From Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert by Dennis Prager

From Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert by Dennis Prager

From Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert by Dennis Prager, May 9, 2017

Excerpts:

Whatever the Left dominates, it ruins.

….But more than anything, it [Stephen Colbert’s vulgar commentary on Trump on his late night TV show] exemplified a trend in American life that one could identify without any exaggeration as the unraveling of civil society.

To anyone, liberal or conservative, who grew up watching Johnny Carson on late night TV, the descent from Carson to Colbert is as breathtaking as it is heartbreaking.

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Celebrities Continue With Their Obnoxious Public Political Activism and TDS – Trump Derangement Syndrome: Spring 2017 Edition

Celebrities Continue With Their Obnoxious Public Political Activism and Trump Derangement Syndrome: Spring 2017 Edition

Presenting a list of links from the March to May 2017 time frame of celebrities saying or doing politically obnoxious things, mostly about Trump, but also regarding other subjects. (Well at least links from April and May; I didn’t spot any news items from March in my collection of bookmarks.)

The month of May is not yet over. If any more liberal celebrities spout off with any more obnoxious comments, I will amend this post under the section of May to add the new links.

APRIL 2017 INSANITY

Liberal comedian Chelsea Handler sends Georgia voters to the polls on the wrong day – April 13, 2017

TBS Drama: Christians Are Child Molesters Who Believe in Fairy Tales and Preserving a Master Race – April 2017

Avengers Director Joss Whedon: Trump to Start Killing Gay People? – April 2017

The director of The Avengers is one of Hollywood’s most vocal critics of the Trump administration. He did all he could to stop the real estate mogul from becoming president.

He directed the infamous “Save the Day” voter PSAs from 2016. Whedon leaned on his celebrity rolodex to caution voters against Trump. The star-studded ad featured Robert Downey, Jr., Don Cheadle, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo and other A-list actors.

It didn’t work, despite Whedon spending $1 million of his own cash to bankroll the videos.

Now, he uses Twitter to warn the masses about potential abuses of presidential power … and more. It hasn’t always gone smoothly.

A few weeks ago he admitted the fight against Team Trump had left him “broken.” Since then, he’s resumed his political messaging. Thursday’s Tweet, though, could be his most aggressive statement yet.

He linked to a story about gay people reportedly being killed simply for their sexual preference.

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Actor Chris O’Dowd is a Great Big Jerk – Not Adorable, Not Nice, and No, Not Sexy

Actor Chris O’Dowd is a Great Big Jerk

I will say from the start this is going to be one very long post, though there is a TLDR (Too Long Didn’t Read) intro below.

I’ve never had a talent for being concise. This is something you may want to bookmark and read the rest later.

In a 2012 interview with GQ, which you can read here, actor Chris O’Dowd says:

“I don’t know, maybe there is something in female writing that I’m attracted to.”

Well, then, he should really love my blog posts about him.

(As of April 2017, I edited my last post about O’Dowd and his terrible movie role choices to toss in a few other things about the guy which annoy me – most of the new content is towards the bottom of that post. Don’t forget the other post I did where I dissected his low-key variety of sexism.)

The movie ‘Bridesmaids’ was first shown in movie theaters in the year 2011, but I did  not see it until I caught it for the first time on cable TV in spring or summer of 2015.

Sad Face Emoji In this movie, actor Chris O’Dowd played a nice guy named “Nathan Rhodes” who worked as a cop (a state trooper, specifically), and Kristen Wiig, who ended up being his love interest, played down-on-her-luck “Annie Walker.”

Actor Jon Hamm played the sexist creep dirt bag “Ted,” who was using Annie for sex.

This movie was more than just a movie for me when I saw it on TV in 2015. I saw this movie at a very low point in my life, and it helped to cheer me up – for a time, at least.


TLDR

Too Long, Didn’t Read summary:

I saw the ‘Bridesmaids’ movie on cable TV after undergoing (and still undergoing) some very upsetting events in my life, including the death of my mother, who was a very loving person and who was also a Republican and a devout Christian.

