Skip to comments.Seinfeld Liberals
Posted on 06/27/2005 7:58:15 AM PDT by Kitten Festival
Seinfeld was a television marvel. Perhaps the most successful situation comedy series of all time, it ran from 1989 to 1998, and has become an omnipresent aspect of our lives as it continually runs in syndication and lives on in best-selling DVD box sets, making fortunes in the hundred millions for both of its co-creators.
But there is yet another facet of Seinfeld at which we can marvel: the cast of characters on the show weirdly foreshadowed the rise to prominence of a large component of the dominant urban liberal wing of the Democratic Party. With a nod to Brian Andersons South Park Conservatives and a quick glance backward at yesterdays Matt Bai New York Times Magazine article King of the Hill Democrats, let us join the craze for television series politics, and call them Seinfeld Liberals.
Their emergence has not been beneficial for our nation.
Hollywood has long provided role models and templates for Americans just as books and stories always have (Washington and the Cherry tree, Abe Lincoln studying by candle, the always-inventive Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison, the heroic obstinacy of U.S. Grant and George Patton).
In recent decades, a certain cynicism about the character of Americans seems to have taken hold, at least in the filmed and televised entertainment we see.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
I loved Seinfeld and I'm no liberal...
Never saw the show, not even once.
The only problem is that real liberals aren't as funny, nor as interesting as the Seinfeld characters.
Seinfeld was as apolitical a show as I have ever seen.
The characters were too self-absorbed to give a rat's behind about politics. But I did think that the episode with Giuliani and the yogurt was hilarious.
Interesting. I'll have to read more.
Actually, I have thought that a show like Seinfeld - "the show about nothing" - seemed to fit in well with the general post-cold war/pre-September 11 mood. Nothing ominous hanging overhead. I wonder if such a show would be as likely to be a hit in the present atmosphere.
I dunno. I always liked Seinfeld. Maybe my post is too touchy-feels. The "thesis" has the smell of a graduate-school dissertation . . .
feels = feely
Heh.... yesterday I saw an article where somehow liberals were trying to latch on to "King of the Hill".
"WAAAAH! - We wanna have a show too! Unfair South Park Conservatives!"
With the possible exception of Elaine, none of the characters would bother to go out and vote. Kramer would tell everyone to vote, but then forget to do so himself. Jerry and George just wouldn't care.
Funniest show ever on television. I own every episode.
That's not what happened in the show. This writer is not responsible.
I was surprised when Kramer complained about the "ribbon Nazis." That was a pretty sharp comment for that show.
And I despise mondern day Liberals.
King of the Hill? They've GOT to be kidding...
While the author has some interesting points, he misses the big picture--the Seinfeld characters are setup to be MOCKED for their shallow, hypocritical values. I have never seen Seinfeld as a tribute to liberalism; indeed, it demonstrates that conservative values are a bedrock for our society and that deviation therein leads to a warp, depraved, narcissistic(sp?), and self-indulgent existence.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.