Video: President Rush Limbaugh, Vice President Ann Coulter

posted at 10:05 pm on February 14, 2007 by Ian

Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter play President and Vice President on Fox News’ new satirical television show premiering Sunday Night at 10pm Eastern:

Listen to Rush talk about his appearance here.


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The clips scare me, especially the first one. I’d hate to see this bust. But I think it’s worth our best shot. We need more/better comedy in our media tool box. I’m trusting this crew to be fast learners.

petefrt on February 15, 2007 at 9:41 AM

Rush’s performance was actually good. Certainly better than most of what passes as comedy on SNL.

spmat on February 14, 2007 at 10:27 PM

I agree. Ann seemed a little stiff, but seeing her as VP was worth a little bad acting.

I think everyone’s putting too much into this tiny clip. Let’s just wait and see.

Esthier on February 15, 2007 at 9:45 AM

THIS WAS A CRUEL TEASE TO THOSE OF US WHO ADORE BOTH RUSH AND ANN COULTER. Our dreams. MOCKED.

Ann would make a great VP foil to CONDI-LISCIOUS Presidency.

Think about it. Leather and Lace…..could work…..

seejanemom on February 15, 2007 at 10:01 AM

The novel Infinite Jest, published in 1996, and set around 2010, refers to the Limbaugh administration.

mikeyboss on February 15, 2007 at 9:26 AM

Yes and 2010 is referred to as the “Year of the Depends Adult Undergarment” in that great novel. Coincidence? I think not.

honora on February 15, 2007 at 10:03 AM

The show itself is a phenomenal idea. But yea, can the stupid laugh track and get better writers. Conservatives are smarter than that as an audience.

Halley on February 15, 2007 at 10:06 AM

As a well-known and active member of the old guard of trolldom, and not one of the new secret trolls that have apparently infiltrated the site in an attempt to trash this new show for fear it will explode onto the scene and put Stewart, Colbert, SNL and the rest of our liberal comedy shows out of business with its biting satire, world class writing staff, high brow humor, and revolutionary laugh track technology, I offer the following comment:

I want this show to be funny, I want to watch it, I want to laugh at liberals. You’ve been to liberal sites, you know we love mocking each other almost as much as we love mocking Bush. Republicans are loyal to the end; Democrats will eat their own after the smallest of errors. Case in point: Bush royally screwed up Iraq and cost the Republicans both Houses of Congress and still has a good deal of support from Conservative Republicans. John Kerry botched a joke, pissed some people off, and now no Democrat wants to touch him with a 10-foot pole.

If you want to make a good comedy show, focus on being funny, not on being conservative. Hire conservative writers and tell them to write funny material, not conservative material; if they’re any good the jokes will be funny and their political views will shine through. If they try to write every joke to be a jab at Democrats it will not only feel forced and unfunny, it will be pathetic and tiresome. I think the show was doomed from the time they started billing it as “the conservative Daily Show.” The Daily Show isn’t liberal, Jon Stewart is liberal, his writers are probably liberal, but the focus of the show is comedy and it’s liberalness comes from the beliefs of Stewart and his writers; not because they sit down and try to think of liberal jokes.

Like I said, I want the show to be good, and if it is funny I’ll watch it and recommend it to my friends, both conservative and liberal. I have no problem laughing at myself or at others who think like me. In fact, self-deprecating humor is the best kind; hence why Coulter’s joke at the end was the best part. If you are above laughing at yourself and making jokes at your own expense and at expense your like-minded friends you will not be funny. Period.

Also, considering the average age of the Fox News viewer is somewhere around 60, that channel is horrible for this show. That demographic just would not get it; there would need to be a disclaimer at the beginning explaining what the show was. The best place for this show would be Sunday not on regular Fox; right after the animation domination. Then you would get carryover from the Simpsons/Family Guy viewers who are already in the mood for comedy and any conservatives bent on watching the show would tune in.