I found the ‘Bridesmaids’ movie encouraging at a low point in my life.

I wanted to learn more about the movie, and the people who made it and acted in it, so I did research about it on the internet, including interviews with actor Chris O’Dowd, who played the nice guy in the film (the role of the cop, Rhodes).

From what I saw, in real life, O’Dowd insults and ridicules Republicans and people of faith and concepts they believe in (such as prayer) on his Twitter account and in some interviews he’s given.

O’Dowd is into kind of vulgar or slightly sexist humor in real life, as well, which is a turn off to me – I prefer men who behave like gentlemen and who treat women with respect.

I was stunned and saddened to discover that the guy who played such a friendly, pleasant guy in the ‘Bridesmaids’ movie is, in real life, rather rude and condescending towards other people he doesn’t even know – specifically, he’s rude and insulting towards conservatives, Republicans, or theists.

One result of this is that I can no longer really enjoy watching the movie any more.


MY BACKGROUND

I’ll explain my background here, (and I’m sorry it’s going to be quite long), so you can understand my position better, before I state some of my grievances with O’Dowd much farther below, because my background plays a part in my disappointment with O’Dowd and some of the other people associated with this film.

MY MOM’S HEALTH

My mother died a few years before I saw the ‘Bridesmaids’ movie on television, and my mother’s death was the most painful and heart-breaking thing I’ve ever had to endure.

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Liberal Feminist Celebrities: It’s Not Feminist of You to Scold Women For How They Voted

There have been a number of left wing, celebrity feminists who have shamed or scolded American women (in particular, white women) for how they voted in the 2016 American Presidential elections.

I don’t find it very “feminist” for women to shame other women for whom they voted for! To shame women for how they voted, to cluck disapprovingly at them for how they voted, is rather patronizing and it infantilizes grown women.

I personally did not vote for any one in the 2016 elections (because I did not like any of the candidates who ran), but I’m not about to scold or insult women for how they voted, if they did.

The most recent liberal celebrity to shame women for whom they cast a vote is comedian Tina Fey. She seems quite likable apart from this incident, so this is disappointing.

Actress Lena Dunham and singer Madonna have also shamed or condescendingly lectured women in the last few months over their choice of candidate.

It is not the place for one American woman to call out another American woman for how she voted. I find it especially annoying when this criticism comes out of the mouths of these multi-millionaire movie actors or singers and other entertainers who do not have all or even most of the same concerns as middle class, or lower class, or working class Americans…

Here are links about this (stories covering Tina Fey, Madonna, and Lena Dunham):

Tina Fey to White Women Who Voted for President Trump: ‘It’s Going to Affect You Eventually’ 

Tina Fey calls out the college-educated white women who voted for Trump

Tina Fey warns female Trump voters: His election will come back to haunt you

Tina Fey Blasts White Female Trump Voters: ‘You Can’t Look Away’

Tina Fey to white college-educated women: ‘You can’t look away’ 

Tina Fey calls out white women who voted Trump

Tina Fey Scolds College-Educated Women Who Voted For Trump (Or This Is Why You Lost Part VII)

Excerpts:

These people [liberals, especially liberal celebrities] still don’t get it. You lost because partially because no one likes being what to do, especially when it comes to voting. You called Trump supporters deplorable.

You’re smug. You’re condescending. And that usually doesn’t yield dividends.

You lost. Hillary sucked.

And you’re stuck with Trump for the next four, possibly eight years.

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Left Wing Celebrity Joss Whedon’s Continual Anti-Right Wing, Anti-Trump Rhetoric

Left Wing Celebrity Joss Whedon’s Continual Anti-Right Wing, Anti-Trump Rhetoric

In the future, should this Whedon guy opine rudely about Trump or politics again, I suppose I may amend this post to add links to whatever new, obnoxious thing he’s said to the bottom of this post.

