I’ve totally ignored both Duck Dynasty and the controversy over the Duck patriarch’s negative attitudes toward homosexuality. (Or maybe we should call him “Daffy Duck”?) If I wanted to take in guys with big beards, I’d look up old ZZ Top videos on YouTube.
I think we’re all being played here. The entire controversy seems contrived to me, but very very good for everyone’s business. The gay rights grievance groups get to generate indignant headlines and direct mail contributions; Fox News and MSNBC don’t have to do much heavy lifting for content during the holidays when many staff are on vacation; A & E’s rerun ratings go up, and build interest in a potential next season. Duck Dynasty gear sales soar, just like Duke lacrosse t-shirts became hard to get a few years ago. Can’t we get back to the real issues, such as whether we’re about to legalize polygamy? The “conversation” (not to mention litigation) has started. . .
Meanwhile, PajamaBoy has outed himself, and reveals that if he made a reality show about himself and his famous jammies, it would probably have to be called “F— Dynasty.”
Ethan Krupp, the little man who played “Pajama Boy” in a widely mocked Obamacare ad, once characterized himself as a “liberal fuck.”
Krupp, an Organizing for Action (OFA) content writer who became the face of progressive America while wearing a onesie pajama suit, also remarked that gays “are all liberal fucks” and criticized a “conservative gay prick” on his now-deleted WordPress blog, entitled “Not Being Creative.”
“I am a Liberal Fuck,” Krupp wrote in one post. “A Liberal Fuck is not a Democrat, but rather someone who combines political data and theory, extreme leftist views and sarcasm to win any argument while make the opponents feel terrible about themselves. I won every argument but one.”
Yup, this pretty much expresses the character of modern liberalism.
Of course, the “Krupp Controversy” might be like Duck Dynasty. At least that’s what Megan McArdle thinks; the ad represents “the fulfillment of every absurd conservative stereotype of liberals.”
So, why was this ad made? Well, Pajama Boy doesn’t seem well designed to get people to sign up for health insurance. But it seems tailor-made to get conservatives talking about Pajama Boy. And naturally, once they did, liberals jumped in to defend what is, objectively, a pretty stupid advertisement. Suddenly, lots of people love Pajama Boy — the sort of people who give money to OFA and retweet their ads for Obamacare.
Well maybe. Me, I’m going to wait for A & E’s newest reality show about the White House, to be entitled “Duck Responsibility.” (Heh, and hat tip to whoever came up with that one.)