Stephen Colbert used a baby to demonstrate the power of tax reformer Grover Norquist and the “looming fiscal cliff” on a segment of The Colbert Report Wednesday.
“Virtually every Republican in congress has signed a pledge to never raise taxes,” Colbert explained. “A pledge extracted by the president of Americans for Tax Reform and fourth most popular Grover, Grover Norquist. Everyone knows, Grover is not a guy you want to cross.”
Later, when Colbert realises he has upset “The Norquist,” smoke gushed out of his stage, as he exclaimed, “No, the Norquist is coming for me! I must appease him with the gift of a man child!”
Colbert produced a real crying baby from beneath his desk and handed the child over to “The Norquist,” shouting, “Don’t eat me, eat the baby!”
Watch the entire segment below:
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