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Colbert Word: Barack-Handed Compliment

[media id=6890] From The Colbert Report, Dec. 3, 2008. Even worse America's problems have made it impossible for pundits like me to undermine Presid

From The Colbert Report, Dec. 3, 2008.

Even worse America's problems have made it impossible for pundits like me to undermine President-elect Barack Obama. Of course I want him to fall flat on his face, but only after he fixed my 401K. It is a tricky dilemma and it brings us to tonight's Word...Barack-Handed Compliment. In times like these you must root for the Commander in Chief. And if you're smart you must also zombie-proof your house. And plenty of people have said nice things about him.

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So like it or not I am forced to say something nice about Barack Obama. But isn't there, isn't there a way to say something nice to someone and be a douche-bag at the same time?

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