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Colbert Study: Conservatives Don't Know He's Joking

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posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 05:20 PM
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Originally posted by WhatTheoryWhy are you repeating a previous poster?
Cannot find a quote of your own?


I like that one. It makes the point perfectly.




posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 05:33 PM
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More than anything else, this vid of Colbert at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner shows how great this country is. What do you think would have happened to a person making fun of the grand Ayatollah of Iran, or Lil' Kim of North Korea in such a public setting?

I bet they would no longer be on TV, and probably would be dead.



posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 05:40 PM
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Originally posted by Gawdzilla

Originally posted by WhatTheoryWhy are you repeating a previous poster?
Cannot find a quote of your own?


I like that one. It makes the point perfectly.

Umm....that is not a point, it's someone's opinion.

Just like the one from Churchill regarding having no brains if you are over 30 and not a conservative. It's not a point nor fact but an opinion.



posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 05:46 PM
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Originally posted by WhatTheoryUmm....that is not a point, it's someone's opinion.

Just like the one from Churchill regarding having no brains if you are over 30 and not a conservative. It's not a point nor fact but an opinion.


It is a fact that most stupid people are conservative. Unless you can prove otherwise.



posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 06:11 PM
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Originally posted by Gawdzilla

Originally posted by WhatTheoryUmm....that is not a point, it's someone's opinion.

Just like the one from Churchill regarding having no brains if you are over 30 and not a conservative. It's not a point nor fact but an opinion.


It is a fact that most stupid people are conservative. Unless you can prove otherwise.

That is easy to prove otherwise. Just talk to any liberal, Gawdzilla included.



posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 06:13 PM
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Originally posted by WhatTheoryThat is easy to prove otherwise. Just talk to any liberal, Gawdzilla included.


Sorry, but conservatives invented stupid. You guys have the market cornered. Good luck with that.



posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 06:24 PM
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Originally posted by Gawdzilla

Originally posted by WhatTheoryThat is easy to prove otherwise. Just talk to any liberal, Gawdzilla included.


Sorry, but conservatives invented stupid. You guys have the market cornered. Good luck with that.


That is better than being the poster child for stupid & ignorant like most liberals.
Although, you are entitled to your wrong, misguided & dangerous opinion.


[edit on 4/29/2009 by WhatTheory]



posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 06:44 PM
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Originally posted by grover

Colbert Study: Conservatives Don
Colbert thought a similar measure should be taken to end the whisperings that Posey was a human-alligator hybrid. Posey, in response to Colbert, said, "I expected there would be some civil debate about it, but it wasn't civil...There is no reason to say that I'm the illegitimate grandson of an alligator." And one wondered, "Does Posey not realize that Colbert is not speaking in earnest? His reaction seems uniquely stupid!"





It's relatively basic psych-ops 101 to fool conservative type.
not much effort there.
in fact at the bottom of the republican barrel lies the most easily conned base-mentality archetypes out there...

Lil bit more effort in deceiving the liberal type though..
They've got it ingrained into their ego that they're the witty ones out of the two, but once you start feeding them pre-packaged "wit"...
they eat it up like it's the best thing since sliced fiat currency...

so whatever "wit" you choose to feed them is what they'll eventually fatten their water-cooler retorts with.

ie: Colbert Report, Daily Show, Air America.. NPR "Gas-Hufferton Post"

not to be a party pooper..
I mean i love laughing my a$$ off..
watching those shows...
I mean it's gut wrenchingly hilarious ..to watch the brainwashed masses laugh along with their pied piper du jour ...thinking they're the clever ones who "see through the curtain of deceit portrayed with bitingly clever humor"...

it tickles my tin foil.


but in all honestly.. sometimes i have to like..
(and this is a challenge... takes some acting-training i think)
.. to "put yourself into that place".. that "place" where you don't understand the actual on-goings.. but you THINK you do... and you're on the "smart" side.. the "funny" side.. and you've got the "dumb side" pegged and now we're going to all make fun of the "dumb side"...
once you've entrained your own mind into that "place"
then the Daily Show and Cobert Report can be a ball to watch.. just like the good ol' days..

"Oh SNAP, Stewart just NAILED LIMBAUGH with that one! ooooooo!"

"Oh man hahahaha Colbert really showed Rove who's "boss" " .. that Cobert.. ahh.. so glad we FINALLY have a breath of fresh air around here.. someone NEW and UNIQUE! someone who can SHOW things for how they really ARE!...

then I snap out of it.. after having actually enjoyed myself for a half hour of gazing into the mesmerizing colored screen... experiencing the rare occasion of suspending my disbelief..
I get up to clean my self off after realizing I had been drooling..

