Actor, singer, and liberal lunatic Bette Midler is a political activist, or at least she thinks she is.
However, she was the author on a very controversial tweet in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, saying that Texans shouldn’t receive federal aid because they aren’t fond of Washington DC.
Via World News Politics:
You would think that people would have learned from the cartoonist Matt Wuerker from Politico, who last week mocked Hurricane Harvey victims as racist rednecks and religious bumpkins in an offensive cartoon.
Apparently, Midler thought she was above the fray because she was famous at some point in her life.
If this is how they feel, then no aid for them! In Texas, Distrust of Washington Collides With Need for Federal Aid https://t.co/eH6pkwsaKb
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) September 5, 2017
In The New York Times article to which Midler linked, journalist Richard Fausset wrote.
“For Republicans, who dominate Texas government, the anti-Washington sentiment is more than just a red-meat rhetorical flourish — it is a guiding principle. […]
Now, though, it is Texas Republicans who will be crucial in securing, and helping to coordinate, what is likely to be one of the most ambitious and costly federal disaster-relief packages in American history, one that will almost certainly run to tens of billions of dollars.”
You realize those hurt most by this are in heavily Democratic districts… not that such should matter.
— Ryan Kantor (@ryan_kantor) September 5, 2017
How heartless do you have to be to tweet something so disgusting? https://t.co/WGaxqGIm74
— Kimberly Ross (@SouthernKeeks) September 5, 2017
Please tell me more about your tolerance & compassion as a caring liberal. It intrigues me…. https://t.co/7pRpIgskjn
— Attila the Honeybun (@TimMansplainsIt) September 5, 2017
Bette believes that feelings determine access to federal tax monies you have paid into. https://t.co/301IfHJEta
— SuzanneElizabeth (@Suz_Eliz69) September 5, 2017
this is a gross tweet, bette
— beth can’t with this (@bourgeoisalien) September 5, 2017
There are limited doubts that the Republican led Congress are going to give aid to the state, but Fausset said it was because Texas is a red state.
Never mind the fact that Texas has some of the largest blue areas in the US like Houston, Dallas, and nearly every county on the southern border. To call this hypocrisy is asinine. There are few doubts that a Republican-dominated Congress will end up delivering aid to a battered state and key base of Republican power.
In addition, as one Twitter user actually made sure that Bette Midler knew that the hardest hit portion of Texas, Houston and Harris County is one of the most liberal areas in Texas.
Don’t punish everyone bc you disagree w/ some of them. 85% of those affected don’t have flood insurance and comments like this are hurtful
— Tina (@just_peachy_T) September 5, 2017
So, my guess, Midler isn’t really the intelligent woman she thinks she is.