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Obama speaks to the stars; Tom Hanks suggests 'five-and-a-half more years'
The Hill ^ | 4-22-11 | Jordan Fabian

Posted on 04/22/2011 12:25:26 PM PDT by Justaham

President Obama asked for support Thursday from a small Los Angeles audience dotted with Hollywood stars.

Speaking in a tiny room of the Italian restaurant Tavern to a an audience of 60 that included Steven Spielberg, Will Ferrell, Tom Hanks and George Clooney, Obama said he understood frustration with his compromises with centrist Democrats and Republicans on healthcare, ending the Bush tax rates for the wealthy and other issues.

Over the past two and a half years, Obama said, he was sure there were times "where you're reading the papers or you're watching TV and you're saying, 'Ah, Obama, you know, why's he compromising with the Republicans?' Or 'Aw, why did healthcare take so long? and I want single-payer plan anyway.' "

The president then joked: " 'Golly, you know, if he was just as good a communicator as George Clooney, I'm sure the American people would understand exactly what needs to be done.' "

The remark cracked the room of donors up, according to a White House pool report.

Obama, who returns to Washington from California on Friday, has held a series of fundraisers in the Golden State over the past two days as he completes a week of barnstorming across the country that foreshadows the presidential campaign.

The president has spoken to liberal supporters in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Palo Alto whose continued support will be critical if Obama's campaign is to meet a goal of raising $1 billion in campaign funds for 2012.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: california; georgeclooney; stevenspielberg; tomhanks; willferrell

1 posted on 04/22/2011 12:25:29 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Hollywood = useful idiots


2 posted on 04/22/2011 12:27:53 PM PDT by crosshairs (Say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north.)
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To: Justaham

Rich bastard who isn’t affected by Obama’s policies. Must be nice.


3 posted on 04/22/2011 12:31:02 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Justaham

Sounds like a room full of shallow a$$hats.


4 posted on 04/22/2011 12:32:06 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (I can't afford anymore hope and change!!!!)
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To: crosshairs

Earth Day Celebration with Hollywood elite, gas-guzzling limos and gnarling LA traffic.

Laughing all the way to the bank, while the joke’s on us.

Oh well, off to Good Friday service. Happy Easter everyone.


5 posted on 04/22/2011 12:34:31 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Justaham

Yeah, a real brain trust in that room.


6 posted on 04/22/2011 12:34:38 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Courage is fear holding on a minute longer - George S. Patton)
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To: Justaham

Wonder how these so-called “stars” would feel if half of America (or more) stopped paying $10-12 dollars to go to their 3rd rate movies?


7 posted on 04/22/2011 12:40:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. TR)
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To: Justaham
Yeah, I'm going to listen to this guy...not...
8 posted on 04/22/2011 12:43:04 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Justaham
Will Ferrell

Looks like Obama has sealed up the adolescent underwear joke vote.
9 posted on 04/22/2011 12:43:43 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Justaham
"Tom Hanks suggests 'five-and-a-half more years' "

Stupid is, as Stupid does...
10 posted on 04/22/2011 12:43:58 PM PDT by FrankR (Liberals Don't Have Scruples, Judgement or Morals...only MOTIVES.)
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To: Justaham

Hanks is going to have to make another war movie to continue his charade as a patriotic American.


11 posted on 04/22/2011 12:44:30 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Justaham

Well, no more Hanks movies for me. He joins the list.


12 posted on 04/22/2011 12:45:14 PM PDT by albionin
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To: Justaham

13 posted on 04/22/2011 12:45:40 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Jobs? Nope! Economy? Nope! Disarm the U.S? Yep! Impeach the treasonous Marxist Muslim usurper bast)
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To: albionin
Well, no more Hanks movies for me. He joins the list.

My entertainment dollars are focused on the production of Atlas Shrugged, Parts II & III.

