MILF on a Hot Tin Mic

America’s favorite Dukakis-hugging moon maiden, box wine auntie, and power crystal aficionado Marianne Williamson experienced an endearing epiphany on a hot mic after a recent Fox News appearance: that the Left is really mean!

After being treated civilly by someone with different political opinions—gasp!—Williamson expressed surprise at how kind Eric Bolling was to her. The bigger realization was that her own side can be terribly cruel, even to its own (of course, conservatives have long recognized the tendency of the Left to eat its own).

Here’s an excerpt from a piece about the incident on Real Clear Politics:

“What does it say that Fox News is nicer to me than the lefties are? What does it say that the conservatives are nicer to me?” she wondered after completing an interview on Sinclair’s “America This Week with Eric Bolling” two weeks ago.

“It’s such a bizarre world,” the spiritual guru turned presidential candidate continued. “You know, I’m such a lefty. I mean, I’m a serious lefty, but they’re so– I didn’t think the left was as mean as the right. They are.”

Milo Yiannopoulos famously loves Marianne Williamson. I can kind of see why. Yes, she’s a batty Leftist, but she’s of the most harmless variety—the kooky, artistic ladies who wear flamboyant hats and live off of their deceased and/or retired husbands’ money. I love these ladies—they tip very well, and buy a lot of merch.

They’re also interesting—and often very genuine. Just like Marianne Williamson! In a follow-up appearance with Eric Bolling—which led with video of the “hot mic” epiphany, much to Williamson’s chagrin—the guru-candidate got mildly testy, claiming that Bolling had promised not to show the clip (according to Bolling, the agreement was that he would show the clip, but give her a chance to respond immediately).

After hemming and hawing briefly that Bolling had tricked her, Williamson more or less gave that up (she even said, “I would have come on anyway”) and got into the heart of what she was saying:

“All I was saying is, when it comes to the rough and tumble of politics and how people behave, I think there are things that happen in people, it is not a left-right issue. I was just talking about the fact that, that day you were certainly very kind to me,” she said. “I’m running for president, I don’t expect a walk in the park, so I was making a comment that… The Republicans don’t have to be attacking me now, I’m in a Democratic primary, so Republicans are like, ‘Hi, Marianne!’ And some people on the left are working for other candidates, you know how that goes.”

That little bit at the end about Republicans not attacking her because she’s not a threat is both true and a cop-out. Yes, Democrats are targeting her heavily because she’s competing against them (and because she catches people’s attention with her quirky, sweeping statements about spiritual warfare and love as the ultimate battlefield), and were she to become the nominee, Republicans would certainly make great sport of her wacky self-help mysticism.

But if you watch the video in the RCP piece, you can tell from her tone that the Left has been pretty mean to her, especially because she’s so shocked by how nice Eric Bolling was to her.

I don’t think Marianne Williamson will become the Democratic nominee, and I would certainly not want her to be President. Her feel-good spirituality does not need to be legitimized anymore than it already is (although, let’s face it, politics is downstream of culture—her election would just be the culmination of New Age spirituality, not a cause for its revival, expansion, or normalization). She calls herself “a serious lefty,” and that carries with it all of the conventional positions of the Left, many of which are downright wicked, some of which are misguided at best.

That said, I’m putting her in the Top Three of my “Best of the Worst List.” These are the Democrats that I would hate to see win in 2020 against Trump, but would be the least bad options of the candidates. Right now, the Top Three (in no particular order) are as follows:

  • Marianne Williamson
  • Andrew Yang
  • Tulsi Gabbard

The rest are trash. Gabbard is a babe with at least some convictions about freedom of religion and foreign policy realism. Andrew Yang is a technophilic super-nerd who seems genuinely to want to solve problems, not just browbeat people with slogans and identity politics.

And weird, sweet, unusually-attractive-for-a-woman-who-is-nearly-seventy Marianne Williamson seems genuine (at least for a self-help guru) and endearing. She reacts to Bolling playing the hot mic video the way you or I would if we thought we’d been bamboozled—then she graciously moves on.

Maybe I’m being overly generous—again, I do not want this woman anywhere close to power—but I figure we could use some more positivity in our lives. And if the Left continues to get too mean and ideologically cannibalistic, Marianne is welcome to party with us on the Right anytime.

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