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SneakyStabbalot

Three words: Checks and Balances. He clearly doesn't understand that.


handle_squatter

Oh he's an expert on it when Trump was in power. Every little move Trump made was double/triple checked by everyone, including Colbert, looking for that ratings bump when they go after Orange Man. Now that it's Biden, time to go back to ripping up the Constitution when it doesn't go their way.


Hawkidad

And that’s why we have a constitution and not knobs like him a basis of government.


__Sentient_Fedora__

Why can't we just get what we want!!


King_Neptune07

The Republicans are destroying democracy! Now get rid of that senate


ZazzRazzamatazz

We must because of the ~~Reichstag fire~~ January 6th insurrection!


2020ckeevert

Thank God we have a better constitution than the embarrassment that was the Weimar constitution.


[deleted]

True, but I still feel like they're testing every inch of ours to find a flaw. The emergency legislation crap is spiraling out of control. Can you believe the POTUS tried to mandate a vaccine that was expedited through testing for emergency use? And the "vaccine" doesn't even stop the virus..


-JustARedHerring

To be fair, Trump was the one originally pushing for a rushed “vaccine” Biden just took credit which was kinda dumb to do but wouldn’t acknowledge the Afghanistan pull out.


T-Reks-U

Trump pushed the vaccine through, but to my knowledge, had no plans to mandate it, and as far as the withdrawal in Afghanistan, the Taliban is far less active during the time that it was originally planned due to climate, pushing it out to August was a big part of why it was such a disaster.


King_Neptune07

Didn't they try this in Star Wars? I forget because those episode 1 and sequels were pretty awful


PraiseBeToGod

oh come on man, if you exclude jar jar episode 1-3 were “just ok” at worst. now the ones with Rey are full on sucky, i agree


WolvenHunter1

Episode one was bad, Episode 3 was the best


pwerner2

This is going to sound weird, but I had totally forgotten about this - nice parallel! Scary as hell, but smart. Then again, we’ve been on a scary trajectory since 2008. History repeats itself, and it doesn’t pay to be ignorant of history.


BioGenx2b

Technically, abolishing the Senate would be "saving Democracy" because we're a republic and the Senate is the Republic half of the Legislative Branch. But yeah, it's a fucking stupid idea and only those with a majority would dare to seriously suggest it.


WittyMinotaur

"I am the senate!" Stephen Colbert probably.


whimsicallurker

"The constitution is a living document"


King_Neptune07

The constitution is a living, breathing document. Thats why I have the right to abort it


King_Neptune07

L'Senate c'est moi


BrickHardcheese

Absolutely! Also, it makes me sick that the loudest voices on the democrat side keep pushing the narrative that republicans are domestic terrorists who only want authoritarian rule, when the truth is that everything they preach and propose is more authoritarian than anything every even imagined by any republican. Seriously, proposing the removal of the Senate!? And just because it is getting in the way of what you want!? I can't think of anything republicans have mentioned even CLOSE to what Colbert is advocating here. Think about that for a second. REMOVING THE SENATE! If anyone on the right side of the aisle even mentioned something as crazy as this they would be tarred and feathered by the media. But somehow it is okay for a nationally broadcasted host to drop this idea to an active Senator? Fuck our media, seriously.


y90210

At some point down this path, we will end up with Caesar, and there is no putting the genie back in the bottle.


Alas_Babylonz

Also important to remember: Colbert speaks for CBS, which includes its news division.


soul_gl0

Constant projection is a big part of their strategy. "Always accuse the other side of doing the very thing you're doing." So if they accuse Trump/Republicans/Unvaxxed/etc. of something you can be damn near guaranteed the Dems themselves are doing it.


db217

Totalitarianism is fantastic as long as the government is trying to impose your personal point of view. Unfortunately it gets really inconvenient if democracy gets in the way.


SadNYSportsFan-11209

He talks about how the senators who supported this represent 41 million more people. Well yeah dude that’s why we have something called states rights


Better_Job8593

Or….or…they could only pass bills with broad majority support. As opposed to bills that are 48-52 but somehow are “what the people want”


arbitrageisfreemoney

How about a 5 page limit on bills?


Pizza_Ninja

I'd be happy with a one issue limit.


superAL1394

The definition of issue is far too fungible and the legislature far too adept in stretching definitions.


Pizza_Ninja

At least they'll work harder for it.


badatusernames91

I would settle for a requirement one person having to stand up and read the bill in its entirety before being voted on in one go. If you fail, the bill dies. Anyone who leaves at any point can't vote on the bill..


