Dan Savage Talks LGBT Rights & Presidential Politics With Stephen Colbert

Radio show host/columnist Dan Savage explains to Stephen Colbert that while gay marriage is fully legal in the United States, we still have a long way to go (employment discrimination, transgender discrimination,

Savage also explains why “LGBT” keeps getting longer and longer – “LGBTQIA etc….”

Plus – comparing Trump to Hillary on gay issues, he tells us why we shouldn’t hate on politicians who finally come around to the right way of thinking.

“She wasn’t always good on gay marriage, but neither was Barack Obama…When you go to somebody, go to a politician, and you say, ‘Please change your mind,’ when they change their mind, you don’t then spend the rest of their lives going, ‘F*ck you for not changing your mind sooner!’ You say, ‘Welcome to the right side of this issue, we’re glad to have you.’”

Stephen Colbert On Fiorina’s Singing: “It’s like Disney gave the wicked stepmother her own song”

I haven’t written yet about Ted Cruz’s rather gutsy move to announce a running-mate before he actually becomes the Republican presidential nominee.

Mainly because I didn’t really know what to make of it. Or what to make of Carly Fiorina’s rather creepy singing to Ted’s children at the announcement.

Stephen Colbert just about nails it though.

From Towleroad:

“I’m still reeling from the news out of the Ted Cruz campaign. First, that there is still a Ted Cruz campaign….second, that he named a running mate yesterday. That is bold.”

Colbert applauded Cruz’s “huevos rancheros” for choosing a running mate so early in the game, and then proceeded to liken it to the captain of the Titanic announcing a “vice captain” as the ship is going down.

But Colbert saved the most glee to mock Fiorina’s “lullaby” for Cruz’s children: “It’s like Disney gave the wicked stepmother her own song.”

Funny: Stephen Colbert Asks Paul Ryan About GOP Prez Nomination Over & Over Again

In his first ever Late Show appearance, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan shows a lighthearted side as he allowed himself to be questioned over and over again by host Stephen Colbert about the prospects of his accepting the Republican presidential nomination at a contested convention this summer.

“Yes or no—would you accept the nomination?” Colbert asked Ryan, who was sitting behind a massive desk and in front of an American flag, in a satellite feed from Washington.

“No, Stephen,” Ryan replied. “I have said I do not want, nor would I accept, the Republican nomination.”

“Got it,” Colbert said. “So—you’re considering the nomination?”

“No, I’m not.”

“OK. I’ll give you some time to mull this one over.” Long pause as Colbert licked the tip of his pen and pretended to scribble something. “How about now?”

“Still no.”

“So that’s a maybe?”

“No, it’s a no.”

“Like a ‘no no’? Or a ‘No, I don’t want to be speaker of the House, but I’ll accept it if you give it to me’ no?

“It’s a no no.”

“And two no nos make a yes?”

Stephen Colbert & Casey Affleck Sit Through Awkward Interview on THE LATE SHOW

Rather awkward interview segment on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert when Casey Affleck shows up a tad under-dressed for Colbert’s taste.

A joke about the rumpled Affleck sets a tone for the entire interview.

At one point, Colbert says, “You really look like a street corner Jesus.” And that was a high point.

Affleck was promoting his new movie Triple 9 in theaters February 26th.

Stephen Colbert Celebrates The “Return” Of Sarah Palin

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Stephen Colbert Breaks Down The “Best” Of The 4th GOP Debate

Stephen Colbert breaks down Tuesday night’s GOP debate to hilarious results.

He basically hits the few points that stuck in my mind; although, I do remember waking up Wednesday morning and wondering, “Was anything of importance said on that stage?”

From Raw Story:

He mocked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who angrily declared he would cut five federal agencies but repeated the Department of Commerce twice after he could name only four that should be eliminated.

“I’m with Sen. Cruz here,” Colbert joked. “I mean, two Departments of Commerce? That is wasteful.”

He also ripped Donald Trump’s plan to deport millions of undocumented immigrants that was modeled after Dwight Eisenhower’s controversial “Operation Wetback.”

“Trump is right — Eisenhower deported over 1 million illegal immigrants back in the 1950s,” Colbert said. “And it must have worked, because Mexicans were never seen here again.”

Hillary Clinton Would Not Save Big Banks Should Another 2007 Financial Crisis Occur

Appearing on The Late Show last night, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton was asked if she would allow big banks to fail should the country face a similar crisis as happened in 2007.

Her answer? “Yes.”

“First of all, under Dodd-Frank, that is what will happen because we now have stress tests and I’m going to impose a risk fee on the big bank if they engage in risky behavior,” she elaborated. “But they have to know, their shareholders have to know that yes, they will fail. And if they’re too big to fail then under my plan and others that have been proposed, they may have to be broken up.”

“Because if you can’t manage it, it’s more likely to fail,” she said.

I should also make note of the fact that Hillary consistently includes LGBT rights in her stump speeches and interviews. What a world of difference in politics in only a few years.

Watch a clip from the appearance below.