When the 2016 presidential election ended with Jabba the Trump becoming the now overlord of the Not-So-United States Of America, I had hoped that fighting rich liberal gingers, Debra Messing and Susan Sarandon, would stop pointing their Hermès-brand shanks at each other and join forces to make sure he becomes the latest one-term president. But sadly, the Democratic National Convention is not going to open with Debra and Susan holding hands while yodeling out “One Love” together, because they’re still at opposite sides of the same side. And since the 2020 presidential election has started, Debra is in the mood to give us a sequel we don’t want or need.
This random ginger beef started out piping hot in 2016 when Susan Sarandon, the Queen of the Bernie Bros. and noted Hillary Clinton-hater, said that if Hillary got the nomination, some of the Bernie Bros. just wouldn’t be able to vote for her. Susan also said in so many words that Trump winning wouldn’t be so awful since it’d bring on the revolution. Oh yes, the revolution IS fun as long as you’re watching from diamond-encrusted solid gold opera glasses while sitting on your gilded perch. Such a fun sport! Debra, among many others, immediately went after Susan on Twitter, accusing her of saying she’d vote for Trump. Susan denied that she’d ever vote for Trump but never said that she’d vote for Hillary. And she didn’t. Instead of trying to stop the reign of Jabba the Trump from happening by holding her nose and voting for Hillary, she pushed for Jill Stein.
After that, Susan has said that Debra is a little Trumpian-like since she’s not very well informed. And Debra dropped a STFU on Susan for saying that Trump’s win inspired women and people of color to run for public office. All has been mostly quiet between those two until this week. Debra had the time and energy to dust off her Hermès-brand shank and poke at the platinum-dipped privileged nest of Susan Sarandon.
Hey Susan Sarandon, how are you liking the revolution?
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) August 12, 2019
It’s always nice to see a friend checking on another friend. Susan responded by offering Debra a place in her Bernie Bros. court:
Happy so many ideas labeled impossible/radical in 2016 like Medicare 4 All, fighting climate change, $15 min wage & tuition free college are now mainstream & supported by majority. Racial, economic & social injustice must be addressed with systemic change. You’re welcome to join. https://t.co/7cX5qvxweY pic.twitter.com/dUdd8cm5v3
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) August 13, 2019
It’s still early into the election, so there definitely will be more of this rich ginger lady fightin’ where it came from. But sequels should be better than the original, so this tweeting back and forth isn’t going to cut it. Debra and Susan need to stretch their legs, put razors in their hair, crack their knuckles, and step it up! Take it the streets! Specifically, the street in front of the White House in August 2020 where they should oil wrestle their differences out. Trump will watch from the window and he’ll be too distracted from laughing, pointing, and saying, “Arrhahaarrhaha, look at those two redheaded snowflake granny has-beens go at it,” to formally accept the nomination at the Republican National Convention and will be disqualified. Start training, you two!