Samuel L. Jackson has a habit of proving that just because someone has a lot of money, it doesn’t mean that they’re happy. In fact, it seems as though there’s a positive correlation between the money that lines Jackson’s pockets and how angry he gets in public. With the success of The Avengers, he’s now wishing that Hurricane Isaac had slammed into the Republican National Convention.

Apparently, “God’s plan” would have made sense to Jackson if a hurricane smashed into Tampa Bay and washed a whole slew of dead and bloated GOP bodies out to sea. It tells you a lot about the man’s psyche that he would publish such a thing, and even more about the kind of followers he attracts (apparently wishing watery death and destruction upon political opponents is a ‘favorite’ among 247 of Jackson’s followers).

Here’s one for you, Sam: Maybe God’s plan was to show the world that people like you exist. Perhaps He wanted to remind us that sad, angry and bitter men who lash out with profanity-laced tirades when they disagree with someone are out there. Maybe God’s plan was to show us how immature, intellectually lazy Hollywood stars react to the political process, so that the rest of us might find a way to have a more reasonable discourse. Just a thought.

And speaking of things to think about, perhaps we should return to the question of Robert Downey Jr.’s politics. People have been confused about where Downey falls on the political spectrum, due primarily to comments he once made to the New York Times (i.e., he learned lessons in prison that are incompatible with liberalism), his attendance at the 2008 GOP convention, and his 2012 political donation to the Obama campaign. As I said in May:

When Hollywood liberals start attacking the man, it sends up red flags to the world that they have him on notice: Shut up and keep quiet, “re-educate” yourself, or the character assassination will continue. Now that Downey has given up cold, hard cash to Obama, is he still a materialist? Probably not, since once liberals “evolve” their past is forgotten about.

The Avengers is an ensemble cast — and we’ll assume that all of them are Democrats. After having witnessed the kind of vitriol that “Avengers” like Samuel L. Jackson fling at conservative Americans, is it that far fetched to wonder if Downey — again, who attended the 2008 GOP convention — might have made a calculated decision to shuffle on over into the Democrat’s tent? What if Marvel’s Tony Stark was down in Tampa right now? Would Samuel L. Jackson still have tweeted the same thing? If so, it would have made some of the interactions on the set of The Avengers 2 rather awkward.

With that said, take a moment to imagine the reaction if a Hollywood star of Jackson’s caliber — a white one — had sent out a similar tweet about the Democratic National Convention. What do you think the job prospects for that actor would be over the next few years? What kind of scripts (if any) would show up on their doorstep? Unlike questions that pertain to “God’s plan,” we don’t need Divine Intervention to figure that one out.

I don’t know what God’s plan is for you, Mr. Jackson, but I know that I don’t go around wishing you would die. I’ll say a little prayer for you tonight, simply because deep down I think you’re probably not really that mean of a guy. You’re probably just stupid.

Cheers,

Doug

Downey went from attending the 2008 GOP convention to donating to President Obama. If his move was politically calculated, would you blame him? Samuel L. Jackson looks at the 2008 version of Downey and wishes that he gets swept out to sea by a hurricane.
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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

29 comments

  1. So-called actress Ellen Barkin jumped on the Tweet Wagon attacking conservatives today too.

    “….(LifeSiteNews.com) – In the aftermath of the Family Research Council shooting, prominent voices on the Left have not tapped down their violent rhetoric against their opponents. Two Baby Boomer celebrities have taken to Twitter to hope pro-life, pro-family individuals and U.S. Congressman Todd Akin suffer a drowning or a same-sex rape, respectively.
    On Sunday, Ellen Barkin expressed her hope that Tropical Storm Isaac would smash up the Republican National Convention in Tampa and drown all its delegates.

    She retweeted the message of one of her followers that read: “C’mon #Isaac! Wash every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay-bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean! #RNC ” Barkin did not express any disagreement in her retweet.”

    http://nation.foxnews.com/ellen-barkin/2012/08/28/ellen-barkin-hopes-hurricane-kills-every-pro-life-xenophobic-gay-bashing-sob-rnc

    Class act.

    Proving how frantic they are out there in Hollyweird Land

    1. It’s rather bizarre to wish your fellow Americans death because they disagree with your public policy preferences. These people are truly sick. They’ve let anger eat away at their soul, and the corrosion is there for all normal people to see.

    2. Doesn’t surprise me that Jackson would say something like that. I think he was a member of some radical group when he was in college and held some college trustees hostage on campus for not changing its policies. I’m not kidding, either.

  2. Meh. Much ado about nothing. Who hasn’t made an insensitive, off-the-cuff joke about a serious topic? It was dumb to post it on Twitter, though.

    I’m sure he and Downey are just fine. Many people accept that their friends have differing opinions. If we de-friended every person we know who says stupid things, we’d have no friends at all.

    1. So if a white Republican actor of Jackson’s status made that same tweet during the Democratic National Convention do you think pundits would say “Much ado about nothing”? Given that Chris Matthews sees racism when a Republican uses a kleenex … I’d say it would be a story.

