So True. . nai' mun. Because comedians are often more intelligent than poloticians
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User avatar #1 - shallowandpedantic (07/04/2014) [-]
Because comedians are often more intelligent than poloticians
#70 to #1 - Rascal (07/04/2014) [-]
I don't mean to start any **** here, although I probably will.

Anyway, most politicians are religious whereas most comedians are atheists.

I'm glad one is getting more respect.
User avatar #5 to #1 - worldatarms (07/04/2014) [-]
Makes sense, the majority of comedians I know have a degree in a completely different subject
#3 to #1 - stonedhamster (07/04/2014) [-]
My dog chases his own tail, and he's smarter than politicians.
#14 to #1 - apexhawk (07/04/2014) [-]
Being a successful politician is measured by the ability to get elected, and re-elected by correctly representing their constituents.
Being a successful satirist is measured by the ability to get people to laugh while also making a people think.

Both professions require intelligence, but they use their intelligence in very different ways.
User avatar #36 to #14 - phudgepacker (07/04/2014) [-]
exactly. politicians are like social professionals, whereas engineers, scientists, etc are technical professionals. you may come off as 'intelligent' as a politician, but that just means you have good people skills. doesn't always equate to the best policies and decision making
#39 to #36 - apexhawk (07/04/2014) [-]
Listing the differences in thinking, decision making and articulation between politicians and comedians would require a lenghty essay, but that's pretty much what it comes down to.
User avatar #41 to #39 - phudgepacker (07/04/2014) [-]
also a lot of the decisions made during the bush administration were made by his cabinet, again because he was a poor leader he wasnt able to assert himself and make good compromises, which led to, in my opinion, a lot of the bad results that came from his term
User avatar #40 to #39 - phudgepacker (07/04/2014) [-]
i think its actually kind of ironic how bush (who i totally think he was a terrible president) is portrayed as really stupid and moronic in the media, when in reality i think he is actually a really intelligent guy. granted, he had a hell of an advantage getting elected because of his family. I just think he was a horrible leader, which is what being a president ultimately boils down to
#52 to #1 - taelamin (07/04/2014) [-]
But not always.
#2 to #1 - Rascal (07/04/2014) [-]

Are you, by chance, planning on running for president one day?
#16 - herbolifee (07/04/2014) [-]
Maybe that's because nowadays comedians tend to raise valid problems in society while the politicians keep talking while achieving nothing, making them look like a ******* joke.

