Empower Wisconsin | May 27, 2020
The painfully woke have no time for humor and little patience for free speech.
That’s why Ben Sasse’s liberal opponent and a school board member sound like they have been emotionally scarred from the U.S. Senator’s recent video commencement speech to high school graduates.
As the College Fix reports, Sasse (R-Nebraska) gave a joke-filled address to graduating seniors at Fremont High School, his alma mater.
His challenger, Chris Janicek, thought it “beyond reprehensible.” School Board member Michael Peterson demanded that Sasse owes the graduates an apology.
Sasse joked that his generation is healthier than the Class of 2020 because they were forced to climb ropes in gym class. He said the main role of psychologists is to help people “forget high school.”
But Peterson and Janicek really flipped their wigs over comments Sasse made about COVID-19 and China’s communist government. He said graduates would remember this commencement because of “that time when China started a big global pandemic that created the worst public health crisis in over a century.” The conservative senator noted America would “have a serious reckoning with the thugs in China who let this mess spiral out of control by lying about it.”
The woke cried racism.
Janicek was aghast, accusing Sasse of “[r]idiculing mental health care specialists, suggesting that the graduates are lazy slackers and using the platform to blame China for the pandemic we have now,” which is “beyond reprehensible.”
Peterson, the triggered school board member wrote on Facebook:
“The racism, implying that our graduates are fat and lazy, disparaging teachers, and attacking the mental health profession are despicable. You [Sasse] owe the graduating students of Fremont High an apology.”
The senator’s spokesman, James Wegmann, sounded just as astonished by the humorless dolts bent on sucking the life out of one of life’s most joyous moments — in the name of political correctness.
“(S)ome politically addicted folks are complaining about Ben calling out China in a joke. … Pretending graduates are too fragile to hear the truth is silly,” he told the Omaha World-Herald.