John Oliver’s new show ruthlessly mocks Republican ‘hipster’ ads

By David Ferguson
Saturday, March 22, 2014 11:26 EDT
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In its ongoing post-”autopsy” effort to entice new voting blocs into the Republican Party, the Republican National Committee released a group of web ads featuring a bespectacled “Millennial” named Scott Greenberg in a tiny leather jacket, scruffy beard and striped shirt.

“Daily Show” alumnus John Oliver released two videos on Friday ruthlessly parodying Greenberg’s pro-Republican ads — a preview for his upcoming HBO show “Last Week Tonight.”

In the videos, actor Josh Gondelman said, “I don’t like when people tell me what to do. Like, ‘You should buy health care’ or ‘Don’t carry a concealed weapon into this park’ or ‘Hey, that leather jacket is way too small for you.’”

“I’m a Republican because you don’t get jobs giving handouts,” Gondelman said. “You get out by giving hand jobs. No, wait!”

Watch the videos, embedded below:

Part One:

Part Two:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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