Skip to comments.Obama speaks to the stars; Tom Hanks suggests 'five-and-a-half more years'
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.
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Hollywood = useful idiots
Rich bastard who isn’t affected by Obama’s policies. Must be nice.
Sounds like a room full of shallow a$$hats.
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.
Yeah, a real brain trust in that room.
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?
Hanks is going to have to make another war movie to continue his charade as a patriotic American.
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.
And Republicans are the party of the elite!? yeah...sure.
Forest Gump has far more sense than your average Hollyweird liberal
He sucks as an actor anyway. Most of them do, so I gave them all up years ago. Eff em.
...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.
Tom Hanks must be high on something. We cannot afford the high gas coming out of Obama’s mouth.
stars... more like lunatic louts.