We’ve been forced to wait for many weeks on end to see a new episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver — so was it worth the wait?
We should note that Oliver kicked off the show tonight, once more, from the “white void.” While he did discuss subjects including the global health crisis and social justice, the main focus here tonight was on the Supreme Court. Following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Trump made the decision to name Amy Coney Barrett as his new nominee. This is going to lead to a heated, intense debate over the next several weeks.
Odds are, you are very much familiar with the Supreme Court already. You may have heard a few different things about Barrett already. What Oliver wanted to do tonight was explain how we got to this very point, and if there was anything that could be done in order to turn the tide. He spelled out over the course of the episode all of the different problems, including lost elections, priorities from the Senate, and then also the wrong philosophy when it comes to bipartisan negotiations.
In the end, though, Oliver reiterated that the most important thing here is to vote — and maybe also find a way to bring on board Puerto Rico and Washington DC, who are not represented at all in the Senate. Also, he suggested getting rid of the Electoral College, which has already created a lot of different problems.
How much of this was funny? We know people watch Last Week Tonight for humor, but this one wasn’t about that so much. As a matter of fact, he’d be almost the first to tell you that this was an episode that, by and large, was rather bleak. One of the message was that, effectively, those on the left side of the aisle have lost a lot, and they need to find a way to regroup and press onward with their cause.
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