Agreed. If I didn't know any better, I'd almost say it was so intentionally over the top that they actually don't believe the things they are saying. It's like they are liberal moles trolling us all in an effort to paint a poor picture of conservatives/republicans. I mean, if even the most die hard right-wingers can't stand it, who can?
But it's not funny or insightful enough to be satire (Colbert), and not intelligent or thought-provoking enough to be commentary, so instead it's just plain shitty.
Hurts me to say it, too. I grew up with those guys.
Really couldn't have put it any better. I used to listen to it all the time in the truck with my dad growing up, but never listened to them on my own. One day recently I rode somewhere with my dad early in the morning and I seriously spent about 10 minutes thinking they were being Colbert-esque satire, but thinking to myself "didn't these guys used to be pretty conservative types?" until I realized no, they weren't being satirical, they were just that fricking terrible.
And their characters don't make any sense in the new format, either.