Trevor Noah destroys GOP pro-life, pro-NRA hypocrisy: "They’re more like comic book collectors. Human life only holds value until you take it out of the package"

"The Supreme Court said this is law and the pro-lifers were like, I accept your challenge," Noah said


Sarah Burris
October 6, 2015 3:41PM (UTC)

Monday night's Daily Show with Trevor Noah attacked the GOP primary candidates in the best possible way: by pointing out their pro-life hypocrisy. Noah began with Carly Fiorina's "fact-checkers be damned" campaign strategy and walked through the states who are slowly eroding women's reproductive rights state by state. "You might not be a fan of pro-lifers, but you have got to admit, they're damn good at what they do ... The craziest part is abortion is a constitutional right. The Supreme Court said this is law and the pro-lifers were like, I accept your challenge."

Sad and true. But then Noah asked what the GOP could accomplish if they were standing up for a cause where the facts are actually on their side! Like helping to stop mass shootings. That seems pretty pro-life. Yet the passion of Fiorina's fake facts doesn't extend quite that far.

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"The amount of lives they save could reach superhero levels," Noah said. "They just need to have a superhero’s total dedication to life. Right now they’re more like comic book collectors. Human life only holds value until you take it out of the package, and then it’s worth nothing."

What a nice dose of reality. Noah showed Jeb Bush's insensitive "look, stuff happens" remark regarding the Oregon shooting last week and asked what would happen if he was just as passionate about stopping gun violence as he was about stopping abortion?

Noah cited a CNN report statistic that 97,000 people were shot in the United States in 2012 and over 250 people shot each day. Imagine the principles the GOP could display with their so-called pro-life stance if they stood up for saving people after they were born! The possibilities could be endless, and the hypocrisy villain would be dead.

Instead, Jeb Bush has become like the anti-superhero Tranquilizer Man, says Noah. "Help me! The bus is heading off the bridge!" Noah said pretending to need Tranquilizer Man. "Look... uhh... stuff happens, there's always a crisis," imitating Jeb. Imagine the possibilities!

Check out the video below:


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