Stephen Colbert opened his show this Wednesday by making a mockery of the Republican “Fight Club” idiocy we’ve been watching this week, and capped it off with the perfect fake GOP campaign ad.
After first discussing the Burchett/McCarthy elbowing incident, Colbert moved on to the Senate hearing, where he-man Markwayne Mullin challenged Teamsters boss Sean O’Brien to a fight, only to be shut down by Bernie Sanders, and Mullin’s subsequent television and radio appearances where he doubled down on his nonsense, and said he “bites” and doesn’t care where.
Stephen Colbert’s monologue debuted a new segment on Wednesday night in response to Republican in-fighting turning physical. The Late Show recapped it all in “Thunda in the Rotunda.”
Every news outlet referred to the situation as a “fight club.” Stephen Colbert’s monologue gladly accepted the change to the “don’t talk about fight club” rule before breaking down all the action. […]
Every news outlet referred to the situation as a “fight club.” Stephen Colbert’s monologue gladly accepted the change to the “don’t talk about fight club” rule before breaking down all the action.
Here’s more from The Wrap:
“It’s not surprising that violence is the selling point for the Republican Party. GOP hopefuls for 2024 in fact, are already adopting the strategy,” Colbert said as he got into the fake ad. “Just look at this new republican primary campaign.”
And then he cued up the fake commercial, for a candidate named Patricia Corker (obviously played by an actress).
“It’s a tough time in America, and we need common sense solutions to real problems,” ‘Corker’ said as the ad began. “Problems like punk ass congress people whose kidneys need a visit from my elbow. I’m candidate for Wisconsin’ support’s fourth district Patricia Corker, known to my enemies as ‘stabby Pat.’”
“I spent 10 years as a public school teacher and 20 in supermax for crying I pled guilty to because I’m proud of what I did to that man’s sack. And I’ll do it again for you and Congress. So vote Patricia for better jobs. Patricia for a brighter future. Patricia for cutting a bitch. I will burn down their homes, and laugh at the ashes like an avenging angel of pain. I’m Patricia Corker, and I don’t even feel this,” the ad concluded.
You can watch the entire segment below: