Tina Fey is probably a nice person. She’s reasonably talented. Pretty good at what she does. I’ve never met her but from the outside looking in it seems like she’s a nice lady.
I have met people that believe Sarah Palin actually said “I can see Russia from my house”. Nice people. Reasonably talented in their chosen professions. But uninformed enough to confuse a Tina Fey skit on a comedy show with the real Sarah Palin.
Years of conditioning is at part to blame. Ever since the left got away with calling George W. Bush “the chimp” — imagine if the right used the same slur against Obama — and made a movie that fantasized about his assassination (Death of a President), it’s become fashionable to conflate conservatism with ignorance. If a conservative believes tax rates are prohibitive for economic growth, that Obamacare is destructive, or that radicalized Islam represents an existential threat, naturally it’s because the conservative in question isn’t an enlightened thinker. Or cool.
After years of television, movies, and social media that endlessly present progressive narratives as irrefutable truths, the success of such conditioning isn’t surprising. It’s why Barack Obama can get away with his weird Buzzfeed “Yolo man” clip. And why Scott Walker will soon be subjected to a Tina Fey as Sarah Palin-style caricature.
Scott Walker, visiting London, declined to respond to a question about evolution. Then Howard Dean pounced. Walker didn’t finish college. He instead decided to enter the workforce to support his family. For that Dean questioned Walker’s intelligence, his ability to understand science, and his comprehension of the broader world in which we live.
No doubt any number of the usual progressive entertainment outlets will soon be producing memes that depict Scott Walker as a backwards thinking rube. The kind of person found in flyover states. Those places. Dark places. Where people don’t want to pay higher taxes. And they frack for oil. And dislike Obama not because of his track record over the past six years, but because he’s not like them.
Or in other words, the same kinds of memes they’ve used against Sarah Palin.
For progressives to do otherwise would require they admit Walker’s success. Under his tenure as governor Wisconsin has performed exceedingly well and by far superior to blue states like Illinois and California. Moreover, he’s beaten the left three times. Two elections and one recall. In a blue state. After they’ve thrown Occupy, union goons, and millions in out of state funding against him.
A skit in which Walker the Upstart manages to propel his state to success while Obama mugs “yolo man” in front of a dirty bathroom window would be far more informative. But it wouldn’t rescue the progressive agenda from the viable alternative conservatism represents. The left wll do anything to maintain their status quo.
Getty ready for the Palin-ization of Scott Walker. It’s coming.