On the point of the thread, these kinds of lectures from West Hollywood are precisely a huge reason why the Democrats lost. If they are going to let Hollywood, K-Street, Silicon Valley, Academics, Wall Street and Broadway do their talking, all they will do is win Seattle, Portland, CA, MA, NYC and still the smattering of shrinking urban areas and college towns if the students would even show up to vote.
I understand that she probably meant well, but I think also it’s fair to expect people to move WAY beyond the point most of us aren’t trying to be mean most of the time. We as a nation can no longer afford to sit around and just congratulate each other for good intentions. Maybe the award-winning actors and actresses can, but not the average person or taxpayer.
This sort of thing really ticks people in the heartland off because these GG speeches are the straw that breaks the camels back. These folks have been mocked (and I do mean mocked, not friendly-satired) and called stupid by elites for decades and what we saw in this election was they were fed up.
Trump hasn’t exactly made it easy for some folks to respect him. For me though it’s always about principle, not what someone says or an imitation they make. What about Wendy Davis’s campaign who made fun of Greg Abbot who is in a wheelchair? Does that also make liberals reflect, or is yet another left-wing double standard where the GOP has to be perfect but liberals can knock over all the chess pieces and still get first place?
Like him or dislike him, Trump has forged a connection with ordinary people that the Democrats right now have lost and as long as they cater to elites, they will not do themselves any favors and basically only win if the GOP screws up.
My hope is that we can get beyond this nonsense, but when a speech like this comes down the line, people, even ones who didn’t vote for Trump, don’t see a woman trying to defend the disabled. They see another sanctimonious, virtue-signaling lecture from an elite or an elite-wannabe while they are struggling to put their kids through school or even food on the table.