Late Show host Stephen Colbert poked some fun at Charlie Daniels, after the country legend appeared in a tough-talking ad for the National Rifle Association (NRA) last week.
Since its release on May 22, the Charlie Daniels’ NRA ad has been viewed more than 200,000 times and has become a talking point for the left, right, and pretty much anyone who’s watched it online. In the clip, Daniels addresses the Ayatollahs of Iran, warning them about messing with America’s Heartland people, such as the Swamp folks, rock miners, truckers and loggers. If you’re suddenly reminded of History Channel’s reality television shows, you’re not alone.
Colbert drew that parallel to poke some lighthearted fun at the personalities Daniels mentions in the ad. He also throws in a colorful take on the singer’s description of President Obama that opens the original ad.
Charlie Daniels’ NRA ad is part of their series called “Freedom’s Safest Place,” which features mini-monologues by outspoken American gun rights advocates.
This isn’t the first time Daniels has gone on a rant about terrorists, the President, America, etc. Every now and then he posts scathing letters that get a lot of traction on the Web.
Hopefully, Daniels has a chuckle over Colbert’s satire. After all, he can be a bit over the top, and it’s not just because of that big ol’ 10-gallon on his head.