"If you want an explanation for why the Colberts of the world say the things they do, there it is in the adulation of the audience. He is their voice. He’s speaking out their rage. He’s not leading them; he’s riding their wave of progressive scorn, anger, and hate. If he fell, another would rise to take his place. Angry progressives demand cathartic mockery, and they shall have it one way or another.
Which is not to say that this phenomenon is unique to the Left. Spend time with core Trump supporters, the folks who boarded the train early, and you’ll find that many of them genuinely love the president’s angry, personal schoolyard taunts. They glory in his trolling and relish every single liberal tantrum it prompts." -David French