Obama Courts Young Hollywood

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Hollywood-based gay rights activists organized two of Obama’s five L.A. fundraisers. “The fight on behalf of the LGBT community is part of a broader fight for all Americans,” said Obama at a Beverly Wilshire gala and dinner. What hypocrisy – Obama spent three and a half years of his term opposing gay marriage before his attitude conveniently “evolved” in time to kick off his reelection campaign.

The gay community apparently holds no grudge about that. It has poured $8 million into Obama’s coffers through March. He didn’t even specifically address the gay marriage issue at the gala, but that apparently didn’t faze the LGBT donors, who felt that his position was implied: “He said it the minute he walked onstage,” said J. Edgar screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

Among the Hollywood attendees in the crowd of 600 were CBS CEO Les Moonves and his wife Julie Chen, hostess of The Talk, Will & Grace creator Max Mutchnick, former boy-band singer Lance Bass, gay icon Cher and her, uh, offspring Chaz Bono, Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his partner, Malcolm in the Middle producer Todd Holland and his partner, Star Trek actor George Takei, and representatives from Lionsgate, Hulu, Disney, and HBO. Some of the guests donated up to $25,000 each to Obama’s campaign for face-time and a photo op with the most media-obsessive president in history.

Following that event, Obama traveled by motorcade to a $25,000-a-plate dinner at the Beverly Hills home of gay Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy. The seventy donors there included actresses Julia Roberts and Reese Witherspoon, Banana Republic/Gap president Jack Calhoun, The Simpsons actress Yeardley Smith, Rob and Michelle Reiner, Southern California DNC co-chair John Emerson, and Hollywood agents, executives, and Glee actors.

While too many conservatives turn up their nose at Hollywood and surrender the culture war to the left, Obama is busy securing the support of history’s greatest propaganda machine. The right needs to recognize this power and find a strategy to fight for equal engagement in the cultural arena – or risk losing the war.

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  • http://marktapson.blogspot.com MarkTapson

    Oops. Make that "Sex AND the City," not "in."

  • Dave

    they are all just another bunch of hollyweird vile, stupid, idiotic, moronic radical, ultraliberal, left-wing extremists.

    • intrcptr2

      Well, sure. But like Mark says, who do you think the bulk of Americans are spending their Saturday (And likely the other six as well) nights hanging out with? Birds of a feather, right?

    • Mo_

      They are. And they got Obama elected last time, and will do so again if we don't continue to speak up.

    • wsk

      I think that is exactly mark Tapson's point. We dismiss these buffoonn and the Democrats soak up the cash like a financial sponge.

  • Tarleton

    We are now living in the era of the ” american idol president ” when politics is a form of entertainment ; the stuffy , solid , boring qualities of Romney have no chance against the celebrity appeal of Barrak , Hussein Obama ; he has good teeth , a seductive speaking style and knows just how to push the buttons of the vacuous younger generation …the very same dolts who vote for ”american idol” voted for Obama …I wonder if they knew the difference ?

    Let’s face it , the ”culture war ” of the last 40 years between the values of liberal/Leftist hollywood and the conservative values of Jadai/christianity is OVER …Hollywood has won ! a whole generation of young folks have been SEDUCED by the constant drip , drip , drip of the liberal subliminal ”soft ”propaganda from decadent Hollywood ,and the election of a preening , pretentious poseur like Obama is just the confirmation

    I was hoping that the election of a huckster like Obama was an aberration of ”white guilt ”and that the american voters would sober up and come to their senses , but unfortunately it is not to be …Obama is the ZEIT GEIST , or sign of the times and we can expect 4 more years of his maudlin , syrupy , entertainment that passes for leadership

    It was Lenin who said that cinema was the greatest propaganda device ever created , but Orwell never recognised the power of ”soft propaganda ” in the entertainment industry that has seduced and crafted the worldview of a whole generation of shallow , superficial minds

    • Wideband

      I'm pretty sure everybody spends some time as a youth dabbling in some degree of liberalism. I think you're underestimating how large a percentage grow out of it. In the pretend world of Hollywood, where things get done for you and nothing lasts, young people can hang on to non-functional ideas until, well, until they're unattractive, untalented 47 year olds. Most however have to live in the real world, and learn about personal responsibility, morals, and the value of family.

