“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” has spent weeks targeting Donald Trump and his political enablers, but on March 15 she also focused on the resistance — or rather the “#Resistance” that has become a social media buzzword and meme, but does it really have any teeth? Protestors have taken confronted congressmen at town hall meetings and taken to the streets in protests. “I’m surprised Lululemon hasn’t come out with a line of $200 protest leggings,” says Samantha Bee. “Oh, they just did!” Watch her take on the Trump opposition above.
Anti-Trump activists “are taking their cue from the Tea Party — you know, the people we called a bunch of dumb losers back in 2009 right before those losers won 25 statehouses and gerrymandered Democrats out of power for a decade in spite of all our sick burns.” But the key to really replicating the electoral success of the Tea Party, Bee asserts, is actually electing people. “[Democrats] fall short in one area that is slightly more important: [voting].” She points out that voter turnout for a recent Los Angeles mayoral election was under 12% — “That’s less than the percent of Los Angeles that turned out to audition for the ‘Mr. Belvedere’ reboot. What the shit, Angelenos? … It’s not enough just to yell your opinions — that’s my job. You need to vote!”
That’s not all. Bee also interviewed popular Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef, whose ridicule of Egyptian leaders led to his exile from the country. “I know that you guys have these fancy ideas of resisting and revolting, but we had Mubarak who was president for 30 years, also known in the Middle East as a very short first term,” Youssef explained. “You need at least a couple more decades of dictatorship to know how to resist.”
Really? “No, that’s not going to work,” Bee replied. “Americans don’t like to wait. We get annoyed when we have to stir the mac-and-cheese halfway through the microwaving.” Watch the rest of Bee’s resistance report above, and her interview with Youssef here.
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