The Colbert Report
The Republican Ring of Power
Season 7 • 07/28/2011
Days from America's potential default, John McCain angers Tea Partiers by calling them "Hobbits."
Nissan's "LEAF Wave" DeadlineThe Colbert ReportS7
Grassroots-organic-slow-food-locavore types who buy electric cars love manufactured traditions.
Sign Off - Surveillance Drone CrashThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen operates and crashes a semi-autonomous flying surveillance drone.
Difference Makers - Patrick RodgersThe Colbert ReportS7
For too long, average homeowners have been powerless against big banks, but vampire Patrick Rodgers forecloses on the foreclosers.
Missy CummingsThe Colbert ReportS7
Missy Cummings wants to replace the military's cumbersome battlefield surveillance technology with lightweight, smartphone-operated drones.
Helium Runs OutThe Colbert ReportS7
With America's helium supply dwindling, the country has no choice but to hunt balloons in the wild.
Buddy Roemer Pt. 1The Colbert ReportS7
Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer takes no PAC money and wants to kick the special-interest hogs off the trough.
Colbert Super PAC - For the ChildrenThe Colbert ReportS7
Little Charlie and Grace's mom won't let them have a Colbert Super PAC lemonade stand until Stephen can tell them what his Super PAC stands for.
Sign Off - Cone of SilenceThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen says goodnight with the Colbert Super PAC Cone of Silence over his head.
Buddy Roemer Pt. 2The Colbert ReportS7
Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer needs financial help from Iowans, but Trevor Potter has warned him not to discuss his campaign plans with Stephen.
Colbert Super PAC - Matthew Dowd & Ham RoveThe Colbert ReportS7
After consulting with Ham Rove and Matthew Dowd, Stephen calls on the Colbert Nation to determine the direction of his Super PAC.
The Republican Ring of PowerThe Colbert ReportS7
The debt crisis and "The Lord of the Rings" both have elaborate plots, too many characters to keep track of, and talking about either of them repels girls.
Sign Off - SneakersThe Colbert ReportS7
Stephen shows off his sneakers from Zappos and ties his laces.
Tony HsiehThe Colbert ReportS7
Zappos' C.E.O. Tony Hsieh values weirdness in employees and delivers happiness to customers.
The Word - With Great Power Comes No ResponsibilityThe Colbert ReportS7
With the proposed Super Congress, only 12 lawmakers will have to make unpopular recommendations, and the rest of Congress can avoid blame.
"Three Billy Goats Gruff" Budget NegotiationsThe Colbert ReportS7
When handling budget negotiations, Troll Obama should never have let the Republican billy goats clomp over his bridge.
Intro - 8/1/11The Colbert ReportS7
Barack Obama makes a deal with Republicans, a new technology honors the dead, and Zappos' C.E.O. Tony Hsieh always does free returns.
From Ashes to BulletsThe Colbert ReportS7
Alabama company Holy Smoke turns loved ones' ashes into real bullets that can be used to hunt turkeys on Thanksgiving.
America's Credit Grating - David LeonhardtThe Colbert ReportS7
According to The New York Times' David Leonhardt, safeguarding America's credit rating requires reducing health costs and raising taxes.
Intro - 8/2/11The Colbert ReportS7
America's credit rating may be downgraded, the recession affects children, and Al Hunt has 42 years of journalistic experience in Washington.
America's Credit GratingThe Colbert ReportS7
America should handle credit ratings agencies the way it does all terrorists: by marching the marines into their offices and whisking them off to Gitmo.
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