This latest round of Hollywood outrage is getting old.
Stephen Colbert couldn’t stop himself from saying vile things. He’s like a sow wallowing in the mud. Frankly, I find his schtick incredibly boring. Who needs to see someone vomiting continually? In the end, he loses outrage and just bores us.
Same with the reaction Hollywood had to yesterday’s House repeal and replace bill on Obamacare. Jimmy Kimmel got an early start with his sob story about his baby. Of course, everyone understands how frightening it must have been to see the child whisked from his crib into heart surgery. But what did that have to do with Obamacare? Didn’t it have more to do with the expertise of doctors from the former system who knew what to do from training and experience in a system that rewards excellence?
Charlie Hurt of the Washington Times lit into him – and rightly so – in a story headlined “Shut Up, Jimmy Kimmel, You Elitist Creep!” Here’s his take:
Here was this moment highlighting the preciousness of life, the heroism of nurses, the unmatched expertise of surgeons and the magical power of family. And what is the point of it all for Jimmy Kimmel?
Politics. Grubby, dirty politics.
“I want to say one other thing,” Mr. Kimmel said after thanking all the people who just saved his baby son’s life, spared his family from a lifelong misery and supported them all through the whole traumatic ordeal.
“President Trump last month proposed a $6 billion cut in funding to the National Institute of Health,” the “funny” man continued. “And, thank God, our congressmen made a deal last night to not go along with that.”
It was suddenly as if instead of bringing forth into life an exquisite bundle of joy, Mr. Kimmel had been handed a stupid golden statue. And as if at the Oscars, the dirty, self-absorbed, narcissistic exhibitionist could not help himself but step into the klieg lights and start blubbering about politics.
“They actually increased funding by $2 billion. And I applaud them for doing that. Because more than 40 percent of the people who would have been affected by those cuts to the National Institutes of Health are children. And it would have a major impact on a lot of great places, including Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles,” he sobbed. “Which is so unbelievably sad to me.”
After his slobbering wet kiss to federal bureaucracy, Mr. Kimmel then went squealing on about Obamacare and how insurance companies, the government and your neighbors should all be forced to pay for everybody else’s health care. (Easy thing to say for a gazillionaire from Hollywood.)
I mean, really, Jimmy, does your newborn child not mean more to you than petty politics? How do you look at the miracle of your child and think — partisan politics!
Politicians piled on:
“Well said, Jimmy,” Barack Obama gushed.
“Thanks @jimmykimmel for sharing your story & reminding us what’s at stake w/health care,” Hillary Clinton effused.
The Huffington Post piled on: “Jimmy Kimmel’s Humanity Underscores Heartlessness Of GOP’s Approach To The Poor.”
So it’s all politics, all the time.
Cue Hollywood. Here are some “eloquent” dissensions from performers:
Katy Perry: “🚨 House just voted to repeal the ACA & “defund” @PPFA. Call your Senators to stop the bill→ http://istandwithpp.org/call #IStandWithPP
Andy Richter: “FUCK ALL Y’ALL.” And “This administration might as well wipe its ass with our flag. Our country’s reputation and legacy is being sold out by soulless pimps.”
Nice. How’s that career going for you Andy?
Mark Ruffalo: ”
Dear #Maga Americans. Making people die without insurance while the rest of the world enjoys coverage doesn’t Make America Great Again.”
Who is this guy? What has he ever done to get recognition?
Another nobody, Samantha Bee: “Congress, save those sheets for the sick people you are leaving without coverage”
Mia Farrow: “Shame on GOP Congress. Read how health bill stiffs ppl. Call your Reps before Senate vote- be sure they know how you feel 2O3- 225-3121”
This from someone who’s judgment was so poor she put a young girl into the arms of an alleged pedophile. Sure, I’ll listen to her – not!
Ron Perlman, another B lister: “I feel like every single nauseating day these felons hold power is a test to see how far we need to fall before we wake. Me? Fighting mad.”
There are more, but they are equally fact free, hysterical and boring.
Meanwhile, House Democrats sang “Nah Nah Nah Nah, Hey, Hey, Goodbye” signaling their disdain of Republicans after the bill passed. What maturity!
Keep it up Hollywood, Dems and the media. Your hysteria is what energized Trump voters. You’re like the angry parents who tell their daughter to stop seeing her boyfriend. The more they pontificate, the more they throw her into his arms.
Anybody wavering in the GOP just needs to see and hear that to go right back to the Party.