The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) launched “Colbert Week” to celebrate the work of television comedian Stephen Colbert.
Colbert, who has been mocking conservatives in character for nine years on his Comedy Central show, will turn in his final “The Colbert Report” broadcast Thursday before he moves to CBS to take over for David Letterman. His work is being honored by the political party that Colbert’s youth-targeted shtick has most benefited.
The DCCC’s latest fundraising gambit comes in the form of a congratulatory card the party is sending to Colbert.
— DCCC (@dccc) December 18, 2014
Colbert’s supposedly apolitical new gig at the notoriously liberal CBS network places him in the historical company of Dan Rather, who resigned from CBS News for broadcasting fraudulent documents about President George W. Bush’s National Guard service, and Letterman, who frequently discussed his left-wing politics and provided safe haven on the airwaves for guests President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
The DCCC garnered mockery during the midterm election cycle for running desperate fundraising emails with subject lines including “humiliating loss” and “crippling blow.” Rush Limbaugh recently retained counsel with the intent to sue the DCCC for taking his words about Ohio State’s sexual consent policy out of context. (RELATED: Limbaugh To Sue Dems).