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How to Stop Trump From Killing Us

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

As you might have heard, actress Meryl Streep spoke out against despot-elect Donald Trump at last night's Golden Globe awards, sending conservatives reeling for a fainting couch.

Streep never actually invoked Trump's name, but the soon to be Snowflake in Chief responded on Twitter early this morning.

The way I see it, if we can just get celebrities to hit Trump every single day for the next four years, he will be too busy responding on Twitter to kill us all. Trump's unparalleled narcissism demands that he respond to every single perceived slight. Our nation's artists, celebrities and actors should endeavor to insult Trump as often as possible to occupy a permanent space in his head.

We've come a long way from the days when the Dixie Chicks were effectively black listed from America's media landscape for speaking out against former President Bush. That's not going to happen this time. Trump is already deeply unpopular before even being sworn into office and many of the figures who will criticize him are far more respected than he is.

To be clear, the "16 year old story" Trump is referring to is his bogus claim that Muslims celebrated in the streets of New Jersey when the twin towers fell on September 11th, 2001. That never actually happened, and the disabled New York Times reporter he mocked, Serge Kovaleski, never changed the original story cited by Trump.

Kovaleski never "groveled."

It's not as if Trump has given us any reason to buy his explanation. Trump's businesses have a decades-long history of being forced by courts to make his properties accessible for Americans with disabilities.

  • mnpollio

    You have to really stop and absorb some of the sheer hypocrisy of conservative windbags and centrists directed at Streep for speaking out.

    1. Give me a break from the people who “respect her and her opinions” but think maybe the Golden Globes was “not the place or time to do it.” OK, when is the time? Where is the place? Is there a committee that decides on these things? Just curious. Plus she was not a nominee using an award win as a platform, this was a segment honoring her lengthy and successful career. It was her moment and if she wanted to read excerpts from the phone book, that was her prerogative. The fact that she chose instead to give a lengthy, factual and well-reasoned takedown of the Orange Anus in Chief only elevated her further in my opinion.

    2. Then we have the conservatives who are having the vapors about celebrities speaking out and how dare they? These are the same conservatives that champion Duck Dynasty denizens for trash-talking gays and women. These are the same conservatives who were more than happy to have pseudo-celebrities like Scott Baio, Anthony Sabato Jr., Victoria Jackson, Kirk Cameron, Candace Cameron Bure and Janine Turner speak outlandish demeaning gibberish in support of their candidates. These are the same conservatives that openly embrace draft dodger, gun lover and all-around P.O.S. Ted Nugent as he swaggers about onstage carrying a rifle dressed in fatigues, and calling for the execution of Barack Obama and sticking firearms in Hillary Clinton’s private and pulling the trigger. Oddly, they are immensely concerned about freedom of speech when anyone so much as questions or debates THESE paragons of virtue. But have a class act like Ms. Meryl Streep call out Trump’s mocking of a handicapped reporter, and suddenly freedom of speech does not apply to her or like-minded celebrities and they all need to sit down and shut up.

    3. And then, of course, we have the Ginger Pube himself. Think back on the shellacking that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton put up with (often unfairly) from conservative corporate media outlets and far-right wackaloons (like Limbaugh and Jones) and let slide off their backs with nary a comment. Now, we have a president elect so thin-skinned that he takes to his Twitter to immediately lambaste and name call anyone/anywhere who has the temerity to call his shoddy behavior or his unprofessional antics out. Which set of behavior is more presidential and dignified? This is not a person who should be rewarded with the highest office in the land – this is a spoiled uber-brat who needs his phone confiscated and computer access severed right before the adult in the room marches him out back to the woodshed and beats his sorry ass with a belt until he cannot sit for a week.

    And sadly, this Rancid Cheetoh is about to take the Oath of Office in a few days and careen us all into the abyss.

  • Snowflake in Chief. I like it. I was going for a Ming vase angle, but felt that was too good for him.

  • Draxiar

    For all the tender infants that are crying foul about celebrities using their fame to push an opinion, here’s how this works: According to the law, money can equate to free speech; well, so does fame. If you don’t bash Ted Nugent, Curt Shilling, or Bruce Willis from using their fame to speak out on issues then when it comes to Meryl Streep, George Clooney, or Mark Hamill you get to kindly shut the hell up.

  • muselet

    As Steve Benen said this morning:

    [W]e’re witnessing a rare sight: Trump lied, then lied about the lie, and is now lying about lying.

    The thing that troubles me is that this is likely to become less rare as the Trump administration goes along.

    –alopecia

    • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

      Soon, he’ll have to lie about lying about lying about lying about lying..

      ::insert that fog-horn noise from Inception::

  • Aynwrong

    Baghdad Conway™ was naturally on Fox News afterwards saying that Meryl Streep has to be careful not to incite people. This is what frightens and infuriates me. If your a private citizen you get to publicly criticize & mock and even condemn the president any which way you want. It’s fundamental to being an American. What happens when we have a President that fundamentally does not grasp or respect this?

    None of these God damned people had any problem with mocking or denigrating President Obama but now President Meathead must be bowed before. Yeah, fuck that noise!

  • Badgerite

    Meryl Streep is one of the preeminent actors of our time. And a class act.
    The Trump Monster is none of that.
    And I know what he was mocking with his gestures. I believe my lying eyes.

  • ninjaf

    In the entertainment food chain, Meryl Steep is waaaaay above this reality TV personality. So, his opinion of her should not matter, by his own standards (she has more box office sales than he does ratings for his tv show).

  • He’s like a toddler for whom we must shake a rattle to keep his attention fixed away from the dangerous thing he is careening towards. Like the edge of a cliff.