Stephen Colbert on the chaos in the Republican party

He had a hilarious bit about the maneuvering to not become the next Speaker of the House of Representatives. I have not been watching his new show but it looks like the set-piece monologue segments like this are exactly like the ones he used to do on his old show and that is a good thing. The one difference is that he no longer has to act like a right wing nutter.



  1. Al Dente says

    Much as I dislike and distrust Paul Ryan, his friend had a valid reason for Ryan not wanting the Speakership.

  2. julian says

    Maybe they’ll finally realize deliberately destroying every government office and service isn’t a sustainable plan for keeping power.

  3. machintelligence says

    And to think that I was worried about what the Republicans would do when they had control of both houses. Wasted effort, I guess.

  4. Chris J says

    The house speaker doesn’t have to be a Republican, right? It just usually is because everybody votes on party lines? Maybe a Democrat is the only speaker that will be able to fully unite the house Republicans.

  5. Reginald Selkirk says

    Chris J #4: The house speaker doesn’t have to be a Republican, right?

    Technically, the speaker doesn’t even have to be a member of the House of Representatives. So they could elect Darth Vader or Voldemort.

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