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#101 to #16 - blancka (07/05/2014) [-]
Meanwhile every single person seems to know how to run the entire ******* world but not a single person gets off their ass to change anything
#60 to #16 - Rascal (07/04/2014) [-]
Bush achieved a very significant amount, he privatized half of the government and put the US into two wars. He moved more than a trillion dollars from the government (i.e. taxpayers) and gave it to his fellow rich people.
People always treat Bush like an idiot but he managed to dupe most of the US through media collusion and sold the country to his friends. Evil perhaps, but not dumb
And I know Cheney was probably a bigger player but still, he started your country down a terrible path that was to his direct benefit
#59 to #16 - Rascal (07/04/2014) [-]
I can tell you are a retard when you are blaming Bush. Obama The Traitor let countless terrorist go, somehow ****** the economy to hell all while being openly corrupt, using executive power to go around congress and golfing the rest of it.
#64 to #59 - Rascal (07/04/2014) [-]
All of the bad things that Obama is doing are an extension of Bush's policies. The NSA, two wars, ridiculous debt, and a general reduction of rights all happened under Bush, Obama is just continuing these things.
He's still ****** , because he's a sell-out and has no real political leanings to the left or the right; just money. But Bush was worse, he took advantage of 9/11 to make money
User avatar #86 to #64 - Ashtaroth (07/04/2014) [-]
And what Bush did was mainly a continuation of what Clinton did, of what Bush 1 did, of what Reagan did, etc. etc. ad nauseum.
#87 to #86 - twilightdusk ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
Didn't we have a budget surplus when Clinton left office though? The country going into massive debt can at least be blamed on Bush.
User avatar #89 to #87 - Ashtaroth (07/04/2014) [-]
Yeah, we did have a budget surplus. The thing was, we achieved it by telling banks to do pretty much whatever they had to to get anyone who asked into a home, even if said people's grandchildren would never be able to pay it off. So we had a bunch of tax revenue that should never have existed in the first place. Bush even raised red flags about it when he entered office but was told by the then Democrat majority "don't worry bro. We got this handled." In the interest of working across the aisle, Bush made the biggest mistake of his presidency and actually listened to them.
User avatar #99 to #89 - blockanator (07/04/2014) [-]
so true man.
User avatar #95 to #59 - neoexdeath (07/04/2014) [-]
Five are currently in house arrest in Qatar under 24/7 surveillance and would of had to of been released from Gitmo at the end of the war in Afghanistan anyway. Not 'letting them run free' by any stretch.
User avatar #8 - thechosentroll (07/04/2014) [-]
Well, when your comedians are as funny as a german bedtime story and your politicians are so retarded you think the only way they'd say this is if they were ******** you, it's pretty easy for this to happen.
#53 - hadrian (07/04/2014) [-]
So what else is new?
So what else is new?
User avatar #12 - gigglesthegreat (07/04/2014) [-]
In political struggle, comedians don't have to write jokes. They just give you the news with a touch of wit.
User avatar #15 - toosexyforyou (07/04/2014) [-]
This is a democratic republic. Why don't the people elect blue collar workers to represent them?
#90 to #15 - twilightdusk ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
People need to know who you are in order to vote for you, you need to be able to get your message out. You need to have money in order to buy ad space in newspapers, television networks, buy your way onto whatever debates are being held for the position, etc. There are only two real ways to do this:

1) Be stupidly rich, far beyond anything that approaches being the average American citizen.
2) Sign up to be the candidate for one of the political parties, in which case they fund your campaign and in exchange you do whatever they tell you to do, say whatever they tell you to say, and ultimately serve their donors first and the rest of the American population second.

It's also interesting to note that, while congress as a whole has a 13% approval rating right now, people tend to have a favorable opinion of their own representatives. It seems that most people have a general opinion of "Congress is lazy, corrupt, and never manages to get anything done, but my representatives are good people!"
User avatar #20 to #15 - krobeles (07/04/2014) [-]

Your sentence could literally be refering to everywhere ever. You effectively said nothing.
User avatar #22 to #20 - bobthedilder (07/04/2014) [-]
You're effectively a moron if you couldn't infer that he was talking about America considering that the post is from an American tv show.
User avatar #23 to #22 - krobeles (07/04/2014) [-]
Interesting point of view. Please tell me what part of the post should've told me, that the show was American. I must've missed all the flags and warcrimes.
User avatar #24 to #23 - bobthedilder (07/04/2014) [-]
Google, the colors in the background, not living under a rock, not being a cunt.
User avatar #27 to #24 - krobeles (07/04/2014) [-]
>You're effectively a moron
>not being a cunt

Sure m8. I'm the moron. Us Europeans are cunts. I see now, that I should've naturally inferred that contend could not possibly be about any other country than Gods Chosen United States of Obesity; 'Murica!

**** off, you scab eating retard. Just because I didn't naturally assume that events takes place in your undereducated, obese and violent *********** corner of the globe, dosen't make me a cunt.

Being a cunt makes me a cunt, but you didn't know that untill you started spewing ******** around.
User avatar #30 to #27 - shadowbreech (07/04/2014) [-]
You've got a point but United States of Obesity is a step too far bro...
Although considering I'm pretty sure that guy is British, there's no way for you to have known this was an american show unless you've seen it.
User avatar #35 to #30 - krobeles (07/04/2014) [-]
You're right. I was just reacting to that cock sniffing bastard, who were being a dick.
User avatar #28 to #27 - bobthedilder (07/04/2014) [-]
>Using these to point out a "flaw" in someones comment for no inherent reason

