likefunbutnot: It's very possible to make fun of leftists in a legitimately amusing fashion. Portlandia does a great job of that. Rush Limbaugh does not.It's very easy to make fun of conservatives. I don't think the previous sentence requires any other elaboration.
StinkyFiddlewinks: Yeah. Because Fox News and their Half Hour Comedy Hour was such a kneeslapper.
meanmutton: SNL does a great job skewering both political parties. South Park has their moments, too.
FloydA: Political comedy is funny when the comedy is the primary goal and the politics is merely the superficial topic. Good comedy points out the foibles and imperfections of all humanity.Political comedy is not funny when the politics are made primary and the comedy is secondary. In that case, it simply devolves to "people in that party suck! Hurr Hurr Hurr." Only empty-headed partisan hacks find that amusing.
FloydA: [i105.photobucket.com image 426x272]
Marshal805: Your favorite politician sucks.Your ideology is bullshait./Every "Politics" tab argument ever.
zerkalo: [i.qkme.me image 625x416]I heart Bill and this image so much
Apos: Are there any good satirists on the right? I know they've got outragists out the wazoo.
gwowen: "The college idealists who fill the ranks of the environmental movement seem willing to do absolutely anything to save the biosphere, except take science courses and learn something about it"
GriffXX: Apos: Are there any good satirists on the right? I know they've got outragists out the wazoo.Dennis Miller was making a decent crack at it for a while there. I don't know what happened but the danger is when things slide from 'funny' to 'derpy'.
rustypouch: There's all sorts of ways to make fun of people of whichever political ideology.I think the problem is that when conservatives try to be funny, it's often forced, or just malicious.
Skarekrough: Liberals have concepts that change and evolve. They know that poking fun at it is fine because in a dozen years it will have evolved and not apply or will have been taken into account for a newer and better concept.
HotWingAgenda: every. single. f*cking. episode was just some grudgef*ck hate rant about Republicans.
gwowen: [www.buildfreedom.com image 184x222]"I'm a registered Republican and consider socialism a violation of the American principle that you shouldn't stick your nose in other people's business except to make a buck.""Giving government money and power is like giving car keys and whiskey to a teenage boy""Sen. Ted Kennedy: And when the Reagan administration was selling arms to Iran, WHERE WAS GEORGE?Answer: Dry, sober, and at home with his wife""Guns are always the best method for private suicide. Drugs are too chancy. You might just miscalculate the dosage and just have a good time""Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective.""The college idealists who fill the ranks of the environmental movement seem willing to do absolutely anything to save the biosphere, except take science courses and learn something about it"
addy2: Dennis Miller made a joke about Nancy Pelosi's blink that had me roaring with laughter. And I'm a full-on liberal. So, it can be done. Just has to be done well that's all.
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