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Colbert Rips Harold Ford Jr. For Flip Flopping On Abortion, Gay Marriage (VIDEO)

First Posted: 03/28/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:20 PM ET

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Colbert took some shots at Harold Ford Jr. last night, "commending" him for not only establishing residency in New York, but blatantly changing his political views. Colbert proudly called the former Tennessee Congressman his "Alpha Dog of Week."

Since emerging as a primary challenger to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in New York's 2010 election, Ford has had the "musty sack" change his stance on abortion and gay marriage. On the latter issue, Colbert understood Ford's admission to Matt Lauer that he supported gay marriage, flashing a dashing photo of NBC personality.

While a lot of politicians flip flop on issues, Colbert was most impressed with Ford's decision to do all this in the media dominated New York City. Applauding the gumption, he saluted the former Congressman, saying,"Bravo Harold Ford for who you are, and who you might be in 15 minutes."


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