Remember this, my fellow rubes!

Last Saturday, a CNN panel showed us all what they think of President Donald Trump’s supporters.

CNN guest Rick Wilson got the party rolling by saying that “Donald Trump couldn’t find Ukraine on a map if you had the letter ‘U’ and a picture of an actual, physical crane next to it,” which sent CNN anchor Don Lemon into a hysterical fit of laughter.

They were just getting started.

Wilson went on to sneer at “the credulous boomer rube demo that backs Donald Trump, the ones that think that” — and here he broke out into a Southern accent — “Donald Trump’s the smart one, and there all y’all, y’all elitists are duuuumb.

Lemon laughed even harder.

New York Times op-ed writer Wajahat Ali (who is also a CNN contributor) chimed in: “You elitists, with your geography and your maps and your spelling.”

At this point, Lemon was laughing so hard that he pulled out a handkerchief to wipe his tear-filled eyes.

Wilson, still in a faux Southern accent, added: “Your math and your readin!‘”

Yeah, your readin’, your geography, knowing other countries, sipping your latte,” said Ali.

All those liiines on the map,” said Wilson, continuing to use the fake accent.

Only them elitists know where Ukraine is,” Ali shot back, before seeming to half-realize that the panel had gone too far. “Sorry, I apologize,” he said with a smile.

Lemon, meanwhile, was still laughing hysterically, only managing to say: “Oh my gosh!” in between cackles.

The anchor finally, slowly, regained his composure, but not before extending his gratitude for the sneers: “Rick, that was a good one, I needed that.”

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8 responses to “Remember this, my fellow rubes!

  1. “I’ve been to Ukraine — so long ago now it was still ‘The’ Ukraine, back before that hotshot oligarch gave Hunter the definite article as his Christmas bonus and he wired it to that bank in Cyprus in case his child-support case went south. So I can find it on a map. And more generally at SteynOnline we attend to what I believe the official State Department maps mark as ‘The Rest of the World’. Indeed, one of the reasons why CRTV chairman Joe Kakaty, Mark Levin and others wanted me fired was that my show had ‘too many foreigners’.

    “So I don’t think I’m a typical member of what Mr Wilson calls ‘the credulous boomer rube demo’: As Song of the Week patrons know, I’m no great enthusiast for country music; I generally eschew ‘barbecue’; for a while I did drive a pick-up truck in a forlorn attempt to fit in, but a contractor working on my house found a Judy Garland album in its CD player and all his chaps started laughing at me. I cannot speak to Mr Wilson’s mockery of the credulous rubes’ accents, because all American accents sound the same to me. Bottom line: As I told Tucker the other night, I’m as effete and hoity-toity a foreigner as you can find. If they ever make a musical of Deliverance, I’ll be strapped to the third tree on the left.

    “But I do wonder if, in a democratic age, it is politic to mock half the country as stump-toothed knuckle-dragging bozos who know no more of the world than where to go for a jigger of moonshine and a bunk-up with your cousin. Especially when they’re the half of the country that won the election. The Demo-media line has always been that GOP presidents — Eisenhower, Reagan, both Bushes — are dull-witted and ignorant. To extend that contempt to the electorate would not seem prudent — and rather un-self-aware surely for a chap who advertises himself as committed to ‘the growing need for inclusion to fight the forces of hate and division’. If you want more Trump, this is the way to get it.” –Mark Steyn

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  2. jbob45

    Believe it or not, “Wokespeak” has a name for yuk-yuks like Don Lemon: a multi-hued biped with disabled critical thinking apps. Now we know how “Lemon Laws” came about – too bad the laws applied only to automotive clunkers, and not clunkers like Lemon

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  3. My armchair analysis is that Lemon was high; on what I couldn’t say but Happy Weed is a logical suspicion. OTOH, he may just be a chucklehead. Or, I suppose, both.

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  4. jbob45

    Unfortunately, the mofo still gets air time. Hot-air time, but air time none the less.

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