By J. D. Heyes, editor-in-chief
(National Sentinel)Â Face of Intolerance:Â Thereâ€™s something inherently innocent about a childrenâ€™s book, and generally speaking, the American public views the authors of such books in a positive, inspiring way.
But these days, the Left insists on politicizing everything as well as besmirching anything and everything tied to conservatives or pro-Trump Americans, even when theyâ€™re nearly still children themselves.
Vice President Mike Penceâ€™s daughter, Charlotte Pence, has recently written a charming childrenâ€™s book that was illustrated by the VPâ€™s wife, Karen Pence. The tome, â€œMarlon Bundoâ€™s Day in the Life of the Vice President,â€ features a black-and-white rabbit as the title character and is, as publisher Regnery states, both entertaining and educational.
â€œWith his appearances at official White House events, his rides on Air Force 2, and his popular Instagram account, Marlon Bundo has become a beloved member of the Trump-Pence administration,â€ says an account of the book at Amazon.
However, the book is being savaged by tasteless bullies in the entertainment industry and beyond because, you know, in the age of Trump, the Left has lost all its decorum and has changed the rules of acceptable behavior.
As noted by The Daily Wireâ€™s editor, Ben Shapiro:
HBO comedian John Oliver released a book called A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, supposedly written by Marlon Bundo with Jill Twiss, and illustrated by EG Keller. That was designed as a slight against Pence; he launched into a rant about how Pence supposedly hates gay people, then said he would be releasing the competing book. This book is about homosexual rabbits: Marlon is gay and falls in love with Wesley while living at the Naval ObservatorÂ (sic). The bad guy: Stink Bug, who looks like Mike Pence.
But it wasnâ€™t enough to just target a wonderful childrenâ€™s book that had no political statement or agenda attached to it with nasty, sex-related propaganda depicting Republicans as â€˜evilâ€™ people who hate gays (and rabbits). Followers of the â€˜comedianâ€™ then went on Amazon to spam and sabotage the book with 1-star ratings.
â€œThis is the nature of the hard-Left,â€ noted Shapiro. â€œThey hate conservatives so much that theyâ€™re willing to smear completely apolitical childrenâ€™s literature in order to target those conservatives.
â€œCharlotte is a delightful young woman with no discernible political background other than her association with her dad; the book is utterly apolitical (Shapiro said he bought a copy for his young daughter). So naturally, it must be made a target of LGBT mockery. You know, to save the country from Trump.â€
Shapiroâ€™s exactly right â€” Neither Oliver nor any of his Marxist drones have a clue about Charlotteâ€™s politics. For all they know, she is an avid supporter of LGBT rights (as well as equal rights for all other Americans too). We just donâ€™t know, and frankly, we canâ€™t assume anything based on her fatherâ€™s positions and her direct relationship with him as his daughter.
That doesnâ€™t matter to the â€œtolerantâ€ Left, however.
Now, if you wanted to get purely political about a childrenâ€™s book, then one could find plenty of reasons to criticize Chelsea Clintonâ€™s â€œchildrenâ€™s book,â€ which is called, â€œShe Persistedâ€ â€” which was reported as a play off of Senate Majority Mitch McConnellâ€™s words in explaining why Sen. Elizabeth â€œFauxcahontasâ€ Warren was silenced in the Senate chamber in March 2017.
Clintonâ€™s book features the stories of girls and women â€œwho didnâ€™t take no for an answer,â€ she tweeted (imagine if President Trump wrote a book titled, â€œHe Persisted,â€ featuring the stories of men â€œwho didnâ€™t take no for an answer,â€ if you can).
Thatâ€™s political and intentionally so. Thatâ€™s a book that invites serious debate about gender roles and responsibilities in a ever-evolving American society. Fair enough.
But mocking someoneâ€™s religious faith (which is what the tasteless Oliver was really doing to the Penceâ€™s with is gay rabbit book) is neither helpful nor in good taste.
Not that the Left cares about such things these days.
A version of this story first appeared at Newstarget.
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