In the several months since I started this blog and its associated Twitter account, I keep seeing Joss Whedon’s name pop up. The guy is a liberal, he’s a film director, and he keeps trashing right wingers, Republicans, and/or Trump.

He produced or directed the 1990s TV show “Buffy the Vampire” slayer (a show I used to enjoy very much), and he’s either directed or written scripts for several of the Marvel comic book character movies (several of which I’ve also enjoyed).

Based on every map I’ve seen of the 2016 Presidential election, that shows the Popular Vote, Hillary Clinton mainly only won on the west and east coasts (e.g, California, New York), which most maps represent by shading blue. The rest of the country, for the most part, is shaded in Red, showing that most people in those states voted for Trump.

Of course, Trump won the electoral vote, which seems to have many liberals frothing at the mouth in anger. If we’re going by the Popular Vote, which Clinton won, based on my memory of maps showing who won what, Hillary only got the popular vote on the east and west coasts.

I cannot fathom the sour grapes of liberals such as Joss Whedon who want to alienate, exclude, or disregard all the “red areas” of the map, which went to Trump.

It seems to me if you don’t want Trump to win in the next election, you would very much care to know why your side lost the election (and stop it with the “Russians are to blame” nonsense), and try to appeal to folks who voted for Trump.

As has been pointed out time and again in the news, many of those in the “rust belt” of the nation who voted for Trump in 2016 had voted for Obama (Democrat) in the past two previous elections!

There is obviously something very wrong with the Democratic Party that former Democratic voters switched to Republican (and Trump) in the 2016 races, and the Russians had nothing to do with it.

From Time magazine:

Donald Trump election map

Via CNN:

Presidental Results (shows popular vote information)

Via CBS:

Trump v. Clinton: What the popular vote in each state shows

Looking at the vote totals in each state helps explain it: Clinton’s entire popular vote margin, for example, is less than her overall margin of victory in California (which she won by more than 4 million votes). New York, too, is a populous state that delivered Clinton 1.7 million more votes than Trump but couldn’t help her overcome the Electoral College deficit.

(end excerpt)

Via Townhall:

Without California, Trump Would’ve Won 1.4 Million More Popular Votes Than Clinton

Picking on or mocking folks who voted for Trump does not come across like a winning strategy to me, and, there again, I am really tired of famous people, especially left wingers, who pontificate publicly about their political views, and especially in such a rude or obnoxious fashion:

Lefty Celeb Joss Whedon Mocks Trump Voters: ‘Uncaring and Obnoxious’

by Scott Whitlock

March 2, 2017

Liberal director Joss Whedon on Monday mocked the 62 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump as “uncaring and obnoxious.” In an interview with the website Good, the filmmaker spat, “We have a mass movement going on. It just needs to prove it’s stronger than 60 million very misinformed voters who are not afraid to be uncaring and obnoxious.” 

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Celebrities Continue With Their Obnoxious Public Political Activism and Trump Derangement Syndrome: February 2017 Edition

In the last two months, celebrities have continued to spew their political views in public – some at rallies, others during awards shows, and they are usually pretty rude, condescending, or obnoxious in the process.

They have yet to learn that most of the nation are not interested in hearing their political views – we just want to watch them act on a screen or sing a song.

Most of these celebrities continue to have a case of Sour Grapes over Donald Trump winning the 2016 presidential election, and I’ve grown tired of their whiny, cry-baby rants. (I myself am neither fully for or against Trump.)

