The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for last Friday showed that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters approved of President Trump’s job performance.
As the story continued to unfold this weekend concerning The Obama Administration’s wire tapping of both then-Republican Candidate Trump and then-Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, I considered what kind of mindset that one would have to have in order to find some sort of justification in performing such an unwarranted invasion of privacy, while considering themselves to be “righteous” in doing so.
And then, as I sat down last night to write this post, I read the following story…
Heatstreet.com reports that
ABC can’t be accused of underplaying When We Rise, its eight-hour drama miniseries chronicling the struggles and setbacks of LGBT activists in the 20th century.
Some thought the show, created by award-winning gay activist Dustin Lance Black and aired on four nights this week, goes out of its way to portray middle America as intolerant homophobes. When We Rise received saturation ad coverage during the Oscars ahead of its premiere this week, to the extent that one Twitter commentator joked that if he drunk alcohol every time he saw an advert for the show, he’d be dead by the end of the Academy Awards broadcast.
But part one of When We Rise flopped on Monday. As a result, ABC rescheduled Modern Family to run just before the second installment to boost ratings. However, viewership of the second part fell almost 1 million viewers from its premiere, netting an audience of only 2.05 million on Wednesday, which is pathetic for prime-time slot on a commercial TV network.
The final part of the miniseries is Friday night. (President Trump’s address to congress on Tuesday delayed the show’s transmission by a day.)
Doubtless there will be devotees of the show who will blame the president for interrupting the flow of When We Rise, which stars Guy Pearce, Mary Louise Parker and Whoopi Goldberg.
But its failure more likely stems from the fact that viewers don’t respond well to ‘virtue scheduling’ on TV. When We Rise at times resembled an infomercial for GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders). Even the New York Times didn’t give the show a rave—when the Grey Lady sniffs that a starry gay-rights drama “plays like a high-minded, dutiful educational video,” you know the show is in trouble.
The marketing was also disastrous, with Lance Black coming across as vocal and passionate about his series but never seeming to make up his mind whether he wanted to appeal to Trump voters or take them on with his new creation.
On top of the ratings failure of When We Rise, USA’s gay-murder mystery Eyewitness was canceled, and CBS’s Doubt—the first network television show to feature a trans actress (Laverne Cox) as a trans in a lead role—was dropped after just two shows. In a piece about these shows, LGBT website The Advocate noted: “In a time when LGBT rights are under attack — and myths about queer lives still influence laws related to same-sex marriage, adoption, employment, bathroom access, and so-called conversion therapy — these depictions are vital to changing hearts and minds.”
Not as vital to TV audiences as changing the channel, it seems.
According to a post published by Gallup.com on January 3rd of this year,
Many more Americans have considered themselves politically conservative than liberal since the early 1990s. That remained the case in 2016, when an average of 36% of U.S. adults throughout the year identified themselves as conservative and 25% as liberal.
People in “Show Business”, and that includes the Main Stream Media, need to stop their self-appointed mission of spreading Liberal Propaganda.
As the Media and Hollywood are finding out the hard way, average Americans want them to shut up and entertain and report the news.
That is the reason that Hollywood has been having more misses than hits, in the last several years, and the reason why Fox news remains the most watched cable news channel.
As Donny Wahlberg said a few months ago, the Liberals who run “Hollyweird” are totally disconnected from the average American’s belief system of ethics, values, and faith.
In other words, “Truth, Justice, and the American Way”.
All of the great movies and television shows my generation watched while we were growing up, reinforced those values.
One of the movies expected to be a blockbuster a while back, “The Lone Ranger”, cast Johnny Depp as Tonto, and rewrote the legend to center around him, instead of the title character.
The audience simply did not buy Captain Jack Sparrow as Tonto.
When Americans envision the crime fighting duo of the Old West, Americans see Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels. Two outstanding gentlemen, both on and off the television screen.
We knew that the Lone Ranger and Tonto would beat the snot out of the bad guys, and rescue the rancher’s daughter. We knew that James Bond would defeat SPECTRE and get the beautiful Bond Girl.
We smiled in admiration when we heard that Superman fought for “truth, justice, and the American Way”. We threw our rubber tomahawks at the trees in our front yards, just like “Daniel Boone”. We knew that John Wayne would rescue Dean Martin in “Rio Bravo”.
And, all the guys in the 1970s wanted a red Gran Torino with a white stripe down the side, like “Starsky and Hutch” drove.
Even though they “underperformed”, you want to know why Americans go to see movies like “American Sniper”, the Captain America Movies, the Avenger Movies, the Spider-Man Movies, the X-Men Movies, and “Guardians of the Galaxy”?
They are throwbacks. They are entertaining. They are not dirty or vulgar. There is plenty of action with a great story line wrapped around it, and GOOD TRIUMPHS OVER EVIL.
We go to movies to be entertained, not to be lectured to by a bunch of snotty-nosed, America-hating, relative morality, situational ethics-loving Liberals.
American Sniper shows very plainly that we can triumph against Radical Islam, the Political Ideology masquerading as a Religion, which Obama dares not call out by name.
Heck, “American Sniper” even did well in Islamic Nations.
Why? As President Ronald Reagan realized, all those decades ago, the followers of Mohammed respect strength, not weakness.
So, why did Americans flock to see this movie in record numbers?
Americans were living vicariously through the late American Hero Chris Kyle.
Americans respected his legacy of heroism. That is why, when Former Professional Wrestler, and lunatic Jesse “The Body” Ventura sued Chris’ widow, Americans wanted to string him up in the middle of the Town Square.
As I have written several times, America is still a Majority Conservative Nation.
Look at an Electoral Map of what happened during the Presidential Election of November 8th.. America is a Sea of Red, with little Blue Enclaves, up in the Northeast and on the Left Coast.
“American Sniper” blew the doors off at the Box Office and at the Redbox Rental Kiosks, because average Americans are being forced to cut back on their Entertainment Budget.
Americans have to pick and choose very carefully the movies they go to, simply due to the high price of tickets, refreshments, and gasoline and Obama’s stagnant economy.
That is the reason that Redbox is so popular.
And, the reason why more Americans are “cutting the cable”.
Americans can choose to view the movies and television shows that they like to watch.
The minute-by-minute force-feeding by Hollywood and the sports and news industries of Liberal Philosophy and Ideals has irritated average Americans past the point of no return.
The “Silent Majority” of Americans still believe in traditional American Values and the concepts of right and wrong.
We refuse to be lectured by “The Smartest People in the Room”.
That is why no one is buying the accusations being leveled at Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Trump.
The Television and Film Industries need to figure out that there is more to America that the East and “Left” Coasts and stop trying to shove their “Culture of Death” down our throats.
Overestimation of their own intelligence and underestimation of the intelligence and backbone of average Americans, here in America’s Heartland, is what cost Modern American Liberals the White House and a Congressional Majority.
You would think that they would be trying to suck up to average Americans, instead of didactically instructing us as to what we MUST believe.
Because when they do that, it always backfires.
Please reference November 8th, 2016.
Until He Comes,