Last night Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi delivered a rebuttal to Trump’s address to the nation by reading teleprompter messages that had been prepared in advance and consisted of blanket condemnations and generic denouncements of anything that Trump may or may not have said in his speech.
To compensate for the lack of specifics, the two Democratic leaders tried to appear heartbroken and mournful, which made them look like a couple of Soviet citizens who had waited all day in line to the state-run store to buy toilet paper, only to be told there was none left.
As a result, most comrades remembered their rebuttal not by what they said but by how they looked because, as a wise person once said, and this may not be an exact quote, “it ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it, and the way that you stare into the camera while you’re doing it.”
Therefore, most meaningful commentary of that event came in the form of pictures. Some of these were sent to us, others we found ourselves. See below and please add the pictures we may have missed.
There have been many comparisons to the Shining, which prompted us to make this.
Thinking where we might have seen that pair before, brought up this memory.
Sad Hill emailed us this:
There have been many comparisons with American Gothic.
Rush Limbaugh on today’s show said Chuck and Nancy looked like morticians at a funeral parlor, and so he directed his visual agitation department to create this picture:
To others they seemed like a remake of many other popular duos and pop culture icons.
I hear that changing the order of the addends does not change the sum.
And, finally, our member Covfefe submitted this take:
EDITORS NOTE: This political satire column with images by RED SQUARE originally appeared in The Peoples Cube. It is republished with permission.