There is some good physical acting in this, despite the fact that they’re not moving around much. Dude playing Jefferson in particular has got the “I wrote a thing” half-eager, half-dreading slouch down cold. Also: these guys? These guys are total nerds. Which is, of course, a compliment.
There’s a certain bemused amazement that comes from watching a political party deliberately mutilate itself like this. You have to wonder when the auto-cannibalism ends. If it ever ends:
The Democrat Party in Connecticut said this week that it has scrubbed the names Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from its annual fundraising dinner. The reasons? Jackson and Jefferson were slaveholders, and Jackson fought Native Americans.
But why stop at Jefferson and Jackson?
Oh, Chuck Schumer.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute,” Mr. Schumer said.
Funny: I think that Thomas Jefferson is even at this moment being gently but firmly dissuaded from manifesting on Earth with a large stick and an eye towards beating United States Senators who are too ignorant of their own country’s history to be able to tell the difference between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison*. Continue reading Senator Chuck Schumer has no idea at ALL about what Thomas Jefferson said, wrote, or thought.