I have to laugh every time I hear leftists defend their awful ideas like population control, universal “health care,” and the benefits of Communism. As usual, the first response that always comes to my mind is, “You first!” Tonight’s example comes from NBC’s new show starring Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law. I don’t go into network TV shows expecting conservative values or anything, but I am always surprised when they go off the deep end pushing the Left’s point of view with the ferocity of terrorized Scotts wielding a battering ram. Harry’s Law is so far left and over the top, it’s riotously funny for reasons the writers never intended.
I missed the first episode so I started with episode two, but I quickly figured out that Harry (Bates’ character) left a high-powered position at a respectable law firm to open a storefront in the ghetto. This is a favorite story-line for the Left. They only love lawyers when they defend guilty criminals for free. Prosecutors need not apply. So it began in the usual way, propping up people who gave up the American Dream to work for socks full of change from the desperately poor. (How they pay for their unlimited data plans and designer suits is a mystery.) This show is chocked full of stereotypes and, dare I say racist ones, like the “wise old black woman.”
A smart-mouthed, withered old black lady comes into Harry’s office and insults her and tells her she doesn’t want her “blockbusting” the neighborhood or bringing any of that gentrification with her forcing the poor out of their hood. In order to prove that Harry is legit she must represent the 87-year-old, toothless lady for spare change wrapped up in a sock. Her offense? Armed robbery.