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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:39 PM

Stephen Colbert Leading In South Carolina Poll To Replace Jim DeMint In Senate

He'd be a heck of an improvement over Dimwit.

Stephen Colbert is the favorite choice of South Carolinians to replace Jim DeMint, who is vacating his U.S. Senate seat at the end of the year.

According to a new poll released Monday afternoon by Public Policy Polling, Colbert tops the wish list of possible Senate replacements, with 20 percent polled wishing to send him to the Senate. His closest runner-up is Tim Scott at 15 percent.

Colbert is a South Carolina native (he's even been named the state's "favorite son") and has a history of lodging stunt campaigns, so when DeMint announced his retirement from the Senate, many expected Colbert to launch a tongue-in-cheek campaign for Gov. Nikki Haley to appoint him to the seat.

Last Thursday, he commanded his viewers to tweet the governor messages of support. But by Friday, Haley told Colbert via a Facebook message that he would not be appointed, due to the fact that he couldn't name the state's official beverage when she was a guest on "The Colbert Report." (By the way, it's milk.)


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/10/stephen-colbert-leading-in-polls_n_2271804.html

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Reply Stephen Colbert Leading In South Carolina Poll To Replace Jim DeMint In Senate (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2012 OP
annabanana Dec 2012 #1
valerief Dec 2012 #2
graham4anything Dec 2012 #3
nxylas Dec 2012 #13
graham4anything Dec 2012 #16
nxylas Dec 2012 #18
graham4anything Dec 2012 #20
nxylas Dec 2012 #22
graham4anything Dec 2012 #24
ellisonz Dec 2012 #4
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #5
progressoid Dec 2012 #7
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #9
Wounded Bear Dec 2012 #11
mick063 Dec 2012 #12
robinlynne Dec 2012 #6
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #8
flyingfysh Dec 2012 #14
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #17
LiberalAndProud Dec 2012 #19
Initech Dec 2012 #10
malthaussen Dec 2012 #15
spooky3 Dec 2012 #25
malthaussen Dec 2012 #26
joeybee12 Dec 2012 #21
iandhr Dec 2012 #23
Don C. Nuttin Dec 2012 #27
anneboleyn Dec 2012 #28

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:45 PM

1. He is the ONLY logical choice.

I am fully in support.

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Response to annabanana (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:55 PM

2. +1

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 08:56 PM

3. I said the first second I heard DeMint quit that Colbert should run in 2014.

 

He won't be appointed, that is silly to think.

But he should actually put his money where his mouth is like Al Franken and do it for the good of the country.
Greed or Valor? The choice is his.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:43 AM

13. He's a satirist, first and foremost

He may well feel that he's better off outside the tent pissing in.

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Response to nxylas (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:31 AM

16. so was Al Franken

 

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:52 PM

18. Franken was too loyal a Democrat to be a true satirist

He once said, back when he was doing his radio show, that if he came up with a good joke that would hurt the Democrats, he wouldn't use it. Colbert's first loyalty is to the truth as he sees it. That's the difference between a satirist and a propagandist.

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Response to nxylas (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:06 PM

20. yeah, and the million dollar paycheck Colbert receives.

 

he should get off his ass and do the grunt work and run himself, or forever he will be seen as a big talker, but nothing more.

BTW, I loved, really loved, his version with Jimmy Fallon of "Fridays" the Rebecca Black song last year
It actually showed how great a song that was.

http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/Stephen-Colbert-Sings-Friday-with-The-Roots-4111/1317553/

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:45 PM

22. What makes you think he actually wants to be a senator?

He can do way more damage to the people with the real power from his TV studio than he ever could in the Senate.

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Response to nxylas (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:02 PM

24. I am sure he wouldn't leave his salary. But there are no other democratic candidates in 2014

 

that could win as easily

winning is all that matters.

And while he can do "damage" as you say, I am more interested in achieving forward motion positively, not through "damage" to others.

Because that still doesn't get stuff passed.

And its in the red states we need superstar entertainers to enter and win with major money in each race (like Ashley Judd should run in Kentucky against Rand Paul)
imho

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:14 PM

4. Kudos to South Carolinians!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:21 PM

5. Do they ever run anyone that's qualified for the office down there?

 

I love Colbert but what qualifications does he have? None that I can see.

And really, why give up his cushy multi-million dollar gig for that cesspool? It's crazy.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:52 PM

7. There are qualifications?

Who knew!?

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Response to progressoid (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:58 PM

9. Considering the nimrods the Republicans have been running it doesn't seem like it.

 

But there are.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:14 AM

11. Pretty sure the only qualification is a brainectomy.....nt

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:08 AM

12. Qualifications?

 



There are folks that can't begin to write legislation and rubber stamp ALEC "model laws" on a daily basis.

There are no qualifications any more. Actors, pro football players, and pro wrestlers get elected.


Colbert is immensely qualified given recent history. His head has been in the political game more than many other candidates.






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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 10:43 PM

6. The governor will appoint his replacement. She already said it will be someone with the same ideolog

ideology she and DeMint share, namely teaparty.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:13 PM

8. But isnt Stephen a right wing lunatic?

I wish I could vote for him.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:16 AM

14. that's what he pretends to be

Once he was invited to speak at a dinner where G W Bush was present. Bush was not happy afterwards. One of Colbert's remarks was about reality having a liberal bias.

Colbert pretends to be a right-wing dimwit, but actually isn't.

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Response to flyingfysh (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:22 PM

17. I understand, was just being sarcastic. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:02 PM

19. Why yes, I do believe he is!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:12 AM

10. Colbert for Senate! Brought to you by Prescott Pharmaceuticals.

Prescott: Whatever doesn't kill you results in a lawsuit for us.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:28 AM

15. Charming.

I wonder what would happen if the Gov did offer him the job.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:40 PM

25. She's already said she won't because he's unqualified.

He didn't know that the State Drink was Milk.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #25)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:06 PM

26. Yes, I saw that.

The hypothetical is still valid, however, since politicians lie as often as they breathe.

-- Mal

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:19 PM

21. I would LOVE for him to run in 2 years! LOVE! knr

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:56 PM

23. "I am way crazier then Jim DeMint"

Let the free market decide the atomic weight of carbon"

LOVE IT.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:30 PM

27. It's Sunday morning coming down in South Carolina

Gin DeMenthe. Years and years of gin DeMenthe. They're going to have to drink a lot of milk.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:30 AM

28. In truth, I would love for Colbert to run (and win). He is a great guy in real life!!!

(he is said by everyone to be very devoted to his family and to the many causes/charities he supports), he is very intelligent (hell -- his satirical humor goes right over the heads of some on the right -- I still can't believe that there are still some hapless types over at FR who think he is a REAL republican). How sad is that??


Colbert '08

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