We all know what a bad joke the multiple Benghazi hearings have been. Even though the GOP Benghazi hysteria was debunked by Rachel Maddow, it continues. And continues. And continues.
Today the Sunday talkers couldn’t wait to get their cameras rolling and their giddy hosts frothing, because, yes, it’s all about ratings, not news. When the news was commercialized, it went the way of the BetaMax, instead giving a platform to right wing witch hunts, scandals that do not exist, and hosts who don’t seek honest answers, just headlines.
Bill Maher tried to put “Benghazi!!!!!” mania into perspective, but objectivity is falling on deaf show host and Republican ears.
Enter Saturday Night Live.
SNL’s “Darrell Issa” brought out just-convicted murderer “Jodi Arias” to testify. Yes, they went there.
“Rep. Elijah Cummings”:
“Everyone knows this is just a partisan witch hunt, and a chance to attack the president and Secretary of State Clinton.”
“Who do you think did it?”
“Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)”:
“Well we know who did it, it was Ansar al-Sharia.”
“Well if you know who did it, why are you holding these hearings?”
Watch the entire video. That was just a teaser.
Saturday Night Live goes all out and skewers Senate Republicans in an unaired spoof of the grilling Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel got during his confirmation hearings on CSPAN. It was cut from the show at the last minute, but thanks to the Internets, we get to see an SNL Moment of Utterly Inane, and Not Yet Ready for Prime or Late Night Time Hilarity.
We see the GOP bickering, grandstanding, and falling all over themselves to compete over who loves Israel the mostest of all.
Before you know it, they go skidding into full-on SNLvision as John McCain demands to know whether or not Hagel would go on national television and– wait for it– “fellate a donkey if the survival of Israel were at stake.”
Yes he says that.
The Republicans then try to outdo each other to prove they would all have oral sex with a donkey– or maybe a mule, since donkeys might be castrated– if it meant a secure Israel.
Of course, Lindsey Graham says he’d “do it in a second, but then I grew up on a farm, so…”
And yes, tea bagging made its way into the sketch.
But you haven’t lived until you’ve seen Fred Armisen stifling a laugh while doing his hilarious impression of Senator Bernie Sanders.
Huge h/t: Taegan
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