Maher likely doesn’t “know” any conservatives since they keep their head down; he may employ some at his HBO boys’ club, yet not know it. In Oklahoma, the liberals — you know, that poor, poor minority — blather without restraint in every venue where I encounter them (especially on Sunday at one library branch, their favorite watering hole), knowing it’s safer to be a liberal in a red state than to be a conservative in a blue state.
Add Lott’s March 13 movie review slam on a go-go actioner “Battle: Los Angeles” (“LA UFO, OMG!”) that gives blue-boys a hint of what would be required if Marines were called upon to save the anti-military brats of the People’s Republic of Santa Monica, and its larger left-wing environs of Los Angeles, and the Gazette continues to shun any understanding of conservatives, the military, the tea party movement, (oh, wait, they are the tea baggers — so much for civil discourse from the left) or the vast environs of red America.
Lott believes in his managing editor’s heart that “BLA” has no story — it’s rich with story and theme and plot and emotion, but not to the snarling, snarky, snotty lefties who doubtless are like those who slammed Charlton Heston for his gun ownership, until, that is, they frantically phoned him during the Rodney King riots, begging him to help them shortcircuit the waiting period by loaning a gun for self-protection. They wanted guns, and they wanted them now. Chuck reminded them of their pre-riot theories, and let them protect themselves without his hardware.
“Battle: Los Angeles” gets it, as does its audience; Maher and Lott don’t. Thus, all the whining about “why can’t we all get along” and other Santa Monica/ Malibu “Kumbaya” mentalities get a realistic view in “BLA” that only patriots can see. When the nasties come ashore, you’ll all cry “Where are the Marines?” and demand they come to your neighborhood first.