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posted on Apr, 30 2009 @ 02:19 AM
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Man that is cynical. I guess there are different "levels" of awareness. I still enjoy the shows even though they can be petty at times.



posted on Apr, 30 2009 @ 04:15 AM
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Wow, you just proved the point that so many conservatives just don't have a sense of humor. And you know what they say about the connection between humor and intelligence. Look it up.



posted on Apr, 30 2009 @ 06:34 AM
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I have noted that several posters have said that this is nothing but an attack or bait thread.

And while I did say in my OP that what goes around comes around...

Later I said that I posted if more for its humor... and the reason I think it is humorous is not because it focuses on conservatives but rather because the study exists at all...

I personally find it hard to take seriously... in fact when I watched Colbert for the first time I wondered why anyone thought it was funny because I know people who use the same sort of logic but are serious about it... and I don't find them funny either except in a pathetic kind of way.

Still whether the study is satire (which is how I first took it until I read the actual abstract) there is a cognitive difference between at least some conservatives/right wing and the rest of us...

How else can you account for the fact a lot on the right find Ann Coulter's hate filled screeds funny...

... or how is it some on the right can wonder in all seriousness why its offensive for them to use the n word when (some) blacks use it themselves in reference to each other...

... or how about the infamous 1980's era bumper sticker that was sold at some GOP conventions that read... "AIDS... killing all the right people".

The n word... hate filled screeds... offensive statements and/or bumper stickers... gross generalizations such as all liberals hate America and all the other nonsense like that the vast majority of people find noxious YET at least some on the right (and enough of them for it to be a continual presence) find this stuff humorous...

There is if not a cognitive difference then certainly a moral one.



posted on Apr, 30 2009 @ 06:59 AM
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Originally posted by CapsFan8
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Man that is cynical.


yeah it is...

but oh so choc' full of Truthiness®

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posted on Apr, 30 2009 @ 07:03 AM
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oops double post plz delete


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[edit on 30-4-2009 by prevenge]



posted on Apr, 30 2009 @ 07:12 AM
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ummm...no, he's not.
he's an entirely different personality.
a mutant, if you will.
he's the leader of your republican party.
which in and of itself, explains why it is currently in shambles.

that's why it's not surprising that those like you don't get it.
i'm positive it verifies my earlier point & post.



posted on Apr, 30 2009 @ 10:10 AM
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Originally posted by grover
There is if not a cognitive difference then certainly a moral one.


Exactly my premise, i started a thread back in the fall on this inquiry, called "Smart Moral Republican"... superfluous or oxymoron? and it was prematurely and unfairly cut-off at 29 posts... in my opinion for being too honest... so i started/continued with The Mind & Heart of a Conservative which went on for another 57+ posts.



posted on May, 2 2009 @ 10:54 AM
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You bash a whole group of people that you call conservatives, but you fail to realize you are actually bashing republicans.

Either you do not know the difference between the two words, or you are just trying to push your own agenda by insulting the other side.

Those who do not see the flaws of a 100% liberal government or a 100% conservative government do not recognize the corruptness that either side brings.

Both parties are a joke.

Just because you can understand the schematics, doesn't mean you can do anything with them.



posted on May, 2 2009 @ 11:09 AM
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Originally posted by MysterE


and prove to be mentally ill...

Is this a colbert style joke, or are you seriously saying that our ELECTED officials are mentally ill. Don't forget it is the people who put these "mentally ill" politicians in office.
[edit on 28-4-2009 by MysterE]



There might actually be a mental illness that politicians acquire after many years in office, it sure seems so, but if it is not mental illness than I'm not what else you would call it.

As to people voting their representative into office….Just look at Barny Frank, who the hell in Massachusetts keeps voting this idiot back into office? This has nothing to do with whether he is a liberal or conservative for I don’t think he is smart enough to even know the difference as he spits and sputters his way to affecting us all with his idiocy.


[edit on 2-5-2009 by Xtrozero]



posted on May, 2 2009 @ 11:32 AM
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Originally posted by grover
There is a cognitive difference between at least some conservatives/right wing and the rest of us...


So the smarter you are the more liberal you will be? Since a very large part of the liberal population is our low income/high subsistence population then I guess all the smarts are locked away there.



... or how is it some on the right can wonder in all seriousness why its offensive for them to use the n word when (some) blacks use it themselves in reference to each other...



