I absolutely agree that Stephen Colbert’s comments about President Trump were indecent.
However, I am even more convinced that his commentary is overrated. Never did I care what he said before. Millions of Americans in rust belt states didn’t care what he had to say throughout the entire 2016 election. He talked, he was ignored, life went on, and we won.
If you believe (as I do) that people always get what they deserve, Colbert’s fate will take care of itself. In the meantime though, we don’t endorse campaigns that seek to #FireColbert or anyone for that matter.
Just one week ago, we were appalled that Ann Coulter was denied the right to speak at a California University. Months prior, we were annoyed that Milo Yiannopoulos was denied the right to speak at the same university as well as being banned from platforms like Twitter.
We do of course have every right to point out the left’s hypocrisy as we know what would have happened if someone had made a similar joke about then-President Obama dropping the soap for a Saudi King. Yes it’s a double standard. Yeah, we have to deal with it. It’s made us tough and in fact it made last year’s election success completely possible.
Incidentally, Milo Yiannopoulos is reportedly starting a new media project “dedicated to the destruction of political correctness.”
This is progress — true progress — for free speech. We need these things to make Archie Bunker cool again and when the left engages in it, we don’t use it as opportunity to chip away our boldness and the sense of humor we have as commonsense conservatives.
Who remembers the hypocritical left railing against Governor Palin for her use of the innocuous phrase, “shuck and jive?”
Or who remembers even more recently when Ana Navarro said that Palin and friends were “immature, childish, and foolish” for engaging in humor at their recent White House visit?
The left is always annoyed when conservatives like Palin can be less provocative but more effective with the use of humor than they are. And that’s a beautiful thing. Each time it occurs, it’s another battle won in the war against political correctness.
We’re Palin supporters for God’s sake. We know it’s ridiculous when people engage in campaigns to get people fired. The difference of course is on our end, there is actual interest and market for people who the left spends their days and nights trying to censor…people like Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Tomi Lahren, etc. All who should consider joining forces and starting up their own network. Let Colbert set the precedent. That way people like Palin, Yiannopoulos, Lahren, Coulter, etc can continue evolving toward the cutting edge world of humor which exists today — in their own varying ways of course.
When the left kicks and screams in response to them, it’ll simply make it all the better. Of course they don’t rage because what our side says is worse (or even as remotely offensive as half the things they’ve always gotten away with)…they merely cry because our side happens to do it better.