DemDaily: A Little Humor
March 15, 2019
By demand! Every few months we like to do a humor roundup, as a reminder that there are still reasons to laugh. We are overdue.
"Paul Manafort was sentenced to an additional three and a half years in prison. So at least somebody from the Trump campaign is getting a second term."
"It might sound impossible to serve two sentences at the same time, but I think Manafort's up to it - because he served two countries at the same time."
On Congress voting to block a presidential emergency declaration for the first time:
"Congratulations, Mr. President! Yet another thing to add to the list of your presidential firsts, along with siding with Nazis and misspelling hamburgers."
"I mean, the last time Trump lost a vote that badly, he was elected president!"
"Under the law, the president can declare an emergency, then Congress can say, 'It's not really an emergency,' and then the president can veto that. It's a precedent established in the landmark case Nuh Uh v. Yeah Huh."
On Trump who, in attacking late-night TV hosts, quoted comedian Michael Loftus as saying, "I don't know what they're going to do in 2024 when he's no longer President?"
"What do you mean, what are we going to do when you're not president? Well, first there's the parade. Then there's the national orgy. Then I'm thinking maybe a sandwich and a nap."
"There were late-night shows before you were president, there will be late-night shows after you're gone. Just watch and see - if the warden gives you TV privileges."
"I don't want to talk about Donald Trump every night. None of us do," he said. "But he gives us no choice."
"How can anyone have such thin skin? Could there be a chemical in the self-tanner he's using?"
"This week the White House released its budget proposal for 2020, and it calls for a record $4.75 trillion. So between the budget and 'The Bachelor,' that's two proposals that definitely aren't happening."
"Trump wants to cut the Education Department's budget. It's all part of Trump's plan to defeat his greatest enemy: spelling."
"Last month, Congress refused to give (Trump) 5.7 billion for his wall, and now he's asking for 8.6. It's like asking a girl out and then after she says no, proposing."
On Michael Cohen's testimony before Congress:
"Cohen went in front of Congress and called Trump a con man and a cheat. And then he followed it up by saying, [tearily] 'He taught me everything I know!'"
"Republican Representative Jim Jordan claimed today that Michael Cohen is only speaking out against President Trump because he is upset he was not given a job in the White House. Because everyone knows that getting a job in the White House can be a solid source of income - for weeks."
"Actress Lori Laughlin, one of the 50 people charged for paying bribes to get their children into colleges, was released yesterday on a $1 million bond. Said Laughlin: 'How about we make it a million and a half and my daughter gets into law school?"
On parents who wrote off their bribes as tax-deductible donations to charity, also known as tax fraud: "They just added a bonus crime to the crime that they already committed. That was not necessary - that's like you're robbing the bank and on the way out you start robbing the pens."
On sexist and racist comments on women and Muslims by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, that resurfaced last weekend: "Ugh, that is vile and disgusting. And presumably the audition tape that got him a show at Fox."
On Carlson defended those marrying child brides as having "made a lifelong commitment to live and take care of the person. So it is a little different [than rapists]. I mean, let's be honest." --
"Yes, let's be honest, you're awful on so many levels. Though on a positive note, I think R Kelly just got a character witness."
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