George Takei has appeared in dozens of movies over the decades, but chances are you know him from ‘Star Trek’ before anything else. He maintains a large social media presence, usually posting humorous content, but often political content as well.
It got him into a bit of trouble last year when he referred to Clarence Thomas as a “clown in blackface” for daring to be a Republican. It’s ironic considering that George Takei, a Japanese-American, was himself interned during WWII, yet continues to vote for the party that imprisoned him, while Thomas votes for the party that freed his ancestors.
While Takei’s been on his best behavior since that comment (for which he later apologized), his latest political rambling manages to take cluelessness to an even higher level.
Takei at it again, spewing political advice without the slightest clue what he’s talking about. This time Takei is urging Democrats to filibuster Trump’s cabinet nominees even though they actually can’t.
Dear Democrats: You had better be prepared to filibuster folks like Mattis, Flynn and Sessions,” Takei tweeted on December 8. “We are counting on you to hold your ground.”
Unfortunately for Takei, when his beloved Democrats ran the Senate, they eliminated the very filibuster rule he wants them to use. Apparently, Takei didn’t get the memo.
As it happens, now retired Senate Democrat leader Harry Reid dumped the filibuster back in 2013 to make it easier to get Obama’s appointees passed through the upper chamber.
Naturally, as soon as he began taking heat for his misinformed blather, the 79-year-old actor deleted his tweet, but not before actor Adam Baldwin took a screen shot of it.
Perhaps Takei will finally learn to keep his mouth shut on matters on where he doesn’t have a a clue.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]