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Friday, January 20, 2017

Stephen Colbert is finally fed up with Donald Trump. Neither threatening to ban Muslims, flouting ethics rules, insulting journalists, nor any of the orange-hued billionaire’s many other offenses against decency enraged the Late Show host like his response to Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech.

Trump’s juvenile tweet deriding the legendary Streep as “overrated” went over the line — and Colbert’s wrath is something to behold. Infuriated, he not only goes after the president-elect but saves a few sprays of vitriol for Kellyanne Conway, whose blatant dissembling has achieved historic levels, and Reince Priebus, who seems to believe that Russia has always chosen American presidents.

Yeah, Colbert is furious. Watch for him in Washington on January 21 — at the Million Meryl March.

 

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36 Responses to #EndorseThis: Colbert Warns Trump, Don’t Mess With Meryl!

  1. All this anger and resentment is getting way out of hand. Republicans, Democrats, Conservatives, Liberals, Gay, Straight, Black, White, it’s a wonder that we haven’t all killed each other yet. What has happened to society? Our politicians is what. They divide us to control us by labeling us and having us label each other.

    • There was a time when both parties could work across the aisle for the better of this country. Now it’s simple bitter partisanship and with so many Americans increasingly angry at each other the greatest fear now is we could literally see a second Civil War. Trump unfortunately has reopened a lot of wounds regarding race and religion now he’s going to be President. This can’t end well

      • This actually all started when Newt Gingrich was the Speaker of the House. He told all the Republicans that they could no longer socialize with the Democrats in any way, and if they were caught, they would be censured! He is the one person that caused the rift between the two parties and started the big crack in the Congress. We used to be able to work together across the aisle and get things done for the good of the people….now each side is an enemy of the other! It’s pretty sad that we can’t go back to the government that actually cared about the people of this nation and less about themselves!

        • It goes back further than Newt.

          And I’ve got to ask, I am an enemy of just about everything the Republican Party stands for. Is it sad that I am so opposed, or is it sad that the Republicans have adopted policies that have earned my emnity?

          Are you and Mike falling into the “both sides do it” meme? Or has the Republican Party been on a 50 year journey to ever more extreme positions?

          Is it intolerant to be intolerant of intolerance?

          Or do we stand at Armageddon and we battle for the Lord?

          • You’re probably right, but it got worse after Gingrich. I agree with you, however, about the Republican party. They have gotten more and more conservative and totally out of touch with the American people. They only vote along party lines and to heck with what their constituents care about! It’s pretty sad! Yes, we battle as best we can against these people, and our goal should be to get more Democrats with compassion and a dedication to the American people (and NOT their particular party) into Washington D.C. and the White House! We fight like we’ve never fought before!

    • The division was carefully orchestrated. To conquer you must divide. Give me an example of a liberal saying anything as hateful as neocons. Also when did you ever hear a Gay person say anything ugly? If you would wake up and speak out against divisive tactics, false news stories, and cable news, you might find a way the help combat this ugly derisiveness.

    • So true….we used to be a government that compromised and negotiated for the good of the people…. now we have a government that only does for the good of themselves!

    • Great comment! Politicians have always tried to divide, but today, with social media, they can do it, and they can do it quickly. Today’s false story on twitter or facebook or whatever is tomorrow’s reality. Even when it’s disproved on the third day, it has sunk into the psyche of millions, and most of those people won’t even read the disproof, and even if they do, they won’t accept it as fact. People are, generally, easily swayed. It’s sad. Anyway, great comment!

  2. Trump is a natural-born coward, pure and simple. We’ve noticed how he and his decadent father sought to imperil people of color trying to get decent housing because he and dad knew that black people hadn’t the clout to fight back; Trump denigrates a disabled man by humiliating him from a stage some distance away from the reporter; whenever someone at a rally spoke up against Trump, Trump would direct some goons to “Get Him Out”; he stiffly presents himself at a black church, perhaps in anticipation that he might be attacked at would need to be in “Flight Mode”; he tweets his brains out in the secrecy of his room in attacking a Beauty contestant in the middle of the night; and now he attacks Meryl from afar.

    Cowardice, deceit, racist attitude, ethnic bias, misogyny, greed, bullying, just to name a few—Is there any positive quality left in his desiccated carcass and depreciated soul?
    That’s a rhetorical question, and one which some confidant of Donald’s needs to constantly ask of him.

    • This reply of yours is nearly as great as the Colbert monologue to which you are replying.

      And, since entering into late night TV, I think this might have been Colbert’s finest monologue…

      You are both to be congratulated. Thanks.

