One thing that should be obvious to everyone is that becoming a Hollywood celebrity does not require that one be able to speak competently on politics. What happens, more often than not, is that these people use the platform they have gained as successful entertainers to spout opinions on politics as though they actually know anything. Or that they can compose a reasonable argument.
For example, the aforementioned Sarah Silverman substitutes vulgar comments designed to shock for reasoned debate. If you don't like to think much, and enjoy hearing the f-bomb dropped frequently, she might be the political commentator for you.
Then we have the following cretin. View and read at your own risk.
These are the sort of people you don't want as your political allies. In fact, if they started showing support, it would be time for some deep soul-searching to figure out where you went wrong.
We also have former Obama officials who are simply devastated to see their efforts being reversed as the result of an election they lost. This is often what happens when you lose an election — your replacement does things differently. In this case, these folks on the losing side just cannot come to terms with what happened last November.
Keep in mind that the following excerpts were written by a former Obama official and current professor at Georgetown Law School by the name of Rosa Brooks. After rehearsing all the things she despises about Donald Trump, and making specious and unsupportable comments about his fitness to lead, she dreams of four ways President Trump might be forced out.
First, of course, the world can just wait patiently for November 2020 to roll around, at which point, American voters will presumably have come to their senses and be prepared to throw the bum out.
Or, they may love what has been accomplished during his first four years, and be delighted to give his 2020 Democratic challenger a trouncing.
This brings us to option two: impeachment. Under the U.S. Constitution, a simple majority in the House of Representatives could vote to impeach Trump for “treason, bribery, or other high crimes or misdemeanors.” If convicted by the Senate on a two-thirds vote, Trump could be removed from office — and a new poll suggests that after week one, more than a third of Americans are already eager to see Trump impeached.
That's not going to happen, as Brooks points out, due to the makeup of the House and Senate. But before leaving this possibility, get a load of the next comment, and keep in mind that this is coming from a law professor at a prestigious university.
If impeachment seems like a fine solution to you, the good news is that Congress doesn’t need evidence of actual treason or murder to move forward with an impeachment: Practically anything can be considered a “high crime or misdemeanor.”
On to possibility number three:
In these dark days, some around the globe are finding solace in the 25th Amendment to the Constitution. This previously obscure amendment states that “the Vice President and a majority of … the principal officers of the executive departments” can declare the president “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office,” in which case “the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.”
Now what is the likelihood of that happening? And on what basis would such a declaration be made? Because he has upset the loony left? Next.
The fourth possibility is one that until recently I would have said was unthinkable in the United States of America: a military coup, or at least a refusal by military leaders to obey certain orders.
Now we have someone who purports to know the law appearing to support a military overthrow of the US government. This isn't going to happen either, especially with General Mattis serving as secretary of defense.
What we've got hold of here is a person who is letting her emotions override her reason and judgment. Of the four possibilities she mentioned, the only one with any likelihood is the first — where Trump would lose a re-election bid in 2020.
Admittedly, much can happen in four years, such as the Democrats nominating an even worse candidate than Hillary Clinton. What is unlikely to happen is the left calming down and starting to think things through.
Source: Foreign Policy