Sacha Baron Cohen, along with the help of some washed up politicians, may have done more harm to the Republican Party than any scandal in history.
The comedian formerly known as Borat is back with a new series that premiered Sunday on Showtime. In the debut episode of “Who is America,” Cohen spoke to several Republican politicians about the idea of arming students in an effort to keep schools safe.
In all fairness, we do not know what was said when the camera was not rolling or what parts of the clips hit the cutting room floor, but what did air is an embarrassing display of ignorance.
Only Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) showed common sense. The rest, not so much.
“Oh you want me to say on television that I support three and four year-olds with firearms? Is that what you’re asking me to do,” a shocked Gaetz asked a disguised Cohen. Cohen then replied, “Yes.” “Typically, members of Congress don’t just hear a story about a program and then indicate whether they support it or not,” Gaetz responded.
Enter former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott of Mississippi and a band of other gullibles.
“I support the Kinderguardians program,” Lott said, who seemed to be reading a pre-written endorsement script. “We in America would be wise to implement it, too. It’s something we should think about in America, about putting guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens, good guys – whether they be teachers, or whether they actually be talented children or highly trained preschoolers.” (Emphasis added)
Rep Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) appeared next. “Maybe having many young people trained and understand how to defend themselves and their school might actually make us safer here,” Rohrabacher said.
Rep Joe Wilson (R-SC) is most famously known for shouting “YOU LIE” at former President Obama during a State of the Union address, but will probably now be known for saying, “A three-year-old cannot defend itself from a assault rifle by throwing a Hello Kitty pencil case at it. Our Founding Fathers did not put an age limit on the Second Amendment.”
Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh claims he was duped by Cohen into endorsing the fake Kinderguardians program, but what amount of duping can one do to make a former Representative endorse arming toddlers? “The intensive three-week Kinderguardian course introduces specially selected children from 12 to 4 years old to pistols, rifles, semiautomatics and a rudimentary knowledge of mortars,” Walsh to the camera. “In less than a month — less than a month — a first-grader can become a first grenade-er.”
Walsh walked back his endorsement of arming children in a Sunday morning tweet. “What can I say Bradley? @SachaBaronCohen got me. Do I believe kindergarteners should be armed? Hell no,” he wrote. “But, it’s on me. Sacha fooled me good. Flew me out to DC for some made up friend of Israel award. I gotta live with it.”
What can I say Bradley? @SachaBaronCohen got me. Do I believe kindergarteners should be armed? Hell no.
But, it’s on me. Sacha fooled me good. Flew me out to DC for some made up friend of Israel award. I gotta live with it. https://t.co/r4juubOG9l
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) July 15, 2018
Executive Director of Gun Owners of America Larry Pratt proved he has no clue about science or modern pop music. After reading into the camera children under 4 see in slow motion “like owls,” with all seriousness, he continued, “Children under 5 will also have elevated levels of the pheromone called ‘Blink-182,’ produced by the part of the liver called the ‘Rita Ora.’ This allows nerve reflexes to travel along the ‘Cardi B’ neural pathway to the ‘Wiz Khalifa’ 40 percent faster.” Blink-182, Rita Ora, Cardi B, and Wiz Khalifa are all pop or rap musical acts.
Walsh wraps the segment by saying, “Happy shooting, kids.”
Cohen, who fooled each of them into thinking he was an Israeli homeland defense expert, was lambasted last week by former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. She said Cohen pretended to be a disabled American veteran in an interview that took place in Washington D.C.
The interview with Palin is scheduled to air in a future broadcast. A preview of an upcoming episode also includes former Vice President Dick Chaney autographing a waterboarding kit.
Watch the full “Kinderguardians” segment here: