In the sketch, which aired March 3, Colbert criticized congressional Republicans who have been relaying “horror stories” about Obamacare cancellations, claiming that they were not true. He also mentioned an anti-Obamacare commercial used actors instead of real victims. He then claimed to have found someone who had lost their insurance, and introduced “Chuck Duprey,” a Louisiana redneck played by Stewart. Playing up the ignorant Republican hick stereotype, Stewart complained that his premiums rose due to “fisherman’s foot,” made a few jokes, and then cried out “repeal and replace” before collapsing and “dying.”
Here is video of the sketch:
While Colbert’s liberal bias is well known, Stewart’s political leanings are not. In fact, he is an admitted socialist, and often campaigns for liberal causes.
Originally published at Examiner.com.