Jimmy Kimmel set the tone of doom and gloom on Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday with a section on the state of democracy.
With midterms just four days away, the future of the country’s stability is of concern amongst political commentators.
The end of democracy?
Kimmel claimed this week that “things are bad,” referring to voting forecasts of a Republican takeover.
He continued, telling viewers:
"“On one hand, our democracy is being threatened by extremists who want power at all costs, even if it means burning us to the ground.”“On the other hand, gas is $4 a gallon now…”"
An important election – Time to vote
Jimmy Kimmel could not have been more clear in his call to action that viewers must go out and vote. On the show, he urged those tuning in to register.
Kimmel went on to highlight the argument that soon, women across America will lose their right to abortion, if not already, should the Republicans make ground.
“If Republicans get into Congress, they will almost certainly pass a nationwide ban on abortion,” he claimed.
A free country but at what cost…
The popular comedian panned to a skit called ‘Birth Con-Troll.” The premise was “a doll that makes sure that your uterus stays in accordance with local laws”
In the sketch, the troll (a metaphor for the Republican party) controls every aspect of the woman’s body and choices.
What does the Birth Con-Troll have the authority to do?
- Destroy unsanctioned birth control pills
- Scan your private messages
- Weaponize your medical records
- Have you arrested
- Stop life-saving medical interventions
- Force you to carry to term
And so much more!
The host used this to emphasize how restrictive the freest country in the world may become very soon.
On Twitter, one user replied, “Most frightening video I’ve seen in a while. Surprised you didn’t post it for Halloween to terrify us.”
This is not the first time Kimmel has gotten political over midterm elections. In 2018, the show host had a segment discussing the midterm results. Enthusiastic about the Democrats regaining control of the House, but reserved overall due to the Republicans’ dominance of the Senate.
It is apparent that Jimmy Kimmel believes the worst midterm outcome is a sea of red and if this becomes the case then most likely the comedian will be seeing red.