On Monday’s Full Frontal, Samantha Bee gave a merry eulogy to the Grand Old Party, which has been killed by Donald Trump and the establishment response. “Yes, last week the Republican Party, home to more than 100 years of great statesmen, died the way Republican President Chester A. Arthur did: violently tearing itself in half,” she says, adding, “Oh, Arthur was so much more interesting than people give him credit for.” The death knell has been rung by Trump, but the Republican establishment is as much to blame for its own death.
Mitt Romney staged a “Mitt-ervention so condescending it served as a donation in kind to the Trump campaign,” apparently calling on Americans to register to vote in every state? John McCain, too, had his say, and Bee isn’t having it. “Oh, don’t you dare,” she says to the man who brought us Sarah Palin. “Don’t you even dare. The guy who gave us Trump 1.0 does not get to complain about the latest upgrade.” But the final death battle occurred at the latest Republican debate, which turned into a shouting match. “I don’t mean to sound sexist,” Bee says, “but I think men are just too emotional to be president.” I’m sure Hillary would agree.