      • Thank you. I’m just trying to speak up on behalf of others who might feel less confident to speak out. To put it mildly, and not with the carnal imagery implied in the original urban form—“I’m just a squirrel trying to get a nut”.

    • Does trump have a positive characteristic? Maybe he changes socks every day, I don’t know. Street showed the finest of characteristics when she called him out.

    • Very well put.

      I’m trying to find a way to say that you routinely write succinctly and well. I’ve come to expect nothing less from you. But I don’t want to come off as snarky, of have it come out as a put down.

      • Thanks, but I still need improvement. That’s what life is all about I’ve learned—to better one’s self. So, my object is to compete against myself, to do better the next day than I did the day before. It’s an up and down battle–sometimes I go forward, and then have a setback and resort to a curt attitude. I need to work on that, fine-tune it better. Good to have you, all the women here, and others for support in my battle against myself, and against bullies and bigots.

  3. Meryl Streep is one of the finest actresses ever. She plays characters well, while trump’s character does not play well.

    • You have to understand…..Trump doesn’t watch good movies, and he only reads the National Enquirer. So, unless Meryl was involved in some big-time scandal…he doesn’t know much about her!

  4. Dear Hollywood Celebrities. It’s time to wake up now.
    The only reason you exist is for my entertainment. Some of you are beautiful. Some of you can deliver a line with such conviction that it brings tears to my eyes. Some of you are so convincing that you scare the crap out of me. And others are so funny that you can make me laugh uncontrollably.
    But you all have one thing in common. You only exist to entertain me. That’s IT. Nothing else! You make your living pretending to be someone else. You are like a 5-year old playing dress-up. Your world is a make believe world. It is not real. It doesn’t exist. You live in front of a camera while the rest of us live in the real world.
    You are overpaid cry-babies. Your entire existence depends upon my patronage. I crank the organ grinder and you dance. So therefore, I don’t CARE where you stand on the issues. Honestly, your opinion means nothing to me. Frankly your opinion matters less to me than the opinion of somebody living in Timbuktu. Believe it or not, you are not real.
    When I turn off the TV or shut down my computer, you cease to exist. Once I am done, you are too until such time as I decide to turn you on to once again entertain me.
    I don’t care if you think BP executives deserve the death penalty. I don’t care what you think about the environment or if you believe man-made global warming is going to destroy the planet. I don’t care if you believe fracking is bad or if you want more gun control. And I really could care less if you voted for Hillary for President.
    So, get back into your bubble. I will let you know when I am again in the mood for something scary or funny to laugh at. And one other thing. What was all this talk about leaving the country if Donald Trump wins? Don’t you realize how stupid that makes you sound? I better not vote for Trump because we will lose Whoopie Goldberg? Al Sharpton? Amy Schumer? Go ahead and LEAVE! I don’t care.
    Just make sure you don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.
    Make me laugh, make me cry, make me scared. But just remember all your words that matter to me are scripted. Just like your pathetic little lives. I may agree with some of you some of the time, but just remember that in the final analysis you only exist for my entertainment.

    • WOW!! “You only exist for my entertainment”!! Your attitude that some people are put on this earth solely for your entertainment reflects Trump’s attitude perfectly! He believes EVERYONE was placed on this earth for his use (and abuse, when it comes to women), including YOU!!

      BTW, those in the entertainment field have as much right as ANYONE else, including YOU, to express their views. I am fairly certain that they, like myself, don’t care what you believe either!! I highly doubt that Meryl’s speech was directed at someone like you who is so dismissive of others. She was speaking to other caring, concerned, principled people who are concerned with the destruction of American values under Trump. She is far too intelligent to believe she can change the minds & hearts of the willfully ignorant & criminally self-absorbed.

  5. BTW, Colbert was being sarcastic when he said that Trump had gone “too far” when he tweeted that Meryl “overrated”!! He made the same kind of joke when Trump tweeted the same thing about “Hamilton.” Colbert prefaced his “outrage” about the slur to Streep with “you can refuse to release your taxes, you can call a ban on an entire religion, you can play footsie with a dictator,” pointing out some true outrages and dangers to our democracy about which we should really be concerned.

    I do not mean to imply that Colbert doesn’t think Streep is a phenomenal actress. I am certain that he, like myself and those with half a brain, recognize that Trump calling the most awarded and respected actress alive today “one of the most overrated actresses” is just plain ludicrous!! However, it does not rank in the top 100 of the most horrendous things Trump has said/tweeted! All that tweet did was make Trump look even more childish & petty!!

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