Matt Damon delivered a parody of Brett Kavanaugh that was both spot on and very funny that put into pop culture why Kavanaugh‘s nomination is teetering on the brink of failure.
Matt Damon had it all nailed from Kavanaugh‘s creepy 1980s calanders as a defense to his dodging of calls for an FBI investigation to the bizarre references to beer. The confrontation where he asked Sen. Amy Klobuchar if she ever blacked out was included. The Trump-like rage snorting wasn’t forgotten, along with the crying. Republicans hiding behind a woman hired gun why accusing the Democrats of misdeeds and cowardice, and of course, Lindsey Graham‘s audition to be Trump‘s next attorney general.
These famous actor impressions of people in the news don’t always work, but when they are successful, it is because the actor commits to the person they are impersonating. Damon dove into his impersonation of angry and out of control barely able to hide his drunken past Brett Kavanaugh, and that is why the sketch worked so well.
But it is just Matt Damon parodying Brett Kavanaugh on SNL, so this is no big deal, right?
SNL reflects how popular culture and the broader country perceives current events. Saturday Night Live shapes the impression that many Americans have of their political leaders. Brett Kavanaugh got absolutely destroyed on SNL. It is next to impossible for the country to take him seriously as a Supreme Court nominee.
Brett Kavanaugh has no credibility. The SNL sketch is a big deal because parts of it are going to be replayed on newscasts all day on Sunday. Republicans may get Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court by a party-line vote, but the damage has already been done. Kavanaugh is ruined. A woman-hating has been exposed, and Brett Kavanaugh is now one of the biggest jokes in the recent history of SNL.
It really couldn’t get much worse for the Republican Party, right now.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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