Legendary entertainer Bette Midler isn't shy about her political views.
The queen routinely skewers President Donald Trump and his ilk on Twitter, often using limericks.
Her latest targeting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is no different.
McConnell refuses to bring bills passed by the House addressing urgent issues like election security and gun violence to the Senate floor for a vote.
His unwillingness to pass an election security bill to protect American democracy from foreign interference sent #MoscowMitch trending on Twitter, referencing the Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Bette mused about McConnell's favorite colors in her limerick using the hashtag #MoscowMitch which McConnell said he hates, so please don't use it everywhere.
#MoscowMitch is so deluded I thought it thru & I concluded He hates most colors, sad but true, Obstructing anything… https://t.co/dtMQ1n3jMo— bettemidler (@bettemidler) 1565128903.0
Color’s driven his whole life Wonder what he tells his wife. #MoscowMitch is so damn mean In truth, his favorite c… https://t.co/N1ExI6yxOp— bettemidler (@bettemidler) 1565128903.0
And people couldn't get enough.
@BetteMidler Sooo good https://t.co/AzZnWl6ILw— Fully Vaxxed Bonnie🇺🇸 (@Fully Vaxxed Bonnie🇺🇸) 1565129607.0
@BetteMidler Well done Bette!— Patti MacKenzie (@Patti MacKenzie) 1565129159.0
@BetteMidler Always Divine. ❤️— Tedious Trump (@Tedious Trump) 1565129040.0
@BetteMidler NICE RHYME BETTE! 😘— Shealagh O'Shea (@Shealagh O'Shea) 1565183097.0
@BetteMidler @KatCapps I. Bow. Down. To. You. All. Hail. Queen. 👑Bette👑!!!!!!! 😙❤️😙❤️😙❤️😙❤️— 💋🖤Jacqueline Ann-Marelle🇨🇦🚑🌊 (@💋🖤Jacqueline Ann-Marelle🇨🇦🚑🌊) 1565189119.0
It's far from the only time Bette has used rhyme to offer political commentary.
In El Paso and Dayton they cried "I'm sorry" Mitch tweeted and lied He couldn't care less About his country's distr… https://t.co/8hp8Nh4AAm— bettemidler (@bettemidler) 1565013878.0
Russia Russia are you there? Can you get HIM out of our hair? We'd like to go back to '16, And then forget the year… https://t.co/yi5NvTPFQK— bettemidler (@bettemidler) 1564624750.0
A good friend of #Donald’s would clamor For very young girls he could hammer It was dirty and crude But this time h… https://t.co/d43i8l1yQ6— bettemidler (@bettemidler) 1562946345.0
Here's to Bette.
A retrospective of her early work is available here in a five CD set that includes the albums:
- Divine Miss M (1972)
- Bette Midler (1973)
- Songs for the New Depression (1976)
- Broken Blossom (1977)
- The Rose OST (1979)