Colbert on GOP enthusiasm: ‘Mitt Romney’s our candidate and there’s no changing that now.’

By Megan Carpentier
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 8:35 EDT
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Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night opened his show with cartoons likening President Obama to former Chinese dictator Mao Zedong and Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, dubbing the Democratic Convention the “2012 People’s Party Congress of Charlotte.”

“They’re hoping for a replay of four years ago,” Colbert said, “when hordes of hope-addled lemmings cried as their Dear Leader orated between soaring Greek columns.”

“Now, four years ago those were fake Greek columns,” Colbert added. “This time, it’s the actual Parthenon. Greece sold it for a buck seventy-five and a jug of tzatziki.”

But, really, he was just mad that the Democrats felt the need to copy the Republican convention. “Folks, the whole this is just sad, it’s just sad. Every time the Republicans have a convention, it’s like the Democrats have to have one too!”

It was, however, okay, because RNC Chairman Reince Priebus knows that the voters are on their side, and Colbert agreed. “We have all the enthusiasm. Mitt Romney’s our candidate and there’s no changing that now.”

Watch the video, which first aired on Comedy Central on September 5, 2012, below:

Megan Carpentier
Megan Carpentier is the executive editor of Raw Story. She previously served as an associate editor at Talking Points Memo; the editor of news and politics at Air America; an editor at Jezebel.com; and an associate editor at Wonkette. Her published works include pieces for the Washington Post, the Washington Independent, Ms Magazine, RH Reality Check, the Women's Media Center, On the Issues, the New York Press, Bitch and Women's eNews.
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