A lot of actors seem to think that portraying a politician confers some sort of political expertise. Unfortunately, it doesn’t. Too bad that doesn’t stop them from spouting off anyway.
“Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, for one, is absolutely shocked and disgusted that we don’t yet have an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution:
Women don’t have equal rights in the US Constitution? That’s insane! If we can flip just 4 seats in Virginia, we can FINALLY ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution! Go to https://t.co/TCM3oAY4N4 to donate in one click! @ImpactSlates pic.twitter.com/yuk6msYmMc
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) October 14, 2019
Yes, Julia. It is insane. Because women haven’t been denied equal rights by the Constitution. Because women are people, too.
There are people who actually believe this. https://t.co/1BBIwOMQ3I
— Ian Essling (@ianessling) October 15, 2019
Wait what rights don’t women have?
— Mr Pro 2nd (@2nd_pro) October 15, 2019
What constitutional rights do women not have?
— Adam (@Adamlyon25) October 15, 2019
What rights don't we have?
— Karen LaVere (@LavereKaren) October 15, 2019
What rights don't you have?
— Matt da Conservative (@mattman11367) October 15, 2019
Honestly curious what rights you don’t have
— 1%er (@joel_brandow) October 15, 2019
Inquiring minds wanna know.
As Noah Rothman points out, Louis-Dreyfus has really got her work cut out for her:
Keep seeing that Julia Louis Dreyfus tweet about the ERA being one state away from ratification in my timeline, but the deadline for ratification expired almost 40 years. And, anyway, five of the states that ratified it have since rescinded their ratification. Keep RTing though.
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) October 15, 2019
Whatever makes ’em happy.
The wrangling required to think that the ERA is on the cusp of passage is embarrassing– the original bill is valid, but the deadline is NOT, the ratifications are valid, the revocations are NOT, the sections in the ratifications making it contingent on the deadline are NOT…
— Halloween Name Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) October 15, 2019