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Why Do Conservatives Like Colbert? Article Plus Critique

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Liberals can laugh at themselves, in my experience.  It is Unitarians who seem most amused, for example by jokes like "Moses came down from the mountain with the Ten Suggestions," or like "Never piss a Unitarian off, though, or they'll burn a question mark in your front lawn."  

This is the laughter that comes from self-awareness.

Colbert is popular among conservatives because that self-awareness has been studiously stamped out.  And so, like the racists watching ALL IN THE FAMILY, they really don't get the joke.

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Andy Schmookler, an award-winning author, political commentator, radio talk-show host, and teacher, was the Democratic nominee for Congress from Virginia's 6th District. He is the author of various books including The Parable of the Tribes: The (more...)
 
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..because satire must hurt. No,  Colbert and ... by Mark Sashine on Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 3:00:42 PM
It doesn't take much objective analysis to see... by Gary Anderson on Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 3:47:17 PM
"I must confess my lack of surprise that many on t... by Andrew Bard Schmookler on Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 3:57:56 PM
Sorry, I had no dictionary at hand. But I stick t... by Mark Sashine on Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 7:38:17 PM
...who loves Colbert. He says "I know it'... by Gustav Wynn on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 7:37:58 AM