Abe Lincoln is no longer the only Republican in office to have a bad experience at the theater.Last night Vice President-elect Mike Pence went to see the Broadway play “Hamilton.” At over $500 a ticket (and nearly $1000 for the best seats), Pence sat among the one percent – but if the Republican Party is the Party of the rich, he certainly didn’t get a welcome in line with that. As he entered the theater, he was greeted with some applause – but a lot of boos.
Here's Pence getting booed as he gets to his seats at Hamilton pic.twitter.com/IRQG68x1sB
— David K (@dkipke12) November 19, 2016
That wasn’t the end of it. After the show ended, the cast of the show decided it would be appropriate to deliver a personal message to Pence.
— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) November 19, 2016
“We have a message for you sir and we hope you will hear us out…Vice President-elect Pence we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us at Hamilton an American musical, we really do. We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf all of us. All of us.”
I’m pretty sure the Trump administration never said they wouldn’t be working on behalf of everyone, but I suppose the man delivering the speech (Brandon Dixon) decided opting to score social points would still be worth it.The Donald responded on Twitter afterwards – using the Left’s own “safe space” rhetoric against them.
Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.This should not happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2016
The Theater must always be a safe and special place.The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2016
— Brandon Victor Dixon (@BrandonVDixon) November 19, 2016
I certainly agree Pence wasn’t exactly “harassed,” but it’s obvious as to why people found his move distasteful. Would any of the liberals A-OK with this feel the same way if this happened to Obama? They don’t even need to ponder such a question, because it would NEVER happen.
Still, many others are pledging to boycott the show in response (though its effectiveness is questionable, given how liberal NYC is). The hashtag #BoycottHamilton is trending, and a number of people have canceled their tickets following the stunt.
And just a random note on the liberals still complaining about how Trump only got elected due to our electoral college system (which many are now calling to abolish). You know who’s responsible for the electoral college? Alexander Hamilton in The Federalist Papers (Federalist #68).
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]