Daily Kos: Colbert the Idiot Is 'Overqualified' to Be Senate Republican

For conservatives who aren’t enamored of liberal comedian Stephen Colbert’s “look, I’m an idiot conservative!” routine, it’s not amusing that Democratic pollster Tom Jensen went into South Carolina and found that Colbert was the “people’s choice” to replace resigning Sen. Jim DeMint.

But David Nir at the Daily Kos thinks that’s just perfect, since Colbert the Idiot is “overqualified” in a Republican caucus full of morons:

Now, the truthy-telling talkshow host has dabbled in politics before, hosting rallies in Washington, mucking about with his own Super PAC, and even running for president  in his native South Carolina. But would Colbert suit Republicans, who of course want to replace the conservative DeMint with another right-winger?

I think so! Stephen Colbert once described Stephen Colbert as a "well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot," which if anything makes him overqualified to serve in the Senate as a Republican. But hey, 20 percent of South Carolinians want to see him succeed DeMint—a clear majority, as I'm sure Colbert would understand it.

Tim Graham
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