JaHerer22 on February 15, 2007 at 10:14 AM

honora! I’m so glad to find someone who also appreciates Infinite Jest!

mikeyboss on February 15, 2007 at 10:21 AM

But if I recall correctly, in the YDAU the prez is fastidious former crooner Johnny Gentle.

mikeyboss on February 15, 2007 at 10:22 AM

…the first president to swing his mic by the cord during his inaugural address.

mikeyboss on February 15, 2007 at 10:23 AM

…the first president to swing his mic by the cord during his inaugural address.

mikeyboss on February 15, 2007 at 10:23 AM

I think you’re right. I really should re-read this, really enjoyed it–so thx for reminding me!

honora on February 15, 2007 at 10:28 AM

They cut the part where Rosemary comes in with the message from Pelosi saying “How dare you replacing my airplane with a broom”.

Wade on February 15, 2007 at 11:06 AM

JaHerer22 on February 15, 2007 at 10:14 AM

Thoughtful comments. Thanks!

RushBaby on February 15, 2007 at 11:07 AM

I want this show to be funny, I want to watch it, I want to laugh at liberals. You’ve been to liberal sites, you know we love mocking each other almost as much as we love mocking Bush. Republicans are loyal to the end; Democrats will eat their own after the smallest of errors. Case in point: Bush royally screwed up Iraq and cost the Republicans both Houses of Congress and still has a good deal of support from Conservative Republicans. John Kerry botched a joke, pissed some people off, and now no Democrat wants to touch him with a 10-foot pole.

What? Are you kidding me?

Liberals insult minorities, and they’re still keeping their jobs.

A Republican makes a joke about a man on his birthday and loses his job.

A liberal admits to having a relationship with a page and receives a standing ovation.

A Republican’s emails and IMs are discovered, and he loses his job.

And about this support you claim to see for Bush, it certainly isn’t showing in the polls, unless you belive that Republicans are just that outnumbered in America.

You want to talk about the support of a president, just compare Nixon and Clinton. Both were impeached. Yet Nixon is disgraced and Clinton’s the lovable playboy. If Hillary wins it’ll be because people want him back in the House he trashed just a few years ago.

It sincerely amazes me when someone on the other side gives their point of view.

Esthier on February 15, 2007 at 11:10 AM

JaHerer22 on February 15, 2007 at 10:14 AM

…(Hurley from lost impersonation:) Dude!

That was very well put! I agree! although I hope like heck this show gets past the pilot.
The myriad of comments earlier about the laff-track is right on though. If ya don’t believe me anybody remember a short lived show called “that 80′s show”? I didn’t think so and I see parallels between this show and that one…

-wasteland Man

WastelandMan on February 15, 2007 at 11:20 AM

OMG!

THAT was funny!

Yeah, Ann came off as a little stiff, but you have to remember her background. She’s not a trained or experienced entertainer. I’ve seen plenty of SNL guests that were much stiffer than that.

Rush was great, as expected. He’s got plenty of experience doing entertainment, and has had his own show before, so this is not an unusual situation for him. The stand-up comic approach is not his specific specialty and you could tell, but overall his performance was great.

Those that didn’t find it funny are either raging lib trolls, or cons that need to broaden their sense of humor a bit. Goodness knows I’ve found that some of the people here are so uptight they might as well be wearing the “Barbara Boxer Collection” of undergarments.

Lighten up and loosen up people. It was funny. LAUGH.

wearyman on February 15, 2007 at 11:24 AM

Esthier on February 15, 2007 at 11:10 AM

We are discussing two completely different things; you are referring to popular opinion, media treatment, etc. I am talking more about internal party dynamics. Democrats hate their losers, they practically run them out of town and treat them like they are radioactive. Republicans on the other hand tend to give their losers a second chance; they let them cool down for a little while and then tell them to get back out there and try again. This trend may be reserving itself as of late with the comeback of Gore, but throughout recent history it has been the case.

JaHerer22 on February 15, 2007 at 11:25 AM

I want to laugh at liberals.

JaHarer:

If you want to laugh at liberals, listen to the Rush Limbaugh show or Laura Ingraham. Those shows are hilarious. You’ll also educate yourself.

Case in point: Bush royally screwed up Iraq and cost the Republicans both Houses of Congress and still has a good deal of support from Conservative Republicans. John Kerry botched a joke, pissed some people off, and now no Democrat wants to touch him with a 10-foot pole.

Liberals, like JaHarer, still think Bush “royally screwed up Iraq,” not Saddam Hussein.

