Remember the days of Johnny Carson, when any political jokes and commentary were not the same as political advocacy and activism? Well, today’s generation now gets the likes of Jimmy Kimmel. He’s become the latest Hollywood poster boy for Obamacare defense.
It didn’t just happen within this past week, however. Around 4 months ago, this happened:
He tugged on our emotional heartstrings and played liberals like a violin with his anecdotal story.
And now he’s been on the emotional attack against Senator Bill Cassidy and the latest GOP healthcare bill, claiming the Senator “lied right to my face about healthcare”.
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) insists the bill would cover Kimmel’s son for any heart surgeries needed in the future. Kimmel doesn’t buy it. But, instead of respectfully debating what truly is in the bill and what’s not, the late-night host does what so many on college campuses do when “debating” an issue: They demonize their opponent by questioning moral virtue. They get personal, as Kimmel did in his case by calling Cassidy a guy “who lied right to my face.”
“Oh I get it, I don’t understand it because I’m a talk show host,” Kimmel said to Cassidy from afar Wednesday night. “Then help me out. Which part don’t I understand? The part where you cut $243 billion dollars from federal health care assistance? Am I not understanding the part where states would let insurance companies price you out of coverage for having pre-existing conditions?”
“Could it be, Sen. Cassidy, that the problem is that I do understand and you got caught with your G-O-Penis out. Is that possible?” he asked.
Wow…I bet he kisses his baby son with that potty-mouth.
Rather than debate the Senator face-to-face, he’d rather attack a FOX News host by threatening to “pound” him when he sees him (kinda sounding Trumpish, don’t’cha think? “Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster….”).
4 months ago, Ben Shapiro (whose daughter was treated at Children’s Hospital by the same doctor as Kimmel’s baby under similar circumstances) had the “moral authority” to offer a perfect, civil, compassionate, disagreeing response to Jimmy Kimmel:
Kimmel doubled down:
Last night gave us round 3:
But does Kimmel’s appeals to emotionalism pass the Ben Shapiro Test?
A former fetus, the “wordsmith from nantucket” was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1968. Adopted at birth, wordsmith grew up a military brat. He achieved his B.A. in English from the University of California, Los Angeles (graduating in the top 97% of his class), where he also competed rings for the UCLA mens gymnastics team. The events of 9/11 woke him from his political slumber and malaise. Currently a personal trainer and gymnastics coach.
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