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The Late Show host Stephen Colbert often throws daggers on behalf of the Trump #Resistance. But the subject of Colbert’s opening monologue on Wednesday was GOP representative Patrick Meehan, a married father-of-three who is showing the world exactly what white male privilege looks like.

Meehan has been exposed for sexually harassing a female aide with love letters, verbal overtures, and finally hostile contempt after being rejected. The former second-in-command on the House Ethics Committee (!) denies all charges without really denying them, making pathetic excuses and blaming the woman for “inviting” his obsession.

Colbert gives no quarter, telling the audience that the only invitation Meehan likely got from the aide was for an out-of-court settlement. Oh yes, the Representative’s blood-curdling love letters are read aloud…and the text is as stupid as it is creepy. Watch for Backbone’s “take a stab” line cracking-up Jon Batiste at about the 3:00 mark.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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Kathy Barnette, a Trumpist conspiracy-peddling Republican candidate in the Pennsylvania Senate race who has been rising through the ranks, speeding even past big-spending rivals, is facing waves of criticism and public backlash for her past anti-Muslim tweets.

On Sunday, in an interview with Fox News Sunday host Shannon Bream, after bobbing and weaving on questions probing her military service, Barnette tried to downplay the gravity of Islamophobic tweets that she had penned.

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