November 12, 2008

The wingnuts and their Master, Bill O'Reilly, have been waiting for the day when those darned minorities would stop picking on white people and start turning on each other. Which is why they're selling the Prop 8 outcome as the product of the black vote.

Stephen Colbert, of course, was out giving this line of argument his own special juice last night, beginning with the Papa Bear clip in question:

O'Reilly: Here is really the crux of this issue, ladies -- and gentlemen watching tonight: Why were they outside of Warren's church? It was the black vote that voted down gay marriage. Why weren't they in front of the black church?

Colbert: Yes! There wasn't one protester outside the First National Church of Black!

All Rick Warren did, all Pastor Warren did was endorse the ban to tens of thousands of his church members. We all know who voted for the ban!

[Plays news clips describing 70 percent of the black vote favoring Prop 8.]

Colbert: Gays should protest black people! The new conflict is gays vs. blacks, and blacks vs. gays. And black gays vs. themselves. It's gonna be great.

I've been saying for years these PC groups would turn on each other -- although I had my heart set on Eskimos vs. the handicapped.

Be sure to check out Dan Savage's followup exchange with Colbert, including the classic line:

"Soaking is up what you do immediately after saddlebacking."

Even Colbert had some difficulty maintaining the poker face on that one.

[H/t to Heather for the video.]

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