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Obama tells Hollywood 2012 campaign won’t be as ‘sexy’ as last time
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Posted on 10/25/2011 6:05:17 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama tells Hollywood 2012 campaign won’t be as ‘sexy’ as last time By Justin Sink - 10/25/11 07:36 AM ET

President Obama acknowledged that his re-election effort "will not be as sexy as the first one" at a star-studded fundraiser Monday night in Hollywood.

"This election will not be as sexy as the first one," Obama said. "Back then, I was -- it was still fresh and new, and I didn’t have any gray hair, and everybody loved the “Hope” posters and all that. But this time it’s -- we’ve got to grind it out a little bit."

Actor Will Smith and basketball star Magic Johnson were among those in attendance at the $35,800 per head dinner.

In his remarks, Obama said that he had accomplished "about 60 percent" of what he hoped to as president, and cited his healthcare reform law and the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" among his achievements.

"I carry around a little checklist, and I think we’ve gotten about 60 percent of it done so far," Obama said. "And that’s not bad for three years, because I need another five."

The president joked that his recently announced plan to allow homeowners to refinance mortgages would free up money so they could go watch Smith's movies at Johnson's chain of movie theaters.

"Today, I announced helping homeowners refinance their homes, because a lot of them are underwater now and so they’re having trouble refinancing," Obama said. "But that could free up billions of dollars for American consumers who can then shop and go to Will’s movies and spend money at whatever business Magic has and could help grow the economy overall."

Obama also criticized Republican leaders in the Senate for preventing votes on his jobs package.

"We have not gotten a single Republican vote out of this current Senate," Obama said. "And it’s primarily because they don’t think that, politically, it’s advantageous to do so. And I think that’s a mistake, and so we’re putting pressure on them."

Later Monday evening, Obama spoke at a $5,000-per-head event at the home of actors Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas. Actress Eva Longoria and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were also in attendance.

The stops were part of a set of six fundraisers over three Western states that Democrats are estimating could bring in more than $4 million for the Obama re-election campaign. On Tuesday, the president will head to San Francisco for an event with musician Jack Johnson, and then head to Denver for two events at the Pepsi Center, site of the 2008 Democratic Convention.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bathhouses; larrysinclair; larrysinclairlover; obama; opunk; reggielove
Oh, ok.......
1 posted on 10/25/2011 6:05:23 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Sexy?? WTF you talkin’ about Willis?


2 posted on 10/25/2011 6:07:36 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is he trading in Michelle for a less attractive woman?


3 posted on 10/25/2011 6:08:44 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

IIRC, Will wants to play Obama in the movies...I think it was mentioned on a Leno show.


4 posted on 10/25/2011 6:09:21 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver

“Today, I announced helping homeowners refinance their homes, because a lot of them are underwater now and so they’re having trouble refinancing,” Obama said. “But that could free up billions of dollars for American consumers who can then shop and go to Will’s movies and spend money at whatever business Magic has and could help grow the economy overall.”

When the Harvard potus says this kind of stuff, the movie title that comes to my mind is “Jackass”

fubo and fuhollywood, too


5 posted on 10/25/2011 6:10:26 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Sub-Driver

6 posted on 10/25/2011 6:11:12 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Grizzled Bear

“Is he trading in Michelle for a less attractive woman?”

You mean, like Joy Behar or Helen Thomas?
Either seems willing to have his baby.


7 posted on 10/25/2011 6:12:11 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Sub-Driver
President Obama acknowledged that his re-election effort "will not be as sexy as the first one" at a star-studded fundraiser Monday night in Hollywood.

The first election was an exercies in deception. This one will have to be an exercise in coercion, because nobody believes what he says anymore.

They're going to get pushy, and are going to need to be answered in kind, and in spades.

8 posted on 10/25/2011 6:17:43 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: Sub-Driver; John Semmens

I had to check to see if this was a John Semmens’ satire thread!!!

This is the President of the United States?

When will the nightmare end?


