In a strange twist to the strangest election ever, the American left is now working to elect Donald Trump president. That’s the only conclusion that can be drawn from the latest videos, op-eds, and speeches that have emerged of late.
First up, director Joss Whedon assembled “a s**t ton of famous people” who lectured about the need to vote for Hillary Clinton, because Donald Trump is a “racist, abusive coward” or something. The 3-minute video at times felt like a parody. Whatever the case, it was certainly a great ad — for Donald Trump.
Whedon and his pals aren’t the only ones trying to shame people into voting for Hillary Clinton. All of late-night TV’s comedians, with the exception of Jimmy Fallon, are using their shows to browbeat anyone and anything they see as conservative.
It’s even begun to infect the bylines of supposedly more respectable publications. GQ magazine published an op-ed titled “If You Vote For Trump, Screw You,” by Drew Magary, who blasts Trump voters in order to make himself feel better:
Because while Trump is a miserable bastard, YOU are the people who have handed him the bullhorn. YOU are the people willing to embarrass this nation and put it on the brink of economic ruin all because you wanna throw an electoral hissy fit. YOU are the people who want to revolutionize the way America does business by voting for its worst businessman, a disgusting neon pig who only makes money when he causes problems for other people instead of solving them. YOU are the thin-skinned yokels who clutch your bandoliers whenever someone hurls the mildest of slurs at you (“deplorables”), while cheering Trump on as he leaves a bonfire of truly hateful invective everywhere he goes. YOU are the people willing to overlook the fact that Trump is an unqualified, ignorant sociopath because DURRRR HILLARY IS BAD TOO DURRRR.
Magary goes on to call Trump voters “losers” and “hillbilly loons who are just as starved for attention as Trump himself” in an expletive-laden rant.
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton actually wondered aloud to a union conference why she isn’t 50 points ahead:
The reason Hillary Clinton isn’t 50 points ahead is, in addition to her failed record and lack of character, that the American people are tired of being lectured by their “betters.” As David Marcus of The Federalist points out, on late night TV at least, the American people are voting with their remotes:
“The Tonight Show” gets a bigger audience because most people aren’t looking for the self-righteous mirth of slamming those stupid Republicans right before bed. Most would rather just have a chuckle. But as the backlash against Fallon shows, that apolitical style of comedy is not only becoming rare, it is being openly attacked as insufficiently politically militant.
When NFL players decided to kneel during the National Anthem to protest police brutality, ratings went down. Americans are voting with their remotes, and many are voting for Trump.
People are tired of every single little thing becoming political. They’re in no mood to be lectured by those who think they’re superior.