He’s apparently not just “Dumb” in the movies.
Hollywood actor Jeff Daniels was on MSNBC on Monday to promote his Broadway turn as Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which he said was a kind of parable about where we are in American politics right now. If you guessed that Atticus Finch represents all the brave liberals and the racists represent Trump’s supporters, well, that really isn’t that hard of a guess, now is it? Of course not. Because that’s exactly how people like Daniels and his Hollywood friends view anyone who would vote for this president. Just a backwards rube straight out of the pre-Civil Rights period.
Good to know they’ve learned absolutely nothing since the 2016 election.
“I live in Michigan and after the election, I was surprised at some of the people,” Daniels recalled. “I said, ‘Can you believe this election?’ They go, “Yeah, isn’t it great?’ And you’re going ‘whoa.’”
Whoa, not everyone votes for Democrats? How shocking!
So instead of having some empathy for people who voted for Trump – instead of actually trying to understand their point of view, in other words – Daniels apparently wrote them off as lost sinners.
“I think there are people in the Midwest, between the coasts, who don’t know anything about this, who don’t care about this, don’t have time for this, who have to make a decision now,” he continued.
“You have to decide whether, like Atticus, you believe that there is still compassion, decency, civility, respect for others – do unto others, remember that?” he lectured. “Do unto others. All that stuff you guys believe in and you still voted for Trump, where are you now? Cause your kids are looking up at you going, ‘But he lies,’ and I think there are a lot of people in the Midwest who are going — it might be enough for them. We’ll find out if the big gamble is to go all the way November 2020, which I agree, and lose, it’s the end of democracy.”
Uh-huh. Either the people in the Midwest will wake up out of their idiot slumber and start paying attention and vote for Joe Biden…or American democracy will come to an end.
Seriously, where do these people get off?