Thursday, September 07, 2017

Conservatives are furious that ‘American Horror Story’ is portraying Trump fans as a violent cult

UPDATE: Conservatives are furious that ‘American Horror Story’ is portraying Trump fans as a violent cult

They probably ought to watch more carefully. The show is also portraying liberals as weak, fearful neurotics, what the internet hatemongers call "cucks." Moreover, it's a show about some people - SOME Trumpies and SOME liberals. It neither makes general statements nor draws conclusions about the great mass of people on either side. The characters are caricatures and stereotypes and, let's face it, these are not far-fetched stereotypes. Some people in the LGBT community and other liberals are obsessively terrified of the Trump administration, and some Trumpies are violent white supremacists. The show chose to portray some extremes on either side ...

because ...

well, because it's American Horror Story, not American Friggin' Documentary.

Reader comment: Furious? I thought it was funniest thing I've seen on TV all year.

"The revolution has begun," Kai says softly. He then humps his big-screen TV, his blue hair thrusting in the air. "Fuck you world!" he screams before chanting "USA! USA!"

Over at the Mayfair-Richards' house, Ally (Sarah Paulson), her wife, Ivy (Alison Pill), young son Oz and their liberal-leaning friends are holding out hope, glued to MSNBC. "I won't believe anything until I hear Rachel Maddow say it, she's the only one I trust," says Ally before Pennsylvania is called. "It's the politics of fear, it always works," says her stunned friend, the Asian-American head council member in the show's Michigan-set town, population 10,000.

When MSNBC announces Clinton's concession phone call, Ally watches with tears in her eyes as Trump takes the stage, horror music at full swell. "Go to hell Huffington Post! Fuck you Nate Silver!" screams Ally as she falls, debilitated, to her knees. "Oh God, how could they have been so wrong about this!"

Later, it will be revealed that much to Ivy's dismay, Ally quietly voted for Green Party candidate Jill] Stein -- Murphy shining his season-seven spotlight on one parcel of American voters forced to face their own complicity in the election results. The council member also screams at his wife for not voting: "Look at our friends on the couch and tell them that they might not be able to maintain their rights as a married couple because you were too busy playing on Etsy to go vote!"

Kai, meanwhile, is busy mashing up bags of Cheetos in a blender, using the crumbs as orange makeup while he practices his "yuge" impression of Trump in the mirror. His sister, Winter Anderson (Billie Lourd), devoted her college semester to campaigning for Clinton. "She was supposed to win, is this really happening?" the depressed coed tells a friend before being interrupted by Kai. He then asks her to link pinky fingers. "I'm just so scared now," she says. "Everyone is," he replies with a smile.

Scoop's note:

I don't laugh out loud that often when I'm by myself, but I almost fell out of my chair when Ally said "Fuck you Nate Silver!"

Poor Nate couldn't win for losing. Liberals were kicking his butt in the last week before the election when he absolutely refused to write Trump's political obituary and gave him a 29% chance of winning. Then they were kicking his butt after the election for not knowing better. Dudes - he kinda did know better, but you weren't really listening. If he had actually come out before the election and predicted a Trump victory, the liberal establishment would have scorned him like a KKK Grand Dragon.

12 comments:

  1. Poor conservative snowflakes. It's one thing to be extremely sensitive, easily triggered losers, which is what conservatives actually are, it's another to not only be like that, but to also whine that everybody else is sensitive and then to be so stupid as to self deceive themselves that they aren't like that.

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  2. An accurate documentary would portray Trump supporters as mindless, if not violent, cultists.

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    1. Sounds like somebody lost their obama phone.

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    2. Sounds like you don't like reading the truth about yourself.

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    3. Obama phone is a misnomer - as the program rolled out under Bush. But you knew that already, didn't you?

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    4. Sorry princess, I didn't mean to strike a nerve. But I will defer to your first-hand expertise on government handouts.

      Instead of insulting conservatives, maybe just thank those of us who pay taxes for providing your free ride.

      Don't worry, in 7.5 years it will all be over :)

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    5. Even pretending it was true, "Obama phones" is your answer to a thing?

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    6. The funny thing is that AndyB provides more evidence that Trump supporters are indeed mindless cultists, and he's so stupid he doesn't even realize that.

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  3. Furious? I thought it was funniest thing I've seen on TV all year.

    "The revolution has begun," Kai says softly. He then humps his big-screen TV, his blue hair thrusting in the air. "Fuck you world!" he screams before chanting "USA! USA!"

    Over at the Mayfair-Richards' house, Ally (Sarah Paulson), her wife, Ivy (Alison Pill), young son Oz and their liberal-leaning friends are holding out hope, glued to MSNBC. "I won't believe anything until I hear Rachel Maddow say it, she's the only one I trust," says Ally before Pennsylvania is called. "It's the politics of fear, it always works," says her stunned friend, the Asian-American head council member in the show's Michigan-set town, population 10,000.

    When MSNBC announces Clinton's concession phone call, Ally watches with tears in her eyes as Trump takes the stage, horror music at full swell. "Go to hell Huffington Post! Fuck you Nate Silver!" screams Ally as she falls, debilitated, to her knees. "Oh God, how could they have been so wrong about this!"


    Later, it will be revealed that much to Ivy's dismay, Ally quietly voted for Green Party candidate Jill] Stein -- Murphy shining his season-seven spotlight on one parcel of American voters forced to face their own complicity in the election results. The council member also screams at his wife for not voting: "Look at our friends on the couch and tell them that they might not be able to maintain their rights as a married couple because you were too busy playing on Etsy to go vote!"

    Kai, meanwhile, is busy mashing up bags of Cheetos in a blender, using the crumbs as orange makeup while he practices his "yuge" impression of Trump in the mirror. His sister, Winter Anderson (Billie Lourd), devoted her college semester to campaigning for Clinton. "She was supposed to win, is this really happening?" the depressed coed tells a friend before being interrupted by Kai. He then asks her to link pinky fingers. "I'm just so scared now," she says. "Everyone is," he replies with a smile.

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  4. Hey, thanks for typing all that. I've heard good things about this show, but I don't have cable & never went to the trouble of running it down. Maybe I will now.

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  5. Look around: the mindless, violent cultists are hardly exclusively on the right these days.

    If Nate Silver really knows his job, then I suspect he was just gently trying to soften up the Hillbots for their fall. I write for the Internet, both humor and news commentary, and for some pretty well-known political figures. I warned them when the Washington Post had Hillary 11 points ahead that she was going to lose, and that poll showed why. They thought I was nuts. I said, "Read the internals. They are wildly oversampling Democrats and massively overestimating enthusiasm and turnout for Hillary." They actually thought more black voters were going to turn out for the old white lady than for Obama! One poll in Arizona oversampled Democrats by about 26 points to get her to a 5-point lead. You'd have to be delusional not to see disaster coming for her from over a month away.

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    1. The violence isn't exclusively on the right, the mindless, cult like behavior certainly is.

      I remember you. I looked into your claims and they didn't check out. As the bard said "I don't believe you, you're a liar."

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