John Kerry botched a joke, pissed some people off, and now no Democrat wants to touch him with a 10-foot pole.

John Kerry committed the deadly sin of telling Americans what liberals actually believe, hence liberals, such as JaHarer, abandoning him.

By the way, JaHarer inadvertantly tells why America so badly needs a fair and balanced satire show, such as the Half Hour Newshour. Can you imagine Jon Stewart or SNL poking fun at liberals who think Iraq was better off before Saddam or liberals abandoning John Kerry for telling America what they really believe?

There is so much great material for a fair and balanced satire show. . .because so much material is off limits on every liberal show.

januarius on February 15, 2007 at 11:29 AM

JaHerer22, this wasn’t just popular opinion. Republican politicians also have less support for the President. McCain led the revolt against Bush’s Justices. He gave them less of a chance than he gave Clinton’s pick. With Gingsburg, he claimed that because Clinton was president, his pick should be passed through.

Honestly, I’d love to point to several other times we’ve dumped our own like spineless cowards, but it would just take too long. I can’t even see where we’ve been loyal as you claim.

Esthier on February 15, 2007 at 11:34 AM

I LOVED IT! Just get rid of the laugh tracks.

I give it 4 bags of of microwave popcorn, out of a scale of 5.

Kini on February 15, 2007 at 11:37 AM

I’m not a newby – I LOVED IT !!!

And gosh darn it, I just like Rush Limbaugh !

stenwin77 on February 15, 2007 at 11:38 AM

I thought Ann was just Ann. She’s always “stiff”, erect, with perfect posture, all her pieces-parts securely in place….except when she flips her hair. She’s the perfect partner for the “little fuzz ball”.

jatfla on February 15, 2007 at 11:45 AM

I’m of the opinion that there are secret liberals in some step of production (writer/director/etc) who are sabotaging it.

They can have their conspiracy theories, why can’t I?

JamesVersusEveryone on February 15, 2007 at 11:51 AM

I loved it, too!
And the only reason I’d kill the laugh track is because it’s not humourous, really–it’s too great to be just for laughs.
Would love to see this Dream Team doing just this job.
Go Rush and AC!

Jen the Neocon on February 15, 2007 at 11:54 AM

As far as the show is concerned, I will give them a season before I determine if it’s any good or not. A few clips from the very first show is hardly enough to determine any sort of quality.

That’s my humble opinion, and I’m sticking to it.

ballz2wallz on February 15, 2007 at 11:56 AM

I really liked that sketch, but that laugh track has gotta go! I mean really, REALLY gotta go.

jaleach on February 15, 2007 at 12:00 PM

This is just fine as a quick piece — the joke is just “RL is president and AC is the VP” and that’s enough to carry it. The show in general will need more zip to succeed, and here’s hoping it will have it.

RWB on February 15, 2007 at 12:02 PM


Everybody’s a TV director all of a sudden.

smellthecoffee on February 14, 2007 at 11:55 PM

You don’t have to be a director to know when something’s not funny. Then again, maybe I’m just a liberal troll.

BTW, “Not too bad” or “Pisses off liberals” doesn’t necessarily equal ‘funny’.

John from WuzzaDem on February 15, 2007 at 12:10 PM

Production sucks,
Laugh track sucks,
Rush was great.

Give the show to Miller, and let him do what he does like no one else…

Jaibones on February 15, 2007 at 12:14 PM

Priceless, needs some attention to detail.

Coulter really killed it with her last words.

Whatever. That’s what the Muslims want to do to us.

Timber Wolf on February 15, 2007 at 12:20 PM

My eyes! My eyes!

And ears! Aaaah!

Seixon on February 15, 2007 at 12:31 PM

I liked it. Especially Ann at the end.

Glynn on February 15, 2007 at 12:55 PM

There is so much great material for a fair and balanced satire show. . .because so much material is off limits on every liberal show.

januarius on February 15, 2007 at 11:29 AM

Fair and balanced satire? Peculiar idea of satire.

honora on February 15, 2007 at 12:59 PM

Honora- Jon Stewart and SNL are liberal satires, i.e. they only poke fun at things that would not affect the PC status quo. Democrats are always suave and smart, with “hilarious” personal flaws, while Republicans are always either dumb or evil. Lame and very old.

