I sometimes forget Senator Al Franken was on Saturday Night Live. Then I see clips like this and am reminded why he needed cue cards. During the entire Neil Gorsuch hearing, Democrats have skipped through football fields filled with nothing but rakes and whoopie cushions (see Sen. Leahy Tries Catching Gorsuch in ‘Gotcha’ Question. Gorsuch Wrecks His Face and Ted Cruz Blasts Shameless Democrat Hypocrisy at Gorsuch Hearing). Franked decided to march through a similar field, not only bruising his face with rake handles but looking like a giant dick in the process. New bar set.
This was basically a bad SNL sketch, which is most SNL sketches since the mid-90s (outside of Celebrity Jeopardy). Franken was left with a hammer in his hand, with nails scattered everywhere (none of them hammered into anything) dents in the board which he struck every time he attempted to hit his narrative. In this case, the narrative is leftists don’t care about the judiciary and just want political hacks. Not all political hacks, just political hacks who have the right opinion.
Truly amazing how well Gorsuch begins answering and explaining the law, only for Al to flippantly pivot to something personal. So the camera wouldn’t capture him being schooled so thoroughly as to be shamed in front of the entire nation. It’s the visual equivalent of a man being led to the stocks. Where children throw rotten oranges at his face for sport. Ten points if you smack him in the nose.
Franken is the embodiment of everything wrong with Senate Democrats today. Well, this line of questioning where it’s clear Franken wants to paint Gorsuch as a political weapon (and fails every time) is only one aspect of why the left keeps failing at life.
So this twenty minute or so segment from Franken is repeated attempts to tie Gorsuch to Bannon. Tie Gorsuch to Trump’s promises from the campaign. Tie Gorusch to Reince Priebus. Tie Gorsuch to Wile E. Coyote’s ACME anvil company. And each and every time, Gorsuch hits the ball back into Franken’s sandbox, with “Respectfully, that’s a question for those guys.” Subtext: “It’s really adorable when you try making words. After this, let’s learn how to tie shoes with laces. I think you’re ready for laces, senator. No more velcro straps, big boy!”
Hey, sometimes you have to explain life nuggets at their level. Maybe I should start buying sugar free suckers in bulk…