The weird wedding of politics and wrasslin’ in East Kentucky.
If you needed further proof that we’ve crossed over into a bizarro world, an alternate reality where U.S. politics has devolved into pop tribalism and the line between entertainment and governance has been severely blurred, behold The Progressive Liberal.
No, not the millennial grad student. The wrestler. He parts the black curtains and the crowd goes ballistic inside the Leatherwood Elementary gymnasium in Perry County, Kentucky. They see the Democratic donkeys on his kneepads and Hillary Clinton’s face repeated into a psychedelic pattern on his signature T-shirt and they start foaming at the mouth.