Gross: Mesmerized by Obama, Colbert Confesses He Needs to ‘Take a Moment to Drink You In’

Late Show host Stephen Colbert practically bowed down before Barack Obama during a sit-down interview with the former President on his Tuesday night CBS show. After starting off the show gushing over how much they both enjoyed each other, a star-struck Colbert confessed he needed to “drink in” Obama’s presence:

“Can we just take moment — I can just — and I want to talk. I just want to take a moment to drink you in for just a moment. Because I’m having to get used to looking at a President. [LAUGHTER] Again. You know, I’ve gotten out of — I’ve gotten out of the habit,” he gushed.

After that embarrassing love fest, the pair went on to bond over how much they hated Trump and his supporters. The former President went on to bash his successor’s “shambolic” response to coronavirus, while the late-night host eagerly assisted. “Especially after you left a game plan, for this very specific thing!” Colbert gushed before adding, “Are you surprised that they did not see the political advantage of looking like you cared?!” 

Obama even compared Republican voters to Colbert’s former conservative caricature on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report “drinking their own Kool-Aid”: 

OBAMA: In your original show, right, you know, there was a– you’re satirizing a certain attitude. But you never thought that folks would actually start believing. 

COLBERT: I did not know I was a prophet. I thought I was a comedian. 

OBAMA: You thought you were a comedian. But now you’re– you couldn’t make up some of the stuff that you’re seeing. And it is to the detriment of the country, but as you said, it’s also– it runs contrary to what would have been smart politics if, you know, the Republicans wanted to maintain the White House. And that in some ways is more troubling because now it’s no longer even strategic. It is– you’re drinking your own Kool-Aid in a way that I think is troublesome. And one of the big challenges that Joe Biden is going to have is to figure out how to puncture that, you know, information bubble that– not just Republican officials, but a sizable portion of voters are in right now. 

So much for “uniting the country.” The liberal host couldn’t hide his disdain for conservatives either, asking Obama how Biden could reach “those people:”

How do you then speak to those people, even if you are someone like Joe Biden who’s capable, believes in a government doing the job to serve the people, and is empathetic to the needs and concerns of the people who didn’t vote for him— and we’ll get to eventually. Part of what I think is extraordinary about what we’re about to go through is you know that Joe Biden actually does care about the people who didn’t vote for him and why they didn’t and what they think. How does he reach those people?

If all this liberal smugness wasn’t nauseating enough, Colbert confessed to Obama how seeing President Trump sitting next to him after he took office gave him a “chilling” emotional premonition of the horrible things that were to come:

COLBERT: But that I was a chilling moment for me to watch because I perceived in that moment the dignity of the office, or rather the trappings of dignity and status that falls upon– rightly falls upon the person who holds that office in that moment. And I saw the way– or rather I had a flash, an emotional flash of all the ways that could be abused over the next four years. Were you having a similar feeling in that moment? 

OBAMA: Yeah, it was a concern. 

COLBERT: And were those concerns borne out over the next four years? 

OBAMA: Exceeded. 

COLBERT: Thank you.

Part two and three of the interview switched back to the sycophantic fawning over Obama in his personal life, and decision to run for President. Colbert ended the interview playing wastepaper basketball with the former President and begging him to mention him in his next memoir…in case you needed a reminder of how the vicious media returns to gentle lapdogs once a Democrat is in office.

McDonald’s and Aveeno sponsored this Obama worship, you can contact them at the Conservatives Fight Back page links provided.

Read a partial transcript below:

The Late Show
11/24/2020
11:54:12 p.m.

STEPHEN COLBERT: It’s good to see you. 

BARACK OBAMA: It is good — it is good to be seen. I’ve been seeing you on television, but it’s good to see you in person. 

COLBERT: That’s nice. That’s got to shell the demo. How old are you? Are you– are you– are you 18 and 54? 

OBAMA: I’m not the demographic you are looking for. 

COLBERT: It doesn’t count. I apologize, it doesn’t count. 

OBAMA: Michelle says hey. 

COLBERT: Good. Good. Good.

OBAMA: You know she loves you. 

COLBERT: Well I have really enjoyed spending time with her over the last four years. 

OBAMA:I know, and she adores you. She thinks the world of you. I think you’re okay. 

