I was talking to a friend about how conservatives spend half their time complaining about popular culture (like “Avatar”) and how it’s destroying the nation’s reserve of Hayekian modesty. I was wondering the other day: do I ever hear liberals talking this way? The answer is “yes”, it’s something olds of every stripe enjoy doing, but it’s fair to say that liberals restrict it to casual conversations whereas conservatives like to write columns where they treat the popularity of “Girls” and Lil Wayne as signs of the apocalypse.
I don’t want to linger on this, but last night’s Super Bowl half-time show was ridiculous — and gratuitously so. Watching Twitter, it was really no surprise that men made comments about stripper poles and putting dollar bills through their TV sets, was it?
Why can’t we have a national entertainment moment that does not include a mother gyrating in a black teddy?
The priceless moment was Destiny’s Child reuniting to ask that someone “put a ring on it.” As I mentioned on Twitter last night, perhaps that case might be best made in another outfit, perhaps without the crotch grabbing.
Also too: I wonder why conservatives do so badly with younger voters and with women voters in general. Quite a mystery.