Hillary Clinton recently crawled back out of her hole to see a Broadway performance of “The Color Purple.” And you know what happened? She was booed by audience members and lectured by members of the cast! Just kidding. That only happens to conservatives. Hillary was greeted by cheers of adoration and received “several” standing ovations. People were actually shouting, “We love you Hillary!”
The people's President. Hillary tonight at the final performance of The Color Purple. pic.twitter.com/ph9Ju9uIm2
— Ross Rodham
— Logan Culwell-Block (@loganculwell) January 8, 2017
But wait– there’s MORE. After the play concluded, cast members took the time to acknowledge her. And not in a lecture-y kind of way, either.
“There’s a lot of really awesome famous and notable people here today,” actress Patrice Covington told the audience. “I’m not going to call all of them out — I know you already know them,” she said, before looking at Hillary and waving at her. Everyone cheered.
Compare that to the reaction VP-elect Mike Pence got from the audience of “Hamilton.” He was met by a chorus of boos…
…and lectured by cast members on “diversity.”
“We, sir — we — are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights,” the actor who played Vice President Burr, Brandon Victor Dixon, said. “We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”
It was totally classless and inappropriate. He implied that Pence isn’t interested in protecting “us” or “our planet” or “our children” or “our parents.” The entire statement presumed that the Trump administration isn’t interested in upholding our unalienable rights. Like I said before, the insinuation irritated me more than anything else.
Pence let it roll off his back and said Trump is “preparing to be the president of all of the people of the United States of America.”
It was a great response, but it doesn’t change the fact that he had to address the critiques made by the cast members in the first place.
Pence is booed. Hillary is praised. I don’t get it. Shouldn’t they actually boo Hillary? I mean, she’s the reason Donald Trump’s going to be president. She was THAT sucky and THAT criminal and THAT dishonest and THAT shady and THAT corrupt. Why won’t they place any blame on her?