Stephen Colbert on GOP's SOTU responses: Like Sleep Number beds -- for rage!

Colbert weighs in on rebuttals from Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Published January 30, 2014 1:59PM (EST)


Stephen Colbert was "riveted" while watching Tuesday's State of the Union address. "In that I had surgeons rivet my eyelids open to make me watch it," he clarifies.

After a quick send-up of the speech (and, of course, Joe Biden antics), Colbert turned his attention to the many, many Republican responses to the speech.

Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Cathy McMorris Rodgers all gave separate (and equally strange) responses to President Obama's remarks, but, "No matter what kind of Republican you are, there was a response for you," Colbert says. "Like your own personal Sleep Number -- but for rage!"

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By Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at

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