Greatest job security concept: Screw something up with bad policies (brushfire management, for example), then get paid by the taxpayers for trying to fix it, while blaming the problem on anything but your policies (climate change?). It certainly helps to have a polarizing figure you can hold up as the root of all evil. Reason #1 the libs and leftists, whom I have dubbed the “perfectionist progressives”, or in the arena of “climate change” the “hypocritical hyperbole-makers”, hate Donald Trump is that their policies and ideas simply screw up anything good, and Mr. Trump makes a fabulous scapegoat. For reason #2, first read this sample of celeb venom and ask yourself, “which specific action, policy or statement are they criticizing?”
Remember Peter Fonda’s tweet: “We should rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles and see if mother will stand up against the giant asshole she is married to. 90 million people in the streets on the same weekend in the country. F*ck.” (For those not familiar with the Trump family, Barron, Donald Trump’s son, is 11 years old.)
“It’s kind of great to have a person like that represent everything that’s wrong in the world. It’s always a good thing to look at somebody and say, ’That’s the worst thing that could happen.’ Chelsea Handler.
“Trump makes me nervous… There’s no way we can let this guy be the president. To let that dude have the nuclear football, are you kidding me? That’s dangerous. He’s impulsive and rash, and doesn’t seem to think deeply about too many things.” Matt Damon.
“Just the nastiest. @realDonaldTrump, you literally have no moral fiber. You’re like no ply toilet paper. Just trash.” Margaret Cho.
“He’s just an opportunist. Now he’s a fascist; a xenophobic fascist.” George Clooney in an interview with British newspaper The Guardian. LOOK AT HIM, AMERICA. HEAR HIS WORDS.
We are at DefCon Level Check Yo’self Before You Wreck Yo’self.” — Shonda Rhimes in one of many tweets.
“Trump is a cancer on our democracy. He must be rejected by all patriots, for the good of our national identity and values.” George Takei on Twitter where he’s frequently tweets about Trump or, in Takei’s words, “your uninformed, drunk relative who never, ever shuts up.”
“This is a national disaster. An illiterate, bigoted, misogynistic, racist, rapist has become president. I have no words.” Kate Walsh in a tweet, who later called Trump a “fool.“
“If Donald Trump becomes president, that will be the end of the world.” Jennifer Lawrence, who a few months later on The Graham Norton Show said that the only words she’d want to say to Trump when she meets him are “Fuck you.“
“He lies with a kind of cavalier frequency. He’s spread bigotry and hatred and division on a regular basis. He shows no interest or understanding for any sort of policy depth, and I feel like he’s uniquely unqualified to be president.” John Legend in an interview with CNN, an appropriate venue for discussing lies, bigotry, hatred and division.
“This is an embarrassing night for America. We’ve let a hatemonger lead our great nation. We’ve let a bully set our course. I’m devastated.” Chris Evans.
“If Donald Trump is elected president of the United States in a kind of historical way, it’s exciting because we will see the actual last president of the United States. It just won’t work after that.” Johnny Depp, just a few months after he called the Republican candidate a “brat” who works through “bullydom.”
“I actually feel sick listening to [Trump] speak. The way I used to feel when a kid was having a tantrum when babysitting.” — Jessica Chastain on Twitter, where she’s also called Trump “a bully” and “a child.”
“Didn’t think I was capable of feeling hatred like this. The biggest insult to our country is this snorting piece of garbage.” Amanda Seyfriend in a tweet during the second presidential debate. A few days before that, Seyfried asked the Twitterverse, “Why are we still watching a delusional, racist man-child run for dictator?”
“He’s so blatantly stupid. He’s a punk, he’s a dog, he’s a pig, he’s a con — a bullshit artist. A mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about, doesn’t do his homework, doesn’t care, thinks he’s gaming society, doesn’t pay his taxes. He’s an idiot.” Robert De Niro in a video released through Anonymous Content and their voteyourfuture.us campaign. The actor continues, referring to Trump as “this fool,” “this bozo,” and saying, ““He talks about how he wants to punch people in the face. Well, I’d like to punch him in the face.”
“Please stop it with voting for Trump. It was funny for a little while. But the guy is Hitler. And by that I mean that we are being Germany in the 30s. Do you think they saw the shit coming? Hitler was just some hilarious and refreshing dude with a weird comb over who would say anything at all.” Louis C.K.
“Trump was the least qualified candidate ever nominated by a major party for the presidency. Come January, he will become the worst president in American history, and a dangerously unstable player on the world stage.” George R.R. Martin in a personal blog post.
Okay, either your view of the President has been validated, or your view of the rationality and intelligence of celebrities has been validated. However, I will forebear from criticizing those celebrities, because there’s no glory or honor in plucking low hanging fruit that’s so overripe that it’s about to fall off the tree and get squashed underfoot. I am sure that my readers realize my opinion of them without my getting any more explicit.
Remember I asked, “which specific action, policy or statement are they criticizing?” These same people would say they hate Trump’s rudeness, his self aggrandizement, his exaggerations and lies, his trenchant criticism of the sacred cows of liberalism/leftism, in promoting or defending his narrative. But it can’t be his style or rhetoric that they hate, since it is of the same type as their own in promoting their narrative. No, what they really hate is that so many voters are buying his narrative, because they might agree. They hate him, his narrative, and more important, everyone who believes a similar narrative.