Remember how hard the Democrats laughed at the silly notion of Donald J. Trump becoming the 45th president of the United States? Hilarious, they thought.
From the moment The Donald and Melania rode down that escalator at Trump Tower to make the announcement — until about half way through election night, they laughed. Including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), one of Trump’s most ardent critics.
Warren & Co. are no longer laughing.
Moreover, Warren is warning her Democratic colleagues not to laugh about rocker Kid Rock’s announcement on Thursday that he intends to run for the U.S. Senate in his home state of Michigan in 2018:
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) July 12, 2017
As reported by the Boston Herald, Warren likened Rock’s announcement to that of Donald Trump in June 2015. In an email to supporters, she wrote:
I know a lot of people are thinking: this is some sort of joke, right? Well, maybe this is all a joke — but we all thought Donald Trump was joking when he rode down the escalator at Trump Tower and announced his campaign, too.
And sure, maybe this is just a marketing gimmick for a new album or tour — but we all thought Donald Trump was just promoting his reality TV show, too.
Sounds nervous, doesn’t she?
Either the Boston Herald is nervous right along with her, poking fun at Kid Rock (whose real name is Robert James Ritchie), or they’re doing a little bit of both:
Do you think Robert James Ritchie (aka Kid Rock) will launch a serious bid for U.S. Congress?
— Boston Herald (@bostonherald) July 14, 2017
As of this post, respondents didn’t think the Kid was laughing, either:Screenshot: Twitter/Boston Herald
First, it was Donald Trump. Now Kid Rock. Could it be, as the late MLB Hall of Famer Yogi Berra famously quipped, “Déjà vu all over again?”
As far as Elizabeth Warren is concerned, it’s no laughing matter.