No wonder Jon Stewart left The Daily Show. Who needs to make comedy about American politics when the stories themselves are such goddamn jokes?
Your week in the WTF politics:
Donald Trump made insulting other reality TV star’s hotness a part of his campaign. Because…immigrants? (Pajiba)
In other insane Trump news, his people claim that 1/5 of the population of Mobile, Alabama is expected to turn out to his next campaign stop, necessitating a move to a bigger venue. Unknown is how many are coming for “shits and giggles.” (CNN)
“Traditional family values” lobbyist Josh Duggar is having a tough week. (Pajiba)
The Dottie’s Sister of the Republican race, Jeb Bush, is under fire for describing the children born in the U.S. to foreign-born parents as “anchor babies.” (NBC)
Social media maven/Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton fired back with a Twitter double-tap.
They're called babies. https://t.co/VyJJA26OVl— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 19, 2015
.@JebBush "Give me another word" than "anchor babies"— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) August 20, 2015
How about "babies," "children," or "American citizens." https://t.co/ofxEG6Za00— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 20, 2015
Se llaman "bebés," "niños," o "ciudadanos." https://t.co/ofxEG6Za00— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 20, 2015
And despite leaving us in our time of need, Stewart might be our savior from all this madness all the same. A petition requesting the comedian host a 2016 presidential debate is blowing up, already earning 146,000 signatures. If it hits 150k, he has to do it, right? Like then it’s a presidential mandate? (Change.org)
Kristy Puchko can’t even sometimes.