Colbert is more honest than "Colbert."
As "Stephen Colbert," Stephen Colbert has to make fun of conservatives in a subtly sarcastic way, but now on CBS, he can just blast them outright.
Last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Colbert discussed the GOP candidates' attempts to Reaganize their personas and out-Reagan each other. It culminated last night with the second GOP debate being hosted at the Reagan Library, which Colbert joked is a "Mecca for people who wouldn't compare it to Mecca."
Colbert explained how all the candidates were "getting their Ronnie on," and evoking his famous bear-related campaign ads. It's a treat to see Colbert straight-up discuss Republican ludicrousness.