Fox’s new comedy show promises to be fair and balanced: everything is fair game, even if it is not PC.

The Rush/Ann Coulter clip was great, a very promising start.

januarius on February 15, 2007 at 1:10 PM

So on the show, could President Rush make Laura Ingraham the Atty. Gen.???

stenwin77 on February 15, 2007 at 1:21 PM

There’s a reason most actors are Libs!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on February 15, 2007 at 1:22 PM

Honora- Jon Stewart and SNL are liberal satires, i.e. they only poke fun at things that would not affect the PC status quo. Democrats are always suave and smart, with “hilarious” personal flaws, while Republicans are always either dumb or evil. Lame and very old.

Fox’s new comedy show promises to be fair and balanced: everything is fair game, even if it is not PC.

The Rush/Ann Coulter clip was great, a very promising start.

Do you watch The Daily Show? They routinely mock Hillary, Nancy, Kerry, Teddy, all the usual suspects. Does the admin take more than its share of hits? Certainly, they are the ones at the top of the heap. And let’s face it, Cheney and Rummy and Rove are the perfect targets for this kind of humor.

They also make light of political correctness. Suggest you also check out Colbert’s segment on congressional districts–he mocks everyone.

Do they lean liberal? Yes, but I believe you are exaggerating.

honora on February 15, 2007 at 1:26 PM

There’s a reason most actors are Libs!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on February 15, 2007 at 1:22 PM

It is the same reason that reporters, e.g. David Gregory, are liberal: They are shallow and not extremely bright people who go into a profession in order to be famous, liked, and considered smart. Who cares about actually being a doctor? They can play one. Who cares about actually knowing about foreign policy, history, and government? They can pretend to by asking questions written down for them.

They have no real convictions, except those which will earn them praise by liberals, whom they are naive and undereducated enough to consider to be intelligent.

januarius on February 15, 2007 at 1:34 PM

They have no real convictions, except those which will earn them praise by liberals, whom they are naive and undereducated enough to consider to be intelligent.

januarius on February 15, 2007 at 1:34 PM

Damn right. You know what else? They are prone to sweeping generalizations and the demonization of whole groups of people. Assholes.

honora on February 15, 2007 at 1:51 PM

Do you watch The Daily Show? They routinely mock Hillary, Nancy, Kerry, Teddy, all the usual suspects. Does the admin take more than its share of hits? Certainly, they are the ones at the top of the heap. And let’s face it, Cheney and Rummy and Rove are the perfect targets for this kind of humor.

Honora- There was a whole topic already on the subject. Professor Blather put it best and gave excellent examples.
http://hotair.com/archives/2007/02/11/video-happy-valentines-day-from-the-cheney-family/

For example, Bush, Quayle, Ford etc. are always stupid with dumb policies. Cheney and even Reagon are evil with evil policies. This is so tiresome and PC.

It would be nice to turn the tables and be original for once. How about making Dems always either stupid or evil and Republicans smart with funny personal flaws? We could start with an Little Richard Simmons type Osama Obama character (evil) who studied in a Muslim school in Jakarta, make Hillary a bimbo schemer with no convictions (dumb and evil), Gore an idiot who still believes in Global Warming (dumb), etc.

It would be interesting to have a show that doesn’t conform to the PC conventions of liberal satire because none exists right now. Warning: Liberals would soon be attempting to ban such a show.

januarius on February 15, 2007 at 1:55 PM

januarius: so you do or don’t watch The Daily Show and Colbert?

honora on February 15, 2007 at 1:59 PM

januarius: Do you remember SNL when Clinton was in office? John Goodman as Linda Tripp? How about Hammond doing Bill? How about that whole cigar send up? Have you ever seen their Teddy bit?

Oh why, oh why do I bother.

honora on February 15, 2007 at 2:02 PM

januarius: Do you remember SNL when Clinton was in office? John Goodman as Linda Tripp? How about Hammond doing Bill? How about that whole cigar send up? Have you ever seen their Teddy bit?

