Unlike his Comedy Central cohort Jon Stewart, who has devoted much of this week to harshly criticizing the NRA and gun control opponents, Stephen Colbert joined Rush Limbaugh and Steve Doocy of "Fox & Friends" in lamenting "King Gun-Snatcher the Magnificent." On Tuesday's show, he mocked Limbaugh for Limbaugh's own mockery of President Obama's decision to bring children onstage when announcing his gun reform proposals.
Limbaugh barked on his radio show about how sickening he found Obama's display. "He brings these kids, supposedly who wrote letters to the White House after Newtown ... to paint a picture of support [mocking voice] among the children!" Limbaugh said. He continued in a falsely sympathetic tone, "They don't want to die. How can you not listen to them?"
And Colbert dished it right back, adopting a similar voice. "Boo hoo! I want a pony, I want to go to Disneyland, I want to wake to see another day. Boo hoo!" After all, why would kids be terrified of accident-prone weaponry?
He also had some fun at the expense of Steve Doocy, who questioned why those same kids don't question Obama's tax plan and its implications for younger generations, because of course he did. Check out the video above for a clip from last night's "Colbert Report."