Hollywood’s Last-Minute Push for Obama


Right on the heels of President Obama’s very revealing statement encouraging his supporters to vote out of a sense of revenge, comes a spate of last-minute pushes by his loyal (but gradually dwindling) supporters in Hollywood, attempting to help him get those voters to the polls.

In a video posted Saturday on the Obama camp’s YouTube Channel, comedian Will Ferrell addresses the camera with “I will do anything to get you to go out and vote November sixth. I’m not kidding.” In a smoking jacket adorned with an Obama 2012 pin, he promises to do a little dance, eat anything we tell him to, even punch himself in the face, if we go to the polls and vote Obama. Ferrell helped raise funds for Hollywood’s President in 2008, and co-hosted a $38,000 a person fundraiser for him in February.

An anti-Romney political spot, paid for by the pro-Obama Jewish Council for Education and Research, was released by former singer Cher and buzzsaw-voiced comedienne Kathy Griffin. The idiotically-titled “Don’t Let Mitt Turn Back Time on Women’s Rights” features footage of Romney stumping for Richard Mourdock, the U.S. Senate candidate who came under fire for saying that “even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.” The video also attempts to link Romney to Senate candidate Todd Akin, who said in August that women’s bodies could prevent pregnancy in instances of “legitimate rape.”

What the Cher-Griffin ad doesn’t mention is that the Romney camp stated that “he disagrees with Richard Mourdock’s comments, and they do not reflect his views.” Romney also denounced Akin’s comments as “inexcusable,” “insulting,” and “wrong.”

“There’s a lot at stake for women and people who like and respect women,” Cher says to the camera, clinging desperately to the left’s talking point that the sole issue in this election is “women’s rights.” She calls Republican candidates’ attitudes toward women “sick stuff,” and she and Griffin joke about Romney running mate Paul Ryan being “the guy who looks like Dracula.” The only funny thing about this ad’s jocular tone is the sight of someone who looks like an Addams Family cast member ridiculing the cleancut Ryan as a Dracula-lookalike, but Cher isn’t known for her wit or political acumen, not even by her fans. She was recently found to be the fifth least credible political celebrity by a poll released this week by entertainment industry website The Hollywood Reporter (THR).

That Oct. 29 survey of likely voters showed that politically opinionated celebrities definitely have the power to affect elections. But some of the most influential celebrities actually steer voters toward the opposite of what they recommend, which accounts for why Donald Trump comes in second place in this THR list of celebrities who make the highest percentage of voters more likely to support Democrats, and why Oprah Winfrey appears on the list for Republican supporters:

Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres (12%)
Donald Trump (11%)
George Clooney (9%)
Tina Fey (8%)
Eva Longoria and Clint Eastwood (7%)
Katy Perry and Bruce Springsteen (6%)
Meat Loaf and Cher (4%)
Lena Dunham (3%)

If you’re unfamiliar with Lena Dunham, she is the doughy face of the recent “My First Time” video comparing voting for Obama to losing one’s virginity.

The top five most politically credible celebs for Obama voters are, in order:

Oprah Winfrey
George Clooney
Ellen DeGeneres
Tina Fey
Barbra Streisand

The least-credible political celebs for Obama voters are:

Donald Trump
Kid Rock
Meat Loaf
Clint Eastwood
Katy Perry

For Romney voters, the top five most-trusted are:

Clint Eastwood
Donald Trump
Oprah Winfrey
George Clooney
Ellen DeGeneres

Least credible celebs for Romney voters:

Ellen DeGeneres
Katy Perry
Cher
Eva Longoria
Tina Fey

Who cares about the endorsements of modern-day court jesters, you may well ask? Younger voters do, and that’s why the Obama campaign is targeting them again, as they did successfully in the previous election. Pop singer Katy Perry’s appearance, for example, on the list of least credible stars for Obama voters is misleading, because another THR poll shows that likely voters under 35 find her eight times more credible as a political spokesperson than older voters do. The enormously popular Perry, wearing a skin-tight dress designed like a voting ballot with the box for Obama checked off, performed last week at a rally for Obama in Las Vegas and at another one in Milwaukee over the weekend.

Lesser celebrity music stars assisting in their Messiah’s last-minute campaigning include aging rocker John Mellencamp, aging indie rocker Dave Matthews, and soon-to-be aging “recording artist” will.i.am (yes, that’s how he spells it, to let you know he’s an artist).