Oh why, oh why do I bother.

honora on February 15, 2007 at 2:02 PM

You are making my point exactly. They are making fun of physical traits and personal flaws of Democrats, while their policies are off limits. They make fun of Republican policies. This is the same tiresome formula, from SNL to Prairie Home Companion.

januarius: so you do or don’t watch The Daily Show and Colbert?

honora on February 15, 2007 at 1:59 PM

To tell the truth, between work and study I don’t have any time to watch TV. But if I don’t get off this blog while at work, I’m going to have plenty of time to watch those liberal satires. Later.

januarius on February 15, 2007 at 2:18 PM

honora, I don’t think you’ve got the point. Sure, Clinton was made fun of on SNL and other liberal bastions. But it’s different.

Clinton is teased as a harmless playboy, while Bush is routinely labelled an idiot.

If anything, chalking Clinton up as nothing but a playboy actually misses the biggest joke about Clinton out there. It’s taking the lesser joke. The jokes told about liberals are often the kind that make light of a larger issue, thus insulting conservatives in the process.

Seriously, they’ve made the joke about Monica so often that we’ve forgotten how that affair was discovered in the first place.

Esthier on February 15, 2007 at 2:22 PM

I love all political satire, so long as everyone is a target, regardless of their affiliation.

Republicans are loyal to the end; Democrats will eat their own after the smallest of errors.

JaHerer22 on February 15, 2007 at 10:14 AM

This one is so incredible – would take pages to refute. You’re right on the ‘forgiveness of some’.

I have no problem laughing at myself or at others who think like me. In fact, self-deprecating humor is the best kind

JaHerer22 on February 15, 2007 at 10:14 AM

Agreed!!!

honora, you’re right on most of it. Hammond is a pill!

Entelechy on February 15, 2007 at 2:22 PM

JaHerer22 on February 15, 2007 at 10:14 AM

I can’t say that I agree with everything in your post, but, your analysis of the way the writing should be done is spot on in my opinion.

If they are busy always looking for the republican/conservative punchline in everything, they will miss some very good jokes. Even worse, they might end up being like certain late-night talk show hosts that are still using the same tired only Bill Clinton jokes. I mean, the man is still in the public eye, so, I feel he’s still fair game for jokes….but NEW JOKES people.

And RightWinged is right as well….especially regarding that first clip. The fact that the man’s initials are BO is a joke that was probably pointed out to him in 1st grade. If that’s the best material the writers have regarding Mr. Obama, the writers should find a new line of work (unless they are kindergartners….in which case, they are very advanced and should stick with the comedy writing).

JadeNYU on February 15, 2007 at 2:26 PM

To tell the truth, between work and study I don’t have any time to watch TV. But if I don’t get off this blog while at work, I’m going to have plenty of time to watch those liberal satires. Later.

januarius on February 15, 2007 at 2:18 PM

But happily this lack of actual experience does not stop you from forming judgments. Do you see the problem here??? Get back to work, don’t need another conservative on the dole…(ok, see that was a joke!)

honora on February 15, 2007 at 2:47 PM

Ann would make a great VP foil to CONDI-LISCIOUS Presidency.

Think about it. Leather and Lace…..could work…..

seejanemom on February 15, 2007 at 10:01 AM

You have my attention, please expound on the details…

Lawrence on February 15, 2007 at 3:23 PM

Very funny, classy, and even though it’s only a satire, I still like how it ended: “God Bless the United States of America…and us.” Three snaps up.

Doug on February 15, 2007 at 3:25 PM

But happily this lack of actual experience does not stop you from forming judgments.

Fine. I have experience with all three programs. januarius is not missing anything. My opinion on those programs is the same.

Esthier on February 15, 2007 at 4:10 PM

Those that didn’t find it funny are either raging lib trolls, or cons that need to broaden their sense of humor a bit.

Yeah, that’s it.

Either that, or people who find it funny are just very easily amused.

The. Show. Sucked.

There is a lot of funny on the conservative side — Ace, Lileks, Iowahawk, Scott Ott, Wuzzadem — real funny, not the cardboard imitation of funny that was foisted on us in that show.

Kill it now. Kill it before it breeds.

mesablue on February 15, 2007 at 4:14 PM

My vote – Scott Ott writes and Dennis Miller delivers.

Entelechy on February 15, 2007 at 4:32 PM

Give it a chance.

spacemonkey on February 15, 2007 at 4:49 PM


Give it a chance.

spacemonkey on February 15, 2007 at 4:49 PM

That’s what they said about Nutella. It still sucks.

