Colbert: U.S. now safe from maniacs wielding gun control bills

By David Ferguson
Friday, April 19, 2013 7:55 EDT
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Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert congratulated America on being safe from maniacs wielding gun control bills and gave special thanks to the U.S. Senate for standing up to grieving families to protect that which is most precious of all, their NRA ratings.

“Nation, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that it is a proud day to be an American,” Colbert said. “Because thanks to a minority in the U.S. Senate, we no longer have to live in fear of some maniac coming after those we love with a gun control bill.”

The country should be proud of the Senate’s ability to stand up to “the grieving families being used as props by Generalissimo Glock-Snatch over here,” he said, referring to President Barack Obama’s decision to allow the families of the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary to lobby Congress directly.

“Luckily 45 brave Senators stood tall to protect what they hold most precious,” Colbert quipped, “their ‘A’ rating from the NRA.”

He went on to salute the four Democrats who joined the Republican effort to quash universal background checks, including Alaska Democrat Sen. Mark Begich, who said, “It’s dangerous to do any type of policy in an emotional moment.”

“Yes,” said Colbert, “true leadership is waiting until the moment has passed. That’s why I’ve always believed that we should have waited until 1950 to declare war on Japan.”

Watch the video, embedded below via Comedy Central:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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