We have officially reached a level six, full-blown idiocracy when oversized and anthropomorphized stuffed animals are forced to explain a supposed left-wing theme in a feel-good holiday movie. You may recall Fox Business Channel’s Eric Bolling suggesting the timeless and universally loved talking animals were far-left, anti-capitalist communists for the negative depiction of oilman Tex Richman, played by Chris Cooper. Apparently manamana, the unintelligible but whimsy refrain used in one of the Muppets’ more notable song numbers, is Politboro-speak for “hail the proletariat.” Perhaps confirming Glenn Beck isn’t the only unhinged, deranged idiot wasting everybody’s time, Bolling went so far as to challenge Kermit the Frog to a debate. Let’s see–muppets debating a puppet? I believe that’s called the Republican Presidential Debates, and lord knows we’ve had one too many of those. But at least Donald Trump would finally be an appropriate choice as moderator.
Here was Bolling back in December:
“Apparently I said somethings that offended little Kermit and Miss Piggy the past few days, and I apologize, I didn’t mean to say anything to offend you guys,” Bolling said. “Froggy, Miss Piggy, if you wanna debate this any time, I’m all for it.”
Thousands of Americans have lost their homes, their jobs, and diving into dumpsters for sustenance and this guy is taunting Kermit the Frog? Just be happy he isn’t demanding to see Dora the Explorer’s long form birth certificate.
In response, Kermit and Miss Piggy gave one of best press conferences ever.
Here’s the video:
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