Thursday, January 14, 2021

The giant impeach lands on Trump again as Colbert, Meyers, Kimmel, Fallon, and Bee take closer looks

I concluded Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and others likely to be charged for roles in Flint Water Crisis with "I'll probably cover soon to be ex-President Donald Trump's second impeachment. Stay tuned." Probably? Who was I kidding? Of course I am! Watch the opening monologue of last night's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, House Votes To Impeach And McConnell Provides Cover For GOP Senators To Break With The President to begin the coverage of yesterday's debate and vote.

For Americans eager to hold the president accountable for inciting a violent mob to attack Congress, Wednesday brought key glimmers of hope as the House of Representatives voted in favor of impeachment and a comment by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared to give cover for Republican Senators to do the same when the trial begins in that chamber.
Once again, the giant impeach landed on soon to be ex-President Donald Trump. Splat!*

Of course, if Colbert is on something, Seth Meyers will be, too. Late Night with Seth Meyers uploaded Trump Is Now the Only President To Be Impeached Twice: A Closer Look to YouTube even before his show aired, which means it has more views than Colbert's monologue for once. Let's see how long that lasts.

Seth takes a closer look at the House voting to impeach President Trump for inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, making him the first and only president in history to be impeached twice.
Seth had a good insight about Mitch McConnell's motivations in reportedly being pleased about impeachment. Not only would he like to be the leading Republican, he certainly wants the campaign contributions to return. Trump stands in the way of both of those goals. While I don't like him or Liz Cheney, I'll take their help if it leads to Trump being disqualified from ever holding office again.

Jimmy Kimmel joined in with Trump Impeached AGAIN After Inciting Violence at the Capitol.

Donald Trump made history today as the first president to be impeached twice, several Republicans in the House voted to hold Trump accountable while the rest of them put their crazy on full display, Chuck Norris set the record straight about being at the Capitol riots after a look-a-like photo circulated online, Nancy Pelosi’s stolen lectern was returned, several GOP members popped off about having to go through metal detectors on their way into the Capitol, VP Mike Pence received a vulgar threat from Trump, Mitch McConnell is said to be pleased about impeachment after years of supporting our dear misleader, and Jimmy checks in with our favorite stoner from Michigan, Freddie Miller.
Before the 2020 U.S. presidential election, I didn't include Kimmel very often in these compilations, but I've learned to enjoy his monologues. Besides, I think his comedy improved as the news got worse. Also, he and his writers are willing to do silly things other late night talk show hosts aren't, like running Devin Nunes through a Snapchat clown filter. It made watching and listening to him tolerable.

Since this is a Michigan-based blog that occasionally covers marijuana legalization, I enjoyed watching Freddie Miller, although I don't know if Kimmel's idea of casting him on "The Bachelor" would be a good idea outside of comedy, not unless the producers recruit women that would fit better on "The Real World" than the usual glamorous types competing on "The Bachelor." That might be a train wreck worth watching.

Speaking of silly takes on yesterday's big news, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon had one in Trump Impeached for the Second Time.

Jimmy addresses the House voting on President Trump’s second impeachment.
I like the idea of Twitter rick-rolling Trump.

*For a bonus, I'm sharing Colbert's first guest segment, Samantha Bee On The Challenges Of Making A Comedy Show When The News Is So Upsetting.

Samantha Bee and Stephen talk about the unique challenges of making late night comedy shows when the news is so dour, and how they personally process troubling events like the MAGA insurrection. You can catch Samantha Bee on "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" on TBS!
Samantha Bee didn't address today's impeachment directly on her show, instead concentrating on last week's attempted self-coup and its perpetrators and enablers, but she did so here. That and Bee describing her desire that Trump be gone so she and her writers can make fun of less distressing news are why I embedded this clip instead of one from her show. I might put together a compilation of clips from last night's "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" tomorrow if I don't update the legal developments in the Flint Water Crisis. Stay tuned. In the meantime, I think it's only appropriate that Bee keeps bees; my favorite insects need all the friends they can get.

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