Stacey Abrams: “I will likely run again.”
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) January 10, 2023
Barrymore—the former child actor turned Hollywood infant terrible—has sought yet another career reboot on her CBS-produced daytime show, which first aired last September.
Her disconcerting facial tics and shallow observations on lofty subjects like politics were balanced out by a remarkable buoyancy that lent the ex-drug addict an air of genuine empathy as an interviewer.
She opened the segment by flattering Abrams for her organizing prowess.
“You need to stay around,” Barrymore gushed. “You’ve been such a galvanizer.”
“I will likely run again,” Abrams said.
“If at first you don’t succeed, try try again,” Abrams continued, alluding to her dismal election track record. “If it doesn’t work, you try again.”
Abrams then descended into nonsensical jargon about the nature of democracy, noting that she would like the system to be arranged so as to increase her chance of winning.
“My first responsibility is to make sure anyone who wants to vote can,” she said. “Protecting democracy is not about a person. It’s about the ideals.”
Abrams refused to concede her 2018 loss, claiming that the election had been rigged in Kemp’s favor, and she fought against GOP led reforms to improve election integrity following a 2020 race that saw widespread allegations of ballot harvesting and fraud in Fulton County and elsewhere in the state.
Despite her claims that voter laws had disenfranchised black and minority voters, the 2020 and 2022 elections saw record turnouts.
Abrams told Barrymore that the American ideal of democracy was fundamentally an illusion that required all citizens to play along in order to function correctly.
“Our democracy is this collective hallucination we have where we we say we’re going to work together to help each other, and if anyone sort of blinks and comes out of it, like the Matrix, it starts to fall apart,” she said.
The 5-minute interview contained several other cringeworthy moments, such as Abrams admitting that her entire political project is a revenge plot against an ex-boyfriend who dumped her because she was too ambitious.
“He broke up with me and he said that I was too ambitious and wanted too many things and that I would end up alone and lonely,” said Abrams, who has penned at least eight erotic novels under the pseudonym Selena Montgomery.
“And so I got really mad, and then I was like, fine, I’m going to think of all the things I’m going to do to make him rue the day he was mean to me.”
— The Drew Barrymore Show (@DrewBarrymoreTV) January 9, 2023
The confession drew criticism from her former Georgia statehouse colleague Vernon Jones, a red-pilled ex-Democrat lawmaker who threw support to then-President Donald Trump in the 2020 election and ran unsuccessfully for Congress in the recent midterm election.
He said Abrams was a “sad and lonely woman.”
Stacey Abrams is a sad and lonely woman! https://t.co/7uVrNjXCRg
— Vernon Jones (@VernonForGA) January 10, 2023