Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Maher, Samantha Bee, Seth Meyers, John Oliver, et. al. These are the late night comedians who, since the ascendency of Donald Trump to the throne, have kept me sane over the past two-and-a-half years.
Their biting wit and spot-on comedic commentaries have provided a kind of therapeutic comic relief for me. They’ve given me an opportunity to laugh at what might otherwise cause me to cry. And I can’t express how much I appreciate what they have done for me.
But it’s gotten to the point that it’s just not funny anymore. We have a moron in the Oval Office who is a puppet of the former head of the Russian KBG, who wants to destroy our country from within.
He has surrounded himself with hand-picked, incompetent sycophants who are afraid to tell him the truth. He has stacked the courts, with the assistance of his enabler-in-chief, Mitch McConnell, with conservative judges who do not reflect the wishes or needs of the majority of the American people.
We have a pathological liar, a con man, a grifter, and a crook in the White House. We have someone who claims transparency but who tries to hide his every dirty deed. We have a Republican Congress and a Justice Department who look at Trump and see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil and give him carte blanche to continue to act as if he’s above the law.
And so, when I watch Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Maher, Samantha Bee, Seth Meyers, John Oliver, et. al. these days, I can’t even crack a smile anymore. It’s no longer a laughing matter. It’s very, very serious and very, very dangerous. We need to stop joking about him and start doing something about him.
Because what Trump and his cronies are doing is beyond the pale and it’s just not funny anymore.