A group of conservative South Carolina mothers have clicked their
tongues chidingly at Stephen Colbert, urging him to stop doing goofy
political things and leave the real Presidenting to clowns who take
CafeMom, a website where women can exchange stories of the travails of
motherhood or, alternately, argue about parenting and make other
people feel bad about themselves, held a town hall in South Carolina
where the attendees were asked to voice their opinion on the candidacy
of Stephen Colbert. Even after a heartfelt plea to the moms wherein he
started out acting the straight man, he ended with a loving satirical
tribute to corporations and everything they've done for us.
I'm sure you're worried about the skyrocketing national debt we're
leaving our kids. About an increasingly am***culture bombarding our
children with unhealthy images that undermine the institution of
marriage. And an education system that allows Washington bureaucrats
to put God on permanent suspension from our schools. There's one other
issue that is near and dear to my heart. And that is how we treat the
folks who, like moms, take care of America's needs. I'm talking about
Dead silence in the room. This is everything Professional Troll
Stephen Colbert dreamed.
He went on to tell the gathered frowning moms that corporations were
like the moms of America's jobs, repeating the "corporations are
people" that Mitt Romney once famously uttered.
The moms, many of whom appear to be beyond "mom" age and some of whom
appear to be dads, don't find Colbert cute or funny in the least bit
whatsoever. Their opinions of him ranged from "crazy" to "wacky" to
"very liberal." My favorite, though, is the knowing glances the women
exchange after one of them refers to him as a "Charleston dandy." Oh
no she didn't!
Ladies not getting a joke about a ridiculous process? Moms being
overly reverent and behaving like the worn out 'uncool' parent trope
from *** sex comedies? We're busting all sorts of stereotypes over