For John, BLUF: Ms Roseanne Barr leaped too far out and no one can bring her back without her doing a lot of penance. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Commentator Rob Eno, originally from Lowell, 30 May 2018.
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You can’t say this … I can’t believe I need to type this in 2018. At no time is it acceptable to compare a black person to an ape, gorilla, or any other primate. It’s disgusting, its racist, and it’s horrendous. Roseanne Barr should have known that, and her tweet likening Valerie Jarrett, who is black, to a character from “Planet of the Apes” was disgusting. I’m not faulting ABC for firing her. I’d have done the same thing.Ms Valerie Jarrett was on President Obama's White House Staff, as Senior Advisor to the President, and lasted eight years in that job.
That doesn’t mean that ABC and Hollywood don’t have double standards. Of course they do. But defending Roseanne is not the hill any of us should want to die on, because what she did is indefensible.
Hyperbole … You can always count on the media to take an event and spin it out of control. That’s what MSNBC’s Chris Hayes did last night. Hayes tweeted:Roseanne’s problem turned out to be that she far too authentically represented the actual worldview of a significant chunk of the Trump base.What Hayes and his ilk don’t get is hot takes like that are exactly why Donald Trump is the president of the United States. People felt emboldened to vote for Trump because no matter what they did, the elites like Hayes were going to call them racist backwoods yokels.
But Rob is correct. If you want more Trump the way to get more Trump is to denigrate those who support Mr Trump. Remember, as the analysis of the 2016 Election, The Great Revolution, tells us, Mr Trump flipped the Electoral College in several states by attracting some 80,000 people who had voted for Senator Barack Obama in 2008 and President Obama in 20212. They were looking for hope and change and in 2016 they didn't see it coming from Senator Clinton, so switched to Mr Trump.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff