June 15, 2012

Why bother with elections, when we have Hollywood? [Darleen Click]

… because, as we all know, as goes Hollywood, so goes the country

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama soaked in the support — and the campaign cash — of Manhattan’s elite entertainers Thursday as his re-election team sought to fill its fundraising coffers.

The president and first lady Michelle Obama made a rare joint fundraising appearance when they visited the home of actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. The intimate dinner banked about $2 million, with 50 people paying $40,000 each.

The dinner was the Obama campaign’s latest attempt to bank on celebrities for fundraising help in countering the growing donor enthusiasm from Republicans supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential bid.

Speaking in a dimly lighted, art-filled room, Obama told supporters they would play a critical role in an election that would determine a vision for the nation’s future.

“You’re the tie-breaker,” he said. “You’re the ultimate arbiter of which direction this country goes.”

Funny thing, actors like Sarah and Matthew, are famous for mouthing other people’s words.

But screenwriters, like all the regular folk out there, are just waiting for the ultimate word from these lotophagi on how to live their lives. I’m sure there were no Big Gulps at the dinner.

Forward! you bitter clingers!

Posted by Darleen @ 8:43am
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Comments (17)

  1. You’re probably the first person ever to try to arouse sympathy for screenwriters as little unwitting victims of the leftist whims of actors.

  2. Speaking of Nanny Bloomberg, he and his unintended consequences are going after the hooers and their cab rides now

  3. Abe

    I know some screenwriters – they are usually treated as so much firewood, and what has been done to their screenplays at time of filming is legend … and there’s a whole Hollywood contingent called “Friends of Abe” that gives me hope

  4. “You’re the tie-breaker,” he said. “You’re the ultimate arbiter of which direction this country goes.”

    No, that’s your base, you moron.

  5. I know. You know some lawyers too. It’s still a silly notion that the people who are the actual brains behind Holllywood’s pathological leftism are somehow unwitting victims of it.

  6. someone really should do up a photoshop of Sarah Jessica Parker with a dick in her mouth

  7. I thought the people who were the actual brains behind Hollywood’s leftism owned the studios and production companies. They’re the cousins or ideological brothers and sisters of the people who own the newspapers and magazine empires.

  8. Happy, you could probably find an actual picture of her husband with a dick in his mouth. No photoshop needed.

  9. all the studio kiddies are slavish Jon Stewart watchers and regurgitators

    conformity of thought is much-prized

    it’s a thing

    and you should see how Universal makes their kids dress – very very unflattering dress code they all look like they work at fucking Sears

    embarrassing

  10. I thought the people who were the actual brains behind Hollywood’s leftism owned the studios and production companies. They’re the cousins or ideological brothers and sisters of the people who own the newspapers and magazine empires.

    Huh?

  11. Ferris Bueller’s Day… getting obama OFF!!!

    bow chika bow and also bow

  12. Huh?

    Abe, I was saying (poorly) that the idea that screenwriters and actors drive the ideals of Hollywood is ridiculous. It’s like saying some stringer at the NYT is making editorial policy.

  13. You’re confusing brains with power, Leigh.

  14. Not at all, Abe, though rereading my post I can see why it reads that way.

    He who has the gelt makes the rules. It’s always been that way.

  15. The problem with seeing things that way, Leigh, is that independent filmmaking is infinitely more stridently leftist than Hollywood is. If anything, the power elites in Hollywood tone it down.

  16. Yeah. My kid has been working on documentaries for PBS, bless his heart, and he gripes about the Bolsheviks there all the time. He worked at the school newspaper all through school and he said they were the same.

  17. Somebody should photoshop a picture of the yellow caricature with a phallic symbol in its mouth for the fairness.

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