Conservative columnist apathetic to Nimoy’s death because Spock reminds him of Obama

Try to wrap this around your head:

Matthew Continetti, editor in chief of conservative publication Washington Free Beacon, says Spock reminds him of President Obama — and apparently, that’s not a good thing.

In his column, Continetti noted the president’s words following the death of Leonard Nimoy, who played the Vulcan character on the beloved Star Trek series: “I loved Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared, and level headed, the center of Star Trek‘s optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity’s future.”

“As I thought more about the president’s statement,” Continetti wrote, “I realized he identifies with the very aspects of the Spock character that most annoy me. I don’t love Spock at all.”

“Not only do Spock’s peacenik inclinations routinely land the Enterprise and the Federation into trouble, his ‘logic’ and ‘level head’ mask an arrogant emotional basket case…Spock spends most of his life as a freelancing diplomat eager to negotiate with the worst enemies of Starfleet. He’s the opposite of a role model: a cautionary tale.”