Ben Shapiro

But they kept their paws off of Obama. Obama is the Untouchable One. Though he has all the hallmarks of a balloon ripe for the pricking, he has been left alone by the comic world.

There’s a reason for that: The comic world is overwhelmingly dominated by the left. Though they like to portray themselves as gadflies dedicated to targeting everyone equally, comedians are pure Hollywood. They donate to the Democrats, they attack the Republicans, and then they claim that they remain nonpartisan.

The death of nonpartisan comedy creates a serious problem for conservatives. No one remembers Obama’s association with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright or William Ayers, but they remember Tina Fey’s impression of Palin. No one remembers Biden’s announcement that Obama was “articulate and bright and clean,” but everyone remembers the late-night jokes about McCain’s age. As radical community organizer Saul Alinsky put it, “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule.”

If conservatives hope to compete in future elections, they must infiltrate the comic world. They must attack the left with irreverent wit rather than sincere protestation. They must target the president-elect’s Hindenburg-sized ego, his sincere belief in political tooth fairies, and his monumentally empty slogans. They must target liberalism with humor rather than anger.

After all, there is so much to laugh at.

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
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