Fox News host Laura Ingraham, while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, took a swipe at Democrats. Ingraham compared liberals to herpes.
Liberals are kind of like herpes. Just when you think you have them beat, they come back again. There’s no cure, you’ve just got to keep it at bay.
It's a good thing Ingraham isn't on the comedy circuit. People frown on taking other comics' bits.
During an interview in 2016 with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss Last Man Standing, Allen was asked why his show hadn't gone after then candidate Donald Trump as much as they had taken shots at candidate Hillary Clinton. Allen responded:
It's a little surprising to me. We have a very liberal writing staff, so I'm surprised they haven't taken a shot at him. But we're not sure he's going to last, whereas the Clintons are like herpes: Just when you think they're gone, they show up again.
It's one thing to make up a bad joke, but why repeat a bad joke?
Some folks embraced being compared to herpes:
Yes, every few years we flare up and become highly contagious.— Jean Ortega (@mrjeanortega) February 24, 2018
Ha, well, we do tend to hang around where all the fun is.— Logic&Empathy (@UrFriendlyGiant) February 24, 2018
Yup. We're the byproduct of irresponsible people behaving badly. We become inflammed at the uncontrollable atrocities happening around us. We cry out for sensible solution but to no avail. We become aggravated when no one listens & we spread like wild fire...yup...we're herpies.— Tabster (@TheRealTabster) February 24, 2018
Others took more of a Pee-wee Herman approach:
That sounds like something a "deployable" person would say!— TruxTrains (@TruxTrains) February 24, 2018