Sacha Baron Cohen got Republicans to endorse the arming of preschoolers.

By | 2018-07-16T06:21:04+00:00 July 15th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

I don’t know if I should be amused by this, or terrified that these idiots actually seem to think this is a good idea.

The Daily Beast explains how Cohen used a menagerie of different personas to fool the gullible into thinking he was legitimate:

This phenomenon helps explain how Senator Bernie Sanders found himself in a room with Baron Cohen’s Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., a Rascal scooter-bound conspiracy theorist and founder of TruthBrary.org, trying to make sense of an inane plan to move the 99 percent into the one percent that has been verified by the “International Institute of Truth and Knowledge.”

That conservative imbecile—the same “disabled US veteran” who Sarah Palin says “duped” her—is just one of several new characters Baron Cohen portrays in the show’s premiere. Just as Dr. Ruddick told Palin in an open letter this week that he is not a “War Vet” but rather “in the service—not military, United Parcel,” he tells Sanders that he is not actually disabled but just trying to preserve his energy.

Other characters include a British ex-con who creates art with his bodily fluids and, most effectively, an Israeli former Mossad agent who tackles America’s school-shooting epidemic with a program called “Kinderguardians” that aims to put guns in the hands of toddlers.

Incredibly, the fake initiative not only gets the endorsement of gun rights activists like Philip Van Cleave, once similarly duped by John Oliver on The Daily Show, and Gun Owners for America head Larry Platt, who can be seen laughing on screen at the host’s suggestion that “it’s not rape if it’s your wife,” but also receives supportive testimonials from several sitting members of Congress, including Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA). If Rohrabacher’s Democratic opponent Harley Rouda isn’t using the clip in a campaign ad by next week, he’s doing something wrong.

Remarkably, the one politician Baron Cohen speaks to who refuses to endorse Kinderguardians on the spot is Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), known for bringing an infamous right-wing troll as his date to the State of the Union. Former Republican congressmen Trent Lott and Joe Walsh, on the other hand, had no problem looking into the camera and declaring that four-year-olds should be allowed to defend themselves with firearms.

To be honest I am not actually a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen’s approach to comedy, but having said that there is no way I am missing this. 

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8 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 15, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Like you, Gryph, I may not be a fan but when he makes the likes of $arah come unglued.
    “What’s wrong, cupcake?” that she calls everyone else. GOLD.

  2. Anon July 15, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    They really are morons elected by morons. Cohen gets them to drop their guard and draws them out
    so we can see their true idiocy.

  3. Anonymous July 15, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Seriously, $arah, if you want to be that damned dumb, you don’t need cameras after the fact to prove that you’re an ID-10-T.
    Let’s make you Catholic: Our “Lady” Of Perpetual Victimhood.

  4. Gryphen July 15, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    If you look at the video I posted on the home page you can see several minutes of tonight’s episode.

    I don’t think shocking is too strong of a word.

  5. Anonymous July 15, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    DVRed, Gryph. THANK you.

  6. Anonymous July 15, 2018 at 4:56 pm
  7. Anon July 15, 2018 at 8:03 pm
  8. anon July 16, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    OT? Watch>
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    Real Heros

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