Noted geopolitical expert Barbra Streisand (finally) weighed in on the 2020 presidential race this week with an essay in Variety magazine. Streisand, you’ll be surprised to learn, doesn’t think that President Donald Trump is doing a good job in the White House, and she would like to see him replaced with a Democrat. We know, we know, it was a splash of cold water to the face, but please try to recover. You won’t want to miss the poignant and remarkable arguments Streisand made about Trump, the damage he’s done to the country, and why, in the end, the Orange Man really is very, very Bad.
The genius speaks:
Every morning I wake up, holding my breath while I turn on my phone to see the latest news. I think to myself, “It can’t be worse than yesterday.” But when the news loads, I think, “Ohhhhh, yes, it is worse”… now he’s fired the director of national intelligence in an effort to suppress the truth about Russia interfering in our elections again. He’s purging the government of anyone with any expertise who doesn’t bow down before him.
By the way, why has Mitch McConnell blocked 10 election security bills?
No wonder doctors report that more people than ever are anxious and depressed. Since 2016, we’ve been dragged down into the mud of Trump’s swamp. He has demolished our standing in the world with his laughable boasts and breathtaking ignorance. He has put the security of this country, and our planet, in a precarious position by abandoning the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear deal. He’s a one-man weapon of mass destruction … so reckless that he almost started a war.
Startling political analysis from one of America’s great minds, right there.
We would take the time to refute Barbra’s claims point by point, but that would be an exercise in redundancy, would it not? Her ignorance shines through so clearly in her own writing that even to acknowledge these as “arguments” would give them more credit than they deserve.
Okay, maybe just one: Trump got rid of the Acting DNI because intelligence officials were running to Democrats with information that…wasn’t actually true. Apparently Barbra missed the updates on that story; that’s what happens when you rush to publish your thoughts while relying on Rachel Maddow as your only source.
We’ll never quite understand why people such as Barbra Streisand (or Alec Baldwin, or Rob Reiner, or Taylor Swift, or [insert leftist celebrity of your choice here] think it’s so important for Americans to know what they’re thinking about the political situation at any given time. Guess what, guys? We already know. You can rest easy. Take a break. Chill. Shut up and sing.
But if you really must vent, wait until the day after the election. We do love to count the Hollywood tears. Don’t let us down.