As President Donald Trump attacks House Democrats heading an impeachment inquiry of him, The Democratic Coalition is countering with a new “Impeachment Task Force” studded with liberal celebrities to protect lawmakers seeking to hold Trump “accountable for his betrayal of America.” The task force, designed to lead rapid response to Trump during the impeachment inquiry, has confirmed members including comedian Rosie O’Donnell; actors Tom Arnold, Ron Perlman and George Takei; and actresses Debra Messing and Alyssa Milano, The Democratic Coalition’s co-founder Scott Dworkin told Newsweek. The task force launched a fundraising effort and basic plan on Thursday. The group has already started meeting and is set to go live with its website next week.
See, the theory behind attaching “celebrities” to political advocacy is to force the adversary target down the cognitive dissonance scale because the celebrities have so much credibility and are so beloved that the target, in this case President Trump, lowers himself on the scale below dimply by opposing such icons, who have daunting positive values. This is Dr. Festinger’s invaluable scale right-side-up….
How many of those named celebrities are on the plus-end of the scale to most Americans, if they are recognized as celebrities at all? Tom Arnold? Rosie O’Donnell?Anyone taking their political, moral, or ethical guidance from these fools and jokers have bigger problems to worry about than impeachment, like not getting their heads stuck in loving cups, or avoiding setting their crotches on fire.
Some questions that come to mind…
1. Who’s missing from that group? To qualify, you would have to have a record of being an opinionated jerk that has completely eclipsed anything you accomplished when you were actually working. Colin Kaepernick, maybe, or is he too popular? Robett de Niro doesn’t qualify because he’s still getting cast.
2. Does this set some kind of record in lack of self-awareness? Who could possibly think a group like this has anything to contribute to any serious issue? How could anyone in that group?
3. What would be an equivalent pro-Trump group? Let’ see…Scott Baio, Kanye West, Dennis Rodman, Rosanne, Bobby Knight. Tom Brady is too popular, unfortunately.