COLBERT: Can we just take moment– I can just– and I want to talk. I just want to take a moment to drink you in for just a moment. Because I’m having to get used to looking at a president. [LAUGHTER] Again. You know, I’ve gotten out of– I’ve gotten out of the habit. I have to warm up for Joe Biden. I don’t want to pull anything when I see him take the oath of office. You have got to ease me into this a little bit. 

OBAMA: Joe’s going to be great.

COLBERT: I have no doubt. 

OBAMA: And Kamala is going to be great. They’re going to have big challenges ahead, but, you know, we’ve got the potential of returning to a presidency that is actually paying attention and trying to do right by all people and not just some. 

COLBERT: A lot of announcements of cabinet positions over the last two days? 

OBAMA: Yes, people I know. 

COLBERT: Guys you know. There’s a whole lot of return to the sort of– the stability and– what’s that word? Competency. ( Laughs ) of your eight years. Which is novel. Which is as good as a vacation right now, somebody that actually wants to do the job they’re hired to do. That’s an interesting idea, isn’t it?

OBAMA: And experience, and has read about stuff, and know where countries are. It’s great. 

COLBERT: So, how you been? How you been the last four years? I haven’t seen a lot of ya. 

OBAMA: No. 

COLBERT: And it’s been kind of– I don’t know if you’ve been paying attention– it’s been kind of crazy out here. [LAUGHTER] We’re all– we’re all a little tired. This is how I want to sit. This is my actual– this is America’s posture. We’re a little bit like a boned fish right now, and it’s one of the reasons why it’s nice to see you. So I’m– 

OBAMA:  Listen, I’m– I am good. 

COLBERT: …[A]re you surprised that they did not see the political advantage of looking like you cared?

OBAMA: Yes. And I think that that is a measure of how detached from reality and how embedded ideological and conspiratorial thinking has become, where you’re doing it even when it’s to your disadvantage, right. In your original show, right, you know, there was a– you’re satirizing a certain attitude. But you never thought that folks would actually start believing. 

COLBERT: I did not know I was a prophet. I thought I was a comedian. 

OBAMA: You thought you were a comedian. But now you’re– you couldn’t make up some of the stuff that you’re seeing. And it is to the detriment of the country, but as you said, it’s also– it runs contrary to what would have been smart politics if, you know, the Republicans wanted to maintain the White House. And that in some ways is more troubling because now it’s no longer even strategic. It is– you’re drinking your own kool-aid in a way that I think is troublesome. And one of the big challenges that Joe Biden is going to have is to figure out how to puncture that, you know, information bubble that– not just Republican officials, but a sizable portion of voters are in right now. 

COLBERT: That gets you to a question that’s buried deep in these pages right here, but it could be the only question I asked you. If I only had one question to ask you right now it would be, “What happens now?” [chuckles] What the hell happens now when you have half or 70% of the Republicans, so maybe about 40% of the public think that Joe Biden won by cheating, and they believe that all these fantasies being promulgated about democratic cabals that seem to be pulling the strings in states, Democrat or Republican, all over the United States. How do you then speak to those people, even if you are someone like Joe Biden who’s capable, believes in a government doing the job to serve the people, and is empathetic to the needs and concerns of the people who didn’t vote for him— and we’ll get to eventually. Part of what I think is extraordinary about what we’re about to go through is you know that Joe Biden actually does care about the people who didn’t vote for him and why they didn’t and what they think. How does he reach those people?

OBAMA: Well, look, I think he’s in a good position to make the effort. The fact that he won is indicative of the message he sent of wanting to unify the country. I do think people are exhausted by just this know–, you know, World Wrestling Federation constant cage match. And people just want to feel as if a day passes without it being dominated by something crazy coming out of the White House. 

COLBERT: That photo opportunity after y’all had had your conversation in the Oval Office — and I don’t want to spent a lot of time. I’ve been talking about the President a lot for four years, and I’ve had my fill. But that I was a chilling moment for me to watch because I perceived in that moment the dignity of the office, or rather the trappings of dignity and status that falls upon– rightly falls upon the person who holds that office in that moment. And I saw the way– or rather I had a flash, an emotional flash of all the ways that could be abused over the next four years. Were you having a similar feeling in that moment? 

OBAMA: Yeah, it was a concern. 

COLBERT: And were those concerns borne out over the next four years? 

OBAMA: Exceeded. 

COLBERT: Thank you.

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