Ah, celebrities. You still haven’t learned that your temper tantrums don’t mean anything to the rest of us, and that we just don’t think you’re qualified to have an opinion on policy matters.
In other words, we’re not laughing with you. We’re laughing at you.
After Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the next Secretary of Education today, social media (along with the blood pressure of liberals) exploded with angry, petulant, whiny, hate-filled, mostly fact-free, venom directed at DeVos, Trump and Trump voters. Celebrities – who, unlike many Americans, have free time during the day to post screeds online – were at the forefront, hypocrisy in overdrive.
I mean, since when are MEN vilified for voting for a WOMAN?
Betsy DeVos confirmed. What is also confirmed is that there is not one single man of courage in the Republican Congress.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) February 7, 2017
Seth, it’s a good thing I find Ted2 hysterical and Mark Wahlberg’s hunky and not a leftist toolbag, or I’d probably never watch your stuff again.
I wouldn't trust Betsy Devos with my dry cleaning. This is a very sad day. The @GOP are such money grubbing cowards. Shameful.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) February 7, 2017
Wait, who are you? I think I recognize you… oh, is your side gig valet parking?
Elementary math under Betsy Devos
Q: Ned and Sheryl each have 4 apples. Who has more apples?
A: Whomever Mike Pence decides has more apples.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) February 7, 2017
Yawn. Is that the best you have, Colbert?
I assume all of Hillary’s nominees would have been people who never contributed to her campaign or to the Clinton Foundation? (I’ll wait for you to stop laughing.)
— Eric McCormack (@EricMcCormack) February 7, 2017
Other than Will & Grace, Eric is known for his white papers on the failings of urban schools and the enriching of teachers’ unions at the expense of poor kids. Just kidding.
A sad, sad day for America with the confirmation of a genuinely, frighteningly unenlightened woman at the head of the Dept of Ed. #EpicFail
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) February 7, 2017
Bette… since when is “enlightened” a qualification for Secretary of Education?
Congradgulations to Betsy DeVos! Childrens need learning go give them learning Betsy!!!!!
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 7, 2017
Oh, Patton – I’m detecting some racism in your tweet. Might want to check your privilege.
I’m really, honestly confused here, Progressives. I thought we needed more women in leadership positions? It’s kinda like a check-box, percentage thing, right?