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As Afghanistan continued to “burn” and thousands of U.S. citizens remained trapped in the Taliban-controlled hellhole, the leader of the U.S. Senate decided to bust out some moves like a dancing clown. All that was missing was a clown suit and the iconic “honk honk.”
In fairness to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, he wasn’t alone. Thousands of New York City residents attended the “Homecoming Concert” in Central Park on Saturday to celebrate the ostensible “comeback” of the Big Apple.
Of course, it’s presumed the vast majority of them weren’t powerful political figures with a responsibility to the American people.
Watch below as Schumer busted out some moves with far-left “comedian” Stephen Colbert:
Backstage antics pic.twitter.com/3v2Ge3E9zM
— Bill Neidhardt (@BNeidhardt) August 21, 2021
The video was shared by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press secretary.
In normal times, the immediate response from critics would have likely been to poke fun at Schumer for wearing a mask while dancing outdoors. He was vaccinated months ago.
But these aren’t normal times; they’re extraordinary times, with Afghanistan having collapsed into the full control of the Taliban, and thousands of Americans now stranded in the middle of a real-life hell and facing possible execution.
Case in point:
We just received this audio from an incredibly brave American in Kabul. She was attacked each time she tried to reach the airport. Despite the danger to herself, she wants us to share this. We must guarantee the safety of Americans and our allies before it is too late. pic.twitter.com/Oq6R7YuWuJ
— Rep. Carol Miller (@RepCarolMiller) August 21, 2021
And so seeing Schumer dancing like a clown amid such a catastrophe — one effectively engineered by the Biden administration’s incompetence — ticked off a lot of people, including his own colleagues in the U.S. Senate.
“Celebrating the demise of the Republic….,” Republican Sen. Ted Cruz sarcastically tweeted late Saturday evening.
What’s notable about the tweet is that it wasn’t ratioed. His tweets are constantly ratioed by Twitter leftists because they hate him.
But not this time:
Celebrating the demise of the Republic…. https://t.co/ubdgiQW5pQ
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 22, 2021
This sentiment was widespread.
Rep. Jared Patterson: “10,000 Americans or more left behind in Afghanistan and @SenSchumer is ‘rapping’ and dancing like an idiot. What have Democrats done to our country?”
Sean Parnell (2022 candidate): “10,000 plus Americans are stranded in Afghanistan, surrounded by the enemy & desperate for help & this is what Senate Majority Leader @chuckschumer is doing. Dancing in the street with celebrities. Just so tone deaf & embarrassing for our nation.”
Liz Joy (2022 candidate): “Here is New York’s Senator- @SenSchumer today while thousands of Americans are desperate, despondent and being physically beaten by the Taliban. You’re a disgrace Chuck Schumer! An utter disgrace!”
Byron York: “Leadership in a time of crisis.”
See more responses below:
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) August 22, 2021
The Majority Leader of United States Senate while 15,000 American citizens are in grave danger trapped behind enemy lines, everybody.
— Mark Ashworth (@marklarflash) August 21, 2021
I’d call this tone deaf, but that implies they don’t know. They do, they just really don’t care.
— Nathan Biller (@Bored_In_USA) August 21, 2021
It’s real. This is who they are.
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) August 22, 2021
The majority leader when Americans are trapped in Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/IRbfPGurOW
— Jason Storck (@jmstorck) August 21, 2021
The only potential good news is that the concert ended early because of rain — much to the apparent sadness of CNN’s Wolf Blitzer — meaning Schumer was hopefully forced to return home and finally do some real work.
What a shame that the rain came and disrupted the “We Love NYC The Homecoming Concert” in Central Park. @andersoncooper and @Chloe_Melas are doing a great job reporting on all the latest developments. And thanks @EricaRHill and @chadmyerscnn for all the updates. pic.twitter.com/ZN1dqtXaYx
— Wolf Blitzer (@wolfblitzer) August 22, 2021
But knowing Schumer, he probably just went and partied indoors. Or perhaps he trotted off to yet another rap concert.
As the crisis in Afghanistan was beginning to unfold early last week, Schumer appeared at a rap concert — yes, a rap concert — in the Bronx. Instead of busting out some moves, this time he busted out some bars.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 20, 2021
Apparently, the Senate leader’s life is just one big ol’ party …
It’s probably no surprise to Antonio Garcia Martinez, a best-selling author who penned an article last week suggesting that the calamity in Afghanistan was the result of the fact that Americans “are no longer a serious people.”
It wasn’t always this way, he wrote. Once upon a time, Americans were serious enough to crush the Soviet Union in the Cold War.
“For those young enough to roll their eyes at what must sound like tales of dragons and mermaids and other fantastical things, I assure you this country was once wholly embroiled in a titanic, globe-spanning conflict called the Cold War, a Thucydidean faceoff with an implacable foe of diametrically-opposed politics who didn’t give a right f–k about pronouns, or #metoo, or white privilege,” he wrote.
That all changed, and Americans became an unserious people obsessed with “woke” nonsense and more interested in rapping than in addressing real issues — an unserious people who stood no chance against the religious zealotry of the Taliban.
“This might seem flip and ‘too soon’, but the irony highlights the real civilizational difference here: one where combat is via prissy morality and pure spectacle, and one where the battles are literal and deadly,” he wrote.
“One where elites contest power via spiraling purity and virality contests waged online, and where defeat means ‘cancelation’ or livestreamed ‘struggle sessions’ around often imaginary or minor offenses. And another place where the price of defeat is death, exile, rape, destitution, and fates so grim people die dangling from airplanes in order to escape.”
“In short, an unserious country mired in the most masturbatory hysterics over bullshit dramas waged war against an insurgency of religious zealots fired by a 7th-century morality, and utterly and totally lost.”
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