In a satirical spot on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live Friday, comedian Chris Rock aimed to provide proof that Obama is whiter than Romney, in hopes of helping Obama close Romney’s substantial lead with white voters. According to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll, Obama trails Romney with white voters by more than 23 points while leading non-white voters with 79 percent.

As evidence of the president’s whiteness, Rock served up photos and footage of Obama playing golf, wearing “mom jeans” at a baseball game, and dancing on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Rock notes that Obama formerly went by Barry, “the third whitest name on Earth.” And after college, the president went into black Chicago neighborhoods to organize people. “How white is that? Black people don’t go into black communities,” Rock says. “We don’t have to. We’re already there.”

Finally, Rock demonstrates that Romney is actually blacker than Obama by showing a picture of the president’s four-member immediate family, and contrasting it with a panoramic view of Romney’s extended clan. “Kids. Cousins. Aunts. Uncles. Mitt Romney’s family has more people in it than a Tyler Perry movie,” Rock says, referring to the highly successful creator of films aimed at black audiences.

Chris Rock’s video may have the unintentional effect of aiding Romney, because it’s actually Obama who is being gently mocked. In fact, this time around, Hollywood cheerleading in general may unintentionally aid Romney, because Americans are becoming increasingly fed up with out-of-touch celebrities who won’t just shut up and sing.

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  • Mary Sue

    I think just about everybody knows Cher's a moonbat and Kathy Griffin is just a bitter old washed up has-been. Oh wait, she's not a has-been. She's a NEVER WAS!

    Chris Rock is still hilarious though, even though he makes the mistake of assuming there's people that will vote for Romney simply because he is white.

    I know people who wouldn't vote for Romney simply because he's a Mormon. Fortunately they can't vote, but they do think Obama will get in.

    • burt

      Cher and Griffin – taxidermists pride, Mensa's shame……
      They "think" with their lower brains ;)

  • southwood

    ' Rock notes that Obama formerly went by Barry, “the third whitest name on Earth." '

    Eh ? Oh, of course, Barry White was just sooo white…well at least his surname was.

    What a load of garbage ! Oh, it's supposed to be a joke. I get it. Brilliant.

    • Mary Sue

      Chris Rock could actually make a pretty good Republican if he stopped being so hung up on race.

  • kafir4life

    It's a clear choice. Vote for revenge or for love of country. The choice is OURS!

  • Dave

    all these vile, pathetic, LYING, HYPOCRITICAL hollyweird radical ultra leftists are a bunch of propagandistic hack trained seals, period.

    • Mary Sue

      that's the problem with hollyweird (haha I remember when AJ and Rick Simon were calling it that IN-UNIVERSE of their TV show, Simon & Simon!), they want to be taken seriously, so what's the best way? Pull a Brigitte Bardot and hook up with the latest tearjerking, emotion-based Leftist Cause! Hey, it worked for Ted Danson! (not)

      The irony is they're only taken seriously by idiots.

    • Questions

      Feeling a bit hysterical this morning? A few off-camera comments from film stars and comediennes, and you're off to the races with a wild caricature.

  • LMBass

    Cher and Kathy Griffith…now there's two wholesome women! Combined they've probably screwed half the men in the state of California. They're even to stupid to realize that the Hollywood culture is the biggest assault on women.

    • Mary Sue

      hm I wonder if they're proof that STDs destroy the brain…

    • Questions

      Actually, her name is Kathy Griffin, not "Griffith." You must have been thinking about Melanie Griffith — you know, the blonde. In any event, Hollywood has created hundreds of thousands of jobs for women, and made quite a few pretty rich. How many jobs have you created?

  • Asher

    These people really don't understand how communism works….

  • http://iamiranaware.wordpress.com/ IranAware

    I thought this was a poster for the Dumb and Dumber sequel

  • amused

    Ahhhhh, the smell of contemptuous politics in the morning ……nothing like it !
    Oh wait , didn't Cartoline Glick write a piece on this very subject …lol…and on this very blog ?

    • zalukas

      Forgive my ignorance,but WHO is Caroline Glick, besides being a member of Hollywood Animal Farm.

    • Mary Sue

      Oh look, it must be tomorrow. amused's posting pointless, meaningless comments in the morning!

      As if you haven't been anything BUT contemptuous of the other side of your opinion, you hypocrite.

