Welcome to the “Lunacy on the Left” column where Liberty Nation highlights the published comments and arguments made from the left-wing point of view on the issues of the day. Each week, we will showcase the opinions of the leftist establishment media outlets, Democratic politicians, and other prominent figures on the left. In short, we wade through the morass of leftist lunacy, so you don’t have to.
Last week brought no shortage of insane behavior from those on the left. The testimonies from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Ford, who accused him of sexually assaulting in high school have ignited a spirited debate. While much of the left’s lunacy last week was the result of the hearing, they still managed to provide us with a few entertaining examples.
Beer As A Form Of Identity Politics?
In an apparent attempt to write the silliest article on Kavanaugh’s testimony to date, Frank Bruni penned a piece for The New York Times in which he intimated that the judge was using his love for beer as a form of identity politics. Yes, you read that right.
Bruni apparently believes that Kavanaugh’s discussion of his drinking in high school and afterward was designed to appeal to a certain crowd. “It was happy-hour identity politics, a sad hour for the country and probably inevitable, given the trajectory that Kavanaugh’s nomination had taken,” he wrote. “Like so many other battles in an age of turbocharged partisanship, it was about more than the events in dispute and the individuals in conflict.”
You might be thinking “what in the blue hell is happy-hour identity politics?” It appears that answer is known only to Bruni himself. So how exactly does one use beer to engage in identity politics? The author continues:
“He made beer a cornerstone of a masculinity that was suddenly suspect, suddenly toxic, a paradigm of privilege and entitlement. Thus, he reached down and out from his ivory tower to Donald Trump’s supporters and, by extension, to Trump himself and to the Republicans in the Senate who have shown such profound reluctance to cross the president.”
So, it appears that Kavanaugh was trying to appeal to Trump supporters by talking about his love for beer. Apparently, Republicans are the only ones who enjoy having a cold one after a hard day’s work. But wait, didn’t Joe Biden imbibe when Obama held the “beer summit?” Perhaps ol’ Joe is a closeted conservative?
But in all seriousness, America must reject identity politics in all its forms. As you know, beer-baiting can be just as harmful as race-baiting, right?Ben Shapiro
USC Freaks Out Over Ben Shapiro
Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro is a very talented man. Not only can he destroy leftist arguments by speaking at 100 miles per hour, but he also has another superpower: Triggering sensitive snowflakes just by giving a speech.
University of Southern California’s student government approved a funding request by right-leaning students to host Shapiro on campus. Similar to what has happened at other universities, the idea that Shapiro would be allowed to give a speech on campus elicited much whining and hand-wringing from leftist students.
Many of these individuals took to Twitter to make their righteous indignation known using #SoundTheAlarm. Here are some of the tweets:
“Shoutout to @USC for using my tuition money to fund cops and dogs to silence and attack Black and Brown STUDENTS like me! Way to prioritize diversity and student safety! Just trying to get an overpriced education out here, sorry that’s so threatening! #SOUNDTHEALARM”
“Aye please spread this as much as possible, the university is really putting minorities at risk #soundthealarm !!!“
“If the police are here for protection, who are they protecting? The racist bigots students are protesting out of concern for their safety? This isn’t personal, don’t give yourselves that much credit. This is about the system that chooses to serve a select few. #SoundTheAlarm”
Wow. Hopefully, these students will have enough foresight to make sure that their safe spaces are fully stocked with coloring books and stuffed animals.Kanye West
Kanye West Triggers The Left Once Again
In an appearance on Saturday Night Live — an anti-Trump propaganda machine disguised as a sketch comedy show — rapper Kanye West gave an impassioned speech about his support for President Trump after his performance while wearing his trusty MAGA hat. As you might expect, his remarks caused yet another collective meltdown on the left. “the blacks want always Democrats you know, it’s like the plan they did, to take the fathers out the home and put them on welfare,” he said. “Does anybody know about that? That’s a Democratic plan.”
West then talked about his support for Trump. “There’s so many times I talk to like a white person about this and they say, ‘How could you like Trump? He’s racist,’” he said. “Well if I was concerned about racism I would’ve moved out of America a long time ago.”
Twitter ignited with angry leftists who didn’t seem to appreciate West’s criticism of the Democratic Party. Here are some of their complaints:
“Kanye, your mother is rolling in her grave in dissappointment. Your choice to wear a maga hat which is worn by KKK and Nazis is an abomination to humanity#SNL”
“Hey, #kanye, you & your maga hat can f*ck all the way off!!”
“Do you really want your daughter growing up with racist, misogynist scumbags in government & drunken rapists on the SCOTUS?”
West also discussed how the staff of SNL tried to bully him into not wearing the MAGA hat. Apparently, it didn’t work.
If you enjoyed reading this installment of “Leftist Lunacy,” be sure to tune in next week!