I knew you were a cunt from the second I saw read your ******** comment
User avatar #29 to #28 - krobeles (07/04/2014) [-]
And thats your opinion. You're allowed to think that way.
Its a ******** opinion, and nobody cares what you think, but you're allowed to have it.
User avatar #31 to #29 - bobthedilder (07/04/2014) [-]
Didn't realize being a cunt made you clairvoyant.
#19 to #15 - Rascal (07/04/2014) [-]
Largely because you're limited in voting by who is running. Not going to find a lot of blue collar workers who 1. care to go into politics, 2. have any political experience, 3. are capable of funding a campaign, and 4. have the PR skills to garner enough votes.
User avatar #4 - mayorman (07/04/2014) [-]
no that's been going on for a while now
#6 - kuchikirukia (07/04/2014) [-]
When half the politicians are just playing to Fox News, there's not much to say.
User avatar #9 to #6 - romanlettuce (07/04/2014) [-]
Fox News? Hahaha! Oh man..
#62 to #6 - freemonkeyballs (07/04/2014) [-]
Well Fox is drowned out by the other countless far left liberals new channels that is quite reminiscent of the communist era propaganda with very little criticism of the Obama administration and his cronies doing things like going after rival political parties with tax payer money(tea party) and using government agencies in a abusive manner to also collect all of your data to protect you from terrorist right?

You should be worried on how we have such a corrupt president right now and yet you are blaming a news station?
User avatar #42 to #6 - christmouth (07/04/2014) [-]
Wasn't Fox news one of the biggest donors to the Republican presidential campaign?
User avatar #11 to #6 - drayden (07/04/2014) [-]
any american news station is extremely bias either way, fox is just an easy target because they're everyones punching bag. msnbc cnn are just as corrupt mate
#78 to #11 - Rascal (07/04/2014) [-]
any american news station is extremely biased*
#88 to #11 - twilightdusk ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
Being fair to Stewart, he took CNN's easy target BS coverage of the missing Malaysian airplane as far as he could.
#33 to #6 - Rascal (07/04/2014) [-]
Fox isn't even close to the worst offender. MSNBC is horrific and CNN is terrible too.

Also it's more like Fox and the other news stations are playing to what the politicians say, not the other way around.
#49 to #33 - Rascal (07/04/2014) [-]
MSNBC has several partisan liberal programs and only one major conservative and thus leans liberal. Depending on the time of day they may seem to be liberal or conservative.

CNN is mindlessly centrist- they avoid any form of analysis like poison and just parrot what the respective parties say. If there is analysis it will be in terms of the political horse race ("Democrats claim X and Republicans claim Y- good or bad news for the president?") and never in terms of adjudicating fact. Mostly they just chase sensationalism.

FOX News is pure propaganda- they openly lie and misrepresent facts, directly collude with the Republican Party in deciding what to cover and how, and promote false narratives. The daily messaging that is to be communicated is distributed to each program and they all reinforce each other, day after day. That is unique among american news channels and goes beyond being a partisan conservative station. There is no other US 24 hour news station that operates like this.
#26 - solarisofcelestia ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
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#96 - androiddxx (07/04/2014) [-]
It becomes a silly thing when you would rather vote for Stephen Colbert than about half of congress.
#58 - skir (07/04/2014) [-]
This is mainly because most people think they understand politics when they really have no clue what's going on.

People rather accept an easy explanation of current events rather than the truth. Comedians try (emphasis on try) to explain things, but they usually get many things wrong because people won't ever notice. They bash on one side because it's popular and gets ratings. Remember, comedians are not there to provide facts but they're there to get popular and receive ratings.

Name a couple politicians on the top of your head. Do you know who your mayor is? The Superintendent of your school system? Can you list some political values you hold that does not deal with the "kids meal of politics" (i.e. gay rights, gun rights, marijuana, etc.)?

