Comedians: when they're right, they're right!
So you may have heard that several Democrats were the targets of bombing attempts yesterday, even though the Democrats are not in power of literally anything right now. In addition, most of the people targeted aren't even in office anymore. Of course, seeking any kind of sense or order in 2018 America is a fool's errand, so we shouldn't be surprised.
Anyway, in case you somehow missed it, someone sent pipe bombs to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, former Attorney General Eric Holder, former CIA Director John Brennan, former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Representative Maxine Waters, and George Soros (the billionaire financier who bankrolls all us "paid protestors). A pipe bomb was also sent to CNN's headquarters. And, this morning, they added to the list former Vice President Joe Biden and Robert DeNiro to the list?
I'm just wondering: is America great again?
Even better was President Trump taking the moral high road Wednesday night at his rally in Mosinee, Wisconsin, calling the attempted bombings "an attack on our democracy itself."
"There is one way to settle our disagreements, it's called peacefully, at the ballot box."
Comedian Matt Oswalt (younger brother of fellow comedian Patton Oswalt) decided to weigh in on what was happening, and gave us a more lighthearted sentiment:
when they go explosive devices, we go interrupting them while they're dipping marshmallows into the chocolate waterfall at Golden Corral— Matt Oswalt (@Matt Oswalt)1540403591.0
Has anyone ever captured the many-tentacled crux of the thing so perfectly in one sentence? It's all right there-- the absurd false equivalency of being scolded to "be civil" when running Turtleneck McGillicuddy out of a restaurant; the ultimate futility of doing so in the first place; the creeping sense that our brightest and best leaders' are too out-of-touch to offer any real direction--this thing has layers, man.
This isn't the first time Matt has taken the internet by storm with perfectly executed political tweets. He's taken on everything from the Brett Kavanaugh affair to the scandal over Melania Trump's jacket, and everything in between.
But judging from the reactions on Twitter, this time he really nailed it--perhaps most especially our desperate collective need for a laugh in the midst of this absurd situation.
@MattOswaltVA HOWLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLl (funny, not funny, but so fcking funny) #BeBest #VoteBlueToSaveAmerica— Lesley Abravanel (@Lesley Abravanel)1540415578.0
But I mean...we're totally just as bad as they are when we do this :( Literally no difference, amirite? 🤦♀️ https://t.co/NDtB7pYEVg— tinker__hell (she/her//they/them) BLM ACAB PAL (@tinker__hell (she/her//they/them) BLM ACAB PAL)1540421572.0
@MattOswaltVA Wait, there’s a chocolate fountain at GC?!?!— Shannon S. (@Shannon S.)1540412763.0
@gdub1972 @MattOswaltVA That’s right! That stuff’s about 3 bucks a scoop! Hit em in the pocketbook!— Tyrannosaurus Mark (@Tyrannosaurus Mark)1540408173.0
@MattOswaltVA Some people still haven't figured out what false equivalency is.— Alec Grossman (@Alec Grossman)1540403704.0
@MattOswaltVA Marshmallows if you're lucky. I saw someone dipping a whole Guinea fowl in there once.— Shroomkin - Social distancing since 2014 (@Shroomkin - Social distancing since 2014)1540423397.0
@MattOswaltVA @venicetoroma Thanks everyone on this thread. We need to laugh. We are smarter and funnier. Now we ne… https://t.co/HCgQxxmI5R— Sylvia Newman (@Sylvia Newman)1540416637.0
@MattOswaltVA Yes and look at how at how detestable they had to get for us to even get THAT rude. I'm proud that li… https://t.co/DMU0K2Ab3a— Tracy (@Tracy)1540412756.0
And liberals will still concern troll about it. https://t.co/b9S4Hk9VGL— 🌻🏴 Princess Unikitty ❤️ 💛 💚 (@🌻🏴 Princess Unikitty ❤️ 💛 💚)1540420951.0
@MattOswaltVA Yes, but we do it as a violent, leftist, marshmallow-hating mob (of one) (called grandma).— Carol Inside (@Carol Inside)1540415585.0
Matt Oswalt, on behalf of that violent, leftist marshmallow-hating mob, we salute you!