DeLay Misses the Point

From Think Progress: Desperate for Supporters, DeLay Turns to Stephen Colbert
A good sign that Tom DeLay doesn’t have the facts on his side: the top source for his latest defense against his critics is Stephen Colbert.

This morning, DeLay’s legal defense fund sent out a mass email criticizing the movie “The Big Buy: Tom DeLay’s Stolen Congress,” by “Outfoxed” creator Robert Greenwald.

The email features a “one-pager on the truth behind Liberal Hollywood’s the Big Buy,” and the lead item is Colbert’s interview with Greenwald on Comedy Central (where Colbert plays a faux-conservative, O’Reilly-esque character). The headline of the “fact sheet”:

Hollywood Pulls Michael Moore Antics on Tom DeLay
Colbert Cracks the Story on Real Motivations Behind the Movie

DeLay thinks Colbert is so persuasive, he’s now featuring the full video of the interview at the top of the legal fund’s website. And why not? According to the email, Greenwald “crashed and burned” under the pressure of Colbert’s hard-hitting questions, like “Who hates America more, you or Michael Moore?”

Apparently the people at DeLay’s legal fund think that Colbert is actually a conservative. Or maybe they’re just that desperate for supporters.
Okay, I'll admit I thought being a corrupt, shameless, lying, cheating, scheming, duplicitous, hypocritical, heartless right-wing bastard was stupid, but I'd say that we've found a new low point to which the Bugman has sunk. That, or they're just so lacking in senses of humor that they though Colbert is serious. Either way, it's still pretty damn stupid.

Is this how desperate the right is for support, that they'll say they're supported by someone who's obviously acting like he supports them? I'm not really surprised, though - the right has plenty of scumbags who, when called on their insane, stupid, or just plain evil statements, say, "But I'm just playing a character!" The difference here is, Colbert isn't trying to be taken seriously. Anyone with two brain cells to fire a synapse between can realize he's just having fun.

No matter what, though, this one's going into the record books as one of the stupidest things I've ever heard outside of the video game community.