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Colbert Hammers GOP For Insane Euphemisms (VIDEO)

05/10/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

As part his week-long look at health care (and the Republican's fear that Dems are ramming the bill down their throat), last night Stephen Colbert broke down the word "reconciliation," mocking the media's adoption of "nuclear option" to replace it.

Colbert acknowledged that this is not the first time Republicans have twisted words around to follow their agenda, citing classics like "death panel" and "no." And like all the others, "nuclear option" is no less extreme.

To make his point, Colbert noted that any word could be twisted around to have a negative connotation, and conservatives may need to make the health care bill sound even more evil to sway the American people. "Doctors" could be called "rubber gloved ass-probers" who "keep you from going to heaven."

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