Stephen Colbert of The Late Show took time to take the anti-gay (and erroneously named) One Million Moms to task for their public opposition of Campbell Soups new LGBT-friendly ad featuring two gay dads.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert went after the still-lingering crazies who think they will turn back the clock on marriage equality last night.
“Folks, gay marriage is still a controversial issue in this country, despite the fact that it’s not…”
“I think everyone should love whoever they want.
“So, I was miffed when Kentucky County Clerk and forehead magnate Kim Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. But I also felt bad for her when that judge sent her to jail and even worse when she was sentenced to send an afternoon with Mike Huckabee. It’s cruel and unusual,” he joked.
With that in mind, Colbert introduced his own line of “all-inclusive wedding cake toppers.”
Appearing on The Late Show last night, Sen. Elizabeth Warren explains to Stephen Colbert what is wrong with the government of the richest country in the world.
“The game is rigged – our country and how it’s run. Here we are the richest country in the world and we have so much going for us and yet we have a federal government that works great for millionaires, works great for billionaires, works great for giant corporations, for anybody that can hire an army of lobbyists, an army of lawyers, give lots of campaign money. For the rest of America, it’s just not working and it’s time to take that government back and make it work for us.”
Colbert’s response? “Well, it certainly doesn’t sound like you’re running for president…”
Sen. Ted Cruz dropped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss the idea of compromise in politics (a la Reagan) and of course, same-sex marriage.
Cruz got a somewhat chilly response from the audience, which I’m sure Cruz expected to some degree given Colbert’s audience. But when it came to talking on marriage equality, he actually garnered some boos.
From NBC News:
When a few audience members began to boo the White House hopeful, Colbert asked for their respect and gave Cruz the last word.
“The 10th Amendment states that if the Constitution doesn’t mention it, it’s a question for the states,” said Cruz, a Harvard law graduate who once clerked for Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist.
“I don’t think we should entrust governing our society to five unelected lawyers in Washington.”
On his last line, Cruz received some applause, which largely eluded him throughout the interview. “If you want to win an issue, go to the ballot box and win at the ballot box,” he said. “That’s the way the Constitution was designed.”
You’ll note that Cruz makes a point of lessening the level of respect that should be afforded the Supreme Court Justices by always referring to them as “unelected lawyers,” not “judges” or “justices.”
Last night on The Late Show, Stephen Colbert interviewed Apple CEO about a number of subjects including the newly introduced version of iPhone.
But along the way, Colbert asked Cook about growing up in Alabama as a young gay man, and his reasons for coming out.
Kids were getting basically discriminated against, kids were even being disclaimed by their own parents. And that I needed to do something. And where I valued my privacy significantly, I felt that I was valuing it too far above what I could do for other people. And so I wanted to tell everyone my truth.
After beating Death in a game of chess – thus ensuring his immortality – Stephen Colbert’s big finish to his long-running Comedy Central show last night included an epic star-studded group singalong of “We’ll Meet Again.”
Joining Colbert were Jon Stewart, Andy Cohn, Randy Newman, Willie Nelson, Cyndi Lauper, Sen. Cory Booker, Henry Kissinger, Bryan Cranston, Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric, George Lucas, Big Bird and Cookie Monster from “Sesame Street”, James Franco, Arianna Huffington, Bill de Blasio, Jeff Daniels, Barry Manilow, Charlie Rose, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Keith Olbermann, Andrew Sullivan, Mike Huckabee, Elijah Wood, Bill Clinton, Dan Savage, J.J. Abrams, astronauts at the ISS, and many others.
And how else could this singular sensation sign off for the last time but from Santa’s sleigh accompanied by Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek and a unicorned Abraham Lincoln flying off into eternity…?
Check the clips below. And thanks Stephen Colbert for the laughs. See you next year when you take over for David Letterman on CBS.
President Obama dropped by The Colbert Report last night telling Stephen Colbert, “You’ve been taking a lot of shots at my job, I’ve decided to take a shot at yours.”
He then took over the next segment – The Word – and “read” Colbert’s comments on Obamacare. The bit was a cute way to encourage young viewers to sign up at Healthcare.gov, and along the way took a few funny hits from Colbert in the form of witty phrases that appeared next to him on screen. Via Raw Story:
“There are things that people from both parties like about Obamacare,” the president said, as the screen told viewers, “Everything but the ‘Obama.’”
The program, Obama said, had enrolled more than 1 million people within the past few weeks (“So, half as popular as [a] Grumpy Cat video”). But, though, Republicans could still pass bills to repeal it once they take control of the Senate on top of the House.
“If I know that guy, he is willing to use it,” Obama-as-Colbert said. “And let’s face it, even if Republicans managed to repeal it, they’d have to replace it with their own health-care plan. And once they touch it, they own it. Then, if anything goes wrong, suddenly everybody will be complaining about Mitch McConnellcare.”
The video may get yanked, so watch while you can.
Stephen Colbert took time in his Tip of the Hat/Wag the Finger segment to address Apple CEO Tim Cook’s recent coming out:
“Yes, Apple CEO Tim Cook has come out as gay, which means two years from now, Microsoft’s CEO will also come out as gay.”
“As a corporate titan this man should follow tradition – and hide his sexuality in the Caymans.”