Was it part of multimillionaire CBS comedian Stephen Colbert’s routine to look like a complete hypocrite by lecturing people about the morals of paying higher gas prices? [bold, links added]
The Late Show host praised that the U.S. and European allies are finally considering banning imports of Russian oil.
Under Biden, the U.S. has reportedly imported “more than half a million barrels per day (BPD) of oil from Russia,” making Russia the U.S.’s third-largest oil supplier.
Colbert conceded that gas prices have hit $4 a gallon, but then claimed: “A clean conscience is worth a buck or two.”
He continued his nonsense with a facetious twist: “I’m willing to pay $4 a gallon. Hell, I’ll pay $15 a gallon because I drive a Tesla.”
Pontificating about the virtue of paying high gas prices while driving an electric vehicle is blatant hypocrisy, and so is the fact that the show host also enjoys a $75 million net worth.
Colbert definitely put his foot in his mouth.
Colbert called the sanctions placed on Russia “crippling,” which is also misleading.
He continued: “‘We think all of these sanctions are simply going to affect the government – no, the government will be fine. The impact will be on ordinary people.’”
“These sanctions are actually rather modest compared to what we did to Iran back in 2014.”
Apparently, these facts were lost on Colbert.
The Biden administration is set to ban Russian oil imports while reportedly exploring a potential shifting of the U.S.’s energy reliance to the tyrannical regimes in Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Iran.
Apparently keeping the U.S. dependent on foreign oil was preferable to taking Biden’s handcuffs off U.S. energy production at home.
[Biden] has suspended leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, halted oil and gas leases on federal land, and killed the Keystone XL pipeline, which would have helped Canada develop its oil sands.
In the real world – without all of the delays that have gone on for years — [Keystone] could have been completed by now (or at least close to it). It could have been displacing oil from places like Russia.
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