Klavan On The Culture

The Democrats Descend Into Farce

Nancy Pelosi (Rex Features via AP Images)

A farce is a comedy marked by buffoonery and crude, ludicrously impossible events. So is the Democratic party.

Take Nathan Larson, who is running for congress in Virginia as an ndependent. Larson supports pedophilia, incest, white supremacy and marital rape. I am not kidding. So naturally you ask: How on earth did this felonious loon get in the race? Well, remember when Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was so desperate to get votes for Hillary Clinton he approved a law allowing felons to vote and run for office? That paved the way for this shmoe, who would have otherwise been barred because he’d done time for threatening to kill the president (W. or Obama, he wasn’t picky). So basically, Democrat corruption not only failed to get its candidate to the finish line, but also put this raving clown at the starting gate. Which would be a pretty funny piece of farce if it weren’t for the whole, you know, satanic evil of it all.

Or how about this? The May jobs numbers were posted last week and the economy is flying high. Unemployment is as low as it’s been in decades and black unemployment is lower than ever. Here’s what Don Lemon — CNN’s Dumb to Chris Cuomo’s Dumber — says about the report: “There’s no question today’s job report is good news, including the news that we’re as close as we’ve ever been to full employment in the black community. But what’s full employment without full respect?” Don apparently thinks Americans don’t respect all black people. Who’s going to break the news that it’s just him we don’t respect?

As if that reaction weren’t farcical enough, the rest of the Democrat media obsessed over the fact that President the Donald tweeted a gleeful hint to the jobs numbers an hour before they were released — a break in protocol. “How will we survive Trump when he keeps breaking norms,” said one pundit on Morning Joe. NBC ran the headline: “Economy Added 223,000 jobs in May, but Trump’s premarket tweet is the focus.” Is the focus. There’s a piece of phraseology for you. Is the focus to whom? I have this image in my mind of a guy sitting down to dinner with his family, saying, “Honey… kids… the good news is that there’ll be Christmas presents again this year. The bad news: President Trump tweeted about it an hour early.” He’d probably let them stop sobbing before he told them that Don Lemon felt disrespected. You don’t want to hit them with too much too fast.

But for the most farcical response, you have to leave it to Nancy Pelosi ,who issued this statement: “Strong employment numbers mean little to the families hit with soaring new costs under the Republicans’ watch.” This had something to do with what used to be Obamacare, but I forget what because I can’t remember what Obamacare used to be.

I could go on and on but just one more lest you die laughing. The Barr-Bee girls: Roseanne and Samantha. Barr impulsively sends out a vulgar tweet that could be interpreted as racist. She apologizes but her popular show is canceled within hours. Bee reads a vetted, approved, vulgar script that includes a despicably sexist term in reference to Ivanka Trump. Her producer brags when the remark trends on Twitter. She is given an award. She issues a half-hearted apology. Leftists, meanwhile, rush to explain that referring to a woman in the most low and disrespectful manner imaginable isn’t really so bad, after all. They debate the nature of comedy. They explain why the two situations are so very different. Bee’s show, which no one watches, is still on as of this writing. So mark the Democrats down as the party that thinks MS-13 gangsters are twinkly with the divine spark, and that calling a woman the c-word is a-okay.

After watching Trump restore the Obama-hobbled economy, appoint a Constitution-minded judiciary, re-forge our alliance with our friends in Israel, develop a rational response to the suicidal malaise of Europe and restore a measure of respect for the rule of law when it comes to immigration, I thought the Democrats would be left with nothing to offer.

I was wrong: they can still give America the gift of laughter. They are past masters of the low art of farce.

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