Here is the latest round-up of news stories of celebrities who have been pitching fits about Trump (or Republicans or conservative policies) the last few months (there are so many of these types of stories, it’s hard for me to keep up):

You wanted celebrities to be more creative with their anti-Trump PSAs and, well, they tried

Rap Song [by King Myers] Implores Allah To Kill Trump…

Rihanna Calls President Trump ‘An Immoral Pig’ Over Immigration Order

Comic Ilana Glazer Trashes Ivanka Trump Over Photo With Baby Son – Feb. 2017

Donald Trump’s Muslim ban makes it onto the SAG red carpet as actors speak out – Jan 2017

Ashton Kutcher Opened the SAG Awards with a Protest of the Refugee Ban – Jan 2017

Hollywood Producer: ‘Everything Melania Does Is A F–k You to Donald’ – Jan 2017

Liberals pressure music festival to cut Toby Keith from lineup because he sang at Trump’s inauguration – Feb 2017

Apatow: Living with Trump as President Is Like Getting Raped, Murdered – Feb 2017

Celebrities have been protesting Donald Trump’s administration regularly since the inauguration. This week, transgender issues have been the focus of their energy.

Celebs Decry Trump’s ‘Ugly’ Transgender Directive: ‘Equality For All!’

Oscar-nominated foreign filmmakers speak out against ‘climate of fanaticism’ by Oliver Gettell, February 24, 2017

Excerpt (followed by comments by me below):

The six directors behind this year’s Oscar contenders for best foreign-language film have released a joint statement denouncing a “climate of fanaticism and nationalism” in the U.S. and around the world, while calling for unity and freedom of expression.

“The fear generated by dividing us into genders, colors, religions, and sexualities as a means to justify violence destroys the things that we depend on — not only as artists but as humans: the diversity of cultures, the chance to be enriched by something seemingly ‘foreign’ and the belief that human encounters can change us for the better,” the statement says. “These divisive walls prevent people from experiencing something simple but fundamental: from discovering that we are all not so different.”

Signed by Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman), Maren Ade (Toni Erdmann), Martin Zandvliet (Land of Mine), Hannes Holm (A Man Called Ove), and Bentley Dean and Martin Butler (Tanna), the statement asserts, “We want this award to stand as a symbol of the unity between nations and the freedom of the arts.”

The foreign-language Oscar has taken on an increased political dimension this year in response to President Trump’s hard-line stance on immigration and “America first” approach to foreign policy.

(end excerpt)

My comments:

Do you know who divides people into groups, based on gender, sexuality, colors, etc? That would be LIBERALS. Not right wingers, not conservatives, not Republicans, not even Trump.

Yes, left wingers and most Democrats are into something called “identity politics,” where they insist we all note the skin color, religion, sexual preferences, genders, and so on, of everyone.

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Celebrities Tried to Convince Electoral College Voters to Abandon Trump – and It Failed Spectacularly

Celebrities Tried to Convince Electoral College Voters to Abandon Trump – and It Failed Spectacularly

Several days ago, a bunch of actors got together and released a video encouraging the voters in the electoral college to forgo voting for Trump. They failed. Not only did Trump win even more votes than originally expected, but a few voters who were supposed to vote for Hillary did not and voted for other (non Trump) candidates.

First, here are a few links about the movie actors who tried to convince the electoral college to wave ‘bye to Trump, followed by a set of links about how Trump won more votes than at first expected.

CELEBRITIES INTERFERE WITH ELECTORAL COLLEGE

●  Celeb Video Urges Republican Electors to Vote Anyone but Trump

 ● Dear liberal celebrities: You’re not helping

 Tiresome Celebrities Rally to Snatch Electoral Victory from Trump 

●  ‘Demanding a Do-Over Because They Lost’: Fox’s The Five Rips Efforts to Pressure Electoral College

● These celebrities are urging the Electoral College to dump Donald Trump

●  Anti-Trump forces press electors to upend election results 

●  Trump’s electoral college win all but certain, but Hollywood actors urge revolt

● Celebrities Rallying to Overturn Trump’s Election Are Not Helping the Democratic Party

●  WATCH electoral college member CRUSH Hollywood: ‘they feel they’re smarter than the American people’

●  ‘West Wing’ Cast Among Group of Actors Asking Republican Electors to “Vote Their Conscience”

●  Ridiculous celebrity Electoral College video edited perfectly into a pro-Trump video

●   Hollywood luvvies call on electoral college members NOT to vote for Trump

A GROUP of Hollywood luvvies have made an impassioned plea to members of the Republican Party urging them to block Donald Trump becoming the next US president.

