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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Chortles As GOP Goes Squishy On Roy Moore

Suddenly Donald Trump is all in for Roy Moore, the alleged pedophile and Bible-thumping fanatic whose Senate vote the Republicans need to pass their tax plan (and screw over his working-class constituents in Alabama). To defend this revolting endorsement, Trump claimed that Doug Jones, the former prosecutor running against Moore as a Democrat, is “soft on crime” — a charge he repeated several times.

Soft on crime? Jones put away the KKK thugs who bombed a Birmingham church and killed four little girls; Moore was cruising the Gadsden mall for underage girls when he was an assistant district attorney. “You’re so soft,” Seth Meyers admonishes Trump, “that you look like a tub of melted Playdoh.”

But Trump isn’t the only Republican who’s gone soft on Moore, notes the Late Night host.…

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#EndorseThis: Weekend Update Singes Franken — And Roasts Sessions

You may click to see how Al Franken’s friends at Saturday Night Live deal with the Senator and SNL alum — none too gently, but just right. The Weekend Update duo appears to understand that what the Minnesota Democrat did was obnoxious and sophomoric, yet far from the atrocious alleged assaults on teenage girls by Roy Moore.

The real hilarity begins when Colin Jost and Michael Che are done with Franken, and welcome Attorney General Jeff Sessions (the magnificent Kate McKinnon). Attempting to explain his chronic memory loss about the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia, the little possum from Alabama is in top form.…

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#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert Digs Up Another Roy Moore Robocall

Stephen Colbert is keeping close watch on the Roy Moore scandal and its fallout. He’s amused by the spectacle of Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) scampering down a spiral staircase in the Capitol to avoid an inquisitive reporter.

He’s less amused by the mysterious robocall that went out to voters, featuring a fake journalist who identifies himself as “Bernie Bernstein” — supposedly from the Washington Post — who offers a $5000 reward for “damaging remarks about candidate Roy Moore.”

This artifact does not, as Colbert observes, represent a “pro-Semitic” perspective. But the Late Show staff has obtained an even more dastardly robocall from the vast Jewish conspiracy.…

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