Stephen Colbert seems to be in a competition with Jimmy Kimmel as to which allegedly funny TV host can pivot to serious political pundit and more quickly suck all the fun out of life.
Kimmel seems to have the advantage here, having been deemed the “conscience” of late-night TV, whereas Colbert is still stuck in that trying-to-be-funny-yet-serious zone. Exhibit 1:
Hey GOP is now the time to talk about gun control?
How about now?
Now? Still no? Oh, "never?" "Never" is good for you?
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) October 4, 2017
We're too busy talking about how you're unfunny and dim. https://t.co/xussbIC8FL
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) October 4, 2017
Dems had the House, Senate, and Obama, but whatevs https://t.co/4Vvlgd7WXL
— driverdouglas34 (@driverdouglas34) October 4, 2017
Here’s a compromise: maybe the Democrats could get serious about what, exactly, it is that they want to enact as law — which means saying more than “it’s time to have a conversation” or “we need to take action.” And it certainly means more than holding a catered sit-in on the House floor and singing “We Shall Overcome.” That’s a tantrum, not a conversation.
Which part would you like to discuss? The existing laws that were broken by this murderer or your angsty heart feels? https://t.co/LAWkYaSlhK
— DaveinTexas (@DaveinTexas) October 4, 2017
— Ed Dudzinski (@ecdski) October 4, 2017
Come up with an idea that has the desired effect.
THEN talk shit. https://t.co/ZtFPUu5PfT
— Gordon S (@LibertyEncyclo1) October 4, 2017
When you come u with something other than confiscation, that would have stopped that massacre, let us know.
No way to reason with hysteria https://t.co/TFNiL6bOky
— BayAreaFrau (@bayareahausfrau) October 4, 2017
About the time we talk about the failed gun control in Chicago, or the illegal aliens… https://t.co/LygdUSSpO7
— Daniel Morris (@daxcainy) October 4, 2017
Every time we sit down to have a talk, you say something irredeemably stupid for your audience of trained seals, so…never with you. https://t.co/svRIHoiM2h
— JimmiEEEEEEK! ? (@JimmieWrites) October 4, 2017
Yeah, never is good.
It's a natural right, and is protected by the constitution.
Fuck off https://t.co/l66r9F5N86
— Don Middaugh III (@AKMessiah) October 4, 2017
Never, you fruitcake. Never. How about that?
STOP TRYING TO ABUSE OUR CIVIL RIGHTS. https://t.co/nuVWqN2kS8
— Screamshitter (@aerofile) October 4, 2017
— ??American?AF?? (@cocmeatsandwich) October 4, 2017
Gun control is just controlling who has the guns. So as long as there's guns, I'll have one.
Now we've had a conversation on guns. The end. https://t.co/ObwolAyjx8
— ??Parabellum?? (@e30ben) October 4, 2017
The gun debate would be far more tolerable to be had if people like Stephen Colbert didn't act like such insufferable clods. https://t.co/LNHYLNlkWR
— TheHorsePundit (@TheHorsePundit) October 4, 2017
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GAME OVER! Kim Kardashian thinks 2nd Amendment is, like, TOTES outdated https://t.co/KoMBSs822L
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 4, 2017