Robert De Niro used to be known for being a terrific actor in movies about mobsters. Lately he’s become more famous for taking pot shots at the President. And failing miserably. Not to be deterred, Bob’s at it again. This time is special. He brought film metaphors with him. Sophisticated.
Robert De Niro has given the current state of the country two thumbs down.
Speaking to a class of Brown University graduates Sunday, the Oscar-winning actor lamented that “in movie terms,” the U.S. was once “an inspiring uplifting drama” but has now turned into “a tragic dumbass comedy,” according to the Associated Press.
De Niro, who received an honorary doctorate of fine arts from the Ivy League school, urged the graduates to “work to stop the insanity” and to strive to make the world a better place.
He may play streetwise tough guys in imagination land. But this is the real world. De Niro presents less as a Goodfella, more as an overprivileged, geriatric numbskull who doesn’t have a clue.
As a matter of fact.
Bobby’s not entirely wrong. In many ways, America has turned into a “tragic, dumbass comedy.” De Niro just blamed the wrong baddies. Hint: It ain’t the MAGA hat-wearers.
Bob wants to talk about insanity and dumbasses. That’s all well and good. But first, remind me, on which side do such intellectual heavyweights as Trigglypuff, Madonna, and the wise poet Ashley Judd align themselves? Uh huh.
On the scale of awesomeness, the left has slowly taken America down a peg or nine. We used to be famous for our vibrant culture, booming economy, and unmatched achievements. Now, we’re better known for pumping pre-pubescent boys full of estrogen, hurling accusations of racism at white women who make burritos, and making body-positive soap bottles. Move over Neil Armstrong.
If De Niro and his Hollywood cohorts would take a brief siesta from Trump-bashing, they might realize their leftist comrades have dumbed America down far more than the Donald ever could. If liberal heroes want to make America better, they might want to start with themselves.
Speaking of that…