Don't take politics seriously, but not because of some ******** reason. Don't take politics seriously because you're apathetic and don't have the time nor the energy to comprehend and analyze our current situations.
User avatar #75 to #58 - lanfearandthecup (07/04/2014) [-]
when FOX has a close lead on the ratio of opinion to fact, i question this study, i mean the ONN has more real news than FOX
#81 to #75 - Biue (07/04/2014) [-]
most of the problems with fox news isn't from the regular news itself, it's from all the other news shows they have surrounding the regular news. I would assume this study is just about the former.
User avatar #74 to #46 - undeadwill (07/04/2014) [-]
Totally unlike my news channel
User avatar #98 to #46 - blockanator (07/04/2014) [-]
Pretty much the saying of every News channel.
#56 - freemonkeyballs (07/04/2014) [-]
Well when we have someone like Obama elected twice... Your gonna have a bad time
User avatar #61 to #56 - hadrian (07/04/2014) [-]
Be careful... some libtard might label you a racist for that comment.
#72 to #61 - Rascal (07/04/2014) [-]
No, but eurofags kind of recognise that the world turned to **** after Bush II as well. Kind of hard to miss, bombing two countries and all. This and deregulating banks. Also, general ******** . Not that Obama isn't a corporate tool, but the gridlock can be seen across the pond.
We don't care you're bankrupt, it's just that we kind of need the dollar because all our politicians are so incredibly incompetent it isn't even funny anymore.
#85 to #72 - freemonkeyballs (07/04/2014) [-]
Have you been oblivious to the entire Middle East lately?
Obama's policy has just been starting civil wars in the Middle east and being involved in them . Its not like he bombed Libya then let, our American embassy getting attacked in Libya telling to send no back up... and then supported well known terrorist that attack American troops and just were ********* in general killing children/civilians(muslim brotherhood). Then the same in Egypt,Syria, Iraq.

Do you even know Obama's real name?
#79 to #72 - Rascal (07/04/2014) [-]
Dear Greece'

We don't care you're bankrupt, it's just that we kind of need the dollar because all our politicians are so incredibly incompetent it isn't even funny anymore.

- With love, USA
User avatar #73 to #72 - hadrian (07/04/2014) [-]
Ok. My previous comment had no other intention than what you see at face value, but thank you for your contribution.
User avatar #71 to #56 - thatguyontheright ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
And Bush wasn't a joke? The guy waved at Stevie Wonder.
User avatar #84 to #82 - xjvlezmerised ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
what is this graph even about?
User avatar #102 to #84 - unbelievable (07/05/2014) [-]
Budget deficit.
User avatar #97 to #84 - blockanator (07/04/2014) [-]
presidential approving rating.
#91 to #82 - thegoodleftundone (07/04/2014) [-]
I miss Bill... He was a politician and therefore a lying a scumbag but at least he took care of this country.
User avatar #80 to #56 - stadic (07/04/2014) [-]
#47 - chrispoot (07/04/2014) [-]
To be honest. I would pick a well known comedian as a politican any day, they are not stupid as **** , and they seem to know how the world really works
#50 to #47 - Rascal (07/04/2014) [-]
Al Franken
User avatar #65 to #47 - Sethorein ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
Darling... they are stupid as **** ... that's why they're comedians... They're funny, but they're no Rhodes scholar...
#93 to #65 - Rascal (07/04/2014) [-]
That's a very broad generalization. Stephen Colbert, for one, is incredibly educated, and in case you've never seen him out of character, is incredibly well-spoken and knowledgeable. If he ever ran for office I'm confident that he could do a better job than 80% of our current politicians.
User avatar #66 to #65 - chrispoot (07/04/2014) [-]
No matter how stupid they may appear to be, they cannot top the stupidity of our daily politicians
User avatar #67 to #66 - Sethorein ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
I wish the republicans didn't get purchased by the christian right... Can't be a fiscal conservative anymore without being associated with their idiotic religious policies that sink their campaign every ******* time...
User avatar #68 to #67 - chrispoot (07/04/2014) [-]
I know right Just to be sure, in your first reply it seemed as you were defending the politicians, or did I just mess up?
User avatar #69 to #68 - Sethorein ONLINE (07/04/2014) [-]
Well, I'm not defending politicians per se, I just think a sober mind is required when making statements that are along the lines of "I'm gonna replace someone stupid and ridiculous by accident with someone stupid and ridiculous on purpose. That'll fix my government".

