Nathan Lane: Prince Barry’s Court Jester
Posted by KingShamus on August 25, 2012
It’s springtime for Obama in the Hamptons.
“I love Nurse Jackie, she can’t get through the day without Vicodin, Adderall, Percocet, Xanax and Oxycodone—which, oddly enough, also happens to be the names of Mitt Romney’s five children,”
Nathan Lane at a Obama fundraiser…
It’s a good thing the organizers of this rubber chicken dinner hired a first-rate comedic genius like Nathan Lane. Leave it to him to make the hilarious connection between a narcotic-addicted fictional TV character and Mitt Romney’s five grown sons, none of which have ever been accused of having drug problems. Add to that how Vicodin, Adderall, Percocet, Xanax and Oxycodone sound just like Taggart, Matthew, Joshua, Benjamin and Craig. Lane simply had to go with such a great bit.
Folks on the right are gonna get mad because a Hollywood liberal made fun of Romney’s sons, who are not running for political office. The thing is, after the last four years nobody in the conservative movement should be shocked when actors and musicians throw cheap shots at the children of Republican politicians. As much as the political wing of the socialist movement constantly calls for civil discourse, they can always count on their allies in the entertainment division to blow right through any rules that put family members off-limits.
This is one reason why the progressive alliance with the American media puts conservatives at a huge disadvantage. Democrat politicians can always stay above the fray. They can play the high-minded thinker act for the public with the knowledge that somebody from Hollywood will gladly break every rhetorical limit to score a shot against Republicans and conservatives.
But that’s not the worst thing. I keep hearing how Nathan Lane is a wonderous comedic talent. Where was that genius for getting laughs when he wrote the ‘Romney kid’s’ bit? The joke only works if you’re a brainless trained-seal Romney hater: “ROMNEY’S KIDZ ARE NAMED DRUGS!!!! DRUGS FUNNY!!!! HAR-DEE-HAR!!!!”
I mean, I guess Nathan Lane should get some credit for understanding the desires of his audience.
Then again, what does it say about the rich Obama supporters that they respond to such a hacky stupid ham-handed joke?