While cancel culture has long been a hot topic of debate between the left and the right, the issue took on added meaning after the presidential election as Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, then-Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and their MSM allies floated talk of an “Enemies List” of Trump officials and Congressional Republicans.
The idea was that they should be canceled and shunned from polite society for their supposed role in “enabling Trump” to do what Democrats believed were awful things like fulfilling his campaign promises and standing up to the media.
Those calls ramped up in the aftermath of the Capitol riots, with the Usual Suspects calling for Republican Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz among others to be censured or expelled for doing what Democrats did to President Bush twice (2001 and 2005) and President Trump once (2017): Raise objections to the certification of certain electoral votes.
But it’s not only prominent political figures who the left has set their sights on for cancellation this year. Dr. Seuss is now on the chopping block as well, which has caused understandable outrage on the right, who are equating the left’s latest move to book burnings.
Because she can’t resist the urge to try remaining relevant, failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton took a moment to weigh in on the cancel culture debate today, bizarrely invoking “Freedom Fries” into the argument because everything is stupid:
The party of "Freedom Fries" would like you to know that "cancel culture" is a very serious problem.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 4, 2021
Reaching back to the early 2000s for a term that had nothing to do with cancel culture was just dumb. But what made her comments worse was that they were yet another example of how she is utterly lacking any degree of self-awareness whatsoever. Twitter users were quick to remind her of that with some spot-on observations about her past conduct:
Since we’re taking a trip down memory lane, “bimbo eruptions” paved the way for cancel culture. https://t.co/FwEh9yzwBX
— Fuzzy Chimp (@fuzzychimpcom) March 4, 2021
Your husband was accused of rape and you belittled the accusers. Delete your account. https://t.co/zotqUqp6du
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) March 4, 2021
When your name has a body count attached, maybe you ought to keep your mouth shut regarding cancel culture https://t.co/hOMGKatXWG
— Son of Dr. Spengler (@spengjr) March 4, 2021
— David Henry (eat/my/shorts) (@imau2fan) March 4, 2021
This one was just flat out cold:
Remember when Trump canceled your presidency lol https://t.co/h3dLz2hfUn
— GamblingAuthority Elect (@Thisthingwedo) March 4, 2021
All that said, is it possible that what her tweet boils down to is that Hillary Clinton just doesn’t understand what “cancel culture” actually means? Why yes, it does:
Hillary would like you to know she has no idea what "cancel culture" is. https://t.co/VmpvAVo7Uf
— Call me Deeply Controversial 🇺🇸 (@Massanthrope) March 4, 2021
One of my colleagues here made a fair point in response to her tweet, noting that “it’s fair to say that Hillary lives in the past.” So with that in mind, should we maybe cut Clinton a little bit of slack on this?
Not. a. chance.