Sajak Kimmel

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Jimmy Kimmel might need to buy more than a vowel after “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak savaged his moralizing crusade against everything conservative on Twitter.

But in case there's any confusion, we'll spell it out for him: O-U-C-H.

Kimmel recently grabbed headlines for his “emotional” support for gun control after the Las Vegas massacre, continuing a formula that has worked for him regarding Obamacare. He said on his late night show:

"This morning, we have children without parents and fathers without sons, mothers without daughters. We lost two police officers. We lost a nurse from Tennessee. A special-ed teacher from a local school here in Manhattan Beach.

It’s the kind of thing that makes you want to throw up or give up. It’s too much to even process — all these devastated families who now have to live with this pain forever because one person with a violent and insane voice in his head managed to stockpile a collection of high-powered rifles and use them to shoot people."


For the uninitiated, Kimmel has become “America's conscience,” according to CNN, after pushing left-wing pet causes like Obamacare and gun control:

Let's get a bit of perspective here:

Leaving aside the hilarity of Kimmel becoming the media's new adopted spokesperson for sound public policy, there is the glaring problem: he's just a guy. Who has a late night television show. And who makes goofy jokes about culture and tricks kids by telling their parents to steal their Halloween candy.

Pat Sajak captured this self-important irony perfectly with a scathing tweet, via the Daily Wire:

If it isn't obvious, this is sarcasm. Heavy sarcasm. Completely blatant, scorching sarcasm.

Fox News contributor Stephen Miller makes the pithy point:

It's time celebrities like Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Amy Schumer, and others get the memo: We're just as upset as you. About Obamacare, skyrocketing insurance rates, and tragic mass shootings.

The problem is most Americans are grounded enough to know that empty moralizing isn't a replacement for making an argument based on facts and evidence.

They also don't believe they are so self-important their personal emotions override complex political debate in a nation of over 300 million people.

Please note: This is a commentary piece. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of IJR.

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