Laugh and Loathe

New York Times  The Best of Late Night:

President Trump is under fire for a series of tweets about four young congresswomen of color — Representatives Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna S. Pressley of Massachusetts — in which he said the progressive Democrats (often referred to as “the squad”) were “loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States” how to run the government, and that they should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

“This is beside the point, but three of the congresswomen you’re attacking were born here and they’re all American citizens. So if you’re asking them to fix the totally broken, crime-infested governments of their home countries, they’re trying.” — SETH MEYERS
“And what does he mean, they’re telling us how our government is to be run? They’re in Congress — they are our government.” — STEPHEN COLBERT
“Meanwhile, Melania was like, ‘Hey, how come they get to leave?’” — JIMMY FALLON
“And is there anybody Trump does think was born in America? [Imitating Trump] Bring me Megan Rapinoe’s long-form birth certificate, O.K.? There’s no way an American could be that good at soccer, O.K.?” — STEPHEN COLBERT

The late-night hosts said the president’s tweets were proof of Trump’s racism.
“You know, it’s almost like, in Trump’s head you can’t be a person of color and an American, which is strange because he of all people should know that you can be two things at the same time. Yeah, I mean, he’s bald and has a full head of hair. It doesn’t make sense, but we accept it.” — TREVOR NOAH
“I don’t know what’s more shocking, that the president sent a racist tweet or that we won’t be talking about this in two days.” — JIMMY FALLON
“Of course, Trump does not like the squad. He is the leader of the rival gang, the Klan.” — STEPHEN COLBERT


Reconfiguration Time

Me thinks we are entering a most interesting new phase in the Democratic primaries.

Essentially polls show Biden more or less survived Kamala’s debate attack. While diminished, Joe remains current front runner.

Learning that Biden cannot be outright toppled at this point the second-tier candidates must start stealing voters from each other.

Seems to me Harris, Sanders and Warren must now battle for supremacy over their collective support in order to successfully challenge Uncle Joe.