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File this sketch (video below) under "utterly devastating," a folder Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart have come to monopolize, particularly as we approach the November elections.

Mediate sets the scene for us:

On Monday night, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert took an in-depth look at America’s “new, vilified underclass:” THE RICH.

“In the post-crash stock market recovery, the top 1% of earners only got 93% of the gains,” Colbert explained. “What happened to that other 7%, Mr. President? Did it go for birth control for the Muslim Brotherhood? Solyndra stock options for the Black Panthers? Where?”

The rest is pure satirical genius:

Yes, the uber-rich are struggling because President Obama has hurt their feelings, has made them feel under-appreciated as they wallow in their untold fortunes and low tax rates.

A pity party, indeed.


       

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