Hollywood Lefties Lose Their Minds Over Midterm Election Results

Whether celebrating or mourning, Bette Midler, George Takei and others managed to have a collective meltdown on Tuesday night

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Some Hollywood leftists were in a celebratory mood on Tuesday night — while others were their typical Grinchian selves.

Democrat candidates who received a lot of Hollywood endorsements and donations and yet still lost their races especially frustrated Trump’s most vocal entertainment critics.

Actress and musician Bette Midler (shown above left) responded to news that Republican Ted Cruz had won his Texas Senate seat in a race against challenger Beto O’Rourke with a simple, “Ugh.”

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Other stars did their best to help O’Rourke lose with some dignity.

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“Thank you @BetoORourke for tirelessly connecting with every county and the diverse communities of incredible humans that make up the state of Texas and inspiring not only the state, but the entire country. We all cannot wait to see what you do next,” wrote “Lord of the Rings” star Elijah Wood on Twitter in reaction to O’Rourke’s loss.

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“Let’s all raise a glass to Beto. A good man,” wrote “Big Sick” actor Kumail Nanjiani.

“Star Trek” actor George Takei (above right) seemed to get a little ahead of himself.

Before many of the elections had even been called, he already seemed to be talking up impeachment.

“Dear Mr. Trump: ‘Subpoena’ is a tricky word to spell, and an even trickier thing to beat. Cheers!” the leftist actor wrote.

“Boyhood” and “Medium” actress Patricia Arquette took to her social media accounts to urge Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams to avoid conceding to her Republican rival. (As of early Wednesday morning, that race still has not been called.)

“Do not concede. With all of those shenanigans … make them count every vote,” she wrote to Abrams.

The actress sent the same message to Democrat Andrew Gillum — who unsuccessfully ran for governor in Florida.

“Don’t concede. Make them count every single vote. Please,” she wrote.

Writer Alertina Rizzo also urged various Democrats to avoid admitting defeat in their races.

“Don’t concede @BetoORourke or @AndrewGillum or @staceyabrams. People are still in line. All votes need to be counted. We’ve heard what was going on in those states/suppression. Fight it,” she wrote.

“Rounders” and “Walking Tall” screenwriter Brian Koppelman celebrated the victories the Democrats actually had — and hoped the victors could block any future moves made by President Donald Trump.

“Oh, I see it. Let’s go. Onward. House can block the bad laws. And will. (If we win it),” he wrote in response to a tweet from Huffington Post journalist Jonathan Cohn.

That writer had said, “Democrats hoped for an upset in the Senate and, for good reason, had a lot of emotional investment in Beto and Gillum. But winning the House is still a game-changer. And if expectations hadn’t gotten as high as they did, I think more people would see that.”

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