Hillary Clinton’s defeat hasn’t deterred Hollywood’s liberals from blowing hot air all over the American political process. On Wednesday, a group of actors, including Martin Sheen, Debra Messing, and Bob Odenkirk, released a public service announcement aimed at the 538 members of the Electoral College. In the video, the celebrities plead with the electors to break their pledge and deny Donald Trump the White House.
Sheen and company aren’t the first Americans to try and invalidate the results of the election by way of the Electoral College. Democratic members, led by Nancy Pelosi’s daughter, have asked the intelligence community to brief them on Russian hacks before they vote on December 19. Other outside groups have asked the College to vote against Trump based on a number of reasons – Hillary won the popular vote, Trump has conflicts of interest, Russian involvement, just cuz, and a million others.
“Republican members of the Electoral College, this message is for you,” Sheen says in the video. “As you know, our Founding Fathers built the Electoral College to safeguard the American people from the dangers of a demagogue, and to ensure that the presidency only goes to someone who is to an ’eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.’”
This thread is picked up by Messing, an actress best known for her role in the series “Will and Grace.”
“An eminent degree,” says Messing. “Someone who is highly qualified for the job.”
The celebrities go on to ask Republican electors to “give the House of Representatives the option to select a qualified candidate for the presidency.”
To their credit, the celebrities avoid asking the electors to cast their votes for Hillary Clinton, especially since you know they would love nothing more. Instead, they are calling on at least 37 Republican electors to cast their vote for a third-party of their choosing, thus denying both Trump and Clinton the 270 needed to take office. The idea then is that the Republican House of Representatives would then choose the next president. Hopefully, from their perspective, that would be someone other than Donald Trump.
It’s genuinely hard to tell whether these liberals – in Hollywood, yes, but also on social media and in Washington – are serious about getting the Electoral College to overturn the election. Do they really want that to happen? What do they think happens next? Is Trump just going to go quietly into the night? Are his supporters going to shrug and say, “Yeah, we can get on board with a President John Kasich, no biggie”…?
The Electoral College may be within its constitutional rights to deny Trump the election, but such a move would bring the United States into a very dark and uncertain place. It could – no hyperbole – mean the end of the Republic as we know it. And anyone who thinks it’s a good idea should be seen as an enemy of democracy and an enemy of the U.S.
Trump’s election has sent the American left right off the cliff of sanity. Don’t let them take the country along.