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A Cliché of a Stereotype: Kathy Griffin and the Pathetic Fate of Liberal Cat Ladies

Posted on | November 8, 2022 | 1 Comment

Which comes first, the liberal politics or the envious bitterness?

It’s one of those chicken-or-the-egg questions of causality that psychologists should spend more time researching. It’s not that all liberal women are doomed to be lonely and unpopular spinsters, nor even that every cat lady is a Democratic voter. Yet there is an observable correlation of traits that cannot be dismissed as a random coincidence.

If a woman is both physically attractive and emotionally capable of forming durable relationships, it is likely that she will get married while still young, and remain married. Even if such a woman should experience a breakup — because anybody can be afflicted with bad luck — she should not have a problem finding another partner and, having learned the lessons from her earlier misfortune, will try to avoid whatever mistakes caused her previous breakup. A certain level of humility is required to be able to learn from your mistakes, however, and one notices that people who can’t ever seem to make relationships work are reluctant to admit that they are the problem. No, no, no — they’re always the victim, and somebody else is always to blame. And the tendency to seek scapegoats is, I would argue, more aligned with the liberal worldview.

The Victimhood Mentality is just not conducive to happiness.

Kathy Griffin was past 40 before she married for the first time, but was divorced five years later. She then bounced around for about 10 years before ending up with another guy whom she married in 2020. She is, needless to say, childless. One may attribute Griffin’s fate to mere bad luck, but is it really just a coincidence that she is also a particularly obnoxious liberal? Or is “the personal the political,” as feminists tell us?

Probably not just a coincidence, I’d say. Kathy Griffin is not just a liberal, but a stereotype of everything that makes liberals unpopular. And obviously, though she was typical in the way she succumbed to Trump Derangement Syndrome, it wasn’t just about Trump.

Griffin is an insecure popularity-seeker, and will therefore reflexively jump onto any passing liberal bandwagon in a pathetic effort to grab the spotlight as The Most Attention-Worthy Liberal Celebrity:

Comedienne Kathy Griffin earned herself a Twitter suspension on Sunday when she impersonated billionaire Elon Musk as a stunt for Democrats.
Changing her profile name while employing Musk’s exact profile picture, Kathy Griffin then asked her thousands of followers to “Vote Blue” in the coming midterm election.
“Hey complainers and activists. Want to see real activism? Watch this. RT w #VoteBlue,” Griffin tweeted.
Twitter suspended Griffin’s account within an hour.
Though Elon Musk did not address the Griffin situation directly, he issued a clarification that Twitter will immediately suspend impersonating accounts that do not specifically label themselves parody.

She desperately wants to be relevant, see? And if that kind of relevance is all you’ve got to live for, your life must be pretty empty.

My wife likes to relax in the evening by binge-watching reruns of Seinfeld, and it just so happened that one of the episodes she was watching Monday was “The Cartoon” (Season 9, Episode 13) with Kathy Griffin guest starring as Sally Weaver, the former college roommate of George’s deceased fiancée Susan. One of the subplots of the episode is about Kramer’s inability to keep his mouth shut. The show begins with Jerry and Kramer walking down the street:

Jerry: Oh, no, it’s Sally Weaver. . . . She moved to New York a few years ago. She’s trying to become an actress. . . . Untalented. She’s always inviting me to see her in some bad play in a tiny room without ventilation. . . . She should just give up. . . .
Sally: I’m on my way to an audition. Still waiting for that big break.
Kramer: Why don’t you just give up?
Jerry: Kramer!
Kramer: At least that’s what Jerry says. Now face it, if it hasn’t happened, it’s not gonna happen.

Later in the show, Kramer has been checking Jerry’s phone answering machine messages and says Sally called to say that she’s quitting show business because Jerry “ruined her life.”

Jerry: What? You’re the one who ruined her life.
Kramer: Well, that’s not how she remembers it.
Jerry: Well, I got to talk her out of this.
Kramer: I thought you said she stinks?
Jerry: She does stink and she should quit. But I don’t want it to be because of me. It should be the traditional route — years of rejections and failures till she’s spit out the bottom of the porn industry.

“She does stink and she should quit.”

As a summary of Kathy Griffin’s career, that’s perfect.



One Response to “A Cliché of a Stereotype: Kathy Griffin and the Pathetic Fate of Liberal Cat Ladies”

  1. Failed comedian Kathy Griffin gets suspended by Twitter for impersonating a human being - The DaleyGator
    November 8th, 2022 @ 9:58 am

    […] I was not going to write anything about the unfunny, and ugly inside and out, Griffin because, I cannot remember the last time I gave the first damn about her. She is irrelevant frankly. But, she might serve as some clickbait because she is pretending the evil Elon Musk is being mean to her because she is breaking the rules of conduct on Twitter. The Other McCain, who I think has a crush on Griffin has more about her antics […]