• Good for Her: Actress Alyssa Milano Discovers — and Admits! — Conservative Sen. Ted Cruz “Isn’t a Villain”

    Surge Summary: Leftist actress/activist Alyssa Milano meets with conservative Senator Ted Cruz to discuss the gun-control issue. She emerges from that confab saying nice things about him!

    Just when you think nothing can surprise you … something like this comes along. Just when you think nobody can be right about anything … they show you they can.

    Which brings us to activist actress Alyssa Milano who recently met with Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX) to chat about their conflicting attitudes on gun control. Believe it or not, the outspoken leftist had some nice things to say about the unapologetically conservative senator.

    The Political Insider Staff reports:

    The two had agreed to meet in Washington, D.C., to discuss how to reduce gun violence and mass shootings in this country.

    Also on their agenda was a discussion of Americans’ Second Amendment rights.

    The conversation was “largely amicable,” as the Washington Examiner reported.

    And Milano even said that Cruz “isn’t a villain.”

    This, apparently, is a juicy revelation when coming from a high-profile progressive spokesperson?

    About two weeks ago, they went back and forth on Twitter about the gun issue and the meeting followed.

    At one point, she had posed a question and a comment on Twitter about the Lone Star State pol:

    “Can someone cite which passage of the Bible God states it is a God-given right to own a gun?” and “This guy is unbelievable and is clearly owned by the gun lobby.”

    Exuding class, Cruz responded to her original query at the beginning of the month, tweeting:

    “An excellent Q, worth considering carefully w/o the snark of Twitter. It is of course not the right to a modern-day firearm that is God-give[n] but rather the right to life & the right to liberty. Essential to that right to life is the right to DEFEND your life & your family.”

    He went on to mention passage about self-defense from the Bible’s book of Exodus, adding that many people have defended themselves with guns.

    2/x The right to self-defense is recognized repeatedly in the Bible, eg Exodus 22:2: “If a thief is caught breaking in at night & is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed.” (Note, though, verse 3 says it IS murder if during daylight (ie, not self-defense).

    Cruz followed up with a series of tweets, offering Milano a thorough lesson on gun rights.

    She responded to Cruz soon after, saying she would “love to come in and meet with you on the gun issue and many other issues that include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

    Dipping for a moment into the crassness Cruz was conspicuously trying to avoid, the actress said she would be in Washington, D.C. soon where the two of them could “livestream the meeting so the American people can hear your bull*** firsthand.”

    Even still — Cruz agreed to get together with her, face to face and the huddle occurred.

    In a CNN op-ed, the forty-six-year old former child star admitted in a refreshingly, even-handed statement:

    “Cruz and I agree on very little. He is a stalwart conservative; I am a committed progressive, … I know we didn’t change his mind on how we fix gun violence in America. And he didn’t change ours. But maybe we understand one another a little better … Here’s what I came away with that I wasn’t so sure of before the meeting: Ted Cruz is a human being. He is a real person. He isn’t a villain in a movie. He cares when these shootings happen. When people on my side of this fight say he doesn’t, they’re wrong.”

    The Political Insider Staff concludes:

    Props to Milano: It’s big of her to see someone she disagrees wit[h] humanity instead of just doubling down with partisan hate.

    Alyssa Milano still wants Ted Cruz to support gun control, which will likely never happen.

    But their meeting did prove one thing: Events you believe will never happen — can!

    This is actually the second act from Milano in recent memory in which she has swum against the tide of popular Leftist sentiment. When some prominent Progressives were exulting over the death of Libertarian David Koch in August, Milano parted ways with them, tweeting: 

    “Celebrating a man’s death while fighting to abolish the death penalty is a bad look for democrats/humans.”

    Fact is, some people will never agree with constitutional conservatives on any number of weighty issues It’s a plus, however, when at least a modicum of dignity can be preserved throughout and at the end of the interactions. That kind of behavior used to be a taken-for-granted aspect of civilization. Now, when a well-known Hollywood progressive engages in it? It’s news.

    H/T: The Political Insider Staff

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    Image: Adapted from: Luigi Novi, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=43293685


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