Hollywood Pans Democrat Debate: Old Guard Politicians Won’t Work If You Want Your Children to Live
While there was the usual cheerleading for one-liners and well-timed attacks, Hollywood declared the career politicians on stage for night two of CNN’s Democratic presidential debate dead on arrival.
“I don’t think the old guard politicians are capable of the work that is going to be necessary if YOU WANT YOUR CHILDREN TO LIVE …” said rock legend David Crosby.
I don’t think the old guard politicians are capable of the work that is going to be necessary if
YOU WANT YOUR CHILDREN TO LIVE …
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) August 1, 2019
Indeed, night two of the Democrat’s second debate saw several such “old guard” bureaucrats targeting Joe Biden over his and Barack Obama’s record.
“For a party who’s biggest star, savior and hero is Obama they sure were quick to dump Obamacare,” HBO’s Bill Maher said.
For a party who’s biggest star, savior and hero is Obama they sure were quick to dump Obamacare
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) August 1, 2019
“DYING to know who Obama will endorse. Could be AWKWAAARD,” actress-comedian Sarah Silverman said.
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) August 1, 2019
Actor George Takei appeared to fantasize about a future debate in which younger candidates keep the audience focused on the issues.
“Who is ready to hear Warren and Sanders on the same stage as Biden and Harris? With e.g. Booker, Castro and Buttigieg there to keep us focused on our better natures? Let’s watch that.”
Who is ready to hear Warren and Sanders on the same stage as Biden and Harris? With e.g. Booker, Castro and Buttigieg there to keep us focused on our better natures? Let’s watch that.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 1, 2019
Biden, who committed one gaffe after another, appeared to be the butt of several jokes.
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) August 1, 2019
“Go to Joe 30330. Send an evite to Scranton Joe 1942 at https://t.co/Z8ZqBxYuA8. Then ring up Pennsylvania-6500 and ask for Lulu, she’ll show you a grand old time.” #DemDebate2 #LateShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/5ke3hksOdV
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) August 1, 2019
Ol’ Man Biden just said “malarkey” on the talking radio!
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) August 1, 2019
Seth MacFarlane lambasted the entire Democrat debate format, saying “These debates really are Twitter: Too many voices, limited space to communicate, and moderators who’ve been thrust into a regulatory position they’re ill-equipped to manage.”
These debates really are Twitter: Too many voices, limited space to communicate, and moderators who’ve been thrust into a regulatory position they’re ill-equipped to manage.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) August 1, 2019
Check out all the latest reaction from the Hollywood left below.
he sees it as weakness. almost all politicians do. it’s extremely unfortunate … https://t.co/5TFmoJB0Yt
— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) August 1, 2019
#demdebate so inspirational to have leaders who care about us, care about the environment, care about the rule of law, care about human rights, care about lgbtq, care about people of color and women’s equal pay, care about health care and taxing the rich!!
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) August 1, 2019
Strong close by @KamalaHarris.
— Bradley Whitford (@WhitfordBradley) August 1, 2019
Lots of good points made tonight but what we should all remember is that multiple men chose a nationally televised debate as their opportunity to try out new glasses. #DemDebate
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) August 1, 2019
I think after a moderator has said for the third time “your time is up” the Oscar music they play when a speech has gone on too far should be played.
— Josh Charles (@MrJoshCharles) August 1, 2019
If you support Trump
-using taxpayer $ to build a wall he promised Mexico would pay for
-bailing out farmers hurt by tariffs w/28 bil of taxpayer $
-$885 mill in family biz tax breaks
-millions of taxpayer $ for 7/4 parade
…don’t call anyone at #DemDebate2 ‘Socialist.’
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) August 1, 2019