Americans including Martin Sheen, Debra Messing, Moby, and Loretta Swit, all worth millions of pounds, have released a video calling for electors to “change the course of history”.

They said: “The founding fathers intended the Electoral College to stop an unfit man from becoming president.”

Sheen says: “Our founding fathers built the Electoral College to safeguard the American people from the dangers of a demagogue.

●  Why are Hollywood libs such poor losers?

By Dennis Evers

Dec 19, 2016

Imagine a guy who “play acted” as a wartime doctor during the Korean War (when he was actually filming in Malibu Creek State Park in sunny southern California) telling some blind veteran who’s in a wheelchair, missing several limbs because of an IED, that the vote that he and so many have fought and died for shouldn’t count.

Or how about the “celebrity” who “play acts” as a cop from the safety of a sound stage, telling the surviving wife and kids of a “real life” hero patrolman, executed solely for wearing a badge, that their votes shouldn’t count.

Well, these real-life “play actors” who get paid outrageous amounts for pretending to have skills they don’t have appeared in a PSA calling themselves “Unite for America” – really.  The PSA should be called “Sore Losers.”

With the sound turned off, it looks like a Medicaid ad, but turned up, it is a bunch of whiney liberal “play actors” urging the members of the Electoral College to ignore the law, centuries of fair play and tradition, and do what they say, because Hollywood actors know what’s best for us rabble.

What qualifies these people who have personal assistants, makeup artists, stand-ins, stunt men, plush motor homes, and their specific brand of chilled sparkling water and treats to even think for a second that they are qualified to comment on “real life” issues, much less subvert a longstanding election process?

Apparently, when you “play act” as a ruthless bad guy who goes around shooting as many people on film as you can, that qualifies you in “real life” to push gun control on the millions of responsible citizens who don’t commit gun crimes.

Perhaps an actress worth countless millions who tells “real life” working moms how tough it is being a “working” “play actress,” having to leave for weeks at a time to make millions, qualifies them?

Does working in an industry rife with addicts, alcoholics, and perverts qualify them?

Liberal Hollywood actors are entirely out of touch with reality – overpaid, pampered, egotistical, out of step with regular hardworking Americans – yet they somehow feel qualified to act as a force majeure and have the Electoral College consider disregarding their word of honor.

Those of us who go to work every day to take care of our families, often working two or three jobs to pay the bills, buy food, and hopefully have enough left over for gas and some extras, have spoken, and after eight years of these spoiled brats getting their way, we are sick and tired of their temper tantrums.

We’re in the trenches, doing it every day, year after year, while whiney “play actors” receive thousands of dollars an hour, yet many Americans would be happy to earn $12.00 an hour.

Don’t get me wrong: Hollywood has produced some great actors, one of the top being Jimmy Stewart.  In It’s a Wonderful Life, he tells Mr. Potter, “Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you’re talking about … they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community.”

We’re not rabble; you’re just lousy losers.

Boy, do I miss Jimmy Stewart.

● Martin Sheen’s Electoral College Video Doubles Down On Celebrity Snobbery

Excerpts:

19, 2016

By Erielle Davidson

This past week, a group of celebrities, led by the didactic Martin Sheen, banded together to create one of the more condescending videos I have ever had the privilege of watching.

The two-and-a-half minute clip was produced by Unite for America, an organization assembled in the wake of Donald Trump’s Electoral College victory and devoted exclusively to overturning the vote of 37 Republican electors, thereby preventing President-elect Trump from ascending the Oval Office. The video features a parade of pop culture figures, from Debra Messing to Bob Odenkirk, each appearing physically distraught and doing his or her utmost to assign incredible gravity to each syllable uttered.

…In our modern-day scenario, coastal elites have engaged in much of the same condescension as imperialists of the twentieth and twenty-first century did. Videos such as the one Unite for America produced display how morally galvanized such celebrities feel in their attempt to undermine and delegitimize the votes of millions of Americans, simply because said Americans disagreed with their politics.

