Trust comedian Colbert to cut through the lies and deceit and joyously parse the shutdown and its aftermath. He had been on vacation for two weeks and sadly missed this big story!
On his show last night, Colbert noted the $24 billion price tag of this action and the fact that China lowered America’s credit rating to A- (or an F by the standards of Chinese tiger parents).
There were clips of Ted Cruz (R-Canada) claiming victory. And as Stephen Colbert noted, victory also leads folks to find someone to blame.
Colbert reserved his most biting and hilarious remarks for Dr. Keith Ablow who used his so-called expertise to analyze the President’s actions and words.
Because President Obama used terms like “terrorists” and “hostages” for Congress folks acting like terrorists and taking the country hostage, our Chief Executive is suffering from abandonment issues. The psychiatrist posited his theory that Obama’s verbiage and handling of the government shutdown just demonstrated abandonment issues.
Dr. Colbert, armed with his honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, then proceeded to analyze the Fox News “expert.” Ablow, Colbert purred, could smoothly pull theories out of his own ass and write them down with personal excrement.
Watch the hilarious clip.