“Rosanne” is everything wrong with the American right

I want everyone to pretend it’s five years ago. Just five!

Imagine Rosanne Barre comes out with a show where she pushes little kids cross-dressing, surrogate motherhood and selling your own eggs for money, and mocks traditional Christian values (a staple of “Rosanne” – they even did a black and white throwback episode that was designed specifically to mock the sorts of shows that pushed those values).

And conservatives are falling over themselves to praise it…because Rosanne gives a lukewarm semi-endorsement of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

This is the actual real situation we are in today, right now.

We should all stop, right now, and think about what has happened here. It isn’t good.


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12 Responses to “Rosanne” is everything wrong with the American right

  1. Cane Caldo says:

    Haven’t watched it, and won’t. But we are at the beginning of…something. Something destructive.

    In a word: Agreed.

    I think that the smart move is to consider the fundamental things because the things that are traditional, but not foundational, are just gone, man. Most of them are already corrupt and hollowed out.

  2. John says:

    What exactly are you refering to here? Is this about the Roseanne tenth season series revival? Or is this an analogy made that refers to a different show but with similar circumstances of conservatives praising something fundamentally contrary to their own beliefs yet praise it because it supports their preferred presidential candidate?

    Quote: “We should all stop, right now, and think about what has happened here. It isn’t good.”

    Well, to be honest, I don’t think that’s really that suprising, or horrible. After all, political power and gain, especially in the form of support for one’s own presidential candidate, has a tendency to make one lump together all those who support him into the same category and treat them as allies. Even if they actively support things one fundamentally disagrees with, one will be blinded to these inconvenient differences and cheer for them just because we are “all on the same side”.

    Oh well, that’s the natural folly of man.

    • What else? The new episodes that came out.

      If you don’t think it’s that bad: Well, that’s also bad.

      • John says:

        Quote:“If you don’t think it’s that bad: Well, that’s also bad.”

        I guess that’s because my expectations for the Republican conservative establishment aren’t exactly big, so this doesn’t really disappoint much. And also the fact that I’m an optimist at heart, which may be why I don’t consider this to be that big of a deal.

        Foolishness, certainly. But not that big of a deal.

      • Happy Easter!

        You aren’t wrong about the establishment, but consider this: The very fact that we knew they would react this way to a show like this is a problem in and of itself. We are deep into Wonderland, very deep indeed.

      • John says:

        Oh, and Happy Easter!

  3. dpmonahan says:

    The rise of Trump is proportional to the decline of Christian practice on the right. Republicans are increasingly unchurched (like Democrats a generation ago) and this is what you get.

  4. GJ says:

    I’m really not sure what’s essentially new. As we all know, conservatives are just delayed liberals, and consume lots of pozzed mass media.

    Having positive representation (‘Roseanne supports Trump’) is just one of the better recent excuses.

    • Nothing is new. This is, however, a very stark example.

      • GJ says:

        My eye-opening moment was when children chanted moral nihilism with full approval of their Christian parents (“No right, no wrong, no rules for me/I’m free!” from ‘Let it Go’, “Frozen”). It was then apparent that they would swallow anything given the right packaging.

        Clearly faithful Christian households and churches need to stop consuming mass media, a total and complete ban until their leaders can figure out what’s going on.

  5. Scholar-at-Arms says:

    admire Milo for always being open about being a degenerate in need of grace (though frequently disguised based on audience), but not all of his imitators in the ‘right-liberal & queer/tranny/etc’ vein have been, and the American Right (such as it is) is suffering for it. It is one thing to point out that we won’t throw them off rooftops, or inport those who would: it is another to celebrate them and their lifestyles (emphasis on latter).

  6. “However, let me start with the term “accommodation.” My fear that our country has been employing a “Leap Forward, Hop Back” strategy with most contemporary issues is illustrated perfectly in this health care debate. The strategy is to make an absurd leap forward that is very difficult for a large portion of the population to swallow, and then to take a small hop back to “make up for it.” The long term impact of this is the rapid accumulation of the forward motion and the acceptance of it by the American people under the guise that those in power have “compromised” by taking the small hop backwards. What they forget is the the initial large step was no compromise in the first place. It is worse than the old frog-in-boiling-water lesson. You know the old wisdom: if you place a frog in boiling water it will jump out immediately, but if you place it in cool water and gradually increase the temperature, it will happily boil to death. While others have applied this old adage to the current debate, I think it is actually worse than what it seems. The “leap forward, hop back” is even more devious than the gradual-temperature-increase. Instead of slowly boiling the frog so that he doesn’t realize it, this strategy is like raising the heat on the frog rapidly and just before it gets to the point of jumping out, drawing the heat back a little. In this way, the frog not only boils to death without complaint, but it actually periodically thanks you for those brief moments of cool relief that you so generously offered.” –Source

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