Skip to comments.Drew Carey Says Libertarians Can ‘Get Away’ in Hollywood, but Conservatives Pretty Much ‘Doomed’
Posted on 03/21/2010 7:46:16 AM PDT by 198ml
According to actor and comedian Drew Carey, Hollywood is not the intolerant blackballing liberal utopia many deem it to be. In fact, Hollywood is very accepting of the right-wing crowd - except for that fringe, radical segment known as conservatives.
"In Hollywood, you can pretty much get away with being a libertarian," Carey told John Stossel on the Fox Business Network. "But if you're a conservative you're kind of doomed."
Carey was a featured guest on "Stossel" March 18, dissecting the economic calamities surrounding his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio (anointed Forbes' new "Most Miserable City"), and to provide the perspective of a fledgling businessman.
"Now you're a libertarian right?" Stossel asked. "Has that slowed your career?"
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I loved Drew’s definition of a libetarian: a conservative who still gets high. :-)
Drew Carey is right. a libertarian is a conservative who still gets high. He skipped the part how some libertarians want to legalize prostitution as well.
Reason: I take it you favor drug legalization?
Carey: Yeah. But every time you bring that up, people always ask, "Oh, you think they should sell heroin and crack in stores?" Sure: Smoke crack, die, get out of my way. As long as I don't have to pay for it (laughs).
Pretty much my attitude as well...
“John Voight is leading the conservative cause for Hollywood... “
Yep, and as far as employment, he couldn’t get arrested.
gotta love Drew. But what he says holds true for most liberal areas. I consider myself a “pragmatic” Libertarian, in that I don’t vote third party. It also makes for pleasant relationships with the left. My kids have also made use of this in school, during govt classes. Teachers much more open to dissent from self declared Libertarians lol
Unfortunately they can take years to die and can do enormous amounts of damage in the mean time.
From what I've read of him, I'm confident he would advocate it if asked. Fine with me as well.
I imagine that would all change if they gained any traction nationally.
Quite true, and exactly the same can be said of alcoholics. Of course, we tried outlawing booze, but that didn't work out very well...
The problem is that if your in for a penny your in for a dollar. The way it works in our new society is that you will pay for it, get use to it they won.
While I applaud Voight's principled stand, it's clear that the only reason he get a pass is because he's already established his acting bona fides with his Academy Award win decades ago. Also, he's a supporting actor now, not a leading actor.
Without Voight's credentials (and age), it's impossible for any actor who aspires to lead a film, or a television series, to speak publicly about conservative principles.
The only one that really comes close is Gary Sinese. But, Sinese stays pretty clear of domestic policy issues and I've never heard him say anything political (other than he supports the troops) on a national media show.
I believe he's speaking of the views of the Hollywood crowd; in that respect he's quite right.
HE has fallen for the hook. The leftist media and talking heads spend an inordinate amount of time pretending the conservative and right of center majority of this country don’t really know who they are and thus paint those of us who are conservative as extremists. I am convinced that they actually help us in the end as more people say “wait a minute I agree with that, and that, and that etc...” until more of them come to the realization that they are indeed conservative.
People who identify themselves make up roughly 40% of the population. But, it doesn't mean that they vote that way, or that they really are.
20% of the people who identified themselves as conservatives in 2008, voted for Barack Obama. Do you know any "conservatives" who voted for Barack Obama?
From what I’ve gathered, libertarians are basically socially amoral? If that’s the case. then no wonder they are considered more palatable to Hollywood.
And I ma not just saying that I have always though how great he is as an actor.. As for the other pathetic morons in Hollywood they can be taken care of in the boy cot of their movies..Don't rent or go to a movie a Dem has made or is in..If they don't get our money they will starve..
While I personally advocate legalization of drugs and prostitution, I recognize that as a practical matter neither major party is going to make headway towards doing so (possible exception: marijuana). In any case it's not at the top (or even middle) of my agenda; my most important issues are fiscal responsibility and foreign policy. As such, I vote a straight Republican ticket.
Granted, I have to hold my nose while doing so at times.