Stephen Colbert must be stopped!

 Comedian Stephen Colbert at the "Rally to Restore Fear and/or Sanity" in 2010 in Washington, D.C.

Story highlights

  • Comedian Dean Obeidallah: Stephen Colbert is considering running for president
  • He channels Colbert, satirically calls his candidacy a threat to our way of life
  • Obeidallah: Why do media coddle Colbert just because he calls himself a "comedian"
Stephen Colbert -- host of "The Colbert Report" and unabashed right wing radical -- is now considering running for President of the United States of America.
Simply put: Colbert must be stopped! He is an existential threat to our way of life and to the exceptional nature of our nation.
I know some will dismiss the threat posed by Colbert -- these apologists will defend him as "harmless" or say he's no more than "a charismatic speaker" -- but that is exactly what they said about Hitler.
We need to wake up to the fact that Colbert's poll numbers in South Carolina -- the location of the next Republican primary -- are rising. He is now at 5%, placing him ahead of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman.