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Monday, December 26, 2016

There's always the D-List

by digby

You have undoubtedly heard by now that our president elect is having a hard time finding anyone willing to perform at his inauguration. And he's not happy about it, not one bit. After all, his convention was one of the worst ever staged and this looks likely to exceed it for sheer amateurism and tackiness.

Roy Edroso of the Village Voice discovered that he's not the only one who is like totally pissed off. Conservatives all over the country are so mad that these liberal idiots won't do as they're told:
It may seem as small thing to you and other normal people. The performances by Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, and other big names at Obama’s inaugurations were nice, but certainly not the main attraction.

Yet rightbloggers, whenever they talk about the celeb shortfall, become extremely agitated. Though they are about to assume complete control of the federal government, it seems that as long as someone in this great land of ours isn’t kissing their ass, they can’t be happy.

Since shortly after The Leader’s victory, a team of show biz experts has been working to sign up appropriately boldface-name performers for his inauguration. But Garth Brooks fell through, as did Celine Dion, as did (despite an erroneous report from The Leader’s team) Elton John. This pattern prevailed until the press was talking less about who might perform at the event and more about who had already declined to do so, and soon Alec Baldwin was trolling The Leader with an offer to perform an AC/DC song.

The Leader was peeved and, as is his wont, issued an I Know You Are But What Am I statement via Twitter (“The so-called ‘A’ list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration…”) while inauguration producer Mark Burnett shook up his team and scoured the agencies.

And, for reasons that might be better described by their psychoanalysts, conservative writers who had spent the previous six weeks gloating over The Leader’s victory began to act as if they had instead lost everything, and lashed out in inchoate rage.

“The list of A-list talent refusing to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration is a glaring reminder of how for celebrities, their preening and posturing over their high-toned moral positions supersedes their burning desire to be noticed by the public,” seethed Hank Berrien at The Daily Wire.

“It’s being claimed that Elton John, Garth Brooks and Andrea Bocelli have all refused to perform, but I’ve yet to see confirmation that anyone actually asked them,” huffed Jazz Shaw at Hot Air.

At RedState, Jay Caruso sputtered:
Most of these jackwagons were prancing around with their "I’m With Her" apparel and busily planning what they were going to sing when Hillary’s ascendancy to the Oval Office was complete…The Hollywood elite lined up in droves to defeat Trump, with Hillary cackling along. The concert in Cleveland with Jay-Z, Beyonce and an appearance by Lebron James worked wonders for her, didn’t it? Trump supporters show up by the tens of thousands at his rallies even after being elected. Does anybody believe people are not going to show up because Katy Perry or Madonna won’t be performing? They don’t care.
There, he showed them.

And the insolences didn’t stop there. Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich suggested that several famous musicians hold a big concert in Miami that same day, and rumors circulated that such an event was being planned.

Highly speculative, that, and something you'd think could be easily ignored by gracious winners.

“Some of the most famous libtard singers on the planet such as, Beyonce, Madonna, Elton John, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga are all planning the most pathetic attempt at sabotaging President Trump’s inauguration,” snarled Richard Smith at Conservative101. “Crybaby celebs plan to make Inauguration Day all about themselves with protest concert to rival Trump,” headlined BizPacReview. “You know what, this is just like the Democrats to plan something like this,” moped Danny Gold at Liberty Writers News.
There's much more at the link. They are all aquiver.  I don't know why. I'm sure the Duck Dynasty guys will be happy to do and inspirational duck call. And Nuget's always up for a rousing rendition of the pussy-grabbers theme song, "Cat Scratch Fever."

There's no word on whether Toby Keith and Alabama are still going to play at Don and Eric's post inauguration charity fundraising event called "camouflage and cufflinks" now that it's been revealed as a pay to play scheme for access to the new pres and Eric has closed down his charity.But they were the only names mentioned as confirming for anything in Washington that week.Maybe they can be pushed into singing "The Angry American" so Donald and Ivanka will have something to dance to at the President's Ball.

And then there's Kanye. You know his followers will just love him.

It's a problem. But Trump had better get used to this. There are hundreds of millions of people in this country who find him so deplorable that they want nothing to do with him. He should understand that. He's a loser everyone knows won by a fluke.

Happy Hollandaise everyone.

Cheers --- digby