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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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