Comedian Sarah Silverman came to the aide of singer/songwriter Taylor Swift during her Hulu show “I Love You, America.”
After the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Silverman confessed she is “so f*cking sick” of talking about him. “Honestly, if I think of his frowny pink face and his Pert Plus hair one more time I’m going to puke.
She confessed she wished she could talk to the 52 percent of white women who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016. She called the demographic “too far gone,” though polling has shown the contrary. She then told viewers that only 23 percent of young people voted in 2014 and cited Swift as a motivator.
“I know you don’t want to hear this from me, your Auntie Sarah—who happens to have a cherry bomb of a caboose, by the way—so take it from your buddy, Taylor Swift,” she said of the star who revealed her support for two Democratic candidates in Tennessee this week.
“Taylor has a massive amount of reach,” she explained. “She has 112 million Instagram followers. She’s not just a pop star, she has the following of two Italys.”
She noted that the GOP reaction was to tell Swift to “stay out of politics.”
“You can’t give Kanye a free ticket to the White House and then tell Taylor to stay in her lane,” she said. “They are both tax-paying citizens, they can talk about whatever they want.”
The one group Silverman wanted to see shut up was “tax dodgers.” She explained it was because then we wouldn’t have to hear from big fat President Dumb Sh*t.”
“And yes, Taylor’s a little late to the game and waited until the American leg of her tour was over to speak up,” Silverman continued. “But her, better late than never… ever, getting back together. Fuck, her songs are so catchy. Look what you made me do!”
Watch the segment below:
Iowa Republican backtracks after hinting Kellyanne Conway is leaving the White House
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) hinted that Kellyanne Conway may be on her way out of the White House for violating federal law.
The Iowa Republican was asked to comment on findings by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel that Conway had repeatedly violated the Hatch Act by promoting political campaigns during public TV appearances as a senior adviser to President Donald Trump.
"Obviously there has been a commission that has decided that's not appropriate, so she is being removed from that position," Ernst told WHO-TV. "We certainly want to be working towards the good of all Americans. Obviously, she wants to support the president's initiatives. She is an adviser -- or was an adviser -- but she used her position differently."
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Polls currently show that all the major Democratic presidential candidates are pulling way ahead of Donald Trump, and while Democrats should take nothing for granted — Trump will run a campaign so nasty it will likely put 2016 to shame — there is at least some reason hope that Americans will turn out in large numbers and that Trump will be soundly defeated in 2020. That victory would be both exciting and an enormous relief, a moment when we all collectively begin to believe that the national nightmare is ending.
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When Jon Stewart quit the Daily Show, the satirical news and comedy show he hosted for 16 years until August 2015, he explained to his replacement, Trevor Noah, that he was tired – and angry at the state of politics and political discourse in the US. As Noah reported:
He said ‘I’m leaving because I’m tired.’ And he said, ‘I’m tired of being angry.’ And he said, ’I’m angry all the time. I don’t find any of this funny. I do not know how to make it funny right now, and I don’t think the host of the show, I don’t think the show deserves a host who does not feel that it is funny.‘