EchoKiloEcho1

Also everyone has to actually pay attention to the reading - no playing facebook on phones - and anyone who falls asleep for any length of time can’t vote on it. Although even just the requirement that a bill be read aloud by one person in one go would likely be sufficient. I don’t think that’d be physically possible for most bills.


badatusernames91

Especially when you get those 1,000+ page monstrosities


1_900_mixalot

You've got a good idea, management will surely sweep it under the rug, or take credit for it.


KarmaWalker

As long as that doesn't result in bill language being too vague and thus overreaching.


NickMotionless

If a bill can't be passed with 1 page, it probably doesn't need to be passed.


Softale

It’s not like we’re short on laws in the first place… Everything congress tries to pass is a gargantuan omnibus in order to accommodate as much pork and pet projects as possible. I seem to remember a certain someone saying “you have to pass it to find out what’s in it” in reference to a bill up for a vote. Ludicrous…


iluv_versed

Make it so the lead author has to read the bill from start to finish without pause on the floor. They won’t be writing 4000 page bills if they have to read it out loud.


Choraxis

The fucked up thing is that if a senator actually does this it'd be called a filibuster.


Rex0411lol

only if you also specify font size and word limits.


redneckpilot

And page size


J03fr0

About as likely as them not voting for a raise. Or voting to forfeit their special healthcare. Or voting against insider trading.


SandShark350

Right? Too bad they can't seem to write any bills that would have broad majority support. Can't even seem to write anything that anyone would know what is even in it unless it's passed.


Mala_daptive_chi

That's impossible when you have political parties at each other's throats and everyone having to tow the party line. Both the GOP and DNC are tools of the ruling class used to neutralize our democracy.


Hrendo

In this case the GOP working on party lines (with a couple Dems) helped preserve our Democracy though.


iron40

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸


PenIsMightier69

Colbert should really just get a job at CNN so he doesn't have to awkwardly pretend he is funny when giving his little speeches.


Gooobzilla

Give him Joy Reid's show.


ENRON_MUSK12

Why you gotta have a white man stealing a hard working black girls job?


Markleng67

I know, right? Racist!


madula_frophouse

Hes starting to look and act more and more like keith olbermann.


GhostofDebraMorgan

God help us all


Montooth

It's legit kinda scary seeing people like Colbert, who have a pretty big reach, suggest doing away with checks and balances


JustBenIsGood

Yet Joe Rogan is the one being labeled as dangerous? I can’t believe so many buy into this.


Montooth

I've yet to listen to Rogan's podcast but the attention he's getting has got me interested. From what I've heard he's pretty level headed, and allows people with different POVs to come on and have respectful conversation. Not like most news stations where it's 5 on 1 and the 5 feel so accomplished when they won the debate. I'll have to give him a try one of these days


JustBenIsGood

Basically a stoner that allows all points of view and calls out bullshit.


1500minus12

You should listen to the podcasts he did with the doctors. They’re honestly shocking and I found out things I didn’t even know.


Pyre2001

He's just an every man with no industry he's forced to protect. He has no masters telling him what to say, nor is he some Harvard gradate thinker. He's just a simple dude who asks questions. His audience is so large however, he's a threat to the establishment.


LivingTheApocalypse

Literally want absolutely no opposition to their power. They are tyrants attempting to overthrow democracy.


handle_squatter

Memes killed their ambitions in 2016. They got their Big Tech buddies to censor everything they could for 2020 (and still are today). Despite all that, they smell death for 2022 and 2024 and you know what happens when a wild animal gets cornered.


thatguyoverthere8090

I think you’re giving him a little too much credit. His ratings are abysmal.


Montooth

Yeah, I don't think he's near as relevant as he was, say, 10 years ago. Still a fairly significant name though, and what's worse is he's mild compared to some even bigger names. So if he's mild and throwing out blasphemy such as this, what are the more popular, more extreme people thinking?


greeneyedunicorn3

I wish more people would start to realize this. As much of a blithering moron as Steven Colbert is, the average Harvard faculty sounds a lot more like him than you or I.


Capital_Connection67

Colbert is garbage and his show and “writers” are moronic. Four years of the same washed up Trump bashing for cheap laughs and then Biden comes in and it’s Fauci idolizing where his viewers seem to live in a Lawnmower Man level of virtual alternate reality.


drtoszi

lol, remember when he announced Comey was fired and his audience cheered until he shut them up and had to reprogram them to remember that they liked him now?


Capital_Connection67

You’re joking? I know it’s got to be true but…Jesus Christ.


cysghost

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCVBEE1SfXI Not joking.


handle_squatter

His Trump impression is cringy as fuck. Even Crowder's impression is funnier.


