Obama’s Ministers of Culture and Agitprop

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Immediately after President Obama took office, his Hollywood benefactors clamored for the creation of a “Secretary of Culture.” Tinseltown was disappointed with the administration’s crony arts czar choice (Chicago lawyer Kareem Dale), but left-wing artists and entertainers have now been mollified.

Instead of one government-supported arts czar, the White House has designated an entire herd of them.

On Tuesday, as part of Obama’s “Winning the Future” initiative, the president designated members of the liberal activist group Creative Coalition as official “America’s Champions of Change for the Arts.” This is the latest in a series of “public engagement” efforts overseen by Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and her high-paid, tax-funded staff of thinly veiled campaign workers operating out of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Honored guests at the event included ardent Obama supporters and Hollywood stars such as Patricia Arquette, Omar Epps, Minnie Driver and Rachael Leigh Cook. Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk crowed in a p.r. release: “Rarely before in the history of our country has change been more important, so we are proud to be recognized as a ‘Champion of Change.’ By sharing our ideas on the arts and arts education with the Obama administration, we can ensure the next generation of Americans have the same opportunities to express their creativity.”

Ignore the high-minded talk of artistic free speech. This is nothing more than a Celebrity Rewards Program masquerading as cultural “dialogue” (or, more accurately, echo chamber chatter).

When the Creative Coalition — comprised of some of the entertainment world’s most zealous and wealthy Obama donors — talks of the need to “make the arts a topic of priority,” it means massively increased funding for the National Endowment of the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts.

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  • zsqpwxxeh

    The arts are already part of the Democrat Propaganda Department (DPD)–along with 90% of TV, stage, and screen actors, journalists, writers, government employees, and teachers at every level from kindergarten to grad school. Most public institutions in this country will put themselves at the disposal of the Left to help promote the Obama campaign over the next year. Their devotion to incremental socialism and its Dear Leader pervades all their public behavior now. The chance that the White House will not utilize this enormously effective propaganda resource is about the same as the chance of your finding a straight waiter on Key West.

    2012 is not just about defeating Obama and the liberal Democrats. It will require defeating the DPD as well. And we are determined to do just that. Stout hearts, my friends. Fight for your freedom.

  • Steve

    Check out the Bill Maher show on HBO for your thirty minutes of hate (as described by Orwell in 1984). All coming to us courtesy of Obama.

  • StephenD

    "as part of Obama’s “Winning the Future” initiative, the president designated members of the liberal activist group Creative Coalition as official “America’s Champions of Change for the Arts.”"In 1933 Joseph Goebbels was designated "The Reich Minister of Public Enlightenment and…Propaganda."You'd think by now they could be more original than to copy those that promoted the same philosophy back in the 30's.

  • jerry

    cut all funding for this and foriegn aid ,nafta, wto and department of education , farm subsidies,Go back to the constitution and live within our means. We don't need a big government and cut the salries of all senators and congressmen to resonable levels for the work done and fire their butts if they can't do the job. period, Balance the doggone budget now.