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“Elitist A**”: Fox Host Shreds Colbert’s Gas Prices Joke

Do the elites care about the average American? No, no they don’t. Or, at least, many don’t. All you need to do to see that is look at all the celebrities, public figures, and others that have used their voice to claim that higher gas prices aren’t a bad thing but are rather something that Americans just need to deal with.

One such person is Stephen Colbert, the comedian turned insufferable jerk who apparently thinks that the gas price burden many lower- and middle-class Americans is struggling under because it shows them to be rubes still driving gas-powered cars. As he put it on his show:

Today the average gas price in America hit an all-time record high over $4 per gallon. Ok, that stings, but a clean conscience is worth a buck or two.”

“I’m willing to pay $4 dollars a gallon. Hell, I’ll pay $15 a gallon because I drive a Tesla.

He then added a snipe at the Saudis, saying “Take that, Putin! We’re not gonna buy our gas from a war criminal. We’re gonna buy it from the good guys, Saudi Arabia!

Watch the segment here:

Well, many were furious with his obviously elitist comments.

One was Fox Business anchor Dagen McDowell, who slammed Colbert by saying “His brand is unfunny, pompous, elitist ass, so at least he’s staying on that brand.” McDowell also praised a point made by Meghan McCain on Twitter. McCain said:

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Two things can be true at the same time:

1. We shouldn’t be getting oil from Russia.

2. 65% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and are suffering from rising gas prices – and can’t afford a nice dinner out let alone to buy an electric car. Buying a new car isn’t an option.

Watch McDowell’s comments here:

Nor was McDowell the only one. The New York Post quoted a number of people who were infuriated by his comments, here are a few of them:

“‘I don’t mind paying $15 a gallon, cause I drive a Tesla’ is a joke, until you realize that it really defines the disconnect between the mentality of celebrities and the people who have to drive to work everyday in a car that costs less than $50k.”

The majority of his audience probably takes home per year less than what he paid for his Tesla.”

Similarly, Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell jumped in and agreed with McDowell’s take on Colbert’s joke, adding, “Leave it to a limousine liberal to tell you how to feel, what to think.

Indeed. Perhaps next time Colbert will think through his joke rather than being a total a** that exposes his contempt for those that dare to not drive electric cars.

Then again, he probably won’t. As McDowell put it, Colbert’s “brand” is being an intolerable a**; maybe he’ll just keep rolling with that strategy and mocking the smelly, unwashed deplorables rather than thinking through what common Americans are having to deal with as a result of leftist policies. That seems more likely.

By: Gen Z Conservative, editor of Follow me on Parler and Gettr.