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With Obama Struggling in Hollywood, GOP Support on the Rise
The Wrap ^ | 02-27-12 | Michael Janofsky

Posted on 02/28/2012 10:42:52 PM PST by Lazlo in PA

As President Obama finds himself working harder for Hollywood re-election donations – “You can only be the first African-American president once,’’ says a Democratic consultant – the number of Hollywood Republicans appears to be swelling.

"There are lot more than people think," Frank DeMartini, a veteran film producer who blogs at HollywoodRepublican.net, told TheWrap. "It used to be about 80-20, Democrat. Now, I’d say it’s closer to 60-40. A majority of Republicans in Hollywood are hiding under rocks."

"There are certainly more conviction conservatives in Hollywood than conviction liberals," agrees screenwriter Lionel Chetwynd, one of the entertainment industry's most visible Republicans for years. Though he thinks the 60-40 ratio may be a bit high, he contends that "a lot of people just say they’re liberals because it’s good for their career.”

Who can say for sure? No one, really. Hollywood Republicans say many of their peers fear employment discrimination in a liberally liberal industry.

Sure, lots of A-list Republicans have stepped into the sunlight – Kelsey Grammar, Gary Sinise, Drew Carey, Patricia Heaton, Bruce Willis, Clint Eastwood, Jerry Bruckheimer and Adam Sandler.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gop; hollywood
I found this interesting. It seems that the Obama sheen has dulled in a very curious place. Hollyweird. This has to be giving the WH some sleepless nights knowing their ATM machine might not put out 100% this time.
1 posted on 02/28/2012 10:42:57 PM PST by Lazlo in PA
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To: Lazlo in PA
When did Happy Gilmore make the A List?

I'd give him a B- but then, I am an easy grader.

2 posted on 02/28/2012 10:50:43 PM PST by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Adam Sandler, believe it or not, is considered a Hollywood heavy hitter. He’s a lot more than his movies.


3 posted on 02/28/2012 10:54:17 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Most Hollywood liberals have no real convictions or morals, other than making a lot of money and thinking that they have real political power and influence.

The Conservatives have been the real victims of the “Hollywood Blacklist” since the 1950’s when the Communist Party apparatus and their comsymps tried to push anti-communists out of the industry. Thanks to John Wayne, Ronald Reagan, Ward Bond, Roy Brewer, Morrie Ryskind and others, they didn’t succeed but the Reds enjoyed a renaissance that has not been diminished thanks to Party-leading propagandists like Victor Navasky (Naming Names), and some leftist columnists (Dorothy Parker, a red), who kept pounding the myth of the “Blacklist” against liberals.

The true number of Hollywood Reds and hardcore marxists is probably in the dozens, at the most, scores, but the number of dupes is extremely large. Among the worst leftists are Sarandon, Robbins, Penn, wild man Woody Harrelson (a great actor, see “Zombieland” for a lot of laughs), Gyllenthals, the stupid Gwyneth Paltrow, Rosie O’Donnell, etc.

However, the grip of the old CPUSA is still very tight around the mentality of the prima donnas in Hollywood, but former red diaper baby Ron Radosh, Morrie Ryskind’s son Alan Ryskind, and others have been smashing down the red myths with a lot of success.

The conservatives have organized in Hollywood, often below the left’s radar, and they are waging guerrilla warfare against them, also successfully.

Eventually, if Obama is driven out of office, patriots will once again rule the movie industry and the Leftists will be seen as a little group of traitors (led, of course by Jane Fonda and Sean Penn).

Now that Jon Voight has defected from the Hollywood Left, a major blow to the reds, others are also wakening up as to who and what the Left is and represents.

We are winning but we must never let our guard down.


4 posted on 02/28/2012 10:56:20 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Jonty30; Michael.SF.

Sandler is HUGE in Hollywood. I was so glad (and surprised) to hear he’s a conservative.


5 posted on 02/28/2012 10:59:28 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Jonty30
I just was looking at his IMDB profile............ 37 movies as "producer" credits?

I was surprised at that. Like many people in Hollywood, their ultimate success may not be in front of the camera's, though I still love Happy Gilmore! specially the Julie Bowman parts at his Happy Place.

6 posted on 02/28/2012 10:59:28 PM PST by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Jonty30

Adam Sandler is a proud Jew who knows who his enemies are in Hollywood and the media. So too is Gene Simmons (KISS), the son of an Israeli soldier.

They speak out in defense of America, Israel, and Judaism, among other subjects. The late Ron Silver also was in this group.

The anti-semitism of the Hollywood Left, plus the open support for the Islamofascists by the Leftists, has ripped the veil of self-imposed blindness on some Left Coast Jews, and they are joining the fight against these twin enemies of freedom.


7 posted on 02/28/2012 10:59:37 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I like Gene Simmons a lot - he’s a real patriot. He did admit that he voted for BHO (which I understand) but he’s sorry now that he did.


8 posted on 02/28/2012 11:04:18 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Michael.SF.
When did Happy Gilmore make the A List?

