Skip to comments.Ellen to the Mob: You Bet I Watched a Football Game With George W. Bush, And I'm Not At All Sorry
Posted on 10/09/2019 8:53:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
It was an image that instantly went viral on Sunday: Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and her wife were spotted at the Dallas Cowboys game against the Green Bay Packers, seated next to George W. and Laura Bush. As is inevitable in our outrage-fueled cancel culture, some malcontents, mainly on the Left, were irate that a popular and mainstream figure like Ellen would allow herself to be seen having a nice time with a Republican. For just a moment, Trump derangement was supplanted by its predecessor condition on Twitter, as encapsulated by this rant from a professional angry leftist at Media Matters:
"I feel like you shouldn’t need a flow chart to help you decide whether to go to a game as a war criminal’s guest," tweeted Parker Molloy, wrongly assuming that Ellen was Bush's guest and dusting off the old 'war criminal' slander. "George W. Bush is one of history’s greatest monsters," she went on, unironically. "Let’s be clear: Every American president has been complicit in some evil stuff. But George W. Bush is next-level." Other left-wing outlets published similar knee-jerk fury, with others making a case that the spectator pairing was somehow problematic, or demanding answers. It's all so exhausting. Ellen addressed the 'controversy' on her show yesterday, doing so charmingly and disarmingly:
. @TheEllenShow explains how she ended up in Jerry Jones’ box this weekend (she was a guest of his daughter) at the Cowboys/Packers game.
And she also talks about her friendship with former President George W. Bush pic.twitter.com/7MGIoyCba4— Yashar Ali ?? (@yashar) October 8, 2019
"When we were invited, I was, you know, aware that I was going to be surrounded by people from very different views and beliefs. And I'm not talking about politics. I was rooting for the Packers...Here's the thing: I'm friends with George Bush. In fact, I'm friends with a lot of people who don't share the same beliefs that I have. We're all different, and I think we've forgotten that that's ok, that we're all different...but just because I don't agree with someone on everything doesn't mean that I'm not doing to be friends with them. When I say 'be kind to one another,' I don't only mean the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone. Doesn't matter." (Cheers and applause).
As the kids might say, inject this sentiment directly into my veins. This is precisely the sort of message that the country needs to hear -- repeatedly -- from major figures of various political and cultural stripes. This little monologue is an important antidote to noxious tribalism. It won't appease the angriest shouters and pot-stirrers, but it will remind most viewers of unifying truths. Friendships, and basic manners and decency, must span the ideological divide. There are people on the fringes who will stomp their feet and insist the opposite is true, and that being polite and nice is tantamount to "normalizing" people who should be "de-platformed," or whatever. But with very, very few exceptions, that's nonsense. Prosaic, even powerful, partisan disagreements should not dominate or define most human interactions or relationships.
Ellen should be commended for leading by example on this, then standing up to the mob in such a way that made them seem ridiculous (I can imagine the joyless Molloy brigade cringing with rage when Ellen's audience cheers Bush and applauds the lesson she imparts), and made herself even more likable in the process. Bravo. I'll leave you with a reminder from last year that the American people's views of Bush have changed dramatically since the conclusion of his presidency:
George W. Bush has turned his unpopularity upside down. Six in 10 Americans, 61%, say they now have a favorable view of the 43rd President of the United States in the latest CNN poll conducted by SSRS, nearly double the 33% who gave him a favorable mark when he left the White House in January 2009...Bush holds a majority favorable rating among every demographic group but liberals -- including strong Democratic groups like nonwhites and people under 35 years old. [His approval among Republicans is 76 percent].
And we should never, ever forget about this legacy, which goes largely unnoticed in many circles.
Send Antifa to her show taping, to suppress this rebellion!!!!
She CANNOT BE ALLOWED to associate with undesirables.
SHE IS OBsOLETE
Herman Cain made this observation which I think is very telling.
Notice no one is giving Bush a hard time for hanging out with Ellen?
She was rooting against the Cowboys, This is perhaps the only time I agreed with Miss DeGeneres on anything.
Dissing her fairly hard over at DU.
I stopped reading at “her wife.”
I really don’t care but she seems intent on bragging about this.
Given that Ellen is a lesbian, she would be drawn to Bush.
I’m glad this happened. It may cause just a few Dem Zombies to stop and think before they throw the next insult at conservatives. I’m glad she has not walked it back yet.
I don’t pay attention to Ellen, but many of today’s people do. She’s the Gay Oprah of today for some folks.
She’s an ‘influencer’.
She’s being fair and many of her followers are hating on her. I give her credit for not backing down. It would be nice if more democrats had her attitude.
That is it! Entries are closed. DannyTN wins the Internet for today.
“When I say ‘be kind to one another,’ I don’t only mean the people that think the same way that you do. I mean be kind to everyone. Doesn’t matter.”
Does that include people who do not want the gay lifestyle/marriage?
Bush is a open borders globalist. No wonder she gets along with him.
That is a great observation. It tells you who the fascists are.
.... Have you noticed that nobody from the Bush camp is furious and outraged that GWB sat with Ellen?
I bet her main fans consist of a large percentage of packers.
If George W. Bush really is a war crimes monster, and Donald Trump really is a white supremacist racist, then their detractors would be correct in condemning persons who hang out with them, are friends with them, and so on. There are persons who one should not be friends with.
Being friendly and nice has limits.
The fact is however, George W. Bush is NOT a war crimes monster and Donald Trump is not a racist. And both are in fact good guys.
DeGeneres bans Kim Burrell for anti gay comments. Ellen is a fraud.
It seems that she said what she believed and didn’t run and apologize like a b.tch, and to be frank, whether I agree with a person or not, I can respect that.
If she DID run and apologize she would get killed here anyway so she couldn’t win :)
Of course gay marriage is silly but last I checked none of us her are G-d and don’t get to decide where her soul goes.
And I was never much good at casting the first stone.
I always missed :)
It has been my experience that far more leftists have a thin skin than do liberals.
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