These Republican-voting Americans, heavily dispersed between the two coasts, represent a far-off land rarely frequented by the celebrities featured in the instructive video. Indeed, the implication behind encouraging electors to ignore the votes of these citizens is that these citizens are neither deserving of the right to vote nor capable of choosing a path that is best for their communities.

… Videos like these, reeking of elitist nonsense and moral grandstanding, will ensure greater losses to the Democrats in 2018. Whilst the video’s hashtag read “#SupporttheElectors,” it was far from a cry to “support” electors engaged in the Electoral College’s voting process. Instead, it was a boldfaced and disturbing push to dehumanize certain Americans by robbing them of their inalienable right to representation in the Electoral College. And there is nothing noble in that attempt—instead, only gross savagery.

●  Martin Sheen begs Electoral College member ‘Mr. McMillan’ to dump Trump. There’s just one problem.

As you may already know, celebrities have launched an 11th-hour campaign on YouTube to convince Republican Electoral College members to vote against President-elect Donald Trump.

TheBlaze last week noted one such video plea, featuring none other than Martin Sheen — the commander in chief from the famed TV series “The West Wing” — along with Debra Messing, James Cromwell, BD Wong and Noah Wyle.

That clip is still up at Unite for America’s YouTube page on Monday morning — but another video plea featuring Sheen posted Friday, the Kansas City Star reported, is now apparently nowhere to be found.

It seems Sheen was addressing one particular elector this time ’round — and committed an unfortunate faux pas.

“As you know Mr. McMillan, our founding fathers built the electoral college to safeguard the American people from the dangers of a demagogue, and to ensure that the presidency only goes to someone who is, to an eminent degree, endowed with the requisite qualifications,” Sheen said in the clip, according to the Star.

“Mr. McMillan,” the paper said, would seem to be Kansas Electoral College voter Ashley McMillan — a woman.

Ashley McMillan Hutchinson, her full name, is vice chairwoman of the Kansas Republican Party. The Star reported there is no other person named Ashley or McMillan in a Politico listing of the 538 electors. There’s no Hutchinson in there, either.

She recently wrote a Wall Street Journal commentary — “I’m Staying Faithful to Trump” — about the pressure she’s been getting to cast her vote for someone other than Trump.

●  These Celebrities Are Urging the Electoral College to Dump Donald Trump

 Excerpts:

Dec 15, 2016 by Julia Dorthian

Martin Sheen, Debra Messing, Bob Odenkirk and more teamed up in a new video

A band of celebrities teamed up to create a video urging Republican members of the Electoral College to vote “your conscience”—not for President-elect Donald Trump

The ensemble, including Martin Sheen, Debra Messing, Bob Odenkrik and BD Wong, urged the electors to choose someone else in the Electoral College vote on Dec. 19. Trump is expected to surpass the 270 votes necessary to become president after winning 306 electoral votes on election day, but in the newly released video, the celebrities implored 37 voters to keep that from happening.

TRUMP WINS ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES IN SPITE OF SMUG OBNOXIOUS CELEBRITY ADVOCACY 

● Trump wins Electoral College vote as insurgency fizzles

Excerpts:

Dec 19, 2016

… Donald Trump will — officially — become president next month.

Trump surpassed the 270 electoral votes needed from 538 electors casting their ballots, in a day of normally ceremonial voting that drew attention amid intense social media pressure and protests in state capitols.

Despite a last-minute push by outside progressive and Libertarian groups, there was no rebellion. In fact, most of the “faithless” electors appeared to be Hillary Clintondefectors in Washington state, with three voting for former secretary of State Colin Powell and one for Faith Spotted Eagle, a Native American an environmental activist. Two Texas GOP electors went rogue and didn’t vote for Trump.

● Electoral College Vote Seals Trump White House Victory

● Trump Surpasses 270 Electoral College Votes

Donald Trump surpassed 270 Electoral College votes this afternoon, meaning that he has the required number of votes to be elected president.

