With the election over, political humor isn’t what it was for those many months when the writers had Romney and Ryan as a source of inspiration. The jokes literally wrote themselves. It appears to be a lot more of a struggle now for the late night comics to come up with anything that even resembles funny.
I went through the week’s compilation of late night jokes (via Political Humor) and had a hard time picking out more than a handful that were worthy of this page. And even then…anyway, here’s what I came up with.
“Where did we go wrong? The Republicans had everything going for them – a terrible economy, an unpopular incumbent, and a positive message for the American voter: ‘less than half of you are parasites.'” –Stephen Colbert
“Video game-maker Atari has filed for bankruptcy. Atari fans are so upset they’re organizing a massive letter-writing campaign to President Reagan.” –Conan O’Brien
“Firearms groups across the country have declared today the first annual Gun Appreciation Day. So don’t forget to set your clock back 100 years.” –Seth Meyers
“The NRA made an ad saying that Obama is elitist because his kids have armed guards. Yeah, that crazy Obama thinking his kids need special protection. I love the NRA accusing anyone of being paranoid. It’s like a septic tank saying, ‘You need a mint.'” –Bill Maher
“The best advertisement for torture is not Dick Cheney and people like that who support it, it is Hollywood. At the Golden Globes, it’s movies. Ben Affleck won for playing a CIA officer, Claire Danes won for playing a CIA officer, Jessica Chastain won for playing a CIA officer and of course, Julianne Moore won for playing Sarah Palin, a master of counter intelligence.” –Bill Maher
“In a recent attack ad, the NRA claims that President Obama cares about his own children more than he cares about other children. In response, President Obama was like, ‘Yeah, that’s how families work.'” –Jimmy Fallon
See? And those were the best of the lot…but I did kinda like this next one. It fit in so well with my last post.
“Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Wednesday asked state legislatures to declare President Obama’s new gun control proposals ‘illegal,’ though I’m not sure if the Mississippi state legislature has that kind of power since it’s just thirty hissing possums in a barn.” –Seth Meyers