Hollywood Stars Melt Down Over Kavanaugh Vote - 'LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS'


If there’s anyone I look to for even-keeled, thoughtful musings when the country is in turmoil, it’s the Twitter accounts of major Hollywood stars. Social media is nothing if not a platform for civilized discourse, after all, and there are few people who understand the political milieu in a contemplative manner better than the actors and actresses who populate my flatscreen.

That’s why, because of the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination, I know that the correct, well-reasoned response to the allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez is to “LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS.”

Bette Midler, who once starred in “Beaches,” “Down and Out and Beverly Hills” and “The First Wives Club” and now stars in … well, I’m sure something, tweeted that out one day after Kavanaugh’s testimony.

She was a big fan of the caps lock on Friday.

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And, when Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake decided to delay the vote to get Kavanaugh out of committee, this was Midler’s response:

Andy Richter of the Conan O’Brien show, meanwhile, thinks our entire government is an abuser because of the Kavanaugh nomination (and probably the fact his preferred candidate isn’t in the White House).

If he could only make that rhyme, you have an Ani DiFranco song right there.

And then there was Sarah Silverman. Oh boy, was there ever Sarah Silverman. In addition to several conspiracy theories over the term “boofing” — all of which invoked — here were a few of her musings on the hearing.

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Meanwhile, Amy Schumer’s feed was given over to activism.

Chelsea Handler, meanwhile, has mostly given up on comedy to become a full-time activist, so I’m not even sure she belongs on this list. Here she is anyway, doing what she does best: reductionism.

Note to activists, specifically of the Hollywood variety: Casual racism from very economically privileged people aside, it doesn’t help your argument against a white male Supreme Court nominee if you openly state, when you’re arguing against their nomination, that you hate white men. Back in the 1960s, one didn’t particularly need to ask George Wallace or the White Citizens’ Councils what they thought of the Thurgood Marshall nomination; not only could you have guessed their reaction, the fact that they were openly contemptuous of anyone who wasn’t white pretty much disqualified them from any serious consideration in the matter.

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No, tweeting how much you disdain white men doesn’t make Sarah Silverman or Chelsea Handler anywhere near as pernicious as either of those entities, but why would anyone listen to them? In the entertainment industry, I suppose, this is the party line. Fair enough. Who else, pray tell, do these individuals think they’re moving by open hatred?

They may have convinced themselves these tweets matter. For the rest of us, this collective meltdown is a sign that Kavanaugh Derangement Syndrome is not only here but in full pandemic mode.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Morristown, New Jersey
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture


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