By now, you Deplorables have likely heard about Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s trip to the theater to watch the hit musical, “Hamilton”… and the performers’ ensuing lack of class.
What should have been an enjoyable evening out for Pence and his family was summarily ruined by the cast, who delivered a clear message to him after the show ended.
Not the time or place
The impassioned plea by the cast for Pence to “serve all of us” was, quite frankly, ill-timed and inappropriate, given the circumstances. Pence, thankfully, showed true class in his response, according to The Federalist:
“I nudged my kids and reminded them that’s what freedom sounds like,” Pence recalled. He went on to add, “I wasn’t offended by what was said.”
Pence’s civil response is spot on, and should act to silence even the loudest ‘boo’ from the radical left. President-elect Trump’s admonishment of the actors’ was yet another reminder that the venue of theater – and the larger realm of entertainment – is no place for airing one’s political dirty laundry.
Cut the theatrics
For years, we’ve had to listen to hotheads Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon, among others, malign conservatives and speak in disparaging tones. As their stars continue to fade, I assume their ramblings will only get louder.
Here’s the deal, Hollywood and Broadway – maybe you didn’t get the memo, but you exist to entertain us. Your job is to make us laugh, make us cry, make us sing, make us feel. All you’ve done now is enrage us. Was it worth all of this press? Was it worth having Pence make you look like fools?
We don’t wish to hear your political viewpoints, nor are we so feeble-minded that we require you to guide us in making or maintaining our decisions about whom to vote for or what to think. You act, you play music, you tell jokes. That’s it. Why is that so hard to understand?
Pence’s statement is a good indicator of how he likely intends to govern – with class and respect to all. Instead of giving you what you probably wanted – a heated response full of vitriol and divisiveness – he spoke up for your right to be heard.
Broadway, when it comes to political commentary, it’s best for you to exit stage right, and focus on those ticket sales. Leave the political commentary to the experts.