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Tom Toles

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  1. comyics

    comyics said, almost 6 years ago

    They should run for offices there.

    I’d vote for them over a greedy backstabbing polictical slave driver any day.

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 6 years ago

    Why not Minnesota elected Al Franklyn. Ronald Reagan was an actor but the Democrats only elected Comedians.

  3. mgscott

    mgscott GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    Al isn’t the only comedian from Minnesota. What about Michele Bachman?

  4. algurka

    algurka said, almost 6 years ago

    They’ve been getting away with it for years. Their once humorous monologues are now just tiresome rants for their causes and politicians. They’re not entertaining anymore.

  5. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, almost 6 years ago

    To be honest, I remember Jon Stewart way back in the early nineties on MTV. He was so bad I figured his career arc would be similar to “Downtown” Julie Brown’s! I was surprised to see him get that Daily Show when it started, and I’m still surprised to see it going strong over the years. No accounting for taste, I suppose.

    Colbert has much more obvious comedic talents.

  6. beenthere41

    beenthere41 said, almost 6 years ago

    I’ve got no problem with comedians who want to run for office. If we elect them, that’s our fault. But when Congress invites them to testify before a committee, then that makes me want to throw up. Congress itself becomes a joke, which is one reason that most of those idiots will get fired next Tuesday. I just hope we don’t forget during the next four years when the Senators not running for re-elction this time come up for a performance review.

  7. ODon

    ODon said, almost 6 years ago

    Stewart demonstrates a well rounded knowledge of what is going on around us. He asks excellent questions and does not blithely accept b.s. answers. And he does this with political guests from both the left and the right.

    Want “Fair and Balanced” watch the Daily Show.

  8. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 6 years ago

    Right wing rhetoric, 2001:

    “Crybabies! Sore Losers! Bush won, get over it Dems!”

    Right wing rhetoric, 2009:

    “Waaaah! Al Franken stole the election! WAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!”

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 6 years ago

    And of course Al won it fair and square, despite his GOP opponent trying to force him to give up before the votes were counted! Guys, they’re entertainers. They’ve never claimed anything else. The Rally is going to be funny. No one’s running for office – they’re smart enough not to. They’re respected for taking aim at anyone in power. Change that, you change the equation. And I think Jon Stewart is one of the best d@mn interviewers on TV today, far better than the pundits on either side. It’s impressive to watch. I watched his Obama interview, and he really kept poking at him.

  10. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 6 years ago

    I think spammers should run for office. ?? OH, They already do. They call themselves _. (Fill in the blank)

  11. myming

    myming said, almost 6 years ago

    ^ please don’t say that our country is “truly wretched” because comedy shows are more reliable than mainstream news media. reality is determined by what evidence is revealed and BOTH the comedy shows and the mainstream news media reflect what they think from what is presented. you may see things one way and someone else, seeing the same thing, may interpret it differently… does art reflect life or does life reflect art ?

    i’ll go w/ comedy - it gives me a choice…

  12. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    “So they should sell “Food Insurance” and gold to their audience?”

    • The end times are coming!! Buy gold! Sponsored by Gold Line

    “But when Congress invites them to testify before a committee, then that makes me want to throw up.”

    • I guess you prefer it when Elmo testifies ( http://articles.cnn.com/2002-04-23/politics/elmo.hill_1_elmo-instruments-congressional-committee )? At least Colbert is funny.

    Studies have shown that the Daily Show has as much actual content per hour as Fox News’ news hour, and sells itself as a Comedy show instead of “Fair and Balanced” news. Watchers of the Daily Show and Colbert Report have more knowledge of world events than viewers of Fox News. Granted, shortly behind the Daily Show / Colbert Report is the O’Reilly Factor.

    If you get all of your news from the Daily Show, though, just like with Fox News, you’re getting a skewed sense of news.

    Anyone who buys into those hundred dollar “food insurance” deals is just as stupid as anyone who buys into those $400 CDs that will “cure” your gayness. But none of this is nearly as bewildering as a person who, say, claims to live in a small wooden house and votes with a party that actively uses their existence as a scapegoat and a devil to mobilize the vote of someone who actively hates them, thinking that they’ll abide by the constitution and actually make them equal citizens. Now that’s bizarre.

  13. worldisacomic

    worldisacomic said, almost 6 years ago

    why not? Those two clowns will fit right in with the rest of the DC circus!

  14. ChukLitl

    ChukLitl GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    Stewart spends a lot of time lampooning mainstream & Fox news for focusing on trivia & not asking the hard questions. He gets politicians & pundits on the show, relaxes them, then asks tough questions & gets honest answers. I just wish that when they expanded to a second half hour, they’d given it to Louis Black instead of Colbert.

  15. ChukLitl

    ChukLitl GoComics PRO Member said, almost 6 years ago

    Beck’s food stocks are standard LDS philosophy; When the end comes, the rightous need to hole up with enough supplies to last while the bad guys eliminate eachother.

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