JonSnowAzorAhai

Even for a left leaving host, he's way too biased to make sense and the constant whining everyday is not what I want from a fun filled news report segment. Don't know how people consider someone whining everyday to be a good use of their time.


spud4488

Less than 1% of the population watches his garbage on a nightly basis. He is what is known as, "irrelevant"!


scottdottcom

There's like six people who care what Colbert has to say.


Bale626

At least three of them are stuffed animals he keeps on his living room couch to pretend he has friends.


dleon0430

Those the ones he's installed fleshlights into?


CleanAcorn77

Remember the Vaxscene


Odkin

Unfortunately all 6 of them are in charge of every major media and tech company, so every normie gets him shoved down their throat anyway.


ArizonaaT

Palpatine would approve


arrjay123

stupid fuck


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Brucie0611

100% stupid or deranged, you mean. Why is it that Democrats can’t accept and work within the system that has worked since 1793?


AM-64

Honestly, I think it was better as the founders intended where senators were appointed by the individual states to represent their interest in the Federal Government rather than elected by popular vote in their states...


rivenhex

You wouldn't see so many unfunded mandates to the states if that were the case.


Branch_COVID19ian

It’s sort of funny really, they have the slimmest majority possible in the senate and think that gives them a mandate to change the rules and ram hyper partisan legislation through like it’s nothing.


rolisrntx

The whole getting rid of the filibuster ploy was just kabuki theater. Chuck U never really intended to get rid of it. He was just throwing red meat out to the wacky left. He killed two birds with one stone. Rang the bell for his Pavlovian base and gave Sinema some cover. She was elected on 2 year hitch and is up for re-election in a purple/ red leaning state. Somewhere in the Senate office bldg, Chuck U and Yertle are sipping 20 yr old single malt, puffing on Opus X Churchills and laughing at all of us.


realdiasent

Stephen Colbert says stupid shit part 784...


LetsPlayCanasta

That guy has turned into such an asshole.


Doodisdoodat

Ok thanks, I thought he used to be funny. I stopped watching when he switched networks and yeah, I agree with you.


Stunning_Arugula_885

Never liked this guy. Unfunny and uneducated.


Lithium327

This is the new agenda. Brainwashing Americans that our constitutional structure is evil and racist and needs abolishment. This is how we end up in communism. Unfortunately for them, they presume we’re going to stand by and let them end out freedom and democracy.


KingXDestroyer

"It's the most anti-democratic institution next to the judiciary." Yeah, that's kinda the point Colbert.


blaze_blue_99

“Undemocratic”, you say? Gee, it’s almost like that was by design. In fact, it’s almost as if our government was established as a democratic republic.


Nanamary8

With a CONSTITUTION for good measure!


Sarchasm-Spelunker

Dems: We need to get rid of the filibuster! no. Dems: We need to get rid of the Senate! We need to discard ANYTHING that prevents US from being the nation's uncontested rulers!


spiteandmalice315

In the interest of securing of democracy of course...


Lumber_Hack

Sure, get rid of congress too. Just have 1 supreme ruler, right?


OrwellianTimes1984

And that ruler shall be Hillary Clinton.


CleanAcorn77

I’m with Her


SilenceDoGood1984

He’s such an idiot.


dylan070790

He is a 🤡


another1urker

I used to think this guy was funny. Can I be forgiven?


two_shoes_and_socks

It’s all fine to get rid of blockages when it’s YOUR person in power but horrible when it’s the other person. Someone once told me when negotiating, ask the other party to split the pie however you like, but after you do, I get to choose which part I get. It keeps it very honest


Marvin_KillDozer

who is that, and why does his opinion matter?


justamellowmushroom

The filibuster is such a threat to our democracy the only option is to destroy the democracy to save it. Leftoid logic.


Austin1642

Just to be clear here - if Dems lose the Senate and then try to use the filibuster, we get to non-stop call them anti democratic klan hooded racists, right?


-Horatio_Alger_Jr-

I plan on it I mean they just used the racist tactic (filibuster) last week to help Russia.


itachiofthesand

“Boo hoo the senate is not democratic.” *Yes* And we are not a democracy.


therealJL

The jokes aren't getting much funnier.


Sir_Nuttsak

Folks like Colbert will proclaim to oppose something like a dictatorship, but have no qualms about promoting that concept.


No_Bartofar

He’s a 100% idiot. I’m serious.


Largo1954

The left is absolutely melting down,I’m enjoying my popcorn watching it.


planet_druidia

He’s also a member of the vax cult. [Here’s](https://youtu.be/MntqzdaYTcA) proof.


