By Sacks Roamer
DNC Chaircreature Debbie Wasserman-Schultz did a pretty good imitation of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un last night while being interviewed by Megyn Kelly regarding the Republican debate! Remember this from a few years ago, when Kim Jong-il croaked:
North Korea’s hardline regime is punishing those who did not cry at the death of dictator Kim Jong-il, according to reports.
Sentences of at least six months in labour camps are also apparently being given to those who didn’t go to the organised mourning events, while anyone who criticised the new leader Kim Jong-un is also being punished.
Those who tried to leave the country, or even made a mobile phone call out, were also being disciplined, it has been claimed.
Daily NK says a source has claimed that ‘criticism sessions’ – which began after the official period of mourning – have now finished and tough sentences are being given out.
The informant from North Hamkyung Province told the website: ‘The authorities are handing down at least six months in a labour-training camp to anybody who didn’t participate in the organised gatherings during the mourning period, or who did participate but didn’t cry and didn’t seem genuine.’
The source claimed the criticism sessions created a ‘vicious atmosphere of fear’, which meant the new leader, Kim Jong-un, was being accused of preying on the people now that he has taken power.
It is unclear how many people face incarceration but the figure could be many thousands.
It appears that Ms. Schultz, who is uncertain about the difference between Democrats and Socialists, put that lack of understanding to good use, and learned a trick or two from the Norks.
Democratic National Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz said during a post-debate interview on Fox News that the “misogyny” during the first Republican presidential debate is what stood out to her.
The remark came in response to a question from host Megyn Kelly who asked her to name what “jumped out” to her as she watched the GOP hopefuls face off in Cleveland.
“The misogyny, to start with,” she said. “I mean, after your question to Donald Trump and the obvious misogyny that he engaged in his response, not a single one of the other Republican candidates criticized him, commented, talked about the importance of making sure women have access to health care or equal pay for equal work.”
Wasserman-Schultz was referencing the moment Trump turned on Kelly after she asked him to address disparaging comments he has previously directed toward women.
Here’s the video of it:
I guess Ms. Schultz expects some requisite quantum of suffering and outrage from anyone near such a statement, else they incur her disdain and wrath. Something like:
Maybe that would make her happy, but I doubt it. She stays in full time outrage mode. Geeesh! Talk about the Thought Police! This is what politics in America has become – – – a symbolic outrage contest. This is the kind of stuff that Donald Trump told Megyn Kelly he doesn’t have time for.
Good for him! Neither do I!
The Unknown Blogger
FootNote: The Image is Greta Garbo in the 1939 film Ninotchka. Wiki says:
Ninotchka is Greta Garbo’s first full comedy, and her penultimate film. It is one of the first American movies which, under the cover of a satirical, light romance, depicted the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin as being rigid and gray when compared to the free and sunny Parisian society of prewar years.
The hat, which I think looks like a gourd, has its own story:
Sometimes this genius for invention represented the difference between a classic and a misfire. In Conversations With Wilder, director Billy Wilder described to Cameron Crowe how for Ninotchka, Lubitsch solved the problem of how to show the transformation of Greta Garbo’s character from an ardent communist to an equally ardent capitalist without writing pages and pages of turgid, political dialogue.
“‘The hat.’ And we said, ‘What hat?’ He said, ‘We build the hat into the beginning!’ [Co-writer Charles] Brackett and I looked at each other—this is Lubitsch. The story of the hat has three acts. Ninotchka first sees it in a shop window as she enters the Ritz Hotel with her three Bolshevik accomplices. This absolutely crazy hat is the symbol of capitalism to her. She gives it a disgusted look and says, ‘How can a civilization survive which allows women to wear this on their heads?’ Then the second time she goes by the hat and makes a noise—tch-tch-tch. The third time, she is finally alone, she has gotten rid of her Bolshevik accomplices, opens a drawer and pulls it out. And now she wears it. Working with Lubitsch, ideas like that were in the air.”