Chris Rock Hasn’t Always Held the Presidency in Such High Regard
Comedian Chris Rock has some very supportive things to say about President Obama. Well not just President Obama, but the Office of the President as an institution. From the Washington Times:
Actor and comedian Chris Rock called President Obama the “dad of the country” as he rallied on Capitol Hill to support his father figure’s call for new gun controls.
“I am just here to support the president of the United States,” said Mr. Rock, a former “Saturday Night Live” cast member whose most recent acting roles include a voice role in the animated feature “Madagascar 3,” a spot in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and guest turns on the FX comedy “Louie.” “The President of the United States is, you know, our boss. But also, you know, the president and the first lady are kind of like the mom and the dad of the country. And when your dad says something, you listen. [And] when you don’t, it usually bites you in the [expletive] later on. So I’m here to support the president.
So Mr. Rock believes that the President of the United States is not only the country’s boss, but also the dad of the country and someone who should be listened to because, when you don’t, it usually turns out badly for you. It’s always good to see celebrities showing support for our elected leaders.
While I applaud Mr. Rock for his profound respect for the Office of the President and while it’s always good to see celebrities show such high regard for our elected leaders, I was curious to see how long he had felt this tremendous amount of reverence for those entrusted with leading our great nation.
In that spirit, I found this clip from a few years back of Mr. Rock describing former President Bush with, well, not exactly the same sort of flattery:
It would seem Chris hasn’t always felt that way about the person sitting the Oval Office, huh? Hey Chris, I thought the President of the United States was our boss, our dad, and someone to be listened to? What happened to that whole thing? I mean, no one I know would talk to their boss that way? Certainly not their dad, right?
Chris Rock is nothing more than a hypocritical clown who has two different standards for people. The people he likes should be treated with the utmost respect while people he dislikes should be described in the rudest and most profane way possible.
*** Special thanks to my good friends @ScottJW & @heavyhokie for pointing out something that I completely missed: our elected leaders work for us, we don’t work for them. We the people are the boss, not the other way around.
I blame the nausea caused by Rock’s raging hypocrisy for missing that point…