Midterm Bitter: ‘Raising Hope’ Star Goes Chicken Little on Twitter

Celebrity lib not raising much hope post-election.

Oscar Wilde famously wrote about a Dickens character: “One must have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without laughing.” And you’d have to have a heart of stone to read the post-election tweets of liberal celebrities without at least a schadenfreudtastic giggle. Really, Hollywood’s products have rarely been more entertaining. 

Daily Show writer Lizz Winstead moaned, “Republicans win control of your body.” Bette Midler, apparently still alive, tweeted bitterly, “We can look forward to unregulated banks, no health care, filthy air and oceans, and WAR, WAR, AND MORE WAR. Thanks, folks!” 

Now, here comes, Lucas Neff, star of Fox’s “Raising Hope,” whose post-election tweets prove he’s second to none in the Celebrity Chicken Little Sweepstakes (and probably incapable of reading the death of little Nell without one-syllable words and pictures).


Given that kind of evidence of his fiery intellect and subtle grasp of the conflicting tensions inherent in the political life of a republic, it's hard to understand why Neff has no interest in debating or engaging with the other side. He blocked me, and it would seem, many others.

Studies have shown liberals are more apt to block or defriend Facebook friends whom they don’t agree with politically, and clearly, Neff has shown that liberals on Twitter are the same way.

It's a real shame, too. Out national dialogue could really benefit from Neff's keen intellect.

— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.