Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson believes Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren is a “baller,” though he’s suggested this sentiment isn’t linked to politics.
What is it linked to then? His fictional HBO show “Ballers,” which recounts the tales of a bunch of relatively wealthy retired NFL stars who struggle with returning to a normal existence after their careers screech to a halt.
See a trailer of the first season below:
Warren in turn thinks Johnson is “eye candy.” More on this later …
It just so happens that the senator, a socialist-light candidate who believes in wealth redistribution and acts as if she loathes the wealthy, loves “Ballers.”
So much so that she sat down with someone at Entertainment Weekly last Friday for an interview based entirely around the HBO show.
It was in responding to this interview that Johnson chose to label Warren a “baller,” as well as his friend:
This friendship I have with @SenWarren over my show @BallersHBO is such a wild and pleasant one. No surprise however, as my character & show transcends politics. Drive, ambition, getting knocked down, getting back up and moving on. She’s a baller ?https://t.co/1du44o4azD
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 12, 2019
Is the love shared? Quite so.
“Why would people be surprised that I like ‘Ballers?'” Warren said to EW’s Derek Lawrence when asked about the public’s shock at her seemingly hypocritical adoration for the show. “It’s got The Rock! What’s not to love?”
Asked about the tacit interest Johnson has shown in one day running for president, Warren replied by saying she’d enjoy running against him in the 2020 election.
“I would welcome him to the race,” she said. “I know he would fight for the principles that he believes in — he’s my kind of guy!”
Johnson is reportedly a registered Independent, though it appears that the character he plays on “Ballers,” retired NFL star Spencer Strasmore, is a Democrat. The proof is a scene from the show of Strasmore reading Warren’s book, “This Fight Is Our Fight.”
— Team Warren (@TeamWarren) August 26, 2019
Released in 2017, the book is a far-left treatise on transforming America into a socialist-light nation.
“She rails against the growing concentration of income and wealth in the hands of a tiny elite; argues that this concentration of economic rewards has also undermined our political system; and links unequal wealth and power to the stagnating incomes, growing insecurity and diminishing opportunities facing ordinary families. …,” a review of the book published by the New York Times reads.
“Warren calls for restored financial regulation, stronger social programs and renewed investment in education, research and infrastructure … Yes, what Warren is preaching sounds very much like the second coming of the New Deal,” the review added.
The first “New Deal” has been described by conservatives as America’s first lurching step toward full-blown socialism.
Dovetailing back to the EW interview, Warren continued by laying out her love for Johnson and the “eye candy” he provides.
“Who doesn’t like The Rock?” she said. “And I have to say, who doesn’t love The Rock’s wardrobe choices — don’t they just knock you out? Those vests and the pink shirts … Oh man, it is eye candy.”
It’s not clear whether it’s Johnson’s clothes that she believes are “eye candy” or whether it’s Johnson himself whom she views that way.
What’s known is that she’s a self-avowed feminist, and according to the tenets of contemporary feminism, “objectifying” people is bad.
The senator also explained what she finds so appealing about the popular HBO program.
“It’s an interesting story that’s different from much of what’s on television,” she said. “The issues they’ve tackled on ‘Ballers’ are real. Remember the opening season, the guy who gets killed in the car crash? He’s rich and living on top of the world and suddenly he leaves behind a wife and children with nothing.”
“Then, remember when Vern [Donovan W. Carter] blew out his knee playing paintball? It tells you something about what it means to live a life dependent on a small set of physical skills. The way they confront it over and over, like in the paintball episode: Tell the truth or back away from it?” she added.
It’s unclear why she seems more concerned with the fates of fictional retired NFL stars than she does with, say, the real-life stories of those who’ve lost loved ones to illegal alien crime or who lost their health insurance because of Obamacare.
“In this latest season, Spencer and the kid with the gun, Kisan [Kris D. Lofton]. And then this notion of how are these young men going to build sustainable futures?” the senator continued. “And it’s not just financially sustainable, it’s a world where the competitiveness that has been so acutely honed in them since they were little children, what happens to it when you can’t play ball anymore?”
Perhaps they can learn how to live like everybody else in America who isn’t a famous athlete, Hollywood star or wealthy politician already does?
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