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Idiocy of the Week: Stephen Colbert’s Remarks on Skyrocketing Gas Prices

Idiotes de la semana, El American

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El American’s Idiocy of the Week award goes to progressive political activist and comedian — in that order — Stephen Colbert, who has joined the chorus of Democratic Party voices trying to downplay the impact of runaway inflation in the wake of Biden’s presidency.

In his Late Show monologue on CBS last Monday, Stephen Colbert referred to the soaring gasoline prices, which he said have occurred “since the Russian invasion” of Ukraine.

The Democratic Party and its media mouthpieces are hell-bent on making us believe this nonsense, and they seem to have committed themselves to the believing that if you repeat a lie enough times, people will believe it.

Stephen Colbert’s assumption that the runaway price escalation of the last year is due to the outbreak of the conflict just a few weeks ago got us to raise an eyebrow from the very first sentence. But what he said next was worse.

“Today the average gas price in America hit an all-time record high of over $4 per gallon. OK, that stings, but a clean conscience is worth a buck or two. It’s important. It’s important. I’m willing to pay $4 a gallon. Hell, I’ll pay $15 a gallon because I drive a Tesla.”

In recent months, many journalists, celebrities and members of the Democratic Party have tried to make believe that inflation has nothing to do with the policies adopted by the Biden administration, justifying themselves with any lame excuse, but none had dared to mock the Americans who suffer from this rise as Stephen Colbert has done.

It is as if Stephen Colbert — who is paid $15 million per year — had made fun of Americans for being poor. Hey, the solution to the price problem is to be rich like me. Stop being poor and be done with it.

Stephen Colbert embraces the Democratic narrative

At least he’s been straightforward and brutally honest. Democrats Pete Buttgieg and Kamala Harris, among others, have also said these days that the solution to rising fuel prices is to buy an electric car. Of course, as we all know, anyone who can’t afford to fill up with gas or drives a diesel is in the position to buy an expensive electric car.

Their position can only be explained by thinking that they live in a state of brutal disconnection with reality, or simply because they don’t mind laughing right in our faces. Of course they hide behind the environmental issue or the war in Ukraine.

Rather than admit their mistakes and take responsibility, the Democrats and their applauders seem to be willing to mock the needs that so many American families are going through in order to divert attention.

Democrats, who claim to be the party of working people, are the first to mercilessly disparage anyone who suffers from their policies and complains about them. Stephen Colbert is yet another example of this elitist and sectarian mentality of progressives, which since the pandemic has become very clear, in case anyone had any doubts.

Trying to dismiss inflation and its devastating effects on ordinary Americans is like when they used to tell you that lockdowns and closure of businesses were a matter of solidarity. Of course, this call for solidarity was made from their spacious mansions, sitting on their cushy wealth, while you were starving and dying of disgust locked up in your apartment.

Stephen Colbert deserves El American’s Idiocy of the Week award because while you’re struggling to pay for gas for the car you drive to work, he blames you for not being able to afford a Tesla.

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Stephen Colbert has 10 Emmys and a Tesla and you don’t. (EFE)

Ignacio Manuel García Medina, Business Management teacher. Artist and lecturer specialized in Popular Culture for various platforms. Presenter of the program "Pop Libertario" for the Juan de Mariana Institute. Lives in the Canary Islands, Spain // Ignacio M. García Medina es profesor de Gestión de Empresas. Es miembro del Instituto Juan de Mariana y conferenciante especializado en Cultura Popular e ideas de la Libertad.

Social Networks: @ignaciomgm

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