The milestone came when electors in Texas cast their votes.

There were 10 electors who did not cast ballots for the candidate they were expected to vote for: eight who were supposed to vote for Hillary Clinton and two who were supposed to vote for Trump but voted for other candidates.

Four of the electors who were set to vote for Clinton were in Washington state. Three of them voted for former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and the fourth voted for Native American tribal leader Faith Spotted Eagle, according to the Washington secretary of state.

…In order to win the election, candidates need to reach 270 Electoral College votes. Trump reached that mark, garnering 306 electoral votes on Nov. 8 compared to Hillary Clinton’s 232 votes, although he trails her in the popular vote.

Over the past six weeks, left-leaning groups have called for electors to break rules that require them to vote in a way reflective of their states’ popular votes, a move that would make them “faithless electors.”

Electors are not bound by the Constitution or federal law to vote according to the popular vote of their state. Thirty states have laws that require electors to do, but those laws have not been scrutinized, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Hillary Clinton Loses A THIRD Of Washington’s Electoral Votes

by Blake Neff

Former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton lost four of her electoral votes Monday, thanks to faithless electors in Washington state who cast their votes for Colin Powell and American Indian activist Faith Spotted Eagle.

Washington has only 12 electoral votes, so a full third of its electors refused to vote for Clinton despite her easily winning the state’s popular vote. Three electors voted for Powell while one voted for Spotted Eagle. Powell, a Republican, nevertheless supported Clinton for president (and also back Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012), while Spotted Eagle is a Yankton Sioux activist from South Dakota who has protested against the Keystone XL pipeline.

●  Trump secures victory in Electoral College, as bid to flip electors flops

December 20, 2016

Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote on Monday and secured his election as the 45th president of the United States, as the latest – and perhaps last – stop-Trump movement failed to gain traction in state capitals.

A fervent push by anti-Trump forces to persuade electors to defect had turned the normally mundane civic procedure into high drama.

But Trump easily surpassed the 270 electoral votes needed to win, as representatives tabbed to cast ballots in accordance with their states’ Nov. 8 decision mostly adhered to the election results. After all the states had voted, Trump finished with 304 votes and Clinton had 227.

Texas put Trump over the top, despite two Republican electors casting protest votes.

…Elector antics were few and far between throughout the day, with most the disruptions occurring on the Democratic side. A Democratic elector in Maine tried to vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders, but switched to Clinton after it was ruled improper.

Another who tried to vote for Sanders in Minnesota was replaced; a Colorado elector who tried to back Ohio Gov. John Kasich likewise was replaced. One of the biggest deviations was in Washington state, where three electors voted for Colin Powell and one voted for “Faith Spotted Eagle;” the remaining eight went to Clinton, the state’s winner.

It marked the first time in four decades the state’s electors broke from the popular vote.

Disclaimer:

If you are new to this blog:

I did not like either 2016 Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton OR Donald Trump.

Though I am moderately right wing, I didn’t care for Trump, due to his sexist commentary that was publicized by the media. On the other hand, I do not share the left wing’s rabid, unhinged hatred or paranoia of Trump, either.

I am generally not supportive of left wing celebrities who use their platforms to lecture the rest of America about politics, who publicly rudely talk about right wingers, or who try to sway political outcomes. I wish entertainers would be happy with their fame and money and shut up about politics in public.

Not only should celebrities generally refrain talking about politics in interviews, but they should refrain from Tweeting, Instagramming, or using other social media to bash right- wingers. Right wingers comprise part of your audience, you liberal celebrities – remember that.


(This post was published on December 23, 2016)


See Also: 

Anti Donald Trump Celebrities Going Publicly Berserk Over 2016 American Presidential Election Results

Entertainers Who Won’t Keep Their Obnoxious Political or Religious Views Private or Who Are Jerks About It

Actor Mark Walhberg Comments on Celebrities Insisting on Subjecting All of Us To Their Political Views