Actress-turned-political-leader Alyssa Milano took to The Hill Tuesday to dole out her prescription for a fix to all of America’s problems.
All the nation’s woes are — if you weren’t sure — Donald Trump.
In her op-ed, the Who’s the Boss star first derides CNN, seemingly for their failure to be professional and help oust the President:
(During the last debate) the moderators were clearly more interested in getting the candidates to fight against one another than they were in facilitating a true discussion of the issues and outlining what’s at stake in the 2020 election.
Normally respectable journalists have become provocateurs, apparently more beholden to the whims of their programming director and potential viral videos than…the good of our country.
That all might be okay if not for Devil Donald:
None of this might matter if this was a normal election against a normal president and electorate, but it is not and we must stop acting like it is.
Are “they” acting as if things are normal? Have they done so at any time since 2016? Geez, that’d sure be a nice change.
But somebody’s been trying normalize Trump. Somebody’s been doing their dad-gum best to make that guy seem like apple pie. And that someone is…
…the media. They’ve given it their very, very best:
Despite the media’s best effort to normalize this administration by cashing in on the entertainment value of the spectacle, Donald Trump seemingly thrives in this conflict and so do his voters.
“His voters” — third person.
In other words, I suppose, Alyssa’s world tells her that anyone reading The Hill is just normal folks — you know, non-Trump supporters. Those Trump people are like Big Foot — they must exist, but they’re just out there somewhere. All of us readin’ and writin’, we’re all Democrats.
There’s also a third party involved in all this: the distant land callin’ the shots. Nationalism? No good. But at the same time, down with them dang foreigners:
[Trump] basks in chants at rallies that validate his policies. And to make matters worse, there is evidence that Russia is trying to amplify the dissent of the Democratic primary, to the benefit of Trump. Which is what the Kremlin did during the Sanders-Clinton primary, to devastating effect.
The answer to defeating him, then, cannot be in politics as usual, or surrendering to entropy, division, and the whims of Vladimir Putin’s seeming propaganda.
America, here’s your answer. The Democrats currently running for president are, apparently, a dream team.
Remember the Dream Team? That was the 1992 U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team, which included Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, Magic Johnson, Patrick Ewing, and Larry Bird.
Well, the 2020 Dems are like those guys:
There is a Democratic dream team currently running for a single position. Like the party itself – and like the nation as a whole – this slate of candidates has a diversity of background, experience and thought.
Wait — Alyssa believes the populace consists of tremendously diverse thought?
As for the candidates’ diversity, I was under the impression they were all trying to out-woke each other.
Anyway, all they have to do to trump Trump is come together. If so, they’ll be “unstoppable.”
So America, here’s your assignment. Don’t just elect one of them…
We should elect them all.
Get ready to use your imagination:
Imagine this: Vice President Biden is currently leading the field, so let’s start there. With Biden at the top and a Harris vice presidency we would speak to the majority of Americans who prefer Biden to any other candidate.
At the same time, we would bring the perspective of a new generation of leaders to the highest offices in the land. Attorney General Cory Booker could take on the NRA and the racial injustices he so often faced as mayor of Newark.
Elizabeth Warren could lead the Department of Education and it would transform our nation for generations. Bernie Sanders playing the role, as Secretary of Health and Human Services would ensure every person in America could access health care we could afford.
And here’s an unusually specific qualification for satisfying vets:
Pete Buttigieg applying his lived experience as an LGBTQ service member and executive expertise as a mayor to bear as the secretary of Veteran’s Affairs would be transformative to our nation’s heroes.
Alyssa also nominates Michelle Obama as secretary of state.
So there’s the recipe. All we gotta do is cook it.
You gettin’ out your apron?
It would certainly be interesting.
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