The liberal cup of hypocrisy do runneth over.
In recent days we’ve heard the actor Hank Azaria of “The Simpsons” express regret for spending decades playing Apu the convenience store owner as a stereotypical Indian.
Another actor, an Asian-American woman, complained that “The Office” was racist because she portrayed a waitress in a Japanese restaurant, in the only episode she ever appeared in.
And we watched ”The Bachelor” implode because one young white woman contestant, from the South, was stereotyped as a racist after it was revealed that she attended a college formal dressed straight from the set of “Gone With the Wind.”
But when given the opportunity, liberals can resort to their own stereotypes.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki demonstrates.
Reacting to the “news” that apparently some white Republicans and conservative Christians are reluctant to get a COIVID-19 vaccine, Psaki told reporters about the White House outreach efforts.
“We’ve run PSAs (public service announcements) on the ‘Deadliest Catch,’ we’re engaged with NASCAR and country music TV. We’re looking for a range of creative ways to get directly connected to white conservative communities,” Psaki said.
What, were there insufficient ad slots available on wrestling, reruns of “The Golden Girls,” the Hallmark Channel, or GRIT?
The point should not be to reflexively eye roll at the absolute, unmitigated empty-headedness of Team Biden playing on these stereotypes. But then again, before he became president, Psaki’s boss encouraged parents to help their kids learn by leaving the record player on.
This is not a group that is in touch culturally – or at least with culture shared by most of the country.
Rather, we should recall why some people have “vaccine hesitancy.”
For example, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s alleged guru on COVID, just said you’d still have to wear a mask even after you get vaccinated. Why get inoculated if life doesn’t change?
The corporate media, and even the American Medical Association, have undercut the vaccine effectiveness, touting the fact that some COVID “variants” still make people sick.
And let’s not forget that less than two months before the vaccines were publicly announced, the current vice president, Kamala Harris, was saying she would not get a vaccine if it was developed under President Donald Trump.
At one point last September a poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, one of the nation’s leading healthcare think tanks, noted that 85 percent of Democrats were worried that the vaccine, if pronounced ready before the election, would not be safe because of political pressure from Trump. In contrast, only 35 percent of Republicans felt that way.
And, as we know, the first vaccine was announced set for use roughly a week after the election.
Maybe what Psaki is telling us is that these reluctant Republicans have been listening more to Democrats than they have the scientists.