Grrrr this frustrates me so much. I’m listening to Nerdist #113 with Mike Birbiglia. About halfway through they start talking about politics.
The sheer irony of saying that there are hardcore racists in America who get upset when they get a black waiter at a restaurant, so they must be really pissed now that Obama is President. I get that, and agree.
Then they go and say that “Those People” are the Tea Party. Nice! They also reference brain-dead bigot Bill Maher (whom they seem to think is a valid entity) who claimed “Not all Republicans are Racist, but all the racists are Republicans”.
Nothing like intolerance being projected onto innocent bystanders. There’s a bunch of other disappointing bullshit.
Too bad, as its a funny podcast, and I get that they’re all Hollywood Comedians, and they can afford to look at only the bright and pretty side of “Progressivism”, but man, leave the politics to the pundits, I want you to talk about the Comedy industry and make me laugh, thanks.
Your insight was rude, intolerant, and ignorant, and not thought provoking, you guys REALLY sold yourself short on this one.