CNN on Kutcher Speech: When Did Hard Work Become an Exclusive Conservative Value?
CNN’s Don Lemon on Ashton Kutcher: When Did Hard Work Become ‘Conservative Value?’ (Mediaite)
Actor Ashton Kutcher inspired conservatives across the U.S. when he took the opportunity of an award ceremony acceptance speech to extol the value of hard work and perseverance. Conservatives praised Kutcher for articulating conservative principles for young people who may not otherwise encounter them. On Thursday, CNN anchor Don Lemon appeared confused by the love Republicans have shown for Kutcher who is an activist Democrat. Lemon wondered when hard work became solely “a conservative value.”
“I’ve never had a job in my life that I was better than” Kutcher said during the Teen Choice Awards on August 11. “Opportunities look a lot like work.”
“Amen, brother,” Lemon said to CNN host Jake Tapper. “I think he’s right on, but when did working hard or having a solid work ethic become only a conservative value?”