Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Jordan Klepper on the NRA Convention, Clarence Thomas, and AOC

It's Tuesday, so it's time for some late-night comedy. I'm leading off today with Jordan Klepper Recaps The NRA Convention & Clarence Thomas's Corruption Scandal | The Daily Show.

Jordan Klepper takes the guest host seat to talk about the NRA Convention craziness, including Kristi Noem's 2-year-old granddaughter toting a gun, and Clarence Thomas's corrupt dealings with billionaire Republican donor Harlan Crow.
Klepper opened with Justice Thomas's unreported vacations paid for by Harlan Crow, but guns and violence will be a recurring theme throughout this post, as all three videos examine the topic, including the next one I'm embedding, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Klepper on Trump, Clarence Thomas & Ending Violence | The Daily Show.

Jordan Klepper and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez meet at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx to discuss a program that addresses violence as a public health issue, as well as her take on Clarence Thomas accepting luxury gifts, the attack on abortion rights, and Donald Trump's indictment.
I enjoyed this interview of AOC. People who think she has no substance haven't listened to her. Instead, they're engaging with the imaginary woman in their heads, much like Clint Eastwood yelling at an empty chair was engaging with an imaginary Obama.  As for her introducing articles of impeachment against Thomas, I wish her luck. She'll need it.
Should he be impeached, convicted, and removed? It doesn't matter, because the Republican House majority will never vote to impeach Thomas. We'll have to wait until 2025 for a Democratic majority. Even then, I doubt the Senate would convict, even if the Democrats retain their majority. We'll just have to outlast him. Sigh.
That doesn't mean it isn't worth trying. I just don't think it will succeed.

Klepper previewed and promoted his guest hosting stint on "The Daily Show" on MSNBC with Jen Psaki interviewing him in Jordan Klepper on going inside the MAGA movement.

Jordan Klepper, a contributor for 'The Daily Show', joins Jen Psaki to discuss his time at gun conventions and what he's learned from his conversations with MAGA supporters.
Good insights, especially about not being able to change people's minds about who they are. As the saying goes, you can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into.

I'm finishing by saying that Klepper is doing great so far. I'm looking forward to the rest of the week, especially his interview of Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Go, Big Gretch!

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