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Most Hilarious and Ill-Fated Boycott Attempt of all Time: #BoycottHamilton

Via WaPo:  ’I will fall on the sword & take your tickets’: Calls to #BoycottHamilton met with mockery

As Trump supporters continued to call for boycotts of “Hamilton,” many questioned if it was even possible to “boycott” a show for which tickets are notoriously expensive and difficult to obtain.

Indeed.

Also amusing if one is familiar with all the Joe Biden memes that have been everywhere of late:

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About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

Comments

  1. KM says:

    Like any self-respecting con would be caught dead in NYC.

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  2. JKB says:

    While there are jerks everywhere so I really don’t see the surprise in the cast being jerks when they had the opportunity to telegraph their “superiority”, a more effective use of this event would be as a catalyst to cut funding to the NEA. That assumes there is some reason to be concerned over theater people being presumptuous. Of course, the best result would be to work toward reducing the imperial presidency so that one or two individuals aren’t so powerful.

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  3. Mr. Bluster says:

    Caught Alive!
    On December 11, 2008, Bernard Madoff was arrested in New York City. and charged with securities fraud.

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  4. Franklin says:

    @KM: I believe Trump is in NYC quite often.

    /Oh, wait, you said “self-respecting”.
    //Although he’s got the “con” part down; I presume you didn’t mean “conservative”.

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  5. KM says:

    @JKB:

    the cast being jerks when they had the opportunity to telegraph their “superiority”, a more effective use of this event would be as a catalyst to cut funding to the NEA.

    So the National Endowment for the Arts has to take a hit because Snowflake Trump wants an apology and a theater safe space? Poor wittle baby can’t take polite criticism and voiced concern about the future? That’s government retaliation, something every conservative worth their salt should be bristling about. The heavy hand of the Feds interfering in a blatant abuse of power. The President lashing out at his enemies with the weight of his Office as a weapon is something the Founding Fathers would have been horrified by.

    Kings do that, not Presidents. They fought a war to get away from that kind of behavior.

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  6. Just 'nutha ig'rant cracker says:

    @JKB: I’m awestruck. That one made you so small that you might need to put up an umbrella if you were standing next to an ant.

    That’s beneath you. You can do better. Didn’t von Mies say anything about the audacity of theatre people?

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  7. KM says:

    @KM:

    Just occurred to me: that would a literal violation of the First Amendment. The government restricting the free speech of anyone receiving NEA grants (money = speech, remember!) because the President was displeased with someone vaguely in their profession’s political speech. As it would be solely a retaliatory action that would affect a swath of innocent people, you can bet there’d be a court case filed tout suite.

    That would be an interesting case. Given Trump’s tweet diarrhea and inability to not respond, it would be fairly easy to find incriminating written evidence. It would be karma indeed if Citizens is what helps take His Orangeness down. Plus depending on how Congress is feeling, violating the 1st for so many Americans blatantly might be the high crime they are looking for…..

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  8. Gustopher says:

    I am boycotting yachts.

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  9. Jen says:

    @JKB:

    a more effective use of this event would be as a catalyst to cut funding to the NEA.

    As KM notes above that would be a DIRECT violation of the first Amendment.

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  10. de stijl says:

    @Gustopher:

    I am boycotting yachts.

    Hopefully, you’re only boycotting gold-plated super-classy, yuuuge yachts.

    Regular / normal work-a-day yachts are totes okay. No yacht voted for Trump / Pence.

    #NotAllYachts

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  11. HarvardLaw92 says:

    @JKB:

    a more effective use of this event would be as a catalyst to cut funding to the NEA.

    Aside from it being blatantly unconstitutional, remind me what the NEA has to do with a privately funded show which has (more than once) cleared over $2 million in a single night?

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  12. de stijl says:

    @JKB:

    a more effective use of this event would be as a catalyst to cut funding to the NEA.

    @KM:
    @Jen:

    So, this is your logic, JKB, right? Please correct me if I’m misinterpreting what you wrote.

    One performer acting in a Broadway play that receives zero public funding from the NEA or any government agency said exactly this from the stage after the play was concluded as Pence was exiting the theater:

    “We hope you will hear us out.”

    “We, sir — we — are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights,” he said. “We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”

    And your response, JKB, was to propose that NEA funding should therefor be cut because of this actor’s comment.

    Am I characterizing your comment fairly? One actor’s comment merits cutting NEA funding, is that correct?

    “Small Government” has a meaning. They are just not two words one can string together as a dog-whistle to denigrate and disparage any government benefits going to Those People.

    Pouty, thin-skinned narcissism has a really short shelf life. I lived in Minnesota when Ventura was elected and “governed.” A very short shelf-life, indeed.

    Also, what Jen and KM said.

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  13. Just 'nutha ig'rant cracker says:

    ““Small Government” has a no meaning. They are just not two words one can string together as a dog-whistle to denigrate and disparage any government benefits going to Those People.”

    FTFY. I wish things were as you expressed, but alas I live in a world where the illustrious host of this site believed that the cast had attacked Pence because said host read it in a Twitter storm. While he recanted after he got factual information to work from, the fact that he was willing to accept Twitter rants from Trump and his RWNJ coterie speaks volumes to me about his willingness to suspend disbelief for this particular bit of Kabuki theater.

    We are living in interesting times.

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  14. Jc says:

    This causes outrage? Yet grab them by the *ussy, no tax returns (or paying income taxes in general) and firmly believing the POTUS was not born in the United States…is normal discourse/acceptable and downright Presidential? Trump people are weird.

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  15. Jc says:

    Look how many times the current President has been booed publicly. Has he ever had a Twitter rant afterward? Did Bush complain about Dana Carvey and SNL? Grow a skin. I know you did not think you would be President, but you now are. Time to grow up

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