Colbert: Republicans get 'contact high' from embracing Rush
"Thankfully, thankfully, thankfully," faux Comedy Central pundit Stephen Colbert declared that "things are looking better" for the Republican Party, since they have found a "bold new leader."
But Colbert wasn't talking about new Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele. No, "Rush Limbaugh is the future of the Republican Party," Colbert intoned, as a graphic behind him popped up asking "This is 1993, right?"
After Colbert recounted how Limbaugh had recently said that he hoped President Obama would fail yet Republicans rushed to embrace the conservative radio host "as their leader," another graphic added "and got a contact high."
"So the battle lines were drawn and the GOP went to battle for Lord Humongous," Colbert said.
Colbert added, "I cherish Rush's voice, too. That's why he's my ring tone."
Colbert's phone played a famous Limbaugh sound bite: "Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society."
"So true," Colbert said, "it's kind of like what talk radio does for unattractive men."
Stephen Colbert examines new leadership in the Republican Party.
This video is from Comedy Central's The Daily Show, broadcast Feb. 3, 2009.
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