She’s got it all wrong. If anything Seinfeld created Donald Trump voters by using pet names for people, like Soup Nazi. But seriously, I’m a movie buff and never wished to see Clueless nor the tv show Saved by the Bell; but I’ve seen every episode of Seinfeld many times which takes place in New York City and a creation of Larry David. They never get old.
The columnist writes:
“I want to be very clear that I’m not talking about kids of marginalized identities or communities who have never for one second had the luxury to choose whether to fight or not. I’m talking about the mediocre white kids, the comfortable kids, the suburban kids.” NYT
The character Jerry Seinfeld created pet names for people in his life much like Trump does and it was endearing: There was the soft talker, the low talker, the bubble boy, the sideler, the mimbo, schmoopie, soup Nazi, man hands, two face, and other words that the show coined. Trump labels candidates like sleepy Joe and Pocahontas. It’s cute. People who don’t think Seinfeld is funny, probably don’t vote for Trump. People who don’t think Trump’s nicknames are funny, probably don’t vote for him either.
I think the writer was trying to imply that only spoiled, rich, suburbanites vote for Trump. That’s silly. Trump has rural voters along with city dwellers. She’s clueless herself. Probably her favorite movie. She was way off base with her column thinking we’d be influenced by pop culture movies from the 90s; but then again, it is the New York Times which never gets anything right.
Just so she knows, it is “comfortable kids” (pajama boys) that live in their parents’ basements that are part of ANTIFA and the other protesters not the poor underprivileged kids. It is the Gen Z snowflakes and radical millennials that do all the protesting.
The writer is obviously a feminist activist who just can’t believe anyone would vote for Trump. Her and Hillary are still looking for reasons. This is now reason number 119–movies and tv shows from the 90s. It would be hillaryous if not so sad and insulting. They must think Trump voters are a bunch of sponge-brained idiots. They must be projecting again.