When the executive producer and showrunner of the TV show “Veep” says he can’t compete with the real-life antics happening in Washington you know politics are seriously messed up.
“I mean, we did a Supreme court episode. And as sort of horrible and tragic as our ‘Veep’ worldview was, we have lapped it, maybe even double lapped it,” David Mandel recently told Molly Jong-Fast and Rick Wilson on an episode of “The New Abnormal.”
“I shake my whatever to Mitch McConnell. He really has outdone himself, the best comedy writer of our generation… And he’s literally about to punch the country in the penis. I mean, I’m sorry. There’s no other way of saying it. It’s literally a dick punch.”
Mandel also spoke openly about this year’s Republican National Convention.
“I’ve never seen a convention where you thought to yourself as you were watching, ‘boy, a lot of these people seem really high on cocaine.’ Like, person after person after person. What convention could you even say that about? I’m not even sure you could say that about a cocaine convention, that this many people [are high]. I think at a cocaine convention, people pull themselves together for their big speech and they’d go, ‘I’ll do cocaine after my speech. Not before I address the nation from the White House.’”
After the convention, social media users accused Donald Trump Jr. of being high on cocaine. During his speech, Trump Jr. was sweating profusely and his eyes were watery and red. Trump Jr. denies using any type of drug and blamed his appearance on the lights though no one else seemed to have any issue with the event’s lighting.
If you haven’t seen “Veep” it is definitely worth your time. The HBO series stars Julia Louise- Dreyfus. It is written by comedians Armando Iannucci, Will Smith, and David Mandel.
It is an American political satire comedy that aired on HBO from April of 2012 to May of 2019. The protagonist of “Veep” is Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), a fictional Vice President of the United States.
The series follows Meyer and her team as they try to make their mark and create a lasting legacy but more often than not become mired in day-to-day political games.
Recently, more and more Hollywood stars have been coming out against McConnell, Trump, and the entire GOP for their mismanagement of the country.
Both Jim Carey and Michael Moore have gone one record with talking about Trump and, by extension, McConnell recently.
Moore saying, “My friends. This is murder. In the extreme. No American other than Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his General Robert E. Lee has killed more Americans than Donald J. Trump.”
This was in response to Trump’s mismanagement of the pandemic with now over 200,000 dead.
Moore put it in perspective that the Civil War killed 600,000. A truly mindboggling stat.
Carey on the other hand said, “The United States faces catastrophe. That’s a word from my world—drama. In ancient Greek, katastrophḗ means ‘overturn,’ or ‘a sudden turn.’ This is what we have suffered. Untold American lives have been ruined by the presidency of Donald Trump.”
Carey’s words from an op-ed he wrote in The Atlantic.
The words of the Hollywood elite sometimes don’t ring true in the real world. The right has consistently said that Hollywood is out of touch with the American people.
While that, to a certain extent, may be true, it is also important to remember that those in Hollwood are also people who can see when a wrong is truly a wrong.
In this case, the actions of Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell, Hollywood seems to have a very unified voice in this matter. Do you agree with them?