  • amused

    WTF …..Mark Tapson's a " SCREENWRITER " now ?

    • Mary Sue

      So what?

    • Schlomotion

      He licks his fingers and writes on the screen.

  • tagalog

    Is there any explanation why Ellen DeGeneres is listed as both one of the most-trusted celebs and one of the least-credible celebs for Romney voters? How did that happen?

    Would an analysis of how she is both among the top five LEAST-trusted and the top five MOST-trusted among Romney voters give us out here in the ordinary world any insight as to why the polls are so close to 50-50 as we approach Election Day?

    Do we now trust those who we believe are least credible? What's up with that?

    • Jim_C

      The only explanation I can come up with is that election year hype has reached new levels of absurdity. Someone is paid to poll people on their opinion of celebrity opinions? I honestly don't know how much crazier it can get.

      • Mary Sue

        This is because the mainstream press takes celebrity opinion seriously. No other reason.

    • Mary Sue

      With Ellen it's the Oprah Factor. She has a "serious" talk show. Kinda like Phil Donahue and Sally Jessy Raphael.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Chris Rock is GREAT!

    I'd rather have Chris Rock as US President than Obama.

    • Mary Sue

      Yeah so would I.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Cher looks AWFUL. She looks like she had her face bitten off by an angry chimp and underwent an HMO face transplant. The donor face was Kathy Griffin. ;-)

    Kathy Griffin is GREAT! but he voice is so grating that I can only handle listening to her for about 30 minutes, top.

    • garyhope

      Perhaps you really meant 30 seconds or less of Kathy Griffin. As for Cher, has her IQ ever reached room temperature yet? I doubt it.

      Celebrities, rock stars, actors,……is there anything that they don't know or are not experts at? They're where I like to get all of my political, science, heart, brain surgery and medical advice from. I'd trust my life with them. Wouldn't you?

      I didn't think so.

  • LindaRivera

    Hollywood star leftists – Ignorant, uneducated, Hypocrites and DECEIVERS!

    Obama and Clinton are vile women-haters. They love ISLAM and sharia law.

    Our treasonous leaders have placed Muslim Brotherhood operatives and organizations in positions of great power within our government. The stated goal of the Muslim Brotherhood in America is the DESTRUCTION of civilization and global Islamic conquest. The TRAITORS in our government are eagerly working to make that goal a hideous reality.

    VOTE the dirty TRAITORS out!

    • Jim_C

      Got facts?

      • Carbondioxide

        As Matthew Vadum might summarize your view of Islam: "Nothing to see here, move along…"
        A small excerpt from the Muslim Brotherhood English Language Website:
        "Thus Sharia awakens faith, reforms behavior, improves the general environment of the whole society, and polishes morals, through persuasion and education, with no coercion whatsoever.
        To protect this civilized society, created by Sharia, the penal system is the embodiment of utmost justice and precision. No-one is punished, except for a definite crime, after first preparing society to understand and accept Sharia, which would be applied in a careful gradual approach, in order to achieve its purposes indispensable to man and society: to safeguard faith, mind and soul, as well as private property and money, so as to ultimately achieve psychological and physical security in society."

      • Carbondioxide

        Continuing with the MB English website excerpt:
        "The system of Sharia is based on several fundamental principles that tell it apart from all man-made law systems. Contrary to western rumors, Sharia is based on leniency rather than severity, putting public interest above the individual’s, favoring ‘averting evil’ over ‘bringing benefits’, and achieving balance between the rights of the individual and society, as well as many other Sharia principles that are bound to guarantee security, prosperity and stability for societies, should the law be based on them."

      • Carbondioxide

        This is the organization our national security and foreign policy apparatus has categorized as largely secular. Should you favor "averting" the Muslim definition of evil over whatever the Muslim idea is "bringing benefits", if you want to trash the US Constitution,believe the way to heaven is through human effort, then the laid-back approach to the threat of Islam is perfect for you. But not for me. I am much too influenced by the "Western rumors" of the US Government bombing and otherwise going to bat for the MB across Northern Africa and right here at home. A US citizen was arrested for making a film. Is that to help secure "psychological security"?
        Beam me up, Scotty.

    • amused

      LOLOLOL>….. " DIRTY TRAITORS " ? Hey Linda , you alternate from quoting christian bible verses to unmitigated hatred …lol….What's up with that ?

