In an attempt to reclaim both houses in the 2010 election, the Republican party has proposed a "Purity Test," a screening process that would weed out candidates who don't adhere to "core conservative principles." As the ten stipulations of the test revolve around opposition to the Obama administration, Colbert compared them to the 10 Commandments - "if one of the tablets said 'F' and the other said 'U.'"
Colbert called out the GOP out for the hypocrisy of the plan, describing them as "a party of white Christian men, who call Obama a Nazi, pushing the concept of purity." He added that adhering to a checklist would not provide the assurance the GOP needs, so he presented an alternative -- putting moderate Republicans in life-threatening situations that reveal their true beliefs...like in the move "Saw."
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