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Stephen Colbert mocks Fox News over Obama-Bush comparisons

"Excuse me, sir, bombing the Middle East and throwing the CIA under the bus is kind of George Bush's thing"


Sarah Gray
September 30, 2014 5:57PM (UTC)

On principle, conservative pundit Stephen Colbert doesn't like anything that President Obama does, Colbert reminded viewers on Monday night. Even if he likes an Obama policy, he doesn't agree with it.

So of course Colbert called out Obama for presidential "Mad Libs" -- or taking words from President George W. Bush -- when he admitted to "60 Minutes" that the administration underestimated ISIS, and called for a strong response at the U.N.

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"Excuse me, sir, bombing the Middle East and throwing the CIA under the bus is kind of George Bush's thing," he said.

Colbert pointed out that he's not the only one noticing this "trend." Fox News pundits (who wanted Obama to take a stronger stand) are also making comparisons. Watch below:


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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