John from WuzzaDem on February 15, 2007 at 4:54 PM

Case in point: Bush royally screwed up Iraq and cost the Republicans both Houses of Congress and still has a good deal of support from Conservative Republicans.

Nope, not even close.

reaganaut on February 15, 2007 at 4:55 PM

And RightWinged is right as well….especially regarding that first clip. The fact that the man’s initials are BO is a joke that was probably pointed out to him in 1st grade. If that’s the best material the writers have regarding Mr. Obama, the writers should find a new line of work (unless they are kindergartners….in which case, they are very advanced and should stick with the comedy writing).

JadeNYU on February 15, 2007 at 2:26 PM

Seriously, “BO”… Come on. I already gave a couple sample jokes that could be tweaked to be smoother and fit the “news desk” better, but since you brought up Obama again, I’m going to pull one off the top about him:

“Barack Obama experienced a jump in polls this week, cutting the gap between him and frontrunner Hillary Clinton. When asked what he brought to the table as a Presidential candidate, he said simply, “I don’t know if anyone told you but I’m black”.”

(There were about three other ways I wanted to take that, but obviously the joke is – this guy has absolutely nothing to offer and the ONLY reason he’s even a known character is because he’s black. Change him to a white guy and he’s just another white guy, raised by white grandparents in Hawaii. But you could have gone the route that said “After the Senator reminded us of his race we offered to fill up his car’s gas tank, to protect him from the war zone that his wife reminded us gas stations are for black men”, or “..Then instead of kissing babies, the Senator made out with memberes of the press”.)

Again, that and the others are just rough off the top of my head jokes that could be molded to sound better… but these are actually jokes about the news… Obama is a liberal media hero, yet he has nothing to offer but his blackness and his cool name. It’s the same reason rich college kids like to look like dirty hippies. It’s all about who can be the most different which makes them the most cool. If you like Obama, it makes you feel like some kind of rebel. Yeah kids, you stick it to your parents and vote for that black guy to prove how awesome you are. Certainly better than saying his nickname in college was “gassy” and doing a couple minute long bit on a magazine called “BO Magazine”.

RightWinged on February 15, 2007 at 4:58 PM

Skeptics: Please watch the two pilot shows. The ratings they get determine if the show gets picked up.

RushBaby on February 15, 2007 at 4:58 PM

Whaddya know, there really are gay penguins.

forged rite on February 15, 2007 at 5:13 PM

Whaddya know, there really are gay penguins.

Yeah, but they are trapped in penguin OZ. There’s bound to be some deviant behavior.

mesablue on February 15, 2007 at 5:21 PM

I HATE penguins.

(Where infidel when ya’ need ‘im?)

CyberCipher on February 15, 2007 at 5:31 PM

A gay penguin ran for president

That’s why Gay Penguin walks away from loud, scary people, as well as any natural predator, such as the terrorist Leopard Seal, which eats penguins alive because it “hates freedom”.

mesablue on February 15, 2007 at 5:38 PM

Whoa, Rush! Push yourself away from the table.

Labamigo on February 15, 2007 at 6:27 PM

Gay penguin porn.

forged rite on February 15, 2007 at 6:33 PM

OMG look…canned laughter!!!

Can you believe it?? I mean…just look at the HORROR OF IT ALL!!!

Gawdawful stink poo poo cah cah….CANCEL IT!!!!

The Ugly American on February 15, 2007 at 6:39 PM

Speaking of the imagination, imagine Ann Coulter, a heartbeat away from the Presidency.

Kralizec on February 15, 2007 at 2:21 AM

Image all the people who were throwing fits after Ann’s last book waking up after dreaming that?

Strokes! Heart attacks! Seizures!! Hospitals would be flooded!

Remember the story about the people going to therapy after the 2000 elections!! Nothing compared to what would happen if this came true.

SSG Fuzzy on February 15, 2007 at 7:13 PM

wow…just watched it.

conservatives proving once again they’re adept at torture.

crr6 on February 15, 2007 at 7:36 PM

Just heard HHNH creator on Hugh Hewitt. He said the show was taped in front of a live audience. Sounds like they might have flown in some outside laugh talent.

eeyore on February 15, 2007 at 7:53 PM

Rush has been talking this up on his show the last few days. He said that these first shows are really each low-budget pilots. They will get better if the show is picked up.

