Hollywood celebrities have not have a good track record in recent times when it comes to executing their agenda.
If you recall, celebrities produced videos – sometimes laced with profanity – urging Americans to vote for Hillary. Then after she lost, celebrities got together to urge the electors not to vote for Trump. That failed miserably as there were more defectors from Hillary than from Trump.
I just don’t think anyone really takes celebrities seriously. How can they? They’re actors, and everyone knows they’re used to sticking to a script.
Their latest effort is directed to Congress, in which they plead with representatives to “obstruct” Trump once he’s in office. Specifically, they accused Trump of being xenophobic, sexist, and racist. Here was the script they stuck to:
Dear members of Congress:
I’m mad, flabbergasted, furious, concerned for my children. I’m worried for everyone.
The majority of Americans, regardless of who they voted for, did not vote for racism, for sexism, or for xenophobia. And yet Donald Trump won.
And since he won, hate crimes are rising, women have been attacked in his name, people of color attacked in his name.
You represent us in Congress. You are our last line of defense. So here is what we ask of our elected officials – no, here is what we demand:
To the extent that Trump pursues racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, anti-worker, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, anti-environmental policies, we demand that you vigorously oppose him.
We demand that you block nominees who threaten the rights of women, the LGBT community, people of color, immigrants, and the poor.
And we want you to know that we are with you. As long as you do that stuff, we won’t remain silent. We’ll work harder to mobilize our votes and our communities.
But, we need you, and we expect you to have our backs to protect our civil liberties, and to use your Congressional powers to obstruct, defeat anything that violates our core values as diverse Americans.
Signed, the majority of the American people.
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