There is a difference between being “out of touch” and being downright sinister.
As the prices of food and gasoline skyrockets to levels never seen before in American history, multimillionaire propagandist/late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert is here to tell you why that’s a good thing.
Last night on CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the “comedian” had a discussion about the record-high gas prices as a result of the Biden Administration’s environmental policy and actions taken against Russia in their conflict with Ukraine.
Gas prices have skyrocketed over 80 cents in just the last week alone, Colbert explained to his progressive New York City audience how the pain at the pump is a price that we need to pay to send a message to Russia.
“Since the invasion, oil prices have skyrocketed.” he declared. “Today, the average gas price in America hit an all-time record high of over $4/gallon.”
“OK, that stings, but a clean conscience is worth a buck or two,” Colbert declared to the thunderous applause of his New York audience. “It’s important. It’s important. I’m willing to pay $4/gallon. Hell, I’ll pay $15 a gallon because I drive a Tesla.”
For those who don’t know, the average price of a new Telsa is $52,000 and upwards of $100,000 for certain models.
Also, just moments before claiming that paying more at the pump will keep your conscience clean he cracked a joke about the United States discussing banning imports of Russian oil in favor of purchasing it from Saudi Arabia.
He stated, “Russia has been hit with a number of crippling sanctions, and it looks like there’s more to come. Because the US and its European allies are now discussing imports of Russian oil. Take that, Putin. We are not going to buy our gas from a war criminal.”
“We’re going to buy it from the good guys. Saudi Arabia,” he stated.
It’s important to note that the reason why Stephen Colbert can afford to be dismissive of the concerns regarding rising food and energy costs is that Colbert gets paid at least $14 million a year to host his CBS late-night program and has a net worth of 75 million dollars.
Colbert can very much afford $15 a gallon at the pump with no negative impact on his life. The average American cannot.
As inflation soars to levels that haven’t been since in this country in half a century, every America in this country who makes less than 100k a year is seeing the real-life consequences of bad policymaking in real-time and there is no end in sight.
This is not the first time Colbert has made ridiculous and borderline dangerous statements on his show for the sake of towing the progressive left-wing line.
Last month when interviewing Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Colbert made the argument that the United States should remove the Senate, one of the founding institutions of this country. His reason? Because the filibuster was preventing Democrats from passing their full agenda onto the American people.
Gas prices are set to reach all-time highs this week with some parts of the country already paying $7 a gallon to fill up their cars.
But don’t worry, the late-night comedian says that it’s the price we have to pay, even if the prices triple overnight.