It’s so refreshing to see a Hollywood liberal who isn’t so buried up his own ass that he can’t understand that not everyone in the country agrees with his political preferences. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bryan Cranston – the inimitable Walter White of “Breaking Bad” – made no bones about the fact that his preferred presidential candidate did not win the election in November. In that respect, he’s hardly different from any of his La-La Land brethren. But in another respect, he’s on another planet.
Call it Earth.
“It’s just astonishing to me,” Cranston said of the resistance to Trump. “President Trump is not the person who I wanted to be in that office, and I’ve been very open about that. That being said, he is the president. If he fails, the country is in jeopardy. It would be egotistical for anyone to say, ‘I hope he fails.’ To that person I would say, f**k you. Why would you want that? So you can be right?
“I don’t care if you’re a Republican and I’m a Democrat or whatever, I don’t care,” Cranston continued. “A good idea’s a good idea. Let’s do that. We’ve got to get away from this idea that our country is political football, and someone with a different opinion is the enemy. Assume they love this country as much as you do, and there’s always room for improvement. How can we make it better?”
That’s a remarkably clear-headed point of view from an industry that produces very few clear-headed thinkers. Cranston will probably be first in line to vote for whatever lame Democrat the party puts against Trump in 2020, but he at least doesn’t seem to buy into the worst of the left’s propaganda. He’s not sitting out there in Hollywood, believing that Trump is the 21st century’s answer to Hitler. In other words, he’s not completely insane, and that makes him a rare species when it comes to Tinseltown liberals.