  • Banastre tarleton

    Hollywood is a ' ' virtual reality' ' for much of the younger generation who have no knowledge of History and very little experience outside of their ' ' cultural cage ' ' …they are infact products of their environment ; thirty years of MTV trash popular culture and bodes an ill wind for the future of the West

  • kafir4life

    Dennis Miller had a fabulous idea for Romney. right after Stinky (-bo) had his fundraiser among the stars, Romney should have made a commercial showing him at a backyard barbque with people (as opposed to Clooneys), and at the end announce that they've raised $1,500 for the campaign. That would have given the Hawaiin peace sign to the Hollywierds and Stinks Hisself.

  • oldtimer

    I'll never watch a GC movie again. Or support any of these hollywood weirdos. All talk and no action. Why don't they do what their obamagod tells them, spread the wealth..I could use a little extra$$$.

    • intrcptr2

      But, but…they're not evil capitalists. They're just a bunch of folks who like telling stories. Why should they have to part with their "hard earned" wages? Have you ever had to endure 3 hours getting made up in costume for work? inhuman…

  • tagalog

    Yet another compelling argument for re-setting the voting age at 21, and for restricting the vote to property owners and men.

    • wctaqiyya

      See, now you're speaking my language.

  • clarespark

    Hollywood was ever populist, reaching out to a mass audience. It is not surprising that these young romantics court what they suppose to be the tastes of this demographic, one given to sex, violence, and good versus evil. I wrote about their perceptions of the cold, heartless, polluting, we-own-everything Puritanical Right in this blog: http://clarespark.com/2009/12/16/perceptions-of-t…. It is a glossary that includes populist ideology. title: Perceptions of the enemy: the left looks at the right and vice versa.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    I wonder, and I'm just guessing here.

    But when Obama leaves a hollywood fund raiser… are his ears really sore and have finger prints imprinted all over them?

    • wctaqiyya

      That's a good question Roger but his head is not flat and he still has teeth. So, no. However, it may be worth noting that Obama has never disclosed the results of his medical examinations. You know, prostate exams and such. So…

  • RoguePatriot6

    "What a crock. Parker and Wintour couldn’t care less what the unwashed masses think. These Obama supporters move with the richest and most elite crowd in the world, and yet somehow it is Romney’s wealth that is under media scrutiny."__

    I don't think there's a comment in this article that contains more truth than this. _

    He shoots, he scores!!!

    Hollywood the Liberal Progressive Pagan God
    Harsh sounding isn't it? Well, the reality of it is pretty harsh. I don't think that people fully understood the impact of Biden's statement and a confirmation that he made when he said, "I think 'Will and Grace' probably did more to educate the American public than almost anybody's ever done so far. People fear that which is different. Now they're beginning to understand."

  • RoguePatriot6

    Where does the general liberal population get their views on morality from? HOLLYWOOD!!!! Liberal/progs have used Hollywood for decades now to promote racist stereotypes (and have the nerve to accuse conservatives of it), have debased women and portrayed conservative ones as backwards, ignorant and archaic. They've used Hollywood as a MEGA AMPLIFIER by virtue of celebrity influence over the younger crowd and their wealth.
    Alot of the lib/prog movement mock and ridicule the conservative celebrities that don't buy into this and refuse to budge from there from integrity or stance on social issues or fiscal.
    Their moral standards has nothing to do with "right and wrong" it has everything to do with how big a blowhorn Hollywood uses to bombard their ears with what they want to hear. Just as a teenager is attracted to the new faddish designer clothes because of a namebrand, has nothing to do with their quality or how long it will last but who endorses it.
    If you notice that this article mentions that he was trying to appeal to the younger crowd. Well, this is just a theory of mine. He realizes that alot of ADULTS are not buying this garbage anymore of "hope and change" or my personal favorite, "…fundamental change" and now he's trying to find the more impressionable minds, OUR KIDS and younger adults, to take the walk of the cliff with him.
    Someone made the observation that most kids have a liberal mindset and grow more conservative as they get older. There's a whole lot of truth to that which explains partly why Obama can so easily win their support. It also goes to say that the conservatives are the kids that grew up. It's known to most, that kids and some young adults, aren't exprienced enough to make sound decisions on their own. (cont'd)

    • RoguePatriot6

      Alot of devious influences and characters work in this way. They know that the older or more experienced adults are too strong to influence or topple so they go after the young and impressionable. In the wild, predators work that way too. That's why lib/prog movement were so smart when they they infiltrated the public school system and began their indoctrination of our children.

  • RoguePatriot6

    Funny thing that Barrack portrays the wealthy as evil and greedy. I guess the people in Hollywood that support him are "the good evil and greedy people".