A lot of people are probably wondering when and how comedian and late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel became such an outspoken leftist.
Was he always this way? Or is it a case of “if you spend enough time in Hollywood, you’re bound to become a screaming leftist”?
After his newborn son suffered a health scare, Kimmel used his opening monologue one evening last May, in part, to rail against President Trump’s efforts at doing away with Obamacare. He went after those same efforts again via his monologue in late September.
Now, in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, Kimmel is using his television pulpit to pound away on guns and show his support for gun control.
On Monday night, Kimmel went all-out, hollering about gun control for a good ten minutes, and declaring that “now is the time for political debate” and that “there’s something we can do about” these kinds of events such that they don’t happen again.
Rhetorically disagreeing with those who say nothing can be done, practically speaking, Kimmel charged, “There are a lot of things we could do about it. But we don’t, which is interesting because when someone with a beard attacks us, we tap phones, we invoke travel bans, we build walls, we take every possible precaution to make sure it doesn’t happen again. But when an American buys a gun and kills other Americans, then there’s nothing we can do about that.”
Right out of the liberal playbook.
He had lots more to say, and continued again on Tuesday night, declaring that gun owners, en masse – or people who he described as “gun nuts” – essentially “bear some responsibility” for the Las Vegas massacre.
Well, that’s nice.
Many may still continue to enjoy Kimmel, but as is the case, over and over again, when celebrities become ardently political…and, in the case of Kimmel, make their politics a part of the act…they become entirely unwatchable to a vast group of other Americans.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large