On Cancelling Rosanne: An Act in the Cultural Wars By Charles Taylor
The number one show on US television, Roseanne, has been cancelled because of a “racism” incident (what else?):
“ABC on Tuesday made the decision to cancel its Roseanne revival after the star’s racist tweet comparing former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey called Barr’s comment “abhorrent, repugnant, and inconsistent with our values.” “We have decided to cancel her show,” said Dungey. In a tweet posted on Tuesday morning, Barr said the black senior adviser to President Obama was the “baby” of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood political party and Planet of the Apes. The tweet came in response to a conspiracy-laden thread alleging Jarrett had helped cover up CIA spying. After her racist remark drew criticism on Twitter, Barr defended her statement. “It’s a joke,” she wrote in response to a CNN reporter. “Muslims r NOT a race,” she said in response to another user.
She later tweeted an apology to Jarrett. “I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me-my joke was in bad taste,” she wrote. Comedian Wanda Sykes, who had worked as a consulting producer on the show, had already announced she would not be returning after Barr’s tweet. A source close to Sykes denied a report that she demanded that ABC cancel the show. Roseanne’s debut in March was the highest-rated comedy on any network in four years, with an audience of 18.4 million and a 5.2 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49 demographic. ABC quickly renewed it for a 13-episode second season. As the nine episodes aired, the show’s ratings ebbed (10.6 million viewers and a 2.5 rating in the demo), but Roseanne still finished as the No. 1 show on television.”
The remarks were in bad taste, but for political figures, it is normal in the rough and tumble world to go dirty like this. Consider all of the vile things that have been said about Donald Trump by the deranged Leftoids, who never apologise and want to kill their opponents, namely us. The internet is full of their violent threats, which the system is happy for them to make as a form of urban terrorism against the “deplorables.”
Roseanne Barr is a very interesting person, who has been attacking some of the really big Leftist players, such as George Soros, much harder than Trump ever did. She is probably more popular with ordinary Americans than Oprah is, and Jewish, would be an excellent conservative candidate for the presidency. She would be very likely to beat all comers. I see her as a great American. Hence, the Left despises her, much like they do Donald Trump:
It seems like the Deep State is lining up another Obama to go after Don Trump in 2020:
“Why is Amazon running a full page of “Michelle Obama for President” T-Shirts? What does Bezos know that we don’t know? And why did Michelle decide to launch her new book on November 13th, 2018, just a week after the midterm elections? Was that merely a coincidence or was the date chosen by her political advisors for some other reason? And what about those rumors that Oprah might run for president in 2020? Were they really triggered by off-the-cuff comments by Seth Meyers at the Golden Globes or was Oprah really just a stalking horse for Candidate Michelle? There’s no doubt that Ms. Obama is wildly popular among liberals and Democrats. According to Gallup, her favorability rating exceeds her husband’s or his two predecessors, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Check out this blurb from a 2017 Gallup survey: “First lady Michelle Obama will leave the White House with the same 68% favorable rating she had when she first moved in. Majorities of Americans have consistently expressed a favorable view of Michelle Obama…. The outgoing first lady’s highest rating was 72%, two months into her husband’s first term in office.” (“President Obama Leaves White House With 58% Favorable Rating”, Gallup) Michelle’s popularity makes her the overwhelming favorite to face Trump in the 2020 presidential elections, but will she? She says she’s not interested, but I’m not buying it. My guess is that she is being coached by the DNC public relations team who want to roll her out like a new box of soap suds sometime after the midterm elections. Isn’t that what’s really going on? After the ballots are counted, Michelle is going launch her 30-city book tour during which time large throngs of frenzied supporters will ‘spontaneously’ pop up everywhere demanding that their favorite liberal icon throw her hat in the ring and join the fight against ‘evil’ Trump. I can almost hear her yielding to their feverish pleas already:
“I don’t want to be president, but I will do it for you, my people.”What a scam. Democrat leaders obviously know a winner when they see one, which explains why she got $60 million for her new book. Were the publishers really that impressed with her modest talent as a writer or was she being paid for ‘services to be rendered at some future date’? It sounds like a payoff to me. Like her husband, Michelle is a thoroughly-reliable political marionette who will play the ‘liberal card’ to maximum effect while quashing the unions, kowtowing to Wall Street, perpetuating the wars, and ensuring that the bulk of the nation’s wealth continues to flow upwards to our glorious 1 percent overlords. It’s worth noting, that Barack’s eight year stint as Prez represented the greatest shift of wealth from middle-to-upper class in the nation’s 240 year history. I fully expect Michelle to break that record during her upcoming tenure as chief executive. The Democrats aren’t stupid, they know they need Michelle to beat Trump. Biden’s too old, Bernie’s too liberal and Wall Street wouldn’t go near Warren with a 10-foot pole. That leaves Michelle, they’re only hope. Of course, the Dems could change directions altogether, stop playing identity politics, and take a stand on the issues, but no one really expects them to do that. The Democrats have completely abandoned the issues just as they have jettisoned their platform which no one has even referenced in the last 20 years or so. That’s why the party is no longer perceived to have any core convictions, it’s because the corrupt party leadership merely march in lockstep with their big money constituents. A recent survey in the Washington Post shows how low the Dems have sunk. Here’s an excerpt:
“Some 37 percent say the (Democratic) party currently stands for something, while 52 percent say it mainly stands against Trump. Even among Democrats, over one-quarter say their party primarily stands in opposition to Trump rather than for their own agenda.” (Washington Post) The survey confirms what most people already know, that the Dems stand for nothing, it’s the party of nothing, the Nothing Party. Sure, they hate Trump, but beyond that, they have zilch. It’s a terrible indictment of a party that has lost it’s raison d’etre. The Democrats are not going to change directions, they’re not going to become an issues-oriented, antiwar, party of the working man. That’s not going to happen. They’re going to implement the same basic strategy they used with Barack Obama, that is, select a person with impressive oratory skills and great personal charisma, transport him to venues that magnify his popularity, fabricate an aura of celebrity around his uber-positive persona, and make sure he speaks in only the broadest and most nebulous terms. (So he isn’t accused of reneging on campaign promises.)
This is what the party bigwigs want, a female Obama who will do exactly what she’s told and faithfully execute the warmongering imperial agenda without the slightest reservation.”
All in all, this is a major event in the coming of Civil War 2.0, and makes the historical tax on tea look like… like…well, a tea party in Boston:
Probably the show Roseanne will go to the alternative networks, and be streamed. No doubt, the show will then hit the liberals and Leftoids even harder. Great, bring it on!