Julianne Moore’s life off-screen is quickly becoming a tale of everything the actress abhors. From Sarah Palin, to guns, to Civil War history relating to the Confederacy, Moore can’t keep from stating her opposition to certain people, places, and things.
Consider how Moore acted upon receiving an Emmy in September 2012 for her role as Sarah Palin in HBO’s “Game Change.” She could not even get through her acceptance speech without a cheap shot at Palin. Thus she said, “I feel so validated because Sarah Palin gave me a big thumbs down.”
Or recall what Moore told Capitol File magazine when reflecting on why she opposed Palin running for VP with John McCain:
She was not qualified to be vice president. She wasn’t a qualified candidate. I think that became quite evident during the campaign. It was so shocking to me when she resigned the governorship of Alaska when the presidential election was over. I was stunned. I just think that shows such an unbelievable lack of interest in the actual governing.
Moore obviously missed the fact that Palin did do some “actual governing,” unlike Barack Obama who went from community organizing and opposing gun rights in the Illinois senate, to a short stint in the U.S. Senate—serving only 304 actual in-session days for the Senate, according to CNN—then on to a presidential campaign and subsequent administration that has overseen the demise of America’s stature around the world.
Then, in 2014, Moore set her sights on gun rights and signed on to be the celebrity face for Everytown for Gun Safety’s year-end fundraising campaign. A letter from Moore was circulated in the campaign and it stressed Everytown’s claims that “nearly 100 school shootings” had taken place between the December 2012 Sandy Hook attack and December 2014. Breitbart News investigated the list of shootings and found that many were not even school related, others were accidental discharges, and still others were shootings that never really happened.
And now Moore is going after Stuart High School in Fairfax County, Virginia, hoping to force the school to abandon its namesake, Confederate Major J.E.B. Stuart. In so doing, she overlooks the rich history of Virginia, which was not only the land of many of our Founding Fathers but also the state in which the capital of the Confederacy was located and home to one of the greatest fighting machines ever assembled—the Army of Northern Virginia.
It was also where the rich legacy of military service in Stuart’s family would turn a page.
Civil War Trust explains:
[Stuart’s] great grandfather, Major Alexander Stuart, commanded a regiment in the Revolutionary War, and his father Archibald Stuart fought in the War of 1812 before serving as a Commonwealth and U.S. Representative. [Stuart] attended Emory and Henry College and then West Point, where he graduated 13th of 46 in 1854. West Point was also where he first met and befriended Robert E. Lee.
Stuart resigned from the U.S. Army in May 1861 and was assigned to Stonewall Jackson in the Army of the Shenandoah and then moved to the Army of Northern Virginia in 1862.
But Moore wants it all done away. She mocks Palin but donates to Obama, pushes new gun laws in light of “school shootings” that weren’t, and wants to erase history.
And we are really supposed to believe that leftists are the tolerant ones?
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