    2. Quite possibly, but I’d have the same response. I don’t care much what pundits say.

      I think Jackson made a dumb joke. Barkin’s Wheel of Fortune landed on crazy long ago. Don’t form political opinions based on what either say.

    3. That’s the thing though — YOU don’t listen to pundits. But many people do. Millions of them do. And many people take stock in what Samuel L. Jackson (i.e., a celeb) says. And so, there needs to be people out there who will push back.

    4. And ‘merica will be broken until people start to think for themselves. I don’t agree Jackson is going to swing a lot of Independents one way or another. ‘Cuz let’s be honest, he isn’t swaying Republicans (people who disagree with weather events killing their ilk) nor the minority of Democrats who really do wish harm on the RNC. The rest of us are in offended and consider it a non-event. Or, more succinctly, meh.

    5. Again, you either purposely twist what I say or you’re not getting it. “Taking stock” in what someone says does not equate to “votes based on Samuel L. Jackson’s politics.”

      Someone’s political identity is a mosaic, and the stock they take — to whatever extent — in what their favorite actors and musicians believe is a part of it. What is “meh” to you isn’t to a lot of people.

    6. Sure. Why not. His therapy/speech hybrid would get him killed as a politician, but he’s a Hollywood actor. And unlike Samuel L. Jackson he didn’t wish anyone would die. He focused solely on the president, albeit an invisible version who, umm, wasn’t really there.

      He’s going to take serious lumps for his public Gestalt therapy session, so I’m not sure what your comment means. If the media didn’t make fun of him or discuss it, you’d have a point. If he did the same thing at for the DNC, how long do you think the story would last? My guess it would get buried under the Greek columns and the praise for Barack Obama.

    7. Come on. What about mosaics? Jackson made a dumb joke. You really think he wishes people dead? Furthermore, Jackson doesn’t speak for liberals, Democrats, the Judeo-Christian god, or anyone else in that tweet. Just himself.

      Let’s drop the persecution complex. Eastwood’s speech was most certainly vetted and approved by the RNC and Team Romney. And it was horribly awkward. Even the RNC is distancing itself from that debacle. Eastwood was the secret, special speaker. The news should rightly cover it. I would hope the news woul cover it of he or another movie star had a major gaff at the DNC. I have no doubt you would excoriate Clooney or Striesand I they were to talk to an empty chair like a buffoon.

      Both are quite similar really. Both actors making asses out of themselves. I really like both actors so, again, I say “meh” and ignore their attempts at political speech and just enjoy their movies. The day I let Jackson or Eastwood influence my vote is the day I give up the ability to think for myself.

    8. Again, it’s nice that you judge my posts on what you deem culturally significant, but it’s not going to change my mind. I know you’re not a fan of Breitbart, but when it comes to culture he was spot on.

      There is a double standard when it comes to the scrutiny Hollywood liberals receive and anyone who remotely conservative gets. And it’s a very important one. You don’t believe so. Fine. More power to you.

    9. I wrote” drop the persecution complex” not because I don’t believe it, but that it is inapplicable here.

      I think you overstate the gullibility of the ‘merica when you get bent out of shape when one movie star wrote something stupid. I read plenty of coverage about Jackson’s dumbass tweet. Is he really winning hearts and minds? I think not, you do. So be it.

    10. I wrote on Chris Matthews last night and then watched the speeches and didn’t get to bed until after midnight. I’m at work today and then going to a Nationals game with my coworkers. Tomorrow I’m traveling to see my wife for the holiday weekend. Under normal circumstances I would. I still might, but I won’t if the story is stale by the time I get around to it. It just depends.

      Regardless, you still seem to miss the point as it pertains to why I write about liberal celebs. Check liberal Twitter feeds for a clue. Oh well.

    11. I did indeed. Grandstanding, bloviating windbags of all political stripes making a fuss to pump ratings is vastly inferior to tough questions and honest debate.

  3. Yeah, celebrities need to realize that by pontificating on political matters, they run the risk of alienating a good chunk of their fanbase.

    1. Yep. I generally don’t shell out money for people who make it a habit of insulting me, calling me a racist, bigot, homophobe, etc.

      If for no other reason, I like writing on this stuff so the search engines can do their magic. WordPress stats don’t lie — people want to know their favorite celeb’s politics.

  4. Patronising and lazy journalism. Drivel with a misleading title. Even down to the shortening of Samuel L. Jackson’s name to ‘Sam’: “Here’s one for you, Sam”, is so absolutely smug that I’m unsure why I read to the end.

    1. I obviously hit a nerve, Kyle, because not only did you read it, but you took the time to comment. You read until the end because deep down you know I’m right.

      I see you didn’t address any of my actual arguments. Telling.

    1. Ha. Where was that taken? I thought perhaps I saw a poster like that in Iron Man 2. Perhaps I’m mistaken.

      That movie wasn’t so hot. If anyone put RDJ was playing Iron Man in that it would have tanked.

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