Skip to comments."Ron Howard's Call to Action" commerical for Obama.[Fair Warning: Set down coffee before viewing]
Posted on 10/26/2008 4:51:41 AM PDT by yankeedame
Ron Howard For Obama: Although not particularly funny (like the Mac-PC commercials) or substantive (like the Mac-PC commercials) this celebrity endorsement is sort of amazing.
It seems to me that actors/actresses/entertainers risk more by endorsing a candidate than the candidate gains. Do you know anyone at all who is voting for a particular candidate because of an entertainer’s endorsement? Do you know any voters who will boycott a particular entertainer because of a political endorsement?
It would be nice if they would have ejected him with the lunar module from Apollo 13. That would have been Hollywood at its finest.
Now, it is difficult-—no impossible—for me to see movies where the actors have been on a polotical soapbox. I can’t get into the role they are playing.
the old movie studios knew what they were doing when they kept their big actors out of any controversy. they were protecting their “product”...and that’s what actors are...a product that is used in films.
Yeah, right Dopey!
Seems all your 'loose' friends are acting like we care what they think.
Shut up & Direct, Act & Sing !
Opie, like the rest of Hollywood's loonies, has grown older but no wiser. Sad.
Andy Taylor of Mayberry would never had supported Obama!
Ron Howard should seriously think about keeping the rug. He is seriously nasty to look at when he’s bald.
I haven't been in a movie theater in 22 years because I decided that I didn't want my money going to the liberal actors.
I own only about only a couple dozen DVD’s - 99% of which were bought used and therefore my money didn't go to the liberal actors.
As for movies and TV shows - there are a lot of them that I won't watch because of the liberal actors in them.
I know my personal boycott doesn't make a dent in the profits or salaries of these people but it makes me feel better.
Go ahead and endorse Obama, Howard. Hooray for Hollyweird.
That was great!!
Not one word about what Obama will do or how he will do it.
Merely an attempt to hide Obozo behind beloved characters which typify a world that Obama, his wife, his preacher and his friend Bill Ayres despise and want with all of their hearts to destroy.
Ron Howard wants us to vote with “courage and vision”. These are words which will come back to haunt this pathetic dupe if the man he endorsed but failed even to describe gets in.
In this endorsement “Sheriff Taylor” just pissed on the graves of the LEO’s the weathermen slaughtered.
LOL!!!! Richie Cunningham and the Fonz complaining. Gotta love it! They portrayed teens during the Happy Days, the IKE years and the show ran in the worst of times, the Carter Years. Dumb Ass add, but the heads of mush will love it.
I’ve watched it 4 times and still LOL each time!
“Do you know anyone at all who is voting for a particular candidate because of an entertainers endorsement?”
“Do you know any voters who will boycott a particular entertainer because of a political endorsement?”
I’ll never look at Opie, Andy, and the Fonz the same way again. They actually think that we need their political advice.
“Do you know anyone at all who is voting for a particular candidate because of an entertainers endorsement? Do you know any voters who will boycott a particular entertainer because of a political endorsement?”
Hell no, and heck yes.
Their attempts at reaching voters with their versions of 'humor', hit those Americans who are simple-minded and who would vote for an apparent communist.
They are completely oblivious to the fact that they're dooming themselves as well as the rest of us to the drab existence in a socialist company on it's way to the slavery of communism.
Ron and Andy look foolish and the imitation of Governor Palin is disgusting! A socialist Obomba's ideas would never fit in the fictional (or real) Mayberry. They have made comic fools of themselves in their attempt to fool the rest of us.
It doesn’t surprise that Opie and Fonz are “useful idiots”, but Andy too? We’re in more trouble than I thought. I wonder if Brad Paisley knew of Andy’s political affiliation. Now, I can’t trust any of them!
Obama has been reduced to relying endorsements from fictional characters. Who’s next? Bullwinkle and Rocky?
Same with me. LOL Years ago I thought Susan Sarandon was a good actress. I wouldn’t watch her now if you paid me. When I was young, I loved Sally Field (Gidget, Flying Nun). Now I change the channel when her stupid commercials come on. LOL
I know Andy Griffith is supporting Obama but his character Andy Taylor never would have.
Is this really news? It would have been news if he endorsed McCain.
I used to love watching my DVDs of Arrested Development. But after some googling and finding out what a bunch of leftists most of the crew are, I can't stomach it any longer.
What do you expect from a UNC graduate.
Maybe they are ‘fishing’ for an exception to higher taxes on the top 5%.
Sheriff Taylor would have busted Ayers and ran Reverend Wright out of town.
You’re sure right on the not funny assessment!
Why not? Obama himself is a fictional character.
Ron, bring back Aunt Bee and then maybe I’ll listen............
Gee, I didn’t realize that Ron, Andy and Henry subscribed to Marxism.
Who is Ron Howard?
Evidently, he already has Honer Simpson's endorsement.
Honer - Homer
Agreed! Add to that singers, and I haven’t got much left in the way of entertainment! That’s OK, tho. It makes me appreciate the ones who ARE conservative sooo much more.
We were up-north for a couple of days, and had only a couple of TV channels to watch, which meant it was crap like “Entertainment Tonight” or nothing. (Yeah, nothing is a better choice...) They showed parts of the Andy & Opie video on successive evenings — essentially a free campaign ad for Obama.
As I watched, a couple of things stood out. 1) It was a rather poorly done chroma key job for a Hollywood director, and 2) the people of Mayberry would be most likely be McCain-votin’ clingers to their religion and guns, not Obamabics!
Yeah, I waited JUST for Opie to decide I would now vote for Barry.....
Ron and Henry have never given money to republicans according to http://www.newsmeat.com/celebrity_political_donations/Ron_Howard.php
they seemed earnest and honest in the commercial but they were all lying
I’m a huge movie fan and DVD collector. I can’t completely avoid leftist actors, but most of my American DVDs are pre-1965. I know there are a few commie screenwriters in there, but it actually gives me a sense of guilty pleasure that back then even commies had to write films that were patriotic, or at least inoffensive.
Out of all my DVDs (well over a thousand) I don’t have a single film featuring Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, or any that goon squad. It doesn’t bother me if an actor is just a generic Democrat, or even something of a bleeding heart who has fallen for the global warming crap or believes we need more welfare handouts. I can write that off to someone simply being dumb, which maybe they can’t help. But when they rant and rave against America or our armed forces, that’s over the line. Ditto for destruction of our social fabric with Obama worship.
I do own the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which has at least one vile cast member (Gandolf the Gay). But there’s also a conservative cast member and the film itself is a wonderful conservative tale. I sort of get a kick out of seeing old Ian having to play an obviously moral character in a story conceived by devout Christian Tolkien.
For most modern films I stick to Asia! They actually sneak some anti-Communist films out of China on occasion. Those directors have real guts, unlike our posturing phonies like Oliver Stone and Brian de Palma.
As for Opie, he should be called Dopie. Aunt Bea should have kicked his ass back in ‘64.
Funny or Die?
So, was it funny?
Another one or two are anti-American war idiots.
How do they reconcile acting as warriors in a fictional war of good against evil?