Colbert Attacks 'King Gun Snatcher The Magnificent' Obama' For Using Kids As Human Shields


Stephen Colbert had a bit of fun with some of President Obama's detractors for his attempt to do something about the gun violence in America during this Thursday evenings edition of The Colbert Report: Colbert Mocks Rush Limbaugh, Steve Doocy's Obama Gun Law Criticism:

Unlike his Comedy Central cohort Jon Stewart, who has devoted much of this week to harshly criticizing the NRA and gun control opponents, Stephen Colbert joined Rush Limbaugh and Steve Doocy of "Fox & Friends" in lamenting "King Gun-Snatcher the Magnificent." On Tuesday's show, he mocked Limbaugh for Limbaugh's own mockery of President Obama's decision to bring children onstage when announcing his gun reform proposals.

Limbaugh barked on his radio show about how sickening he found Obama's display. "He brings these kids, supposedly who wrote letters to the White House after Newtown ... to paint a picture of support [mocking voice] among the children!" Limbaugh said. He continued in a falsely sympathetic tone, "They don't want to die. How can you not listen to them?" [...]

He also had some fun at the expense of Steve Doocy, who questioned why those same kids don't question Obama's tax plan and its implications for younger generations, because of course he did.

Colbert followed up with his Word segment, where he asked if the Second Amendment is truly meant to defend against government force, how can citizens ever be safe until they can have their own aircraft carriers?


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