Stephen Colbert noted on Tuesday night’s “The Colbert Report” that Republicans may have problems communicating with women, but said “that doesn’t mean they don’t care.”
“They’re just like that shy kid at the dance who wants to get your attention by denying you equal pay,” Colbert said. “It means he likes you.”
Colbert then applauded the College Republican National Committee’s “Say Yes To The Candidate” ad.
“They are imitating the popular TLC show ‘Say Yes To The Dress’ to appeal to female voters in the same way you would appeal to veterans with ‘Cupcake Wars,'” he said.
“This ad is packed with all kinds of classic conservative messages: traditional marriage, fiscal conservatism, and hating mom,” he added. “I look forward to the next GOP ads telling baseball and apple pie to go fuck themselves.”
Colbert noted that this ad showed the modern GOP finally understood women.
“Who needs access to contraception and equal pay?” Colbert said. “You’re getting married, let him take care of that hard stuff.”
But Colbert had one objection. Since the ad was tailored to represent multiple candidates across the country, he noted that “trying out that many candidates disqualifies her from wearing white.”
Colbert then debuted his own commercial for a line of Rick Scott sanitary napkins.
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