14 posted on 04/22/2011 12:47:17 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Lucky9teen; All

And Republicans are the party of the elite!? yeah...sure.


15 posted on 04/22/2011 12:56:29 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "President Government" is here)
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To: Justaham

Forest Gump has far more sense than your average Hollyweird liberal


16 posted on 04/22/2011 1:02:23 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: albionin

He sucks as an actor anyway. Most of them do, so I gave them all up years ago. Eff em.


17 posted on 04/22/2011 1:02:38 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Celebrate 'Civility'")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Justaham.
...a small Los Angeles audience dotted with Hollywood stars... an audience of 60 that included Steven Spielberg, Will Ferrell, Tom Hanks and George Clooney...
In Zero's never-ending quest to lie about seemingly everything, he muses about not getting everything he wanted when his cadres controlled both houses of Congress -- and btw, he DID get everything he wanted, until he and his fellow sphinctercrats were repudiated this past November. THEN it was THEY who voted to continue our tax cut. The tax cut is the ONLY bipartisan measure passed since Pelosi and Reid seized control.


18 posted on 04/22/2011 1:10:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv

Tom Hanks must be high on something. We cannot afford the high gas coming out of Obama’s mouth.


19 posted on 04/22/2011 1:17:03 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Justaham

stars... more like lunatic louts.


20 posted on 04/22/2011 1:20:53 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Justaham
Black unemployment UP 20% since Hussein seized power, but million$ given to him by Hollyweird limousine liberals!

How many of those limousine liberals get their gardens tended by illegals?

21 posted on 04/22/2011 1:28:57 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Star Obama speaks to the Stars. What a bunch of bull.


22 posted on 04/22/2011 1:38:40 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Justaham

I used sean penn as the villian in my comic. and for the nazis i will use the new hollywood crowd, the old crowd like Cagney and Stewart and the Duke and Gable and Bogart and lee marvin will be in the next part as real American soldiers.

http://captainamericagroundzero.blogspot.com/


23 posted on 04/22/2011 1:49:40 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Justaham

For Tom Hanks to say “5 1/2 more years” illustrates how completely out of touch he is with the times. What an elitist slob.


24 posted on 04/22/2011 2:24:48 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: Justaham

Tom Hanks needs to STFU. We don’t need his political opinion OR his movies.


25 posted on 04/22/2011 2:26:49 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117

I wonder how Jim Lovell feels about Tom away from Hollywood. Hanks played Lovell in Apollo 13. Lovell is a very conservative Republican. Hanks is what he is.


26 posted on 04/22/2011 2:51:02 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: Justaham

Please post the guest list I want to make sure I avoid all who attended, they will not see a dime of my money We made them we can break them!


27 posted on 04/22/2011 2:59:58 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I cannot recall the last time we went to the movies or rented a DVD for that matter. In addition to being a minimum of 3rd rate, there’s zilch-point-zero originality in the offerings.
That said, I’d dearly love to see the stars flame-out.
A parting point to ponder - next time sitting in a theater, consider the collective pedo you’re sitting in. Ay carajo!


28 posted on 04/22/2011 3:49:58 PM PDT by Huaynero
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To: Justaham

projectile vomit!!!


29 posted on 04/22/2011 4:28:43 PM PDT by a real Sheila (MAYBE there is a certificate, but WHY can't we see it? What is O hiding? Hmmmm?)
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To: Justaham

Wow a whole room full of celebrity and polidiot trash who lie for money....who’d a thunk it........:o)


30 posted on 04/22/2011 4:37:06 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: All

Just remember your movie tickets, DVD and Blu-Ray purchases are your donations to the Democratic Party.


31 posted on 04/22/2011 6:52:32 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Justaham

I’ll have to check my “No see-ums” list to make sure they are on it.

I know that most hollywood celebrities are out of touch with the real world, but backing this zero borders on plain stupidity.


32 posted on 04/22/2011 7:01:20 PM PDT by Exit148
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