We were all impressed when Matthew McConaughey called out the Jews on Joe Rogan and said that he was persecuted in Hollywood for being a Christian.
He’s made several other statements recently that we liked.
It’s hard to believe he would actually be an awesome anti-Semitic Christian hero governor. But we would all like to think that is possible.
Matthew McConaughey has publicly said a run for Texas governor in 2022 is a “true consideration.”
But the Academy Award-winning actor’s interest goes a step further than musings in interviews. McConaughey has been quietly making calls to influential people in Texas political circles, including a deep-pocketed moderate Republican and energy CEO, to take their temperature on the race and to talk about seriously throwing his hat in the ring, according to multiple people familiar with the conversations.
Most political strategists say they doubt McConaughey, a Texas native, will sacrifice his status as a beloved cultural icon in the state for the dirty business of politics. They don’t see a viable path forward, either, pointing to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s backing among the business community and millions in the bank — but the state’s political class is keeping a close eye on the Hollywood star’s plans nonetheless.
Oh, there’s a path.
Governor “I’m in a Wheelchair Because My Stupid Faggot Legs Don’t Work, But I’m Going to Stand Up for the Jews” Abbott is known to be a weak cripple.
Weak on crime. Weak on immigration. Weak on freedom. Weak on Jews. Weak on walking.
McConaughey can come in like a rock star and just wreck the place. He can go out on the debate stage and start dancing.
How is Abbott going to respond to a challenge to dance? Will he spin around in his wheelchair?
Movie stars win. Cripples lose. Period.
“I find it improbable, but it’s not out of the question,” said top Republican strategist Karl Rove, who relayed a recent encounter with Lawrence Wright, describing the New Yorker journalist as “hyperventilating” at the prospect that his close friend and fellow Texan might run. (Asked for comment on McConaughey, Wright replied in an email, “I’m trying to lower my profile in this, so I’ll politely decline.”)
You’re supposed to not answer the email.
Saying “I’m trying to lower my profile” doesn’t lower your profile.
Rumors have been swirling around a potential McConaughey run for months, and the actor has been less than coy about his interest in politics and public leadership. Despite his superstardom, McConaughey remains a Texas resident — he lives in Austin with his wife Camila and three children. He has become a kind of celebrity mascot for the state with his role in public service announcements during the coronavirus pandemic and his “just keep livin” foundation, which works with young people and has raised millions for victims of the devastating ice storm that hit Texas. At his alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, he has been named “Minister of Culture” and is professor of practice at the Moody College of Communication.
“I’m a little more surprised that people aren’t taking him more seriously, honestly,” said Brendan Steinhauser, an Austin-based GOP strategist. “Celebrity in this country counts for a lot … it’s not like some C-list actor no one likes. He has an appeal.”
McConaughey’s recent conversations, according to one person familiar with them, came after the release of a poll of registered Texas voters by the Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler. Those polled gave McConaughey a double-digit lead over Abbott: Forty-five percent of Texas registered voters would vote for McConaughey, 33 percent would vote for Abbott and 22 percent would vote for someone else.
McConaughey has, so far, kept his political cards close to chest, leaving operatives from the left and the right to speculate about which side of the aisle he’d land on. He has not made any political contributions to candidates, and according to the Texas Tribune, he has not voted in a Texas primary since 2012.
He might run as a Democrat against Abbott.
It doesn’t matter, because we’ve seen his interviews where he promotes only right-wing and populist ideas.
However, we want to stress: we don’t really expect him to be able to do anything. We know he has a good heart – there would be no reason to call out the Jews on Joe Rogan like he did if he didn’t have a good heart.
Joe Rogan and Matthew McConaughey carefully discuss religion in Hollywood. pic.twitter.com/wUK7cFd4wJ
— Gearóid Murphy (@gearoidmurphy_) October 24, 2020
That said, politics are evil, and they destroy men with good hearts.
We think McConaughey would likely turn into another Trump-style mess. Most likely.
However, we’re more than willing to support his run against the vile cripple Antichrist, and we’re willing to hope for the best after he wins handily.