The recent tweet-fest by Eric McCormack and Debra Messing shed great light on the way much of the Hollywood Liberatti view “deplorables.” Eric tweeted his desire to see a list of Trump supporters at an upcoming fund-raising dinner “so the rest of us can be clear about who we don’t wanna work with.”
A lot of emphasis has been placed on how this constitutes a blacklist, and of course it does, McCormack’s terse denials and unintelligible explanations on his Instagram aside, that he doesn’t “support blacklists” but still wants to see one “to understand where Trump’s major donations are coming from, which is a matter of public record.” And apparently, Hollywood star Debra Messing agreed, tweeting, “I couldn’t have said it better.@EricMcCormack”
But, are we missing the point? Whoopi Goldberg, no friend to any conservative thought, lambasted the “Will and Graceless” stars in a short clip on “The View” condemning blacklists in general and suggesting the two misspoke.
McCormack’s response really highlights the fact that he didn’t misspeak. Sunny Hostin even weighed in supporting the idea behind the blacklist as reasonable with, “why aren’t you proud of your support?” But McCormack, Messing and the ladies of “The View” did not go so far as to express a desire to engage with those with different opinions, because the left seldom seeks to convince through open dialog. (Hint: because the left cannot fight the truth with its ideology of lies.) It only seeks to intimidate and bully into submission.
That’s why they wanted the list published. They achieved (largely) their purpose: fear. With those social media posts, they to put Trump supporters on notice. “We will out you, ostracize you, and attempt to starve you to death.”
The entire point is not whether those two TV stars, who are so wealthy individually they can afford to be socialists, may have, as Goldberg suggested, misspoken. They demonstrably did not appear to have misspoken given the attempt at clarification. Neither of them have yet said, “I didn’t mean I wouldn’t want to work with conservatives.” Nor should they, because that does not appear to be their point. And the ladies of “The View,” and the rest of the leftist media, won’t be looking for that kind of retraction either because, fundamentally, they tend to all agree. Such is the extent of their hatred of the conservative right. It’s the liberal disease of the mind, the same thing that led Hillary Clinton to pronounce that half of Trump’s supporters could be lumped into what she called a “basket of deplorables.” But let's be clear. The reason she called them “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic” is becasue they support Trump, instead of her. She later went on to call “some” from that same group of people “irredeemable.” To the left, the side that differs with them might even be better off dead.
This is the modern left, one that views nearly half the country’s population as a cancer that needs to be wiped out. Conservatives, on the other hand, constantly strive to educate liberals in the ideas of freedom, as in “The truth will set you free.” They don’t see lost causes; they see opportunities.
That is the fundamental difference. Hollywood-types like Rob Reiner who tweeted, “Not a day goes by in the life of this illegitimate Presidency where a Norm isn’t shattered, a Law isn’t broken, or Democracy isn’t eroded. Time to Impeach the Lazy Lying Lunatic. Oh and I almost forgot, the F---ing Moron!” shows his fuming hatred for our president. Do we hear any objection from the left for this? Of course, not. He gets a lot of positive, Trump-supporting answers with statistics proving Trump’s value to this nation, and even some sympathy. They afford him the dignity of his convictions with the grace of their own.
Ironically for Debra Messing’s iconic character, there’s no room for grace in the modern left. They hate America … because they apparently hate half the people here, and they seemingly see no reason for anyone who supports our president to work, be heard, seen, or valued.
Sam Sorbo is an actress, film producer and home schooling mom. She has authored “They’re YOUR Kids: An Inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Home School Advocate,” and “Teach from Love: A School Year Devotional for Families,” (Broadstreet, August, 2017). Produced and starred in "Let There Be Light" and produced and starred in "Miracle in East Texas" (Spring, 2020) with her husband, Kevin.
Editor's Note: This piece has been updated since its original publishing.