CNN also managed to include a question about gun rights from what they would like the audience to believe was a typical supporter of Second Amendment rights to gun ownership – an AK47-toting fanatic who resembled an average American National Rifle Association member about as much as Cindy Sheehan resembles an average Gold Star Mother.
When the culture of Hollywood dominates politics, the real issues are stifled – the public is denied an opportunity to understand that the real underlying issue is the struggle between a party that wishes to impose their Marxist policies and programs on the nation and the Republicans who don’t. Democrats want big government and Republicans insist that the best government is the government that governs the least.
When spectacle edges substance aside, you get such aberrations being taken seriously as one candidate’s proposal to give free medical care to illegal aliens or another’s idea of giving sex education to five-year-olds.
When the culture of Hollywood dominates the political discourse you end up having debates that tell the American people nothing of substance.
Politics becomes a spectacle something like the Academy Awards where the participants show up in their most glamorous attire, mutter a lot of meaningless dialogue, celebrate each other’s celebrity, while the media oglesfrom the sidelines.
The Hollywood-ized debates are stupid. The other night, CNN went a step further and made them asinine.