Part of Rob Delaney’s appeal is that he projects himself simultaneously as a genuinely decent human being and a total rage monster. Case in point: This Tumblr post from the weekend, in which he describes his anger over recent events in U.S. politics. “[S]omething happened yesterday that has operated on me more deeply than anything in any political campaign I’ve ever seen,” he wrote. “It has triggered my lizard brain, and I want to harm the people who’ve angered me. In a fun way!”
As he goes on to explain, he’s not referring to the “revelation” (his quotes) that Donald Trump is a misogynist sexual predator. No, what really pissed him off was the clown stampede of GOP congressional candidates rescinding their endorsements immediately afterwards. As he goes on to yawp:
That’s what it took for you to disavow him? Since I’m not a total moron, I know that what really happened is that it finally became clear to anyone who knows how elections work that Trump was definitely going to lose. This became conventional wisdom about two weeks ago. So the same drive for self-preservation that led these turd balls to endorse him in the first place has compelled them to pull the rip cord when Access Hollywood revealed their pussy tape and gave them the opportunity to pretend they care about women or something. …
I am going to give money—and encourage others to give money—to the people running against you if you formally un-endorsed Trump on or after October 7, the day the tape was played for America. … I’m talking about the real garbage, the people who want it both ways; the people who got on the train, and now want to get off. Fuck you baby, you’re on the train till it crashes into the American Electorate at full speed. Keep your eyes open and stay alert; I want you to feel it.
The 39-year-old comedian and co-creator of Catastrophe has set up a crowdfunding page with progressive political action committee ActBlue so that you can help him fill the war chests of the men and women trying to unseat Republican weasels like John McCain, Kelly Ayotte, and Rob Portman. In just the last two days, more than 550 people have helped raise upwards of $35,000. Not a bad start for a project spawned from Delaney’s lizard brain.