There is no limit to how stupid and petty Progressives can get in demonizing Trump.
Not only do Liberals say incredibly stupid things in demonizing Trump, but they get positive coverage in the mainstream media. An amazing instance of Trump derangement syndrome occurred Saturday when Maureen Dowd published her interaction with Judd Apatow, the executive producer of “Freaks and Geeks.” That show is long gone, but Dowd chose to introduce him by it. You can read about him on Wikipedia. He seems like a typical Hollywood liberal.
Dowd thought Apatow was worth interviewing because he attacked Donald Trump on Twitter.
The part that seemed insane, even in Liberal Rage Fantasy world, was this:
As we dig into some spinach omelets with hash browns and hot sauce that he has picked up after dropping off his daughter at school, Apatow cops to stress eating and shows off his Fitbit.
“It’s very hard to lose weight in the Trump era,” says the comedian, swiveling in his chair and sporting his usual uniform of jeans, Converse sneakers, and a dark polo shirt he says he wears ‘almost every day of the week.’
“I’m trying so hard to have it not turn into 30 pounds,” he continues. “I think it tests our ability to not want to numb out. There’s so many things that are hard to hear every day that you do want to have some Oreos. Like people say, what do you invest in during the Trump era? I feel like, Hostess Cakes. Most of us are just scared and eating ice cream.”
So now we’ve reached the point that Donald Trump is not only a racist (no evidence) and a fascist (less so than Barack Obama), but he also makes people fat!
Republicans will hopefully be soon dismantling Michelle Obama’s school “hunger games” lunch mandates, so look for this accusation to grow.
It’s not that Apatow can’t see how stupid this general hatred of Trump is. He made a constructive comment about opposition against the President-elect:
What does he think of the fight against “normalizing” Trump (most recently fueled by Democratic Congressman John Lewis saying that Trump is “not a legitimate president”)?
“I don’t think it serves a purpose to be against him,” Apatow says. “It only serves a purpose to fight issue by issue.”
That’s a reasonable observation. But the question is, why haven’t more Liberals thought of this? More importantly, why haven’t more Progressives applied this logic to how they go about opposing the Republican sweep of 2016 (of which Trump was only a part). Progressives have just been informed that most voters in a majority of states reject them. Instead of claiming it is unfair that California and New York don’t have the power to overrule “flyover country”—which is what exalting the popular vote totals to—Liberals should be working on reaching out to voters to see if they can change the outcome in 2020.
Happily, the contempt and vitriol that Liberals express is essentially a free campaign for Donald Trump’s second term as President.
Apatow needs to realize that the “problem” is not Trump. He’s just a message. The problem for Liberals is that the people chose to send them that message.