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    TimWidhalm

    [1]Mar 26, 2007
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    I was wondering which side he was on because I haven't been watching long and I know that he makes fun of democrats a lot but my friend says that he isn't a conservative so I was wondering?
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    HelloStuart

    [2]Mar 26, 2007
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    TimWidhalm wrote:
    I was wondering which side he was on because I haven't been watching long and I know that he makes fun of democrats a lot but my friend says that he isn't a conservative so I was wondering?

    It's all part of his character. Colbert's a centrist in real life, but his TV alter ego is a leftist-bashing neo-conservative.
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    TraverseTown

    [3]Mar 27, 2007
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    He said he's independant...
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    Sonic80

    [4]Mar 28, 2007
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    He is what ever his BKAD Guest isn't, if they are Republican, he's democrat, if they're democrat, he's republican.
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    TheDiamondDog

    [5]Mar 30, 2007
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    Colbert on The Report totally reminds me of my Uncle Damien.  He's always saying how Hilary Clinton will destroy the country and Bush is doing great for the country.  It's like watching my uncle on TV, but funny.
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    qertvbnpop

    [6]Mar 31, 2007
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    independant
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    Falconer11

    [7]Apr 9, 2007
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    On the show he's a republican but in reality he's more liberal.
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    anubis145

    [8]May 28, 2007
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    I'm pretty sure in real life he's a Democrat. In the Report, he pretends to be a conservative who just happens to insist that everything the Republicans do is right.
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    HelloStuart

    [9]May 30, 2007
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    anubis145 wrote:
    I'm pretty sure in real life he's a Democrat. In the Report, he pretends to be a conservative who just happens to insist that everything the Republicans do is right.

    No, I believe he's an independent; it's just that he doesn't agree with either party. The best topical comedy is done with the public's opinion, not against it.
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    sheli20

    [10]Jun 1, 2007
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    According to wikipedia in real life he is a self-described Democrat.

    http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,677356,00.html

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    Are you a Democrat? Listen, it's a secret ballot. Yeah, I'm a Democrat. I'm not asking anybody to vote for Democrats or Republicans. I say everyone should vote for both candidates -- except me. Just let me vote for Kerry. Then we'll be fine.

     http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/09/AR2005100901551.html

     

    :
    Colbert, whose office is adorned with a 1972 Richard Nixon campaign poster, admits to being a Democrat. But, he says, "I'm not someone with a particular political ax to grind. I'm a comedian. I love hypocrisy."

     

    HelloStuart wrote:
    anubis145 wrote:
    I'm pretty sure in real life he's a Democrat. In the Report, he pretends to be a conservative who just happens to insist that everything the Republicans do is right.
    No, I believe he's an independent; it's just that he doesn't agree with either party. The best topical comedy is done with the public's opinion, not against it.

    Edited on 06/01/2007 4:04am
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    HelloStuart

    [11]Jun 5, 2007
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    Fine, I'll shut up now.
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    Koalaboy929

    [12]Jun 8, 2007
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    I went to see him in person and quote " I do not let my children see my show . It will confuse them as I'm a liberal playing a conservitve self bashing man. "
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    HelloStuart

    [13]Jun 9, 2007
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    Koalaboy929 wrote:
    I went to see him in person and quote " I do not let my children see my show . It will confuse them as I'm a liberal playing a conservitve self bashing man. "

    There's nothing wrong with bashing yourself. Some guys do it twice a day.
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    Mapletree46

    [14]Jun 11, 2007
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    he says that he is an independent. people think that he's a republican because he's so anti-democrat and so pro-bush
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    claudia40

    [15]Jun 12, 2007
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    Thats what I think,whatever he is his show is great

    Sonic80 wrote:
    He is what ever his BKAD Guest isn't, if they are Republican, he's democrat, if they're democrat, he's republican.
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    hsimpson44

    [16]Jul 16, 2007
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    He acts more Republican on the show always defending Bush and showing hatred of Hillary and Obama, but Im guessing he is independete in real life. You cant belive Wikipedia, anyone can tamper with it. Including Hillary!
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    Wholesome1

    [17]Jul 19, 2007
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    he is obviously a conservative republican, dont you people even watch the show? (sarcasm)
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    HelloStuart

    [18]Jul 19, 2007
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    hsimpson44 wrote:
    He acts more Republican on the show always defending Bush and showing hatred of Hillary and Obama, but I'm guessing he is independent in real life. You cant belive Wikipedia, anyone can tamper with it. Including Hillary!

    You do realize it's an act, right?
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    thecomedianky

    [19]Jul 20, 2007
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    Trust me on this because I have an inside source. Colbert created a persona for the show--similar to that of the late great Jack Benny, G-d bless his soul, when he hosted his radio show back before our parents were born.

    In real life, Colbert is likely leaning to the left. Most folks in comedy or Hollywood lean to the left. That's just the way it is. Capisce?

    His character is based on that of Bill O'Reilly of FOX NEWS.

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    Richiebcfc25

    [20]Jul 23, 2007
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    i read somewhere that he is a democrat
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