If you’re not familiar with either of these comedic geniuses, they each host satiric news shows on Comedy Central. John Stewart hosts the “more liberal” based show, The Daily Show, where as Stephen Colbert hosts the “more conservative” show, The Colbert Report.
A big portion of each show is focused on politics, especially when it’s a presidential election year. The two of them really know how to make a joke out of any worthy news story, and you better believe they go all out when it comes to the politicians. During the last presidential election Stephen Colbert even announced that he would be entering into the South Carolina primaries in the race for the President of the USA.
Hilarious? Yes. Impractical? In my opinion, not at all. These two men make fun of news and politics for a living. They know how to take an action taken or policy made by a political power and turn it into the laughing stock of thew news world. Sometimes the jokes are farfetched and outrageous, but other times, to be honest, they make sense. Why would the president or congress or even the senate make a certain decision when it clearly did not make any sense? How do we know it didn’t make any sense? Because John and Stephen pointed it out to us in a matter of minutes.
Obviously I am aware of the fact that people running for office should have some political credentials and knowledge of the world around us, but hasn’t a lot of politics over the years turned into a game of “who can get ahead” rather than “who can help our country”? Shouldn’t we have someone in office that is able to take a step back, have a good laugh, and really look at the issues at hand rather than figure out how to please a certain party?
The political world is definitely not ready for someone like Stephen Colbert to run for office, but the next time someone like him runs again…I’ll be listening to what they have to say and not look at the job they currently have.