What’s Wrong With You Dumb Voters?

Award season in Hollywood always offers a fine array of enlightening celebrity comments. Yesterday’s Golden Globes did not disappoint. We were graced with this bit of wisdom from Tom Hanks on California’s Proposition 8 banning gay marriage:

“I hope it is reversed–I think it’s anti-American,” Hanks said. It passed, he said, “because in any given election in the state of California, you could put commercials on the air and convince anyone of anything for a while. . .  But we’re America, and we’re going to do the right thing. I wish you could get married to whoever you want to get married to, because love is love.”

Without delving into the merits of Proposition 8, I think we can agree this is the Hollywood trifecta of political discourse. First, he accuses his opponents of being “anti-American.” Despite claims to the contrary, President Bush and Republicans never would have dreamed of saying the same about the Hollywood gang. But so long as your intentions are pure it’s perfectly fine to excoriate your fellow citizens in the most vile terms.

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What’s Wrong With You Dumb Voters?

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