Late night television host, Seth Meyers, took his show live on Tuesday (Late Night With Seth Meyers usually tapes the show at 5pm), checking in with real time updates on the midterm elections. His live show on the night of the 2016 ended with Meyers in tears, but this year he kept things lighter.
“Late Night can now project that bourbon wins over Xanax.”
While Democrats took back control of the House for the first time in eight years, the party lost seats in the Senate. It was not the blue wave we had hoped for. Still, Meyers put a positive spin on it, saying:
“Hey, if you been in the desert for two years, a little splash of water feels like a damn tsunami, so come on!”
Meyers pointed out that voters in Georgia had to wait hours in line because power cords were not provided for voting machines in a primarily African-American neighborhood.
“Wow! I knew Brian Kemp would try to strip black people of the power to vote. I didn’t know he would literally take away their power to vote.”
The other late-night hosts did live shows also, but Meyers was only one to point out that with a Democratic majority in the House, they can stop the Republicans from repealing Obamacare, or from drastically cutting programs like Social Security and Medicare. It also puts Democrats in a position to protect Robert Mueller‘s Russia investigation, and puts Democrats as the heads of House committees.
Meyers noted that the election results were very much about each party’s closing messages. Democrats gave America a closing message about health care, while Trump “tried to scare people with racist conspiracy theories about the migrant caravan heading toward the southern border.”
“Trump’s advisers pleaded with him to talk about something else like the economy, but Trump admitted he found it boring.”
Meyers adding that Obama could have told Trump that:
“This dude rescued us from one of the worst financial collapses in history.”