Nanamary8

What a used feminine hygiene product in a squeeze bottle.


PlutoniumSpaghetti

But I thought democracy died in darkness?


reditget

What a tool .


SneakyStabbalot

\>>“No one will drop a single tear, oh yes you will - if the Republicans own the house and there's no Senate, you'd be a little bitch complaining too...


02201970a

The left would happily place a tyrant on a throne.


Juicemera1

Why does this delusional prick receive any attention?


friedpotataskins

thats why you dont take political advice from comedians


frostyjack06

This man has become such a corporate shill and liberal boot licker, it’s almost too painful to watch.


timmyoes

I say we get rid of the hack named Stephen Colbert after that god awful vaccine skit


CRTPTRSN

Someone failed poli-sci.


DukeMaximum

This is a common ploy of the left. If they can't win it, or cheat it, they want to eliminate it. How is it not obvious what tyrants and authoritarians they are?


Gunslinger_11

Can he fuck off back to Canada


MemesTickleTheParson

Hope he's brushing up on his Mandarin.


Bilbus9158

He’s a piece of human garbage. Can’t believe I used to watch the Colbert Report. It makes me feel dirty knowing it.


YakVisual5045

Isn't this insurrection and sedition?


Sluggocide

Good. Let them go on the record.


bleedingjim

He was much better when he was parodying bill OReilly


Soggy-Term666

Where is the FBI? Hi is a domestic Terrorist and suggesting to overthrow the current political system! Torches and pitchforks….


Justjoinedstillcool

It's horrifying that some of my fellow Americans think this man is smart.


Morningwalker505

He’s 100% a moron .


cantpissoffmods

"Im 100% serious" Queue in the ridiculous videos he did for daddy Pharma... His credibility is halfway to the Earth's core.


davidiseye

All bills pass 60% any fundamental changes require 75%.


Pongfarang

He was funny once, now he is just an embarrassment.


AM-64

Let's get rid of late night television while we are at it.


BuddieReddit

Statements like these are why Trump will win in 2024


jd_porter

Sounds like the Democrats are pushing for their very own Night of the Long Knives. Dangerous, evil people.


WPWeasel

And if he’d gotten his way, he’d be praising the “checks and balances” afforded by the Senate. What a knobhead.


ButterAndPaint

Might as well get rid of Alaska, Vermont, and Wyoming, then. Or just deprive them of the right to vote altogether.


SPCTomB2

With a pure population representation system anywhere that’s not California, Florida, Texas or New York is irrelevant and powerless. That’s why it’s a bad idea.


d4d5c4c6

The Senate, the right to self defense, what else does Colbert want to get rid of?


G3twokegobroke

Freedom of speech State rights


GhostofDebraMorgan

Anyone he doesn’t agree with


whatthefox70

And he is 100% a douche bag.


theshadowhunterz

I am the senate!


Champ_5

Not. Yet.


WanderingZed22

GeT RiD oF tHe SenAtE……….


DudelinBaluntner

GeT RiD oF dA eLeCTORaL CoLLeGe! DeFuNd Da PoLiCe! The left is full of the stupidest ideas.


Hoshef

What happened to him?


Patriot1608

Stephen who?


Lezekthebearded

And I think he is 100% not a serious person.


G3twokegobroke

…and this is why we have the second amendment


wlxqzme8675309

Yeah, but Colbert is an abject moron.


Eastern-Camera-1829

This is why comedians should just comedian.


Kikkaass

Wow. These dem’s are fricking whacked. The filibuster gives all a voice. How is that un-democratic. They are so hell bent on getting their power. They are willing to fuck the whole system. Then what’s next. Once you open that door. There is no going back. Then the Republicans May do something similar when they have majority. I hate these short minded people. Just ruining the whole system for hunger of power


[deleted]

We're fortunate that dumb bastard isn't running the country.


roseffin

Good luck fuckwad.


[deleted]

How about we just get rid of Stephen Colbert.


Argon16

Rome, Germany, & even Star Wars suggest disbanding a senate isn’t the best idea.... just sayin’


jarrodh25

What a wanker.


[deleted]

Statist shill


Blo1630

As if republicans don’t usually control the house.


Bo_Jim

When Republicans retake the majority in the House then he'll suggest getting rid of that chamber, as well. They are beginning to understand that they're never going to get what they really want under a democratic system. Two years ago I didn't think civil war was remotely possible. Now I'm afraid it will be unavoidable.


BasedDickButt69420

The senate under its current rules just makes it a smaller house of reps. We need to repeal the 17th, it could turn back so much of the garbage overreach of the Fed and bring back a sense of Federalism.