Is this is a conservative or white issue? I’m not sure your point here…



... or how about the infamous 1980's era bumper sticker that was sold at some GOP conventions that read... "AIDS... killing all the right people".

The n word... hate filled screeds... offensive statements and/or bumper stickers... gross generalizations such as all liberals hate America and all the other nonsense like that the vast majority of people find noxious YET at least some on the right (and enough of them for it to be a continual presence) find this stuff humorous...


Wow, I think your example here kind of goes off the deep end in your attempt to generalize the conservative population.



There is if not a cognitive difference then certainly a moral one.


I believe the difference is called secular progressive vs. traditionalist, and there is a moral difference, but I really do not see the cognitive difference that your bias views seem to try to explain.


[edit on 2-5-2009 by Xtrozero]



posted on May, 2 2009 @ 12:58 PM
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To say that there is a cognitive difference is not to say that one is more intelligent than the other... I did not say that nor did I mean that... I meant simply put that there is a difference between the two... cognition is not just a matter of intelligence but world view and how one processes data.

For example I have a good friend who is excellent at math but is totally blind when it comes to the arts... she just doesn't get it... I on the other hand excel at both the creative and the written arts... always have... however if I run out of fingers and toes I'm lost.

That does not make her smarter than me or vice a versa... its just a difference in cognition.

And no there are liberal and conservative people all across the spectrum and income has nothing to do with it...

As for using the n word or thinking that anyone should have a right to... no it is not just a white issue... it is specifically a conservative one as far as I can tell... I have never heard a white liberal argue that just because some blacks refer to each other as n... then they should be allowed to as well... the only ones I have ever heard make that argument are from the right wing.

And no it is not over the top. It is right to the point. Hate speech via it spoken or written, while it is not solely a conservative act as it were... a lot of conservatives practice it...

Do you consider that bumper sticker appropriate? I certainly hope not. You strike me as more intelligent than that. And while the maker of it certainly has the freedom of speech to say it... it doesn't mean that the GOP had to allow it to be sold at their conventions... in doing so they gave it an implied seal of approval.


[edit on 2-5-2009 by grover]



posted on May, 2 2009 @ 01:52 PM
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Originally posted by grover

To say that there is a cognitive difference is not to say that one is more intelligent than the other... I did not say that nor did I mean that... I meant simply put that there is a difference between the two... cognition is not just a matter of intelligence but world view and how one processes data.


Well a part of your examples leads us that you suggest conservatism lacks comprehension of many things that are obvious to liberals. Such as why an African America would use the “N” word since it provides him power over a word that has had a long negative personal history to their culture.



For example I have a good friend who is excellent at math but is totally blind when it comes to the arts... she just doesn't get it... I on the other hand excel at both the creative and the written arts... always have... however if I run out of fingers and toes I'm lost.


But I do not see anything related in your post that might suggest a right or left brain relationship to what a person's political views are.



As for using the n word or thinking that anyone should have a right to... no it is not just a white issue... it is specifically a conservative one as far as I can tell... I have never heard a white liberal argue that just because some blacks refer to each other as n... then they should be allowed to as well... the only ones I have ever heard make that argument are from the right wing.


Well personally I understand why a black person might use it though I still see that with such negative connotation associated to it I disagree with its use by anyone, but then all cultures hold the power to personally use the negative slang related to them.

It is also generic as in a child will one day hold the power to curse in front of their parents without repercussions.



And no it is not over the top. It is right to the point. Hate speech via it spoken or written, while it is not solely a conservative act as it were... a lot of conservatives practice it...


I think you incorrectly associate extremism solely with right wing views and assume this applies to "a lot of conservatives", but the issue is more of a white issue than a political one. The problem is the majority of the population is white and so “hate speech” is more commonly labeled to any white extremist, where “hate speech” from minority extremist are labeled differently, but are basically the same thing.



Do you consider that bumper sticker appropriate? I certainly hope not. You strike me as more intelligent than that. And while the maker of it certainly has the freedom of speech to say it... it doesn't mean that the GOP had to allow it to be sold at their conventions... in doing so they gave it an implied seal of approval.


No, I'm a educated individual that can functionally express my views without the need to use bumper stickers.

So I guess then we can also assume that Michael Moore provides the moral foundation for all liberals. I can do a tit for tat all day with this one, for I think we both know there are screwed up people on both sides.

The bottom line is extremism in any direction is a bad thing, and neither side lacks it.



[edit on 2-5-2009 by grover]



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