Kelly Carlin said her father, comedian George Carlin, would have no shortage of material with Donald Trump in the presidential race.
“Dad used to say to us, ‘When you’re born, you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat,'” she told Ora.TV host Larry King on Friday. “Guess what, people? The freak show is alive and well in America today. He would be having fun with it.”
Carlin’s father said during his 1996 show Back In Town that he refused to complain about politicians, and instead opted not to vote.
“Two reasons I don’t vote,” he said at the time. “First of all, it’s meaningless. This country was bought and sold and paid for a long time ago.”
Secondly, he said, voters have no right to complain because “if you vote and you elect dishonest, incompetent people, and they get into office and they screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done.”
On Friday, Kelly Carlin said she saw traces of her father’s influence in several contemporary comedians.
“I think Lewis Black is doing a bit, Bill Maher’s doing a bit,” she explained. “Brian Regan does the great physical humor, Jerry Seinfeld does the observational stuff. You get all those guys together, you get my dad.”
Watch the interview in its entirety, as posted online, below.
‘Please give me the audacity of a mediocre white man’: Editor unleashes on Justice Brett Kavanaugh
Managing Editor Tiffany Cross, who co-founded The Beat DC, unleashed on the most recent Supreme Court Justice to be outed for sexual misconduct.
Max Stier, a classmate of Justice Brett Kavanaugh came out with another story of the justice forcing his naked penis into the hand of a woman. The FBI was supposed to do a full investigation into Kavanaugh, and Stier gave them the information. Somehow, however, the investigation either wasn't completed, wasn't revealed or was ignored, because none of the information revealed was released.
Cross said that there are some who normally would have said, "man if only we knew about these allegations during the confirmation hearing." The problem, of course, is that it was known, Cross explained. It was simply ignored by Republicans in the majority. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is an excellent example of a pro-choice, pro-woman senator who claimed she trusted Kavanaugh. She's suffered the consequences from her home-state in wake of the vote. In the past four years, she has dropped from being the most favored senator in the country to among the least.
Benjamin Netanyahu ditches campaign rally after new data shows him losing — now he’s turning to Trump
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the fight for his political career after failing to form a coalition government in his previous reelection.
An MSNBC report revealed that Netanyahu was a no-show at a campaign rally after his team got a new poll that showed him losing on Tuesday.
Five months ago, the election was inconclusive, so Netanyahu declared himself the victor. The law dictates he must choose his coalition government by May, which automatically resets and requires another election. Ironically, it's one of the ways that Netanyahu was able to rise to power in his first election.
Beto O’Rourke doubles down on gun buybacks
Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a Texas Democrat who is running for president in 2020, told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that he believes assault weapons are "instruments of terror" and the government should implement a mandatory buyback policy.
I was asked about @SenToomey saying mandatory buybacks are "awful."
I said the priorities in D.C. are screwed up.
What's awful is a 17 month-old baby shot in the face with an AR-15 in Odessa. What's awful is 22 people killed in a Walmart buying school supplies in El Paso. pic.twitter.com/JAN1xfrQYS