In a video ad plea in the same style of the one with the “The Avengers” cast shamelessly pleading with their fans to not vote for Trump, B- and C-list Hollywood “celebrities” beg electors in the Electoral College to cast their vote for anyone but Trump in order to deny the president-elect the Oval Office.
Starting with the recognizable Martin Sheen and Debra Messing, who you may or may not recognize, the rest of the celebrities featured in the almost two-and-a-half-minute-long video fall into the category of “doesn’t he look like the guy I saw once in that episode of…?”
“Republican members of the Electoral College, this message is for you,” Sheen begins as the ad opens. “As you know, the Founding Fathers built the Electoral College as a safeguard for 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.’”
It’s a startling about-face for the Left, which is not only defending the Electoral College system after trashing it in the wake of Trump’s win. but is upholding the much-maligned Founding Fathers, for once, as wise and forward-thinking.
“An eminent degree,” Messing intones with a facial expression so solemn it looks like she’s about to cry. “Someone who is highly qualified for the job.”
What follows is a litany of barely recognizable or completely unrecognizable actors and actresses trying to explain to the electors in a condescending tone what their job actually is. And they even evoke the much-derided U.S. Constitution.
“By voting your conscience, you and other brave Republican can give the House of Representatives the option to elect a qualified candidate for the presidency,” explains one guy who might have seen in that show you can’t remember the name of without looking it up on IMDB.
Amazingly, not only do these actors praise the Electoral College above the Popular Vote and defend the Founding Fathers and the Constitution, they actually promote the idea of a Republican-controlled House of Representatives taking the decision of who our next president is away from the over 100 million people who showed up at the polls to vote their conscience.
“I stand with you,” a group of harried and thoroughly unrecognizable actors repeat like a mantra.
“The American people trust that your voice speaks for us all,” says one guy who could be anyone, failing to mention that the American people spoke in two very different directions.
“And that you will make yourself heard through the Constitutional responsibility granted to you by Alexander Hamilton himself,” says a woman you probably haven’t seen in anything.
You have the position, authority, “and opportunity to go down in the books as an American hero,” a frantic Sheen insists.
What follows are a few more actors that the electors probably don’t recognize either telling them that if they do this they’ll have their respect.
What do you think of this?