Elitist Stephen Colbert Wants You To Accept High Gas Prices

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Herein lies why no one watches late-night television anymore.

Stephen Colbert, the genre’s top host by default, dismissed the impact of record-high gas prices on Monday. And he’d like you to accept the surge as well.

“Today, the average gas price in America hit an all-time record high of over $4 a gallon,” Colbert began. “OK, that stings, but a clean conscience is worth a buck or two. It’s important. I’m willing to pay $4/gallon. Hell, I’ll pay $15 a gallon because I drive a Tesla.”

A clean conscience is worth even more if you are worth as much as Stephen Colbert is. CBS pays Colbert $15 million a year. He has a net worth of around $100 million. And best yet, he barely drives his Tesla because has his own drivers, as he often reminds us.

He is so out of touch that he does not realize how cringe he comes across when he tells his viewers to deal with rising gas prices.

Colbert is an elitist. He cannot relate to those outside his orbit anymore. That’s why Colbert parrots the talking points of frequent Late Show guest Pete Buttigieg, the inept US Transportation Secretary. Just yesterday, Buttigieg suggested Americans can combat gas prices by simply buying an electric vehicle. 

Colbert and Buttigieg are unaware of how far-fetched purchasing an electric vehicle, for an average cost of over $56K, is for most American households.

Liberal elitists look down on you. They don’t hide that. In their minds, if your parents didn’t pay for you to attend Northwestern or pass down the family business to you, you don’t deserve a right to voice your concerns.

Colbert thinks you are too dumb to have an opinion. Only rich people deserve that. Rich people like him.

The average price of gas in the US reached $4.17 per gallon on Tuesday. But you should shut up about that and clear your conscience. Just like Stephen Colbert did. 

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack is a writer for OutKick where he reports and analyzes the latest topics in media, culture, sports, and politics..

Burack has become a prominent voice in media and has been featured on several shows across OutKick and industry related podcasts and radio stations.


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  1. Love how progressives went from blaming Trump for high gas prices, then claiming the President has no power over gas prices, to now telling us to thank Biden for high gas prices to save our souls. Which seems to track their other excuse of “Elect Biden to keep Russia from invading Ukraine,” to “Biden’s tough talk and foreign policy will deter Putin from invading,” to “Its Trump’s fault Russia invaded Ukraine.”


  2. Seriously, do you know ANYONE who watched this crap?

    It’s not funny.

    it’s not edgy.

    it’s not insightful.

    but IT HAS become abundantly clear that “woke” corporations are blackmailed into buying ads on “woke” shows to perpetuate the myth that people believe in “woke” shit…

    • The money has been easy for these corporate dunderheads the past decade, I’m hoping they are forced to give up this woke horse shit to meet the bottom line…. Have you looked at NKE lately? It’s almost as bad as TWTR, they need to fire the clowns at the top and start getting back to business.

  3. There are maybe 5% of American households that can currently afford to go green. From the electric cars to upfitting our homes and HVAC units it is not cheap at all to go green. Let alone if everyone in my section of my neighborhood owned electric cars, we would blow the grid, but where the fuck do these Tesla driving idiots think the batteries come from and how those batteries get charged? Saying we want to go green and doing it are two entirely different things. We have enough fossil fuels in North America to power us and our allies for a long time. We could be using that all the while investing in green technology so when the tap runs dry, we are prepared. Cutting off our use of fossil fuels right now not only costs money but jobs too. The Demokkkrats always ruin our economy then sell people on the fix. It’s like selling lighters and fire extinguishers at the same time. Americans are too stupid and too lazy to do anything about it. Sad but true.

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