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Monday, September 24, 2018
Kurt Boyer

#EndorseThis: Beto O’ Rourke Gets Full Rock Star Treatment On Colbert

As the late-night host explains early-on in today’s clip, Senator Ted Cruz actually purchased commercial air time during Late Night With Stephen Colbert to diss on his upcoming midterm opponent Beto O’ Rourke. Hmm. We don’t think Cruz is going to find many converts in the Colbert crowd, who react to Beto the way adolescent girls […]

September 13, 2018

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Terrorizes Trump For Lame 9/11 Tweets

Trevor Noah of The Daily Show is finally ready to give President Trump some credit. Trump’s tweet about September 11th, 2001 being exactly 17 years ago yesterday is, in fact, completely accurate and 100 percent based in fact…a new leaf not only for the POTUS but for pretty much all of Twitter. Unfortunately, that’s also where […]

September 12, 2018

#EndorseThis: Cory Booker Shares Democrat Strategy For Winning Midterms

Like a savvy statesman, Cory Booker punctuates the first chunk of a Jimmy Fallon interview with a funny tale which endears him to The Tonight Show crowd. We won’t give away the details, but let’s just say being elected to Congress doesn’t always stop one’s Mom from fussing over them. Things turn serious, however, when […]

September 11, 2018

#EndorseThis: Pence Makes Startling Admission To Mueller Team

President Trump’s lawyers have discouraged 45 from taking an interview with Robert Mueller or the special counsel’s team, arguing that such testimony under oath could amount to a “perjury trap.” But despite any such warnings, Trump is demonstrably impetuous and reckless enough that it might still happen. And what if someone else in the administration […]

September 10, 2018

#EndorseThis: Elon Musk Smokes Joe Rogan Blunt And Breaks Internet

Pod-caster and conspiracy-junkie Joe Rogan is actually kind of a miracle. Rogan manages to be anti-Republican, anti-Democrat, anti-centrist, anti-religion and anti-atheism all at once. It’s strange to see a comedian attract such a wide audience while espousing views that enrage both sides of the liberal/conservative divide. Maybe Joe looks sane in contrast to some of […]

September 7, 2018

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Kimmel May Have Outed Trump NYT Op-Ed Author

Jimmy Kimmel knows how to give and take. In today’s clip, the comic parses his words carefully while making sure not to appoint himself the world’s foremost expert on politics. For instance, Kimmel calls President Trump an idiot, and also calls himself an idiot. He tacitly admits that some of Bob Woodward’s popular new book […]

September 6, 2018

#EndorseThis: Fallon Says Kavanaugh Not Qualified To Work At Olive Garden

Sometimes the joke is all about the setup. While Jimmy Fallon doesn’t exactly take it easy on President Trump or any of 45’s appointees/ex-appointees (just listen to the crack about Omarosa and Facebook 45 seconds into today’s clip), the comic is a little gentler than most on late night when it comes to politics. The […]

September 5, 2018
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#EndorseThis: Kavanaugh Hearing Erupts In Protest After Dirty GOP Trick

Let’s face it – there were going to be protests and requests-for-delay at the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings no matter what. In the divided political landscape of 2018, a Republican or Democratic POTUS could nominate Ghandi to the Supreme Court, and there would still be protests and outrage over his confirmation. But Dems couldn’t have […]

September 4, 2018

#EndorseThis: Senator Says Trump Insults Having Weird Effect On Congress

Happy Labor Day, National Memo readers. While #EndorseThis does its best to theme our clips to match whatever holiday is happening at the time, the news waits for no one. And there are bigger fish to fry than stories about people getting a much-deserved extra day off to start September. Like Congress, for instance. In […]

September 3, 2018

#EndorseThis: Mika Says Delusional Ivanka Trump Is Running For POTUS

In the movie Soylent Green, future New York City is an overcrowded swamp of pollution, violence, and discord. Yet the few scenes involving politicians show the civic leaders in a smiling, optimistic mood, giving nice speeches. White House figures have to have a little “Soylent Green” in them. Melting down on camera while screaming that […]

August 31, 2018

#EndorseThis: Conan Unleashes Nuclear Punch Line On President Trump

First things first, our sincere apologies for yesterday’s missing version of #EndorseThis. Not that an alibi is needed with such loyal readership, but stormy travel skies, flawed WiFi at 20,000 feet, and a dead laptop combined to put your humble narrator out of commission for most of a day. Now that we’re back to it, […]

August 30, 2018

#EndorseThis: Tiger Woods Nailed For Mealy-Mouthed Defense Of Trump

If you find yourself annoyed by the style of SportsCenter and the other soundbite-driven, comedy-oriented shows on ESPN, #EndorseThis is right there with you. As Bob Costas once put it, “Am I listening to a sports narrator, or a stand-up comic?” But every so often, the blokes (and bloke-ettes) on ESPN round-tables make some salient […]

August 28, 2018

#EndorseThis: Sacha Baits O.J. Simpson Into Joking About Nicole Brown Murder

Another Monday, another Sacha Baron Cohen moment from Who is America. Why, is #EndorseThis losing its trademark randomness in choosing political subject matter? No, not quite. In fact, today’s clip has little to do with politics. It does have a lot to say about toxic masculinity, though…and a real-life celebrity murder that no one in […]