  • Spider

    If the Hollywood set is always so suportative of Mar-xist Socialist Ideal I wonder how they would feel if it were actually implemented her in the US as like in Cuba / China for example. I would just love Cher, George Looney and Kathy Griffins' assets and mansions confiscated and given to the less fortunate.Of course useless movies and entertainment will be outlawed. Then it would also be a kick to see them wearing (Chinease workers) blue smocks and working 14 hours a day in a ball bering factory to realize he Commie dream they wish for so much.

    • amused

      Hey wait a minute Spider , according to all you wingnuts Obama shoulda had us all in concentration camps by now , after taking away all our guns . Guess you'er all gonna have to push that up to 2016 as put in the second wingnut letter like the one issued by you in 2008 ….called 2012 .
      Does anyone remember all those Jehovah's Witnesses who converged in NYC at Yankee Stadium in the early 60's ? It was their FIFTH Prediction of the END OF THE WORLD , they sold all they had , and came awaiting The End . My MOM [ Jewish ] felt such pity that she took in a family of Four from Tennessee for almost two months , after the END didn't come . BTW Spider , thats Chinese without the ' a ' .

      • Spider

        I wasn't making a point about the end of times – I was making the point that people who are lucky enough to become wealthy (Hollywood actor elites) should be careful about what they wish for. Because if we really did go down the path of the people they support, Mao, Che, Castro etc. They would cretainly be the first to be stripped of their wealth and lifestyle and maybe even killed.

    • Questions

      Oh, go see "Flight," starring Denzel Washington. And then take a flight out of the country.

    • rjr

      They would be a protected class. They would be considered valuable for propaganda purposes. I think they would be well rewarded.

  • Kathleen

    Back in Gary Coopers day he gave testimony where the Communist in Hollywood promised that the actors and creative people would be protected in the leveling out of wealth. "It offered the actors and artists — in other words, the creative people — a special place in government where we would be somewhat immune from the ordinary leveling of income. " This is why Hollywood actors get on the band wagon for Communism – they are just whores

    • Mary Sue

      and selfish ones at that.

  • LindaRivera

    Radical Islamists routinely visit White House

    Records show 'hundreds of visits' by those fronting for Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas.
    Barack Obama is compromising American security by allowing “radical Islamists” access to the White House, according to a report by the Investigative Project on Terrorism. http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/radical-islamists-rout

    The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration
    …So that our readers can understand how this has happened and how far advanced the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into the Obama administration has progressed, we are publishing this pamphlet by Frank Gaffney, President of the Center for Security Policy, called The Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama Administration…. http://frontpagemag.com/2012/frank-gaffney/the-mu

    Abed Ayoub, the CEO of Islamic Relief USA, a powerful charity with links to Hamas is an official advisor to the State Department and USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development), a RadicalIslam.org investigation has found… http://www.radicalislam.org/analysis/exclusive-is

    There are many articles on different sites on the Muslim Brotherhood in our government.

  • Schlomotion

    Mr. Tapson tried really hard in his article to make Mitt Romney look pro choice, but he is not. Mitt Romney stands against any personal freedom that does not include making a billion dollars.

    • Mary Sue

      because murdering your unborn child is the most important right in the world, amirite? [/sarcasm]

      • Schlomotion

        That's just your Christian Sharia law talking.

        • Wideband

          Nah, that's just common sense. Leave a fetus alone. See what it becomes.

          • Schlomotion

            I am pro-life. I can't make that decision for other people though.

        • Mary Sue

          There is no such thing.

          That's The Fetus Is A Person talking.

    • tagalog

      I'm in favor of all people having the freedom to make a billion dollars. All other freedoms would fall into line then, wouldn't they?

    • Ghostwriter

      Idiocy,thy name is Schlomotion.

  • Lan Astaslem

    projecting again flippy? no abortions allowed in the muslime hellholes you love

  • Ann

    the whores of evil…how sad are they—they can't figure out their own lives and they want us to listen to them…not on your life whores…

  • Mary Sue

    Remember the butthurt celebs that kept threatening to leave USA and move overseas if GWB got elected? Not a single stinking one of them actually did.

    Makes me wonder just how butthurt they'll be tomorrow night…

  • mlcblog

    Nice way to plug Laura's book. For real.

  • Schlomotion

    What if they live deep within gigantic houses made of volcanic glass?