Actress and comedian Jane Curtin has vowed to “make sure that the Republican Party dies” in 2019. However, she was quickly made to regret the incendiary remark.
The new year is upon us, which means that everyone is making a resolution they won’t keep. At this point, we thought we had heard it all. Everyone’s got something they’d like to improve upon in 2019. Most people, however, have not resolved to destroy an entire political party.
But washed-up actress Jane Curtin is not most people. Curtin announced her New Year’s resolution during CNN’s countdown to 2019 on Monday night, saying that she resolved to end the Republican Party.
CNN’s coverage on New Year’s Eve was a mess. As live broadcasts battled wind, rain, and dipping temperatures in New York City’s Times Square, CNN correspondent Andy Cohen picked a fight with the Times Square Alliance over an umbrella. And he reportedly almost cost CNN a spot at next year’s celebration.
“I had this umbrella,” said Cohen. “The lady from the Times Square Alliance came over and said, ‘You have to get rid of the umbrella.’ I said, ‘I won’t do it.'”
Cohen went on to say that he had basically told the Times Square Alliance to arrest him. “Get the paddywagon,” he laughed. “Now they’re threatening to pull CNN’s spot from the credential, from Times Square for next year.”
Co-host Anderson Cooper chimed in, comparing the battle over the umbrella to the fight between CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta and White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.
Cooper went on to become increasingly inebriated during the evening’s coverage, taking hourly tequila shots on air.
Even with all of that, however, no part of CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage was quite as tragic as when they allowed D-list actress Jane Curtin to share her resolution for 2019.
Actress and comedian Jane Curtin announced her New Near’s resolution during CNN’s countdown to 2019 on Monday night, saying that she resolved to end the Republican Party.
CNN interviewed a number of celebrities to ask what their New Year’s resolutions were. Some of the famous people they interviewed were Megan Fox, Terrence Howard, and Queen Latifah.
“My New Year’s resolution is to better love myself so that I can better love those people who are in my life,” actress Fox said.
Candace Bergen added, “My New Year’s resolution that every year I make and every year I don’t keep is to exercise and diet.” Bergen was the main character of the show Murphy Brown, which was rebooted for one season in 2018. The show took shots, both explicitly and implicitly, at the Trump administration.
“My New Year’s resolution is to make sure that the Republican Party dies,” Curtin stated. [Source: The Daily Caller]
Curtin did not walk away from her incendiary comment unscathed, though. Social media users had a thing or two to say in response to her comment, and their insults were far worse than anything the actress lobbed at the GOP.
“Good grief Jane… Whats happened to you??? You used to be funny and entertaining!!!!
“What a terrible resolution to make,” commented Diane Blair McLendon. “Her heart and soul must be so full of hate for one half of Americans. So, so sad to live a life so full of hate. Jane Curtin needs to reassess her resolution. Try to be happy!!!”
The biggest loser of New Year’s Eve has to go to so-called comedian Kathy Griffin, though. Griffin, as you may recall, lost her gig co-hosting CNN’s coverage after she posed for a photo shoot with the likeness of President Donald Trump’s severed head. No doubt, Griffin was wallowing in self-pity, getting drunk, and regretting her poor life decisions all night long as she watched Cooper and Cohen perform her old gig.