Add the cast of “Hamilton: An American Musical” to the growing list of crybabies.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who gracefully attended the Broadway play Friday night at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City, ended up with an earful of thespian tantrum at the end of the show.
In a statement written in the style of Keith Olbermann, actor Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, declared: “We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir.”
Nothing like getting lectured by a group of people who get paid big money to play make-believe for a living.
But Nov. 8 didn’t go their way, and they’re willing to do whatever it takes to let America know that all of their feelings are hurt. They are cracking up. Some try to hold out, but eventually they all fall, like Ohio counties being called for President-elect Donald Trump on election night.
Chelsea Handler and Miley Cyrus blubbered. “Saturday Night Live” opened with a somber requiem. Stephen Colbert threw in the comedy towel, saying post-election: “I can’t put a happy face on that, and that’s my job.” “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah despaired, not able to grasp how America could be this “hateful.”
Sobbing adults, all demanding that we stop and appreciate the hurt they are feeling.
Many pro-Trump Americans are coddling these former adults out of empathy, but it only goes so far.
The level of shock those on the left are emoting shows that they never thought they had a chance of losing. It is a lesson in arrogance. One would have to be wholly ignorant of current events to believe that Trump and his supporters are stupid Nazis looking to persecute the cast of “Hamilton” or any other group of Americans.
Their line of reasoning is pure intellectual laziness.
Trump = Nazi. Pence = Nazi. Bannon = Nazi. Kellyanne Conway = Nazi collaborator. Sessions = Klansman. Trump voters = dumb and/or Nazis.
Do not believe that Trump alone is why they fear the new era.
Many liberals are less afraid of him than of the men he is surrounding himself with — standard Republicans.
But that is all it takes to throw them into a panic because anyone with any thought divergent from progressive ideals is deemed evil to some degree.
It’s a simple and easy world view, but it is a world view of children like the cast of “Hamilton,” not the men they are supposed to portray.
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