The Colbert Report

Season 2 Episode 47

Markos Moulitsas

Aired Weekdays 11:30 PM Apr 06, 2006 on Comedy Central
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Markos Moulitsas
TONIGHT: Stephen Colbert welcomes the owner of and the co-author of "Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics", Markos Moulitsas!

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  • QUOTES (5)

    • Stephen Colbert: ... and like all good Americans, on my vacation, I'm going to a foreign country and get hammered.

    • Stephen Colbert (to Darlene Hooley): Thank you for putting down the pipe to talk to me.

    • Stephen Colbert: I'm gonna say that again. They recalled eggs because they may contain eggs. What's next, Anthony-Thomas Candy Company? Recalling communion wafers because they may contain Jesus?

    • Stephen Colbert: I hope you're ready, 'cause I'm gonna give it to 'ya.

    • Stephen: ...the answer is tonight's Word: Nazis. Last week marked the 70th anniversary of the famous 1936 German referendum where, weeks after invading the Rhineland, Adolph Hitler received a staggering 99% approval rating. ('Our' Kampf) 99% thought he was on the right track. (1% thought he was a great painter) And today there's one thing everyone, Democrat or Republican, left or right agrees about, ("I've never met Jack Abramoff") there is no one worse that Hitler. (Not even Hitler) And with his approval ratings at a new low, President Bush is just proving once and for all, that he's the President least like Hitler. (The Unfurher)

      Let's compare Bush to another President, not on the approval scale, but on the Hitler scale. (More accurate than the Mussolini Meter) Now, with an approval rating of 99% on the Hitler scale, Hitler himself scores one full Hitler. John F. Kennedy had an approval rating of 63%, pretty good, for a Nazi. He scores two-thirds of a Hitler. In these recent polls, President Bush barely scores one-third of a Hitler, you don't get any more less Hitler than that. (Great slogan for Mid-Term elections) And folks, it takes courage to be this little like Hitler.

      It takes a real leader to continue policies the vast majority of Americans clearly want to stop. (Everyone but Toby Keith) So, the President's going to keep doing his job, invading countries preemptively, maintaining secret programs to monitor citizens, and ignoring any attempt Congress may make to curtail his executive powers. And American, you've got to keep doing your job, disapproving of what the President does. Not only will this prove that he's not Hitler, it will prove that we're not Nazis.

      And that's the Word.

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