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February 7, 2016

#SenatorColbert: Stephen Colbert Listens to Mainstream Media

In what might be his first stumble as a conservative pundit, Stephen Colbert has decided to listen to the lamestream media.

Following Sen. Jim DeMint’s surprise announcement that the tea party hero will leave the Senate for the top slot at the conservative Heritage Foundation, the mainstream media, including Heard on the Hill, took to social media to pontificate (read: hope) that Comedy Central star Colbert would be a candidate for the seat, which will be filled by Gov. Nikki R. Haley.

Last night, Colbert — citing Roll Call and other media outlets — encouraged his supporters to tweet “#SenatorColbert” at Haley, hoping to annoy her into appointing him junior senator from South Carolina.

In what might have been a rookie move, Colbert seems to be bending to mainstream media pressure. This is a no-no in most conservative circles.

For our part, however, HOH would like to thank Colbert for reading Roll Call. Colbert is truly today’s candidate tomorrow and tomorrow’s candidate today.

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