Planet Washington: The Senate Majority Leader

  • Published on: December 12 Jan 201

  • This time on 'Planet Washington,' we observe an encounter between the press and the elusive species known as Mitch McConnell.Subscribe To "The Late Show" Channel HERE: more content from "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", click HERE: full episodes of "The Late Show" HERE: "The Late Show" on Facebook HERE: "The Late Show" on Twitter HERE: "The Late Show" on Google+ HERE: "The Late Show" on Instagram HERE: "The Late Show" on Tumblr HERE: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert weeknights at 11:35 PM ET/10:35 PM CT. Only on CBS.Get the CBS app for iPhone & iPad! Click HERE: new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream live TV, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! Late Show with Stephen Colbert is the premier late night talk show on CBS, airing at 11:35pm EST, streaming online via CBS All Access, and delivered to the International Space Station on a USB drive taped to a weather balloon. Every night, viewers can expect: Comedy, humor, funny moments, witty interviews, celebrities, famous people, movie stars, bits, humorous celebrities doing bits, funny celebs, big group photos of every star from Hollywood, even the reclusive ones, plus also jokes.
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  • Abe Halpert
    Abe Halpert   2 hours ago

    God I love Brian Stack - excellent casting choice to use him so much!

  • pat comerford
    pat comerford   5 hours ago

    How did you manage to get a McConnell lookalike turtle - well done! I hope the turtle (acting McConnell) was paid!

  • Randall Holloway
    Randall Holloway   5 hours ago

    40 snowflakes melted due to this hilariously accurate and well deserved roasting

  • Marmee Cruz
    Marmee Cruz   10 hours ago

    Best comedy writers ever! Caustic, yet hilariously spot on. Pay them more!

  • Juana Palacios
    Juana Palacios   13 hours ago

    No you didn't!!😂Quick and to the point.😂😁

    FUN FACT   23 hours ago

    Simple solution. VOTE every POS GOP out of office.

  • RoninAquila
    RoninAquila   23 hours ago

    When I first saw McConnell’s face, I typed “Mitch McConnell looks like...” in Googlr.......only for it to finish my sentence for me with “...the turtle from the Never Ending Story.”Neat! Even Google Agrees! :)

  • Rashuanu
    Rashuanu   23 hours ago

    Am I the one one who's worried the raccoon ate the poor turtle? D:

  • Casey Russell
    Casey Russell   1 days ago

    Can you blame him? I'd be hiding too. (We had a 100-0 agreement in the senate, Mr. President. Do you know how often that happens?)

  • Alexander Schmoldt
    Alexander Schmoldt   1 days ago

    does anyone notice the display of the press as a omnivore trying to devour a politician. is this really th imgae you wanna paint of the press? because its not a good one

  • Are We Not Men?
    Are We Not Men?   1 days ago

    Along with Colbert, Bee, and Oliver, a lasting legacy of Jon Stewart, is the Cecil Turtle/Mitch McConnell comparison. I wish he'd return. He's greatly missed.

  • Yolanda Dery
    Yolanda Dery   1 days ago

    I miss John Stewart's "Mitch the Turtle" impressions. Yuup.

  • BenderRodriguez10
    BenderRodriguez10   1 days ago

    "Mitch McConnell is a turtle" jokes, just like "Larry King is really, really, really old" jokes, never get tiresome.

    ROBBIE BUNGE   1 days ago

    Old age mutant ninja turtle...arsehole in a hard shell. .TURTLES! Now you're all singing. ..😅

  • Cybr Friends
    Cybr Friends   2 days ago

    Turtles have spine. Mitch and Ryan belong to the invertebrates group.

  • Dragon1717
    Dragon1717   2 days ago

    Ha Ha Ha! I love how much Mitch McConnell triggers Democrats. This is comedy gold!

  • Gina Kay
    Gina Kay   2 days ago


  • Silvia X
    Silvia X   2 days ago

    Lol that’s a good fake David Attenborough voice

  • Cronus
    Cronus   2 days ago

    Aah look at the 30+ butt-hurt Trumptards or just plain worthless trolls!

  • Terri Kukla
    Terri Kukla   2 days ago

    Its been kinda nice..nice and quiet,Less rhetoric. But Senate majority leader is hiding from investigator's.

  • Oliver Dash
    Oliver Dash   2 days ago

    He is the secret chief of staff of the President

  • Sam South
    Sam South   2 days ago

    🐢🐢🐢🐢 Mitch is MIA lol 😆😁😂🤣

  • farvision
    farvision   2 days ago

    Republicans have a serious problem and they know it. They are caught in a web of Trumpian lies. But to repudiate that idiot they think they would lose power. Wrong. They would become respected again. But they are stupid enough not to see their way through to the light. So they remain in the dark side.

