B&B Podcast 02/29/16

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3 Things Trump Says He Hasn’t Heard Of: David Duke, Il Duce, John Oliver

Admittedly, we’re addicted to the non-stop pointing out of what a doofus Donald Trump Drumpf (real family name) is.  No point in stopping now. Silence is surrender.  Support is complicity.  Lack of examination is self-blindness.  Drumpf could go… all… the… way.   Sunday night, I rolled thatScreen shot 2016-02-29 at 11.58.18 AM DVR on John Oliver on HBO, thinking he’d be a great desert to the Oscar meal, which always takes too long to serve, but was delivered spectacularly by Chris Rock.  Right at midnight, I said goodnight to the deserving Spotlight gang and John Oliver, who promised to try to ignore Trump as long as possible, could hold back no more.  If you haven’t seen his 20-minute, perfectly-researched takedown of the Short-Fingered One, enjoy!

Inae Oh in Mother Jones:

John Oliver Finally Takes on “Serial Liar” Donald Trump and It Was Brutally Fantastic

“Donald Trump is America’s back mole—it may have seemed harmless a year ago, but now that it has gotten frighteningly bigger, it is no longer wise to ignore it.”

And with that, John Oliver finally took on the politics of Donald Trump on Sunday, after spending months largely ignoring the real estate magnate’s meteoric rise in the polls since launching his presidential campaign last summer.

“But he has now won three states, has been endorsed by Chris Christie, and polls show him leading most Super Tuesday states, which is a big deal,” Oliver said.

While he claimed to understand why Trump’s campaign is resonating with voters, Oliver explained that upon closer inspection, Trump’s appeal reveals to be quite horrifying, much like the attractiveness of a “buffet lunch at a strip club.”

The “Last Week Tonight” host went onto suggest supporters start imagining the candidacy of a man named Donald Drumpf—the last name one biographer recently uncovered was the Republican frontrunner’s original family name—to help expose Trump and his empty, often racist promises to make America great again.

“Stop and take a moment to imagine how you would feel if you just met a guy named Donald Drumpf, a litigious serial liar with a string of broken business ventures and the support of a former KKK leader who he can’t decide whether or not to condemn.”

Yep, let’s #MakeDonaldDrumpf again.