WWE’s Tea Party Wrestler Is Making Conservatives Hit the Mat
And it seems like all of this has made a bunch of right-wing bloggers and commentators really, almost hilariously mad this week. Michelle Malkin collected reactions from conservatives on Twitter, as she so often does, all of which were fairly disappointed with the WWE for using a Tea Party gimmick. Malkin herself chimed in, calling the idea “ripped straight from yesterday’s headlines.” Breitbart.com got in on the WWE criticism, too. “It’s hard to imagine a bigger PR blunder,” they wrote. “Expect a mea culpa any minute now.” The always reliable folks over at Alex Jones’s InfoWars.com didn’t appreciate the new character, either. Their Paul Joseph Watson writes:
This is part of the divide and conquer tactic of cultural subversion to manufacture racial division and to characterize the Tea Party, conservatives, libertarians, opponents of uncontrolled illegal immigration and constitutionalists as racist, extremist radicals who should be pushed to the fringes of the political discourse.
Now the demonization runs so deep that it’s even being bolstered by WWE wrestling.
The fact that WWE is owned by Vince and Linda McMahon, who are part of the Republican establishment, also tells us a lot about how grass roots conservatives and libertarians are viewed by those near the top of the power structure.
Why are we getting so wound up about a wrestling gimmick? WWE programming reaches 14 million Americans every week - and millions more worldwide. To put it in context - that’s more than 10 times the amount of viewers who watch America’s top rated news show, The O’Reilly Factor.
Gotta love the list of “high quality” conservative journalists who have nothing better to do than write about a fictional WWE character.
Phones ringing off the hook ya’ll? I guess not…