Can we just acknowledge how incredibly consistent Republicans are? To the point of inadvertent comedy, even? This is the party that lobbied for years to destroy the National Endowment for the Arts (and which is probably just biding its time before bringing that up again), and now its noisome reps see fit to criticize the Obamas for … guess what? Supporting the arts.
Specifically, in this case, for going to the theater. Barack and Michelle go to Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, the masterpiece of one of America’s most celebrated playwrights and chroniclers of the African-American experience, and apparently that’s a slap in the face to everybody who’s out of work.
Lordy. This from the people whose erstwhile darling boy spent more time on vacation (by far) than any previous president.
All right. End of jeremiad. Thank you, Gordon Romei, for alerting me to this new divertissement. The comedy continues…