August 27, 2018

#EndorseThis: Republican Giggles On Air At Heroic Description Of Trump

Meet the new boss…same as the old boss. This is not at all a defense of President Trump or his far-right policies. But one of the myths about Trump invented by so-called “liberal” tabloids is that his political game represents a new, advanced form of evil. In reality, Trump seizes power using tactics and slogans […]

August 24, 2018

#EndorseThis: Senator Blumenthal Calls For Trump To Be Indicted

Democrats in Congress are demanding that Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation proceedings be delayed due to the indictments of Trump associates Paul Manafort (with an eight-count conviction, no less) and Michael Cohen. To be realistic, the statements are political. Kavanaugh’s competence (or lack thereof) is independent of Manafort and Cohen’s tax evasions and other misdeeds, though […]

August 23, 2018

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Says Trump Has Taken Our Midterms Away

Trevor Noah has pointed out that President Donald Trump – or more-precisely the political figure that is Donald J. Trump – is not a political buzz-saw as much as a bus. A gigantic, fat, wobbling bus, going down the road at tremendous speed. Anyone who dares to cross it gets rolled right over. Regretfully, that […]

August 22, 2018

#EndorseThis: Joe Scarborough Says Trump Will Quit Before 2021

Will President Trump’s reshaping of the political landscape become his own undoing? Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough believes that Trump’s feet will get too hot for the fire in 2020, and that the POTUS will leave the race voluntarily thanks to incendiary primary and general-election challenges, perhaps coming from Joe Biden, Mark Cuban and/or Elizabeth […]

August 21, 2018

#EndorseThis: Jill Stein Becomes Sacha Baron Cohen’s Latest Victim

We can be sure of three things. Death, taxes, and National Memo readers having mixed opinions about Jill Stein, the Green Party nominee for POTUS in 2016. Some liberals admire Stein’s hard-left positions on war, peace, and the environment. Others think she’s a Russian collaborator who cost Hillary Clinton precious votes at the polls. But […]

August 20, 2018

#EndorseThis: Fallon Zings Eric Trump For Omarosa Bribe Clip

Note: Yes, the original headline of this story mistakenly credited Jimmy Kimmel, not Jimmy Fallon, with the clip described and embedded below. Lampoon us as thee will, but we absolutely did not confuse the two men, who each offer unique brands of satire. Just a miscommunication at the office. Now, back to your regularly-scheduled obtuse […]

August 17, 2018

#EndorseThis: A Full Frontal Expose Of Fascism In The GOP

Which Republicans are most directly tied to white-supremacist fascism in 2018? Of course, many Democrats would go right to Donald J. Trump. But whatever your opinion of Trump on race and civil rights, he would likely be in the Reform Party or another fringe organization were it not for his devious strategy of taking over […]

August 16, 2018

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Blasts President Trump’s Alien Sex Rockets

Trevor Noah has been relatively quiet lately (at least through the #EndorseThis lens) which is healthy for the Daily Show comedian. The minor controversy over his World Cup comments (which wound-up getting France’s government involved) needed time and space in order to be forgotten. Space. Hmm, that’s a word we’ve been hearing a lot from […]

August 15, 2018

#EndorseThis: Lewandowski’s Ham Routine Fried By Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen – appearing on Who is America in yet another one of his right-wing disguises – sits down across from Corey Lewandowski, noteworthy hot-head and former Trump campaign manager. Cohen launches volleys of his usual tactics, trying to get Lewandowski to agree to pro-fascist statements concerning the Nazi demonstrations in Charlottesville, and of course […]

August 14, 2018

#EndorseThis: Omarosa Says Trump Shows Signs Of Mental Deficiency

Try not to stare too long at today’s #EndorseThis screenshot. It appears as though the ghost boy from Three Men and a Baby has chosen to show up behind interview-guest Omarosa’s left shoulder. The reverse-negative NBC peacock on hand doesn’t make it any less eerie. Finally, there’s the lady on the left rocking one hell […]

August 13, 2018

#EndorseThis: Fallon Says Mike Pence Is Most Likely An Alien

Maybe there’s a need for a Space Force after all. Jimmy Fallon thinks something is amiss after studying 51 Areas of Vice President Mike Pence’s overly-sculpted mug. The late-night comic plays footage of Pence relaying “greetings” to a crew of Earthlings preparing to enact 45’s Space Force initiative. Come to think of it, Pence’s too-perfect-from-the-chest-up […]

August 10, 2018

#EndorseThis: Jim Acosta Reveals Secret Of His Incendiary Trump Coverage

Hypocrisy is an over-used charge in politics. But sometimes, the shoe fits. In his Late Night With Stephen Colbert interview, CNN reporter Jim Acosta subtly levies that accusation at the American right wing. Pro-Trump conservatives accuse CNN and other news outlets of selective truth-telling, of having made up their minds about the Trump presidency before […]

August 9, 2018