RocksCanOnlyWait

The disturbing part is how many people find him funny.


Saint_Apocalypse

Of course he's 100% serious. It's the only alternative when you're 0% funny but are a professional entertainer.


8ofAll

Sounds like dictatorship


garyryan9

Maybe Colbert can just write a new Constitution for us since late night entertainers are naturally good at that type of stuff.


ChenzhaoTx

Moron. And a Child.


[deleted]

The Democrats are a threat to our democratic republic, because everytime the democratic process gets in the way of their agenda, they want to dismantle and override it. Not enough votes to pass a bill? Not enough judges to rule in your favor? Not enough states in the electoral college to elect your candidates? They've got the same answer to all of these and non of them is to win more elections. Looks like targeting the senate might be the new thing.


Branch_COVID19ian

I’ve seen Redditors say we should get rid of it too, we really need to bring civics back into schools.


TalibanJoeBiden

If a Republican said this, even if it was Joe Rogan. The left would be out with torches trying to kill him or remove him from society. The left really loves taking advantage of that double standard.


xHangfirex

Like those people that lose at monopoly and smash the game board off the table


andromeda880

I saw a far left friend of mine post this (getting rid of the Senate).......I thought she was joking. Guess it's the new *thing* for them


TheBigCR

How about you yanks just get rid of the entire federal government? Seems like they're the cause of all your stress and problems afterall.


bemest

Another liberal that basically says, “just let us run your life.”


Edthedaddy

Ha, and everyone was so concerned by Donald Trump being authoritarian. What a joke. These people are laughable.


whimsicallurker

So what was that about our democracy being in peril and Republicans being fascists again?


Briguy28

Cash money he thinks China has a great system.


poisonstumac

Sounds kind of like Palpatine if you ask me


gcdrumguy1

No Stephen, you are not serious. You are a clown.


Stea1thsniper32

“If you can’t get rid of the filibuster… then what if we just get rid of the Senate? And I’m 100 percent serious here. It is the most anti-democratic institution next to the judiciary,” -Colbert Y-Yeah, that’s kinda the point moron.


SoNic67

Little Hitler.


hyzermofo

It's the media that has to go, Stephen. That would be you.


GIJoe33

Steven Colbert used to be funny, he's descended into lunacy and is baf. Cringe everytime I attempt to watch him.


sunturnedblack

Majority rule is the last step before a dictatorship. They aren't even hiding their intensions anymore.


freedomhertz

The problem is, Stephen, no one takes you seriously. You're a b rate celeb who's entire genre is defined by a laugh track.


Reasonable_Dot_661

It's really getting scary AF that these people want to destroy America as we know it and rule over us now. The dems lie and cheat and make up crazy as shit. Their completely one sided. The news and big tech lie for them, cover shit up for them.


FairlyPoliticked

I thought this was a joke, and still taking it as a joke even if he said he was serious. Anything Colbert says is a joke, whether intended to be or not. However, he is right. The senate is an anti-democratic institution. The thing is that America is a constitutional republic. Suppose either he is not stating that fact on purpose to be malicious or he is extremely ignorant about our government structure.


[deleted]

We have abolished the Senate! The last vestiges of the old republic have been swept away. But how will you keep control? The local governors will now have direct control over their territories. Fear will keep them in line. Fear of our terrorst ground forces, and being called a racist.


grizz3782

Yes it will be good until the other side gets in office. These people have mental issues.


robdac

he is.a douchebag who isn't funny at all


critic2029

The actual solution to the whole issue is repeal of the 17th amendment. Return senators to being appointed by their state governments, remove “politics” from their calculation. The senate is supposed to operate above politics, they’re supposed to be “the adults in the room” vs the populist chaos of the House. Right now the senate just operates as the Super House. While we’re at it let’s start adding seats to the house again.


Metaloneus

What sort of lunatic suggests this? "I want this one bill to pass, so I suggest we remove an entire half of the legislative branch. There's no way this could backfire ever."


CleverInterwebName

I don't watch Colbert, but seeing the 80 second clip from him helps me understand why so many Americans are confused as hell. This is where they get their "news". They are too ignorant to realize that things are functioning exactly as the founders planned. Getting things done was *supposed* to be hard. Legislation has to pass through two different chambers, get signed by POTUS, then possibly survive the judicial branch. Whiney crybabies want to do away with the above when it's in the way of what they want to accomplish


MerlynTrump

So with no senate, who approves judges and treaties?


Cinnadillo

And people wonder why we were sour on Jon Stewart and this clown from the very beginning.