Stephen Colbert hits Trump below the belt

 May 2 at 10:01 AM

After Infowars founder Alex Jones said in March that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) “looks like the archetypal c—sucker,” Jones’s ex-wife tried to submit the remark as evidence in a child custody trial.When Fox News’s Jesse Watters said of Ivanka Trump last week that he “really liked how she was speaking into that microphone,” he took an abrupt “vacation” while the outrage died down.
Now that “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert has said “the only thing mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c— holster” …
Well, we’ll see. Perhaps Colbert won’t face any consequences for a joke he delivered during his opening monologue on CBS Monday night. But he might consider the company he keeps by descending into vulgar quips about oral sex. His liberal viewers might take a moment to reflect, too.
“Our motto,” Michelle Obama said in her address to the Democratic National Convention last year,”is when they go low, we go high.”
Yeah, about that: The threat of a violent protest prevented conservative commentator and best-selling author Ann Coulter from speaking at the University of California at Berkeley last week. Liberal readers of the New York Times are flooding the newspaper’s public editor with complaints about the recent hiring of conservative columnist Bret Stephens — a conservative who didn’t even support Trump during the election, by the way.
The new chair of the Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez, can’t seem to stop cussing in public.
And every couple of hours, an automated Twitter account created by a Chicago software developer tweets the name, hometown, occupation and employer of an individual who donated to Trump’s campaign.
Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are holding a week-long series of rallies across the U.S., and Perez has some choice words for Republican leaders. (Bastien Inzaurralde/The Washington Post)“It is very clearly doxxing and harassing small-dollar donors,” Brianna Wu, a Democratic congressional candidate in Massachusetts, told me last week.

“There’s a real sense — that we have to get past on the left — that every person who voted for Trump is evil,” she added.
That “real sense” appears to foster a mentality (among some) in which Trump and his supporters deserve whatever venom his detractors feel like spewing.
Colbert’s comedy is often laced with anti-Trump commentary; it’s usually clever, and it has propelled him to the top of the late-night ratings. But by hitting below the belt Monday, he rushed the bro-ternity of Jones and Watters and became the latest liberal to ignore Obama’s “go high” mantra.
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