Giving viewers a chance to ask questions, Colbert held a raffle raising money for the Yellow Ribbon Fund, a charity for veterans’ families. Colbert said they raised over $180,000. Lee Gregory won the raffle to have his question asked during the interview.
“President Obama has said that the greatest frustration of his presidency is the lack of movement on gun control legislation. Most of the country favors a system of prudent checks, even so, a well organized minority has stymied all progress and almost weekly we see the deadly consequences. How do you square this with real democracy and what are you prepared to do about it?”
Even though Jeb Bush comes from a sly, war mongering, snake oil family, he made a good point when it comes to our 2nd Amendment. Good old Jeb responded very well by stressing the importance of letting state governments handle their own gun laws. This is something that I think people forget about in this great country. Your Federal government is not, and has never been, the final word.
Many people almost seem to look at the President as a monarch of some kind. They tend to take their politics the same way they take their music. They love whatever is advertised and shoved in their face the most, which is why someone like Trump is doing so well in the polls right now.
There were some other great points made in the interview, and Colbert did a great job as usual getting great information out of a sly politician.
That was one thing that I didn’t want to see go away when Colbert left the “Colbert Report.” I didn’t want to see the hard politics go away completely! This is what makes Colbert great, and this is what will make Colbert destroy the always self-satisfied Jimmy Fallon.