Sweaty Deacon on February 15, 2007 at 8:53 PM


Skeptics: Please watch the two pilot shows. The ratings they get determine if the show gets picked up.

RushBaby on February 15, 2007 at 4:58 PM

Why would I want to make sure the show gets picked up if I don’t like it?

John from WuzzaDem on February 15, 2007 at 9:25 PM

Kill the laugh track. If the material NEEDS a laugh track, then it should not be on the show.

chsw

chsw on February 15, 2007 at 10:12 PM

At last, two people I would actually vote for.

old_dawg on February 15, 2007 at 11:04 PM

Speaking of the imagination, imagine Ann Coulter, a heartbeat away from the Presidency.

Kralizec on February 15, 2007 at 2:21 AM

Makes my pulse race just thinking about it.

Lawrence on February 16, 2007 at 12:34 AM

OK, I stayed away from this one because I thought I had more important things to do……..

But knowing Rush is deaf, his sense of humor, his intellect, and his commitment to Conservatism, along with his respect for “24″…. and Anne C., don’t ever stop the Dems from protecting their “nuts” when your in the room

…… look at all the TV critics….

Relax people……. you played into exactly what they wanted you to do.

That is the funniest part,

Other than:

Gay penguin porn.

forged rite on February 15, 2007 at 6:33 PM

THAT was funny……..

“… although they are endangered, they still preferred the males, over the females”.

PinkyBigglesworth on February 16, 2007 at 1:20 AM

Self-deprecation isn’t so funny when the self-inflicted shots being taken actually hit their target with sobering gravity. Are they sure the writers of this show aren’t lefties?

I promise you, the American people, four years (or more) of Commander-in-Chief excellence.

There’s nothing funny about the Hannity-esque idea that the President is the Commander-in-Chief of the American people. Commanders-in-Chief are above reproach. They are allowed to make orders, and their orders must not be questioned by those under their command. It is authoritarianism masquerading as patriotism to raise the President (whose title is “Mr. President” to American citizens) to the level of a Commander of the American people. It is anything but patriotic. To quote Theodore Roosevelt:

To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.

Not really joking material, Rush.

And then we have Coulter, repeating her foul theocratic assassination-fantasy war cry:

We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.

On September 13th, her anger was at least understandable. Now she just acts to tarnish Conservatives by proximity by repeating her filthy exhortation.

This show is not only incredibly unfunny (which in and of itself acts as an insult against Conservatives’ implied lowbrow sense of humor), it presents radically right-wing views as being representative of Conservatism. Concentration of executive branch power, loyal trusting of the government, theocratic imperialism … William F. Buckley Jr. would be disappointed and terrified.

Mark Jaquith on February 16, 2007 at 3:17 AM

Excuse me if I post this before reading all the other responses, but am I the only one who noticed they got it backward? Coulter certainly is president, and Rush is VP. Sorry Rush, I love you, but you’re certainly the Cheney in this relationship.

P.S. Someone on here send me some cash and I will make a conservative TV comedy that’ll make you pee your pants.

saint kansas on February 16, 2007 at 5:24 AM

Mark Jaquith on February 16, 2007 at 3:17 AM

Sir, I respect you for your insight and passion, and, I also, think the writers need a little more work….

but I believe, and I may be wrong, that the whole point of the show, is a “jab” at the extremeism in the media.

They are making the point by presenting it from the opposite point of view, which in my opinion, makes it fairly humourous, kinda like “The Simpsons”.

Watch it or not, you have the power, change the channel, I intend to watch the whole show before making final judgement…….

Just my two cents….

PinkyBigglesworth on February 16, 2007 at 5:32 AM

Two words: Rob Long.

Or, for you Pandagon readers, three words: ROB #*@%ing LONG!

C’mon, the man wrote for Cheers, for God’s sake! Give him a show! And Allah too, if he isn’t Rob Long himself.

Like any other oppressed minority, conservatives can’t settle for being just as good. BRING THE FUNNY.

saint kansas on February 16, 2007 at 11:35 AM

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