February 8, 2017
By Mike Huckabee
Lady Gaga took the expected lashing from leftist cry-bullies for not abusing her role as the Super Bowl halftime entertainer to make a divisive, inappropriate attack on the duly-elected President, just as her critics do every day, everywhere, ad nauseum. But here’s an important lesson for other entertainers cowed into silence or submission by the angry left: immediately after that performance that the left slammed for being “merely entertaining” rather than in-your-face political, Gaga’s music sales skyrocketed by as much as 1,000%. It’s similar to what happened to the young singer Jackie Evancho, who dared to buck the braying malcontents by singing the National Anthem at the Inaugural, and suffered the painful retribution of seeing her latest album shoot to the top of the classical sales charts.
Take note, entertainers who don’t sympathize with leftist agitators but are afraid of crossing them. They might be the loudest voices, but they are only a small minority, and their name-calling and impotent threats are a very effective sales pitch to the much larger number of people who support those who entertain them and don’t harangue them. Besides, judging from their disregard for other laws and their belief that they’re owed everything for free, they’re probably illegally downloading your records and movies anyway.