Thursday, September 20, 2012

Colbert and Stewart address the bogus Obama redistribution comment

Wow. Two days after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was caught putting down 47 percent of the population, conservatives have found a tape of President Obama making controversial statements.

"I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody’s got a shot. How do we pool resources at the same time as we decentralize delivery systems in ways that both foster competition, can work in the marketplace, and can foster innovation at the local level and can be tailored to particular communities."

Conservatives are excited about this? They think it shows that Obama is some ype of Marxist. Really? It's not about the redistribution of wealth. It's about government serviees. In fact, Obama doesn't even talk about redistribution of wealth. NBC reports that Obama praises competition and the marketplace. Oh and by the way this statement was made in 1998!

So what does Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart have to say about this? Here they are. Colbert is up first. And they take on the right-wingers at Fox News.

Here's Jon Stewar of The Daily Show.

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