on Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 12:14:15 PM PDT

  •  They obviously want to take back (5+ / 0-)

    our country from all the non-whites who put Obama in office, or some derivation of that. The problem is for these people that whether Obama wins or loses in 2012, the trends for racists white America are not good. While African-Americans and other minorities continue to make gains in the US, immigrants from Latin America will continue to come in. Federal and State officeholders will get browner little by little, decade after decade. It really looks pretty bleak for white racists. When I think about that, it bothers me less when I hear them complain, because I know that they are going to lose, bad, in the long run.

    I'm in the I-fucking-love-this-guy wing of the Democratic Party!

    by doc2 on Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 12:16:13 PM PDT

    •  It's not just blacks and latinos they hate. (0+ / 0-)

      They hate all liberals. No matter their color.

      I'm on the Death Panel...and I'm killing stupid people.

      by vacuumslayer on Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 12:57:14 PM PDT

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      •  Here's some more people they hate (1+ / 0-)
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        Dvalkure

        Gays
        Lesbians
        Bisexuals
        People of mixed race
        Catholics (unless themselves Catholic)
        Mormons (unless themselves Mormon)
        Jews who don't emigrate to the West Bank
        Native Americans who don't worship at Palin's church
        Canadians
        Europeans
        Russians
        Chinese
        evolutionary biologists
        psychologists
        anthropologists
        actual climate researchers
        those guys who keep finding all the good food causes cancer
        antiwar activists
        union organizers
        feminists
        pot legalizers (Negro drug)
        jazz musicians
        rock musicians
        rap musicians
        soul musicians
        r&b musicians
        all musicians who don't wear cowboy hats
        basketball players (except 3/5 of Butler & Duke)
        football linebackers, defensive backs, defensive ends, defensive tackles, defensive guards, wide receivers & running backs (but not quarterbacks, most offensive linemen, most tight ends, and linebacker Brian Uhrlacher - it must get confusing for them)
        anyone under the age of 30 who hasn't yet signed one of their petitions

      •  I think they hate all blacks and latinos, even (0+ / 0-)

        if they aren't liberal.

        I'm in the I-fucking-love-this-guy wing of the Democratic Party!

        by doc2 on Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 02:56:57 PM PDT

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  •  See my sig line (7+ / 0-)

    "Take back my country" means "there's a black guy in the Oval Office and he's not with the maintenance crew".

    by jhecht on Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 12:17:28 PM PDT

  •  What really pisses off a Crossburner? (4+ / 0-)
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    ssgbryan, BruinKid, quotemstr, Dvalkure

    This is the story that kicked the teabaggery into high gear.

    Aug. 13, 2008

    The census calculates that by 2042, (minorities) will together outnumber non-Hispanic whites. Four years ago, officials had projected the shift would come in 2050.

    The main reason for the accelerating change is significantly higher birthrates among immigrants. Another factor is the influx of foreigners, rising from about 1.3 million annually today to more than 2 million a year by midcentury, according to projections based on current immigration policies.

    The projections are likely to fuel debates over immigration policy, overpopulation and the changing electorate.

    "No other country has experienced such rapid racial and ethnic change," said Mark Mather, a demographer with the Population Reference Bureau, a research organization in Washington.

    (...)

    So-called minorities, the Census Bureau projects, will constitute a majority of the nation's children under 18 by 2023 and of working-age Americans by 2039.

    Nothin' freaks out a Confederate quite like the idea of a darky movin' in next door.

    Catholic Church: Example of Religion thats TOO BIG TO FAIL

    by Detroit Mark on Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 12:21:33 PM PDT

  •  "They Got Thumped Badly Twice in a Row" (7+ / 0-)

    --Chuck Todd the other night, in history's first public mainstream media statement clearly explaining the 2006 & -8 election results.

    Republicans had these losses from Democrats saying "take our country back" so their 4 transistor message computer says they must use the motto now.

    That's all it means. It means they found it was positive so they're using for themselves. If it was negative, they'd use it against Dems.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 12:22:50 PM PDT

  •  Shhhhhhh.... (3+ / 0-)
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    BruinKid, Dvalkure, isabelle hayes

    Don't spread this around, but I took their country and hid it in my basement.

    But seriously, I'm not willing to paint all the baggers and GOPers with that broad brush.

    I recall myself uttering "I want my country back" quite often in the Dubya years.

    I guess what bugs me now about the use of the phrase is that I started hearing it from elements of their side immediately after the election.

    Obama hadn't done anything yet but win in a walk.

    I heard a pollster breaking down bagger nation the other day and he said that many of the baggers said they started going tea bag when the Patriot Act was passed. (Um, I'm kinda in agreement there.)

    Many more said they were pushed to looney town over the TARP. (Um, maybe for not the same reasons, but it annoyed the hell out of me too.)

    I guess what makes me batshit crazy is that the ones with some intellectual purity to their beef don't shout down the jackasses with their racist signs and such.

    I hold on to a slim hope that their failure to do so will be their undoing. And I hold onto a prayer that the undoing isn't triggered by some hyperviolent episode perpetrated by the crazy people they seem perfectly happy to welcome into their fold.

  •  take back our country (3+ / 0-)
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    vpd4, ssgbryan, millwood

    from all those non-white people is how i understand it.

  •  Control (1+ / 0-)
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    Sylv

    Control is the key word....  they have lost control over everything they perceive to be important in their lives.  They can no longer tell someone else what to do and be taken seriously.  They can no longer legally have slaves.  They lost some money in the stock market and it finally dawned on them they never did have any control there.   They have seen equality proven in the constitution and they can't stand cramming their own ideas down the throats of others and be believed.   They lost the majority in congress and are being forced to accept change.  Their lies, even to themselves, have been exposed.   The recipients of their bullying have finally stood up to them and they don't know what to do about it.   By saying they want their country back, they're just saying they want to control everything again and they're finding out that will not happen.   racism is a huge part but mostly they're just mad because they can't control ALL people and ALL things.....

    •  Part of the problem may be that ... (1+ / 0-)
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      Sylv

      So many people depend on the vagaries of luck, employment, and insurance, that it can seem easier to control someone else's life, by criminalizing certain people, domestic abuse, war, etc. than to control one's own.

      Remember Duanna Johnson. Tortured by the Memphis PD for being black and trans. Killed by the Memphis PD for speaking up.

      by Marja E on Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 01:36:15 PM PDT

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  •  Jon Stewart at his best last night. (1+ / 0-)
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    gfv6800

    Fox News: the Lupus of news organizations. Perfect.

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