It’s totally embarrassing. Prominent people in the limelight, including entertainers, politicians, media and other celebrities, embarrasses me as an American and makes me ashamed that this is all we have to offer for examples of class and decorum.
I get it, about free speech and all that. Yes, people have those rights. But famous people, who have prospered by the capitalist systems with America, and who know they have a wide audience, are using their fame to bend minds and bathe in plaudits of like-minded audiences. Roasting is one thing. Downright mean spirited – and low class – is another.
Where can we begin? Let’s start with one of the late night unfunny men, Stephen Colbert, who couldn’t shine Johnny Carson’s shoes as a comedian. Johnny Carson had thousands of opportunities to use (abuse) monologues by needlessly and bitterly insulting a sitting president, he never did. We all know he had his political preferences, but he never stooped to disgusting insults. Here’s a recent example of Colbert. Pay particular attention to the last two minutes.
I’m not writing this as “pro Trump” essay. I’m writing it as an ashamed American. You can change channels and find similar garbage disguised as humor on other networks.
Robert DeNiro is among the most respected actors in Hollywood. Yes. he’s a disappointed democrat. But does that call for this? Watch, less than a minute:
Then, there’s movie actress, Ashley Judd, watch this:
Class acts. Whatever happened to: “I may not like the president but I will always show respect for the office.”
The clips are plentiful. How about the fair and balanced media? This is how the MSNBC crew reacted, whining and moaning about the election result on November 8th (short):
Since election day, instead of people of all persuasions uniting and accepting the results, the ferocious cry-babies from the left have embarked on one tactic or another, like pit bulls, doing all they can to delegitimize the the election, financing hundreds of “protests,” and calling for impeachment though he’d only been in office a few weeks.
Donald Trump earned (against all odds) 63 million votes from Americans – whose votes matter as much as Hillary’s 65.8 million. Insulting Trump is an insult to all those American voters as well. Take California out of the equation, and Trump won popular vote by 1.8 million votes. He won the Electoral College by a margin of 306-232. He won 3084 out of 3141 counties in America, plus 30 out of 50 states. Clearly midstream Americans went for Donald Trump, and to continually and endlessly knock the new president, is grossly disrespectful and speaks volumes about the losing side. Whatever happened to class?
Can anyone imagine the outrage that would have exploded from the left, if the losing sides in 2008 and 2012, were to act like the losing side in 2016? Imagine the uproar of people denouncing Obama as “not legitimate, calling for impeachment, protests, and the like. Those people would have been dubbed as “racists.” Never mind, there was plenty to worry about with Barack Obama, especially considering his lack of experience in almost anything, a man who never ran anything, nor held a regular job, and whose background was replete with questionable behaviors, nefarious friends and associates, not to speak of a hard core anti-American communist who mentored him for 8 years before he went to college.
Yes, I’m embarrassed at the way the media and the left have denigrated the new president, already passing judgment on his performance when he’s barely past the first three months in office. I know he has plenty of flaws. There’s plenty that bothered me about Donald Trump, but that’s irrelevant now, because we have to unite as a country behind the man elected to be our president. Our country, our people, is what’s most important. Leaders come and go, but the indigenous and/or legal citizens will always be here.
When folks ask me how I could possible vote for Trump, it was an easy two-word answer: