Friday, March 7, 2014

Fallon Slams CPAC, Republicans

Jimmy Fallon began his Tonight Show monologue with a string of jokes about Republicans and CPAC. Yes, CPAC.

It's easy to imagine the writing process:

"Let's make fun of Republicans and Conservatives!"

"Great idea!"

So predictable. So boring.

JIMMY FALLON: ‏A big day for Republicans. They came from all over the country to Washington D.C. today for the start of the Conservative Political Action Conference, otherwise known as 'Khaki-Palooza.'

I thought this was great. Republican Senator Mitch McConnell kicked off the conference, this is true, he walked on stage with a rifle while Bon Jovi's 'Livin' on a Prayer' played in the background. Then his wife was like, 'No more Nyquil for you, mister.'

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie also gave a speech at the conference, and some experts say it could be his chance to turn things around. Turn things around, which is also what people do whenever they get to a bridge in New Jersey.

This is a little unusual. The GOP is releasing several short documentaries about Senate candidates to give the public a look at their personal lives. So, if you're the kind of person who's excited to see several documentaries about Senate candidates, ask your doctor about Zoloft.
Fallon followed this with some items from Obama's budget, mocking conservatives' claims that it isn't realistic and "more of a liberal wish list."

He didn't directly ridicule Obama.

Then, Fallon did a joke about the "shouting match" that "Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings" had with "Republican Darrell Issa." Fallon said Issa "turned off his microphone during a hearing." Fallon said nothing about the reason for the hearing, the IRS scandal. He said nothing about Lois Lerner pleading the Fifth, nothing about the corruption and abuse of power in the Obama administration.

Is Rachel Maddow on Fallon's team of writers?