Sometimes, the overexcited world of political uproar needs a calm and rational American to speak sense into the madness — I’m speaking, of course, about a Hollywood celebrity.
Does that sound wrong? It seems to me it’s sometimes correct when that entertainer is Texas native Matthew McConaughey.
There’s no reason to think he’s conservative — or, mostly, of any particularly extreme political bent.
That used to be the way of the world; but in the last few years, entertainment — and even industry generally — has taken to plastering its politics all over the place, written in Sharpie rather than pencil.
Matthew stands out as a man evidently disinterested in taking polarizing positions — AKA polarizing his audience.
Speaking with Fox & Friends Wednesday, the Academy Award winner had advice for Americans in the aftermath of whatever occurs November 3rd.
According to McConaghey, the country will need to “embrace” the result, whatever it may be.
He pointed out, “It’s not inevitable who’s going to win.”
But however it goes, America’s gotta get it together and move forward for the benefit of all:
“After [the winner is declared], whether it’s an incumbent…or whether it’s Biden, after it happens is when it’s time to get constructive and not be in denial.”
He’s right: Whichever candidate takes the White House — just as was true in 2016 — #Resistance is futile.
Whoever is president will be president of all.
Matthew believes what transpires must be embraced:
“It’s time to get constructive and not deny the fact of whatever’s happened…and embrace the situation.”
And he hopes the results will be clear:
“[W]hoever…is going to be Commander-in-Chief and president of the United States of America, that’s not something, hopefully, that we’re going to deny or be able to argue about. I hope it’s a clean election.”
In my opinion, the guy’s a breath of fresh air among some speaking into the ether. Generally, his messages are positive, measured, and sensible. Tinseltown could use much more of the same.
As could the world.
As noted by The Daily Wire, the actor gave good guidance after the last election went the way of the GOP:
Though McConaughey can hardly be classified as a conservative or a pro-Trump celebrity, he has largely stayed away from the mental trap of so-called Trump Derangement Syndrome. In 2017, after Trump was inaugurated, McConaughey said people should “embrace and shake hands” with the fact that Trump is president.
Indeed, here’s how he put it at the time:
“Well, [those against Trump] don’t have a choice now. He’s our president. … [I]t’s time for us to embrace and shake hands with this fact. And be constructive with him over the next four years. So anyone, even those who may strongly disagree with his principles or things he’s said and done — and that’s another thing, we’ll see what he does compares to what he has said — no matter how much you even disagreed along the way, it’s time to think about how constructive can you be… ‘Cause he’s our president for the next four years, at least, the President of the United States.”
Even amid the insanity of the summer, the long-time Austin resident had good things to offer on Independence Day:
“Happy 244th birthday, America. We is going through some growing pains on this one, aren’t we? But growing pains are a good thing, because how the hell else are we going to grow up? I think we gotta look each other in the eye. I think we gotta look ourselves in the eye.”
And if you wanna see a guy do some old-school good deeds with his fame, look no further than April’s Virtual Bingo for a senior center:
Or how about some lunch delivered to first responders two years ago:
Back to Decision 2020, not everyone’s so laid back as the beloved leading man.
For one, Elizabeth Warren has an altogether different message as we approach the election:
“So what has Donald Trump done for four years? He not only hasn’t made things better; he has actively made them worse. …
Donald Trump threatens the existence of human life, of all life, on this planet.”
There ya go. Personally, I’ll stick with the reasonable ravings of a Hollywood heavyweight on this one.
Hopefully, others will, as well.
Fox asked McConaughey, “Have you thought about who you’re voting for?”
“Yeah, I’ve thought about it. And I’ll keep that to myself.”
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