Mike Rowe Gets Specific on the 2016 Election. And it's Perfect.
LwC just may be Mike Rowe's #1 fan club.
Seriously, it's true. You can deny it all you want, but our love is pure, true and right. Why? Because he isn't charmed by the leftist spell of group-think and he speaks his mind. He's usually got something practical to say in response to leftist garbage, but he's also proven that he'll take out the trash regardless of political ties.
His recent Facebook post is a perfect example. A reader asked him for his thoughts on the coverage of the Presidential race (more or less). He laid out a perfect analogy. Brilliant? I'd say so.
Our contestants enter The Shark Tank, where a pack of gameshow hosts posing as journalists ask a series of questions critical to the fate of America. But here’s the fun part - every time a contestant tries to answer, one of the Sharks rings a bell before they can finish! Is that not hysterical?!
Hundreds of other Sharks with their own TV and radio shows try to convince their audience to agree with their analysis. This too, is a really clever way to keep the viewers engaged, without asking them to think for themselves!
Contestants must spend all their money on commercials no one watches, and then insult each other from their smartphones in 140 characters or less. This allows America to follow along without getting too confused, and gives the contestants a chance to discuss things that matter most to them - things like incontinence, flop sweat, big ears, small hands, bad hair, spray-on tans, and various Dirty Jobs.
I'm lol'ing and crying at the same time.
Regardless of where you line up personally, there's no doubt that this is the most circus-like election we've ever seen. If Barack Obama was the first "celebrity" President, this is the first "reality show" election. The average American has heard very little on policy, principle or direction of the country. They've heard more about penises and who's going to get sued.
Not only that, but there used to be a time where someone could run for candidacy and not have their name entirely tarnished for the rest of their lives. It's one thing to disagree on policy. We all can and we should have those discussions. But the childish slander that's taken place in 2016 is beyond laughable.
I like a good insult as much as anyone else. For the record, "Lyin' Ted" isn't one. But, these people are running for President.
Avoiding policy discussions to simply deliver attack-dog soundbites is pathetic. It's not cute. It's not funny. It's not tough. It's not "real talk." It's pathetic.
And because of it, the rest of the world is laughing at the USA. You may not like to hear it, but that's reality. At this point, America deserves what it gets. I talked about it on this week's show.