What does a Vice President-elect gotta do around here to get a little respect and “high culture?”
Apparently, if you’re Mike Pence, it’s an untenable prospect.
He decided to catch a Broadway production of the ever-popular Hamilton musical tonight and was roundly booed and hissed by the audience and the cast, all in one fell swoop.
Mike Pence might think himself a fan of Broadway, but Broadway, at least, definitely does not reciprocate, as the Vice President-elect discovered tonight when he attended a performance of the smash hit musical Hamilton. As chronicled by dozens of other attendees on social media tonight, Pence’s appearance was met almost immediately with loud boos from the audience as he arrived in the theater. And that was just the beginning of a night that was eventually capped off with the cast directly addressing Pence with a heartfelt plea as he left at the end of the show.
For those wondering how the the cast and crew felt about the spectacle, they made that clear when the show ended. “Vice President-elect, I see you walking out but I hope you will hear us,” said Brandon Victor Dixon, who took over the role of Aaron Burr from Leslie Odom, Jr. earlier this year. “We are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values, and work on behalf of all of us.”
“We hope you enjoyed the show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations. We truly hope that you heard our message sir, because [this] represents all of us,” Dixon concluded. Loud cheers from the audience followed.
Nice way to spin a political commentary there. Leave it to the rabid left to pull off an ostentatious display of classlessness and vulgarity like this. When it comes to Donald Trump, the left acts like mongrel animals.
I’ve concluded that the fissure that has sliced this country in two has become irreparable. There is no longer any middle ground. When the Vice President of the U.S. cannot enjoy the neutral delights of a Broadway show because of its built-in obligatory homo, liberal demagoguery, you know this country has lost its grounding.
A small murmur in the ascendance of the new Trump administration, but a clear, obvious signal, a societal CAT scan, of the immutable incompatibility and polarization of cultural values for us to witness.
America is thus…broken.