Saturday Night Live Mocks a Disabled Veteran Who Is Running for Office as Mainstream Media Yawns

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Dan Crenshaw is running for Congress in TX-02 to replace a retiring Ted Poe. TX-02 is an R+11 district and all indications are that Crenshaw will wipe the floor with his opponent, Todd Litton. And he should. Where Litton’s rise has been based on acting as a Democrat apparatchik and all-around fluffer of the local Democrat hierarchy, Crenshaw is the kind of outside-the-box, grassroots guy we need in Congress. And he’s something of a badass:

From an early age, Dan knew that he wanted to serve his country with the most elite fighting force in history: the U.S. Navy SEALs. Dan graduated from Tufts University in 2006, where he earned his Naval officer commission through Navy ROTC. He immediately reported to SEAL training in Coronado, CA, where he met his future wife, Tara, just a few months later. After graduating SEAL training, Dan deployed to Fallujah, Iraq to join SEAL Team Three, his first of five deployments overseas.

On Dan’s third deployment in 2012, his life changed forever. After six months of combat operations, Dan was hit by an IED blast during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was evacuated and awoke from his medically induced coma learning that his right eye had been destroyed in the blast and his left eye was still present, but badly damaged. Dan was completely blind and the doctors did not believe he would ever see again. Tara stood by him every day and night, keeping faith and praying he would see again. After several difficult surgeries, he eventually regained sight in his left eye, a miracle according to the head surgeon. Dan refused to quit and went on to deploy twice more, first back to the Middle East in 2014 and then South Korea in 2016.

Dan was medically retired in September of 2016, after ten years in the SEAL Teams. He left service with two Bronze Stars (one with Valor), the Purple Heart, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor, among many other recognitions.

Last night, NBC’s lame-ass Saturday Night Live Pete Davidson, who, for reasons known only to him, decided to deliver his monologue while dressed as a gay pimp (NTTAWWT), took aim at Dan Crenshaw. Not for his politics, but for losing an eye in combat.

Whatever the merit of the eyepatch joke–and I’m fully cognizant of the SNL tradition of irreverence and I am against nannies telling comedians what they can and can’t say, topping it off with, “I’m sorry, I know he lost his eye in war — or whatever,” makes it clear that Davidson is not making an eyepatch joke, he is mocking Crenshaw for serving in Iraq.

The New York Times didn’t even bother to mention it. Nor did Huffington Post. Nor did the Washington Post.

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