Alexandra Pelosi traveled to Mississippi and talked to some of the state’s male residents for a political video. Pelosi appears to have concentrated on rural or small-town residents, but no geographic locations are pinpointed other than the state. A scandalized evangelical preacher, the homeless and President George W. Bush have all been subjects of Pelosi’s previous films.
The Daily Caller featured Pelosi’s video after it aired on Bill Maher’s political satire show on HBO. Maher made the predictable jokes about the South—standard fare for political class elitists who on the one hand embrace a philosophy of victimology and on the other despise the very people they profess they want to help.
Fact is, if you live down here on Main Street, you know that Americans hold diverse views on the role of government, elected officials (including the president) and the geographic area they’re from.
Maher has the right to air whatever he likes; last time I checked the First Amendment was still in place despite the Left’s ongoing attempts to neutralize it.
I thought it useful to place Pelosi’s video in context with other videos of the man on the street, one reason I selected all male videos.
Here’s a snapshot of what Howard Stern’s radio show guest found when he quizzed supporters of then Sen. Barack Obama ahead of the 2008 election. The subjects in Harlem have more in common with their Mississippi peers than they realize:
The US Report also took a look at Obama supporters who showed up at a Philadelphia precinct as self-appointed “security.” This is one case Attorney General Eric Holder refused to fully prosecute:
Will Pelosi head to a pocket of poverty in some Northeastern clime? Maher suggested she will, so perhaps we'll see some stereotyping in a future film.
Of course, James O’Keefe already did that, but it’s unlikely that Maher will have him on the show to fawn over the investigative journalist’s exposes. O’Keefe exposed the mindset common in a number of government funded programs and in one of his most memorable creations, a Northern teachers’ union.
Pelosi is the daughter of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) whose leadership in Congress contributed to record debt future generations of Americans will pay.
It's likely Pelosi's daughter is contributing to Democrats' efforts to rally their base as the General Election approaches. What better way to generate support than by caricaturing a geographical region that tends to vote Republican?
If you really want to see some spiteful ignorance, just check out some of the comments Leftists made when Andrew Breitbart passed away. Some of those Leftists are supposed to be educated, but they too have much in common with those fellows in Mississippi. Leftists vote for Democrats.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/March 12, 2012)
Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi attempted to balance her work by creating a video based on people in a New York City welfare line. My commentary on that attempt can be read at The US Report.