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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

This is truly a must see video -- Stephen Colbert nails the repubs on climate change: Watch Stephen Colbert yell at a plant

Watch Stephen Colbert yell at a plant

by Jess Zimmerman, Grist, March 14, 2012

Stephen Colbert understands the Republican candidates’ aversion to big words, logic, facts, and critical thinking. That’s why he wants to applaud how good they are at being as dumb as possible as fast as possible without stopping for any reason. Here, he highlights some notable moments where the candidates simplify climate and energy policy issues to the point of ridiculousness. Basically, he’s performing a reductio ad absurdum on their reductios ad absurdum, which isn’t an easy trick.

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