Celebrity Liberal Ed Asner: ‘Right-Wingers’ Don’t Understand the Constitution

Celebrity Liberal Ed Asner: ‘Right-Wingers’ Don’t Understand the Constitution

Another left-wing nutbar actor is insulting conservatives for being stupid, smugly saying that right wingers don’t stand the Constitution.

Ed Asner, 88, is an actor who has been involved in Democratic and Socialist causes for decades and is a 9/11 truthe,r whose most recent hit was the Pixar movie ‘Up’, but earned his fame on the Mary Tyler Moore show.

While being interviewed recently about his new book, The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs, Asner said that he wrote the book because:

“If right-wingers truly understood what the Constitution meant, they wouldn’t use it as a crutch every time they screw over the poor and the disenfranchised.”

So, the man who has concentrated his entire life on pretending to be someone else is now a Constitutional expert as well as an expert on the innermost thoughts of every right-winger in the country.

Not that I’m particularly against actors having opinions — they can. At the ballet box. But as someone with experience in entertainment, you can get used to hearing praise for everything that you do and say if your fellows actors want you to stay happy doing that one job you can do very well. And generally, entertaining and acting has very few transferable skills besides learning to talk smoothly and project confidence.

So, what group does Asner believe is the biggest misinterpreter of the Constitution?

The NRA!

Asner calls the popular gun club “the worst offender” before accusing the GOP of using the NRA to “advance their own agenda.” He gives a strange example that doesn’t seem to have much to do with rifles or Republicans, saying that:

“A government needs to collect taxes in order to survive, but the recently passed tax bill in the Senate is so tilted towards the rich and corporations that some industry leaders, like the head of the largest coal company in America, predict it will bankrupt them.”

What? The federal government needs money, so Trump is bankrupting coal companies? Ed, are you feeling alright? He goes on to claim that Trump fans “like his jack-booted style,” which is a phrase usually used to insult someone as a fascist or a Nazi.

You know, Ed, even children know that if an insult isn’t working, then you should switch to a new one. Your lot has been calling Trump supporters Nazis for years now. Get a new phrase.

But Asner took solace in that Republicans probably liked his character on that TV show he was on decades ago and that if you didn’t like the Mary Tyler Moore show you’re “just plain un-American.”

Recently, actress Debra Messing has been popping off on social media insulting conservatives and even Megyn Kelly. At an NHL game last week she posted a photo of her young teenage son refusing to stand for the National Anthem while she tagged Black Lives Matter and said that she was proud of her boy. After a bristling response from a mother to a wounded veteran, whose son’s legs were injured so that he can no longer stand for the anthem, Messing deleted her post. Her publicist must be having a meltdown over the inflammatory politics that Messing is spreading. The likely reason that Taylor Swift is the biggest selling female pop star is that she, unlike Katy Perry, outright refuses to comment on politics to the point where left-wing outlets are angry at her for not taking their side.

Margaret M.

Internet Specialist at Warfare Media.

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