9 posted on 10/25/2011 6:18:49 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh, gross. “Sexy” and “Obama” don’t belong in the same sentence. Of course, Hollyweird is full of “MSM” ...


10 posted on 10/25/2011 6:21:02 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Sensible, logical, responsible and practical. I also walk dogs.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Back then, I was -- it was still fresh and new, and I didn't’t have any gray hair, and everybody loved the “Hope” posters and all that.

Translation: Catchy slogans and meaningless cliches' aren't going to work this time.

11 posted on 10/25/2011 6:22:05 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: sodpoodle

Will Smith? Didn’t he start in that movie — Pursuit of Happiness? Isn’t that a movie about working hard and succeeding because you have the FREEDOM to do so in this country, no matter how difficult the odds?

Doesn’t that entirely contradict everything Obama stands for?

Hollywood hypocrites.


12 posted on 10/25/2011 6:23:18 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Sacajaweau
IIRC, Will wants to play Obama in the movies...I think it was mentioned on a Leno show.

What an easy part to play.

No lines to learn, just read the teleprompter.

13 posted on 10/25/2011 6:27:03 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Obama - Wear The Fail!)
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To: LibsRJerks
hollyweird is mostly communists... McCarthy was right... and we need to have a new Committee on UNAmerican Activities again... case in point... why is a spanish citizen involved in our elections? Millionaire communists... same as it ever was.

LLS

14 posted on 10/25/2011 6:31:26 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Sub-Driver
The president joked that his recently announced plan to allow homeowners to refinance mortgages would free up money so they could go watch Smith's movies at Johnson's chain of movie theaters.

Shows how utterly out-of-touch this Bozo Obozo is.

15 posted on 10/25/2011 6:32:25 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Tax-chick
Oh, gross. “Sexy” and “Obama” don’t belong in the same sentence.

My reaction too...just ewwwww.

16 posted on 10/25/2011 6:33:11 AM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ok, I just threw up in my mouth a little...


17 posted on 10/25/2011 6:33:30 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: LibsRJerks

He fits right in:

Has no emotion except for self.
Reads others’ words with no understanding.
Pretends to be what he isn’t.
His wealth is derived from people who want to be entertained or who believe in fantasy.


18 posted on 10/25/2011 6:38:49 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature.)
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To: sodpoodle

My fervent honest wish is that Obama just quits and goes to Hollywood. I will give him this — he has the looks and can “act.” He acts as our president, when in reality, he’s just a street punk.

But he CAN pull off a convincing performance to many. He’d be a gifted actor. American needs him — in HOLLYWOOD — not the WH.

Seriously — I think he’d be great at it. And, of course, yes, he’d fit right in with them.


19 posted on 10/25/2011 6:45:42 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Sub-Driver
Yes, sexy is the first thing I think about when I see Obama...

/sarc

20 posted on 10/25/2011 6:59:25 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: Sub-Driver

Translation:

“The Polish is of my Turd”


21 posted on 10/25/2011 7:00:44 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Grizzled Bear

Larry Sinclair


22 posted on 10/25/2011 7:17:33 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: Sub-Driver

Basically, he is telling them (us) now that his campaign is going dirty. For Democrats, thats REAL, REAL, Dirty.


23 posted on 10/25/2011 7:22:37 AM PDT by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Another underhanded threat. He is getting delusional.


24 posted on 10/25/2011 11:04:47 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: Diogenesis

Exactly what I was thinking!


25 posted on 10/25/2011 11:12:10 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: silverleaf
Either seems willing to have his baby.

Jeez, does anyone remember Matt Lauer interviewing him in the 2009 Super Bowl pre-game show? Matt Lauer looked like he was getting ready to reach over and kiss him.

Absolutely made me sick.

27 posted on 10/25/2011 1:05:58 PM PDT by DE50AE
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To: Grizzled Bear

IS there a less attractive woman? Oh yes, I remember one. Helen Thomas


28 posted on 10/27/2011 7:04:58 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (National Procrastination Day has been postponed until tomorrow.)
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