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Trump Derangement Syndrome: The Mindless Miss M

Apparently rape limericks are ‘a thing’ now, if Bette Midler’s social media feed is anything to go by. On July 12, the singer, actress and textbook example of Tinseltown’s Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) penned a dirty little ditty for her 1.7 million Twitter followers:

A good friend of Donald’s would clamor
For very young girls he could hammer
It was dirty and crude
But this time he’ll be sued
And get 45 years in the slammer

Writing limericks about children being raped is okay if you’re a leftie? But if a conservative were to pen such a tweet, social media types would hit the outrage button with a public lynching of the guilty party’s public reputation to follow. There would be requests by the Left for Twitter founder Jack Dorsey to ban the celebrity’s account.  There would be demands for a full-grovel public apology. There would be leftoids by the thousands retweeting the limerick with the condemnatory hashtag #metoo.

I don’t have an issue with tasteless limericks.  Midler has a right to say what she wants without censorship. My criticism isn’t of The Divine Miss M but of left-wingers’ hypocrisy when it comes to the wrongdoings of their own. Midler mentions Trump in her limerick and ties him to convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein while pointedly overlooking her good mate Bill Clinton.  Why is that? Well, while Trump’s ties to Epstein appear no tighter than having been photographed with him at a couple of celebrity galas, the priapic former president has been widely reported to have frolicked with the island’s procured harem of underage girls. The flight records for Epstein’s private jet established that he enjoyed at least 26 flights aboard what was known as the Lolita Express. He has denied the charge, despite witnesses, but who can take seriously any Clinton disavowal of his well-known amorous appetites?

Midler’s not the only one protecting Clinton.  Jeffrey Epstein’s Wikipedia page was conveniently scrubbed of references to the former president on July 10. Since then the editing has been non-stop, with references to Clinton constantly stripped, restored, revised and re-inserted. It seems the Left are happy to cover tirelessly for their own — no matter what filth exists behind their heroes’ shiny veneers.

We saw something similar in the lead-up to Australia’s May 18 election with those better-not-go-there rape allegations against Bill Shorten. In the wake of #metoo, accusations against high-profile men were automatically deemed to be the truth by many, who dispensed with the need for confirmed fact and evidential proof. Following Brett Kavanaugh’s ordeal at and before his confirmation hearings, outraged fembots swore blind that his ascension to the US Supreme Court was an example of a “system rigged against women.”  Meanwhile, Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey-Ford, became a martyr to many, not to mention and a good deal richer from all her well-wishers’ donations.

Or consider poor Geoffrey Rush, who was widely villified before winning his defamation lawsuit. Clementine Ford condemned “GeoffreyF**kfaceRush” (her words, not mine) for his alleged actions. She also stated, predictably, that she “stood with” his accuser,  Eryn-Jean Norvill. But, funnily enough, there were no posts nor tweets by Ford stating that she Kathy Sherriff, who accused Bill Shorten of raping her in a toilet block at a Young Labor camp.  There were no #Ibelieveher hashtags in support of Sherriff by anyone on the Left. Despite Peter Faris QC taking up her case in the days immediately before the election, the mainstream media let that story die on the spike. Contrast that coverage, or lack of it, with the attention given to Barnaby Joyce’s marital misadventures.

But back to Bette and her hammering and clamouring.  She has penned many more limericks and tweets since her July 12 gag about raping young girls, including the charge that any black American attending a Trump rally must have been paid to be there. Oh, and she still believes Trump is Putin’s puppet and that Melania Trump needs a better plastic surgeon. It seems her extreme case of TDS is no mere mental malady but a new vocation.  I wait with baited breath for her next exercise in blinkered hypocrisy. It should be going public any second now …

5 comments
  • ianl

    Hypocrisy (their own, that is) is absolutely of no concern to narcissists. As is the way with all sociopaths, Middler will manipulate other people’s shame and hypocrisy to feed her vanity.
    Hollywood attracts and rewards narcissists if they are successful in the marketplace, so these people gather there. Politics is another gatherer-venue.
    Midler has a real ability to sing (I genuinely enjoy her presentations of swing); her acting just comprises variations on Bronx middle-digit-in-the-air artistry.
    I have long despaired, though, of the huge numbers of “believers” that attach themselves to such narcissism. This has happened persistently for tens of millenia so it’s clearly an ineradicable homo sapiens trait.

  • en passant

    I am in favour of an Oz Republic, but when I saw the people advocating a Republic, I voted in the referendum to retain the Monarchy.
    Trump was not my preferred choice among the original Presidential Republican candidates (he started as 5th, moved to 3rd, but was my No.1 when it came down to three).
    When I see the ANTIFA, Squad, deranged Demonbrats,etc, I would vote for him in 2020.
    For every Hollyweird bimbo opposing Trump, there is an unequal, but opposite massive reaction.
    Trump will win in 2020.

  • Doubting Thomas

    Once again, ep, you’ve encapsulated my thoughts concisely. The most compelling arguments for or against any particular public policy proposal are the personalities loudest in support of either side.

    Obviously, there are respectable arguments in favour of an Australian Republic. But, when people like Malcolm Turnbull and, spare my days, Peter FitzSimons are the most prominent and vocal proponents of the idea, cautious people running screaming into the cold, dark wilderness. It’s going to be a whole lot saner, and almost certainly much safer out there.
    There is much wisdom in the old saying “By their friends shall ye know them” and, as you say, there is an unequal but opposite massive reaction.

  • deric davidson

    People like Bette “Muddler’ and Bob off spring of Nero are not just mentally ill they are possessed.

  • wayne.cooper

    “Washed up” is a good way to describe Bette M. At least she had some talent (albeit minor) back in the day (I can’t say the same about too many of Geoff Rush’s critics). If Bette M is going to start throwing stones at Melania Trump, perhaps she might have regard to the saying about those who reside in glass houses. An oil painting she never was and never will be.

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