HBO host Bill Maher congratulated Hulu talk show host Sarah Silverman on her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and she responded with the following: “You know, in a time, Bill, where anti-Semitic crime is up 57 percent since this douchebag has taken office, it is not lost on me that I am very lucky that I get a star and I don’t have to sew it on my clothes.” Well, that was quite a leap. She is praised for receiving a professional honor and then, abruptly, turns the conversation to “Trump is a bigot.”
Quickly, she pivots to the relationship between President Trump and his sheep.
Silverman: You do realize there’s a bit of a difference between the liars and the lied to?
Maher: Do they, though?
Silverman: No, of course not. They don’t know they’re lied to. It’s like cults. Cultists don’t know their rights.
The two of them, in their own little self-serving bubble, prattled on comparing conservatives to members of a cult who mindlessly follow our leader despite all the evidence that he is a bigot. They are so enlightened and we are so ignorant. We just don’t quite “get it.” Is this rubbish what passes for intelligent commentary these days?
Listening to this pair, no one would guess that this “anti-Semitic” President “became the first world leader in history to move his embassy to Israel’s actual capital city of Jerusalem.” Nor would they know that his daughter converted to Judaism when she married her husband and his grandchildren are Jewish.
But this is the same Sarah Silverman who dressed up as Hitler for an appearance on the Conan O’Brien show to protest “Nazi” Donald Trump” after a 2016 presidential debate. On another occasion, she “attacked all Christians saying their religion is a “shroud” to cover “hang-ups” and added that the Trump administration’s recent moves to protect religious freedom were only meant to hurt gay people and women.”
I am constantly amazed at how liberals, who are so quick to place such large groups of Americans under one umbrella and give us a label, so easily miss their own generalizations and biases. They are members of a cult themselves, the cult of Hollywood, where each member tries to outdo the next with their liberalness.
Unfortunately, Sarah Silverman wasn’t the only progressive willing to dispense her wisdom last week. Many others were happy to share their profundity as well.
The first runner up spot has to go to Alyssa Milano, upon hearing the news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg had fallen and broken three ribs.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg can have my ribs. And my kidneys and a lung. And anything else she needs. She can even have my husband on Thursdays.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 8, 2018
MSNBC host Joy Reid, whose inflammatory blog posts from the past came back to haunt her earlier this year, firmly believes that Republican criticism of Broward County election official Brenda Snipes, who has a documented history of questionable acts, comes from racism.
Reid’s colleague, Chris Hayes, tweeted the following:
Republicans going hard on Florida because it worked once before and got them an entire presidency!
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) November 9, 2018
The Daily Beast’s Will Sommer tweeted that “Republican and internet conspiracy theorists are freaking out as new ballots threaten their Florida Senate win.”
Republican and internet conspiracy theorists are freaking out as new ballots threaten their Florida Senate win. https://t.co/UTAhRr9Ocf
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) November 9, 2018
“Republican” strategist and CNN contributor Ana Navarro tweeted, “Some folks in Florida need to lay-off the Cuban coffee. Stop spreading conspiracy theories and let the process play-out.”
Man. Some folks in Florida need to lay-off the Cuban coffee. Stop spreading conspiracy theories and let the process play-out. We need to get every vote counted so that Floridians can accept the legitimate winner, whomever it may end up being.
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) November 9, 2018
Meanwhile, the Miami Herald reported late Friday night that Snipes had “accidentally” mixed bad provisional ballots with good ones, making it nearly impossible to determine which of those votes should be counted.
“There are at least 20 illegal votes mixed into an anonymous pile of 205 [provisional ballots], all sitting in a machine that counted them but did not add them to the final count,” the Herald explained.
“The ballots cannot be identified,” Snipes confirmed.
As officials sifted through the votes on Friday with lawyers for both parties present, one election official identified a particular ballot as belonging to a non-US citizen and said it must be discarded. Democratic lawyers in the room “objected” to this move. Later, however, a spokesperson from Bill Nelson’s campaign conceded that the vote must be thrown out.
In a very stupid move, the incoming Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Democrat Jerrold Nadler, decided to make several phone calls during a train ride back to Washington. Unbeknownst to him, the Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway was sitting several seats away and heard every word he spoke.
Nadler discussed Democratic plans to go “all-in” on the Trump/Russian collusion probe and to impeach President Trump and Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Specifically, Nadler plans to accuse Kavanaugh of perjury. Mollie Hemingway provides the details below. Hemingway’s full article can be read here.
The two discussed two routes for investigating new Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh. The first is to go after the FBI for how they handled the investigation into unsubstantiated claims he sexually assaulted women. “They didn’t even do a half-ass job,” he said. “They didn’t interview 30 witnesses who said ‘Interview me! I’ve got a lot to say!’” he said, while mimicking people waving their hands to be called on.
His other plan is to go after Kavanaugh because “there’s a real indication that Kavanaugh committed perjury.” He claimed that The Atlantic published an article about the allegations of a third woman. Then he claimed that when Kavanaugh was “asked at a committee hearing under oath when he first heard of the subject, he said, ‘When I’d heard of the Atlantic article.’ But there is an email chain apparently dating from well before that from him about ‘How can we deal with this?’” Nadler told the caller.
Nadler was apparently discussing a slightly different claim, since debunked, which is that Kavanaugh perjured himself when he denied hearing of The New Yorker’s disputed allegation involving Deborah Ramirez until the story came out. Considering that The New Yorker included a denial from Kavanaugh in its own controversial story, and was asking him about it right before publication, and he acknowledged all that in his Senate testimony, it’s unclear how fruitful such a perjury claim would be.
Don’t they realize this is a losing issue? And what in the world was he thinking when he decided to discuss these sensitive topics while riding on a public train heading for Washington, D.C.? If this is an example of what Nadler believes is a winning strategy for Democrats, then they truly are the party of stupid.
Although I would have preferred that Republicans had hung onto the House Majority, the benefit of having Democrats run the show for the next two years is they will continue to display their pettiness, their divisiveness and their radicalism. And this time, we have a President who is not above fighting in the trenches with them, who will relentlessly call out their every hypocrisy, and who will stubbornly hang in there until he wins. Let the games begin.