Topical Query: December 20, 2019 (Al Franken & Mitch McConnell)
“Listening to [Senator] Mitch McConnell talk about the decline of bipartisanship is like listening to [Serial killer] Jeffrey Dahmer complain about the decline of dinner party etiquette.”
~ Al Franken, a former U.S. Senator and American politician, comedian, media personality, and author
How is McConnell’s “decline of bipartisan” remark ironic?
How can one unpack Franken’s simile?
How does humor make his comment work?
In the future (5, 10, 15, 25, 50, 75, 100 years from now), will this comment offer the same punch? Why or why not?