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Sanders, Not Streep, Actually Gets It Right

While the actress plays the victim, the socialist understands.

Thomas Gallatin · Jan. 9, 2017

Last night, one of the most privileged classes of American society gathered to celebrate its own greatness by giving its members awards at Hollywood’s annual Golden Globes. As is often the case with Hollywood elites, the leftist worldview reigns supreme, and there was a palpable anti-Trump vibe throughout the event. That culminated with Meryl Streep’s diatribe in which she declared Hollywood to be the true victim of Donald Trump’s election. In the classic manner of an elitist bully, Streep spoke from her leftist ivory tower with thinly veiled scorn against Trump without actually saying his name. Obviously, Streep sees that there is only one acceptable political perspective and no other views will be tolerated.

Clearly, much of America didn’t listen to preachy celebrities in deciding how to vote, and like all Democrats, much of Hollywood has yet to come to grips with the fact that they are not as relevant as they may have believed.

In one of the most disingenuous portions of her speech, Streep lectured, “Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.” So, who truly is the bully here, Ms. Streep? Ironically, if it is respect that she seeks, then disrespecting the views and opinions of others less privileged than herself seems a rather dubious manner by which to gain it.

Even septuagenarian socialist Bernie Sanders sees the problem, stating on Friday that the Democrats lost because they’re out of touch with much of America. “I happen to believe that the Democratic Party has been not doing a good job in terms of communicating with people in cities, in towns and in rural America — all over this country,” he said. “Look, you can’t simply go around to wealthy people’s homes raising money and expect to win elections. You’ve got to go out and mix it up and be with ordinary people.”

It’s as if the remark was pointed not just at Streep but Barack Obama, who celebrated the end of “eight great years” this past weekend with — what else — a White House party full of Hollywood celebrities.

Leftist Hollywood elites along with Democrats who continue to bemoan the election results need to come to grips with the fact that Americans rejected what they were selling. Peddling worthless junk in a pretty box doesn’t make it any less garbage.

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