  • majed8192
    majed8192   2 days ago

    You want to watch the best planet earth sketch in your life type in "Clubbing in the Wild"

  • FJ
    FJ   2 days ago

    i hope he's dead. seriously.

  • Sai Subhash
    Sai Subhash   2 days ago

    I swear! when I heard sir Attenborough's voice in the beginning, I laughed so suddenly that I shit my pants a little..😂😂😂

  • Philosopher of Nonsense

    I'm predicting that the government shutdown will continue another week, when the sanctions on the Russian oligarchs automatically expire (since that department seems to be conveniently shut down). This way, Trump can fulfill his promise to Putin that the sanctions would be lifted. The "caravan" was a convenient distraction and an opportunity to manufacture a fake crisis does just that. Why does Trump seem to have a deference to Russia? Because you don't want to upset the Russian mobsters that you owe millions to. What creates the suspicion of his being compromised by Russia? Let's start with his autocratic pattern: -->his Stalinist campaign chants and propaganda -->endless campaigning for himself -->wanting to break term-limit conventions to stay in power indefinitely -->undermining public trust in law enforcement and the press -->claiming baseless conspiracy theories against himself (election fraud, "fake news", "deep state", Obama wiretapping) -->creating a crisis to solve it, or for political and/or financial leverage -->taking political hostages to get his way -->using the military and the public as pawns for politics -->multiple standards of similar things, such as blaming the opposition of inciting violence, but excusing the same on his side (when he is not doing it himself) -->claiming that an unseen crisis exists, and that he is the only savior ("Only I know how to...") -->Attempting to change or circumvent the Constitution for political gain -->installing people into powerful positions that have a vested-interest in furthering and executing his policy even when they are not particularly qualified for the position (Steve "Grand Wizard" King, Cruella DeVos, Ben "zodiazapene" Carson, Kelly Ann CONway...basically anyone he has not fired yet for opposing him) -->appropriating resources for his own pet projects from necessary services that help the people (as ALL republicans do with their relentless war on Social Security, Medicare, and social service programs) -->using political office for personal gain -->not recusing himself from conflicts-of-interest -->ignoring critical issues with society or infrastructure in favor of his policies -->false self-image of perfection ("I have the best words of anyone") -->misogyny and/or infidelity -->aggrandizing his every statement ("tremendous", "the __-est that anyone has ever ____", etc.) -->insecurity, and excessive defensiveness when questioned -->unwillingness to negotiate with political opponents -->willingness to cooperate with hostile foreign leaders -->cooperating with known terrorist factions (such as negotiating with the Taliban over Syria) -->empowerment of hate groups such as white supremacists and not recusing himself from their support -->sense of entitlement ("I can shut the government down if I want to") -->theatrical shows of dominance (such as Trump's military parade) -->history of prior deception or discrimination -->attempting to hamper/manipulate/discredit/destroy investigations against himself -->creating false support (like his paid cheerleaders at his rallies) or claiming that there is massive support for his rhetoric or himself when there is not -->altering misrepresenting, or creating false facts to misinform the people -->"State-run media of his own" (Faux Noise, Rush Limbaugh, American Nazi Weekly, Putin's Oligarchy Cookbook) -->nepotism (Jared/Ivanka/Eric/Don Jr.) -->secret meetings with dictators -->faking a quick solution to NK disarmament when actually doing nothing -->"I know more about ____ than anyone else" (that's not just narcissism here, that is a propaganda tool) -->making hollow promises, and not keeping them -->his use of the tactics of Adolf Hitler and other dictators including but not limited to: > "fake news" >"Make America Great Again" >"the press is the enemy of the people" >"lock her up" (Hillary and/or press reporting unfavorable news) >"outsiders are dangerous criminals and a threat to our sovereignty" (referring to his Mexican rapist/drug dealer remarks) >falsifying numbers for a greater appearance of his rhetoric >deception for self-protection (Stormy Daniels) >discrediting previous leaders while taking credit for their work (Trump claiming credit for "his" economy just months into office) Need I go on? Speculating on whether Trump is involved with and compromised by Russia is like speculating on moisture at the bottom of the ocean.We don't need Woodward and Bernstein on this one, anyone with an IQ over 50 can see that (so this excludes Trump and all of his dunce-cap-wearing cult followers). Trump is the true enemy of the people. “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” --Sun Tzu, The Art of War

  • Aditya Waghmare
    Aditya Waghmare   2 days ago

    Okay but the government shutdown does Not affect Trump's Businesses???

  • Lok Yin Yun
    Lok Yin Yun   2 days ago

    Mitch McTurtle: sick from eating too much e coli lettuce.

  • Lucene Olivera
    Lucene Olivera   3 days ago

    Just yesterday (Jan 11) 6 Senate Republicans brought a bill that had passed the Senate to Trump and Trump refused to sign it.