By: Ian Gargan
Tone-deaf: adjective (colloquial) Insensitive and offensive as a result of not noticing the current social context. Unable to perceive public sentiment, attitudes, or preferences. Lacking emotional insight; insensitive or unsympathetic to others.
It has been hard to miss the parade of celebrities offering their two cents about skyrocketing gas prices and the plummeting value of a dollar. They are channeling their inner Marie Antoinette’s, condensing an extraordinarily complex issue into a simple solution. Remember when Pete Buttigieg let us know that if we wanted to pay less for gas that we could purchase electric vehicles? What he failed to mention was how to make that an affordable option.
Look at Steven Colbert. With gas prices soaring across the nation, he righteously proclaimed that a clean conscience was worth a buck or two, and that he would pay $15 a gallon if he had to. And that’s the funny part. He doesn’t have to. He drives a $150,000 electric car. Besides, it’s not like an extra $75 a week at the gas pump would kill him at his $16 million a year salary. But it’s the absolute lack of empathy for the working class that is truly disgusting. Colbert clearly doesn’t remember a time when he was living paycheck to paycheck. Imagine being this detached from an issue and still feeling qualified to speak on it?
The brain trust over on The View continue to spew their special brand of nonsense every day. In a recent conversation about the war in Ukraine, Joy Behar remarked about how she has wanted to visit Italy for the last four years. “First it was the pandemic and now this,” she lamented. So sad that the deaths of innocent people are what is keeping her from her Italian getaway. If only Putin had known he was throwing a monkey wrench into Joy’s vacation plans!
Then there’s George Takei telling us to consider the increase in costs we are seeing as a “patriotic donation.” Clearly George is still spinning out of orbit on the USS Enterprise because most working Americans are having a tough time spinning record inflation into a positive. Besides, what does anyone on the Left know about patriotism? They spend most of their time discrediting and disowning the greatest country in the world. Mr. Sulu needs to get a clue.
No list of tone-deaf liberals would be complete without Kamala Harris. She’s another one out there pushing e-vehicles while gas prices shoot through the roof. As if electric cars are the answer to this problem. The same people who are driving and hawking Tesla’s are the same people who are crying about paying back their student loans. Let them eat cake!