I'd rather a degree of plutocracy almost... The fact that people who do not understand science are the chief of committees responsible for federal funding of scientific endeavors is ridiculous.

I do wonder why our politicians don't need to pass some degree of aptitude test to run for higher office... Is it considered discrimination to want to filter out stupidity and narrow scopes of knowledge from congress?
User avatar #51 - doctorprofessornv (07/04/2014) [-]
inB4 everyone in the comments hating on Fox News... nevermind.

Seriously though, So many people seem to hate on Fox, but when I ask people why they usually can't cite any specific examples, or their argument boils down to "Bill O'rielly defended Christianity/something I don't agree with and therefore he is a big stupid poopy head"

I'm not saying that Fox doesn't have bias, nor am I saying it is better/worse than other news stations. But if you're going to hate on something based on popular opinion and vague statements, then you're kind of just as bad as those you claim to be more informed than.
#54 to #51 - paranoidzoid (07/04/2014) [-]
i know there's are other bias new organizations out there (msnbc) and there are those that just sensationalize (cnn)
but fox is the one that is more militant and the pride themselves as fair and balanced
in my opinion any way
User avatar #55 to #54 - doctorprofessornv (07/04/2014) [-]
Militant is a strong word, but perhaps an apt one. To their credit, Fox will often cover stories that other news channels won't touch, so in that respect they are a bit more balanced.
#92 to #51 - thegoodleftundone (07/04/2014) [-]
1. They used footage of random Asians who weren't even Korean during the ferry incident.
2. They "accidentally" inserted audible boos in the background of one of Ron Paul's speeches that they aired, when the audience was, in fact, cheering.
3. Anytime someone who isn't a Christian conservative appears on the show, they incessantly harass and bully them.
#7 - Rascal (07/04/2014) [-]
All I see is a not so clever way to passively denounce Obama and his endless failures and **** ups while clinging to your said, illogical, and ultimately doomed lib-tard ideals of taking away from those to get free stuff from da guv'munt.

And none of you ******** EVER call out for lower income tax to help the hundreds of millions of wal-mart/minimum wage employees. Instead you demand that Wal-mart/every employer pay them MORE just so they will turn around and increase the prices of their products and services thus punishing everyone in the long run via inflation. This vicious cycle has been repeated over and OVER AND OVER since the inception of the "minimum wage" (inflation driver).

If you're a fiscal liberal and/or a supporter of Obamacare (disguised theft and slavery of the American people), then do us all a favor and kill yourself now before real Americans put a bullet in your sorry heads in the war to come.
#17 to #7 - Rascal (07/04/2014) [-]
Inflation driver??? You're full of **** asshole, the poor people at wal mart dont print money you ********
#77 to #17 - Rascal (07/04/2014) [-]
If you don't understand how raising the minimum wage creates rapid inflation, then you're too stupid to argue with.
User avatar #13 - rejakted (07/04/2014) [-]
Is that the guy from Community?
User avatar #25 to #13 - hybridxproject (07/04/2014) [-]
No, he's from England.
User avatar #21 to #13 - theguythatisnotyou (07/04/2014) [-]
No, that's John Oliver...probably the only funny Brit.
User avatar #43 to #21 - christmouth (07/04/2014) [-]
He had a role in Community.
User avatar #57 to #21 - liquidvoodoo (07/04/2014) [-]
You don't know many funny British people then, eh?
User avatar #38 to #13 - xXferaligatrXx (07/04/2014) [-]
yes he is an actor who plays a character on community
#44 to #38 - thesecretbear (07/04/2014) [-]
He plays the principle guy
He plays the principle guy
#45 to #44 - somenights (07/04/2014) [-]
He was a psychology professor, and at one point an anthropology professor.
User avatar #100 - wersand (07/05/2014) [-]
It just seems like Comedians actually look at things through a realistic lens, and that they are more likely to stick to their convictions.
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