Colbert: “Two men who will be slugging it out in the fall: President Obama, and the man who would defeat him, David Koch.”
Stephen Colbert recently spoke at an event for those named to the list of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and while his razor sharp, “is it a joke or not?” humor roasted much of the crowd, he saved his best lines for union enemy #1, David Koch.
After cracking jokes about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sandra Fluke, Chelsea Handler, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Louis C.K., Colbert turned the topic to Koch — who was in attendance — and the amount of power he has over American politics. Colbert took some extended shots at Koch compared to the one-liners he used for everyone else:
Of course, all of us should be honored to be listed on the TIME 100 alongside the two men who will be slugging it out in the fall: President Obama, and the man who would defeat him, David Koch.
Give it up everybody. David Koch.
Little known fact — David, nice to see you again, sir.
Little known fact, David’s brother Charles Koch is actually even more influential. Charles pledged $40 million to defeat President Obama, David only $20 million. That’s kind of cheap, Dave.
Sure, he’s all for buying the elections, but when the bill for democracy comes up, Dave’s always in the men’s room. I’m sorry, I must have left Wisconsin in my other coat.
I was particularly excited to meet David Koch earlier tonight because I have a Super PAC, Colbert Super PAC, and I am — thank you, thank you — and I am happy to announce Mr. Koch has pledged $5 million to my Super PAC. And the great thing is, thanks to federal election law, there’s no way for you to ever know whether that’s a joke.
By the way, if David Koch likes his waiter tonight, he will be your next Congressman.
In the past week, the Koch Brothers political front group, Americans for Prosperity, launched a $6.5 million campaign of anti-Obama television commercials in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio and Virginia that suggests money from Obama’s $814 billion economic stimulus package went to overseas green-energy companies. The Koch Brothers’ fortunes are going toward misinforming America about key issues, so it may take a man with an audience as big as Stephen Colbert to get the public to understand the danger of their string-pulling ways.