Until the last couple movies, Sandler was making very profitable films. I would consider him far more A-list than some of the dopes wandering around at the Oscars that continually pump out box office poison like Sean Penn.

9 posted on 02/28/2012 11:11:08 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Jonty30
Adam Sandler, believe it or not, is considered a Hollywood heavy hitter. He’s a lot more than his movies.

Yep.

10 posted on 02/28/2012 11:15:21 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


11 posted on 02/28/2012 11:18:11 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Man do I ever wish. You are right though about the Guerilla warfare. Unfortunately Hollywood is a fickle 'trendy' crowd, but that can also be trended to the right. The big fight is getting that square footage in films, music, tv and holding it. That is the ultimate win and it will be like American soil, it is going to bloody and continually fought for.

On American Idol J Lo and Steven Tyler always mention God. Every episode. I think it is their way of bucking the atheistic culture. Even Randy through in some moan of joy saying he's n church when someone singing a solid gospel power run. So yeah. It's happening in big and small ways.

Unfortunately when it comes out lefty it is beyond acceptable and extreme brainwashing BS for kids.

12 posted on 02/28/2012 11:24:02 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: GOP Poet
Steven Tyler is also spot on regards the 2nd Amendment. He is very pro gun.
13 posted on 02/28/2012 11:34:46 PM PST by gusty
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To: gusty

Very cool. I didn’t know. Or as Steven would sing, “YEEEEAAAAAAAAH baby!”


14 posted on 02/28/2012 11:39:35 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: nutmeg

hey good idea bookmarking to yourself. now why didn’t I think of that ;).


15 posted on 02/28/2012 11:41:30 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: llandres

“A majority of Republicans in Hollywood are hiding under rocks.”

I work in the Hollywood biz but won’t get specific due to DU trolls who visit. Our parish (damn liberal) is choc-full of heavy hitters from Paramount to Lions Gate. Believe me, the mantra amongst right-wingers is “shut up and let the liberals talk and out themselves”. If I told you the “real” story of how Iron Man got green-lit, well...


16 posted on 02/29/2012 12:01:30 AM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I knew about most of the ones listed, but Jerry Bruckheimer surprised me. Didn’t know about that one.


17 posted on 02/29/2012 12:34:22 AM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: Jonty30

Always thought Sandler was NOT funny - going WAY back - Saturday Night Live.
Then when I heard he was doing movies, I was puzzled.
Being funny is not hard to spot, and Sandler was not funny.
Somebody was watching out for him - - -

And now he may be one of ‘us?’
Now THAT’s funny!!! (Read: surprising).


18 posted on 02/29/2012 3:27:34 AM PST by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS)
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To: max americana

‘I work in the Hollywood biz______’

Thought so, from your writings going back a bit - - -

Schlepped a young daughter around L.A. in the ‘80’s.
She didn’t get much work, but we had a good time.
Now her young daughters like to perform - in community theater, only.


19 posted on 02/29/2012 3:42:10 AM PST by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Your post is very informative! Just one correction: Dottie Parker was a screenwriter, short story writer and poet - not a columnist.


20 posted on 02/29/2012 3:43:46 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Lazlo in PA

Bookmark


21 posted on 02/29/2012 4:21:19 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Adam Sandler is a proud Jew...


He’s surrounded by the sight and sound of Israel hating Jewish elitists in Hollywierd. I imagine that up close and personal look at the reality of liberal elitism would dampen one’s ability to march mindlessly with limo-leftists.

The utter disrespect liberals have for American freedom, Christians and Jews combined with their love of death and oppression, is downright scarey.


22 posted on 02/29/2012 9:04:00 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Lazlo in PA

Larry elder does whole radio shows on this, taking calls from all kinds of conservatives who work in the industry, talking about how they have to stay closeted to get jobs. It’s mind-blowing. These people still Crow about communist blacklisting, yet they themselves practice the same thing. Those blacklisted commies are revered. The blacklisted conservatives Hollywood approves of.


23 posted on 02/29/2012 9:09:27 AM PST by Yaelle (Rick Santorum for People's Representative)
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To: max americana

Max, please tell me Robert Downey jr is on the right! That would be icing on his funny, bright cake.


24 posted on 02/29/2012 9:18:21 AM PST by Yaelle (Rick Santorum for People's Representative)
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To: Yaelle
Guess what? Downey is a conservative.

He said his viewpoint changed when he was in prison. He visited Bush in the Oval Office.

25 posted on 02/29/2012 10:03:05 AM PST by what's up
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
They speak out in defense of America, Israel, and Judaism, among other subjects. The late Ron Silver also was in this group.

Ron Silver voted for Bush in 2004, but voted for Obama in 2008. He never claimed to have switched permanently to the Republican party.

26 posted on 02/29/2012 2:00:04 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: USARightSide

Theater Row on Sta Monica Blvd are full of looney libtards, probably the worst lot of them all.


27 posted on 03/01/2012 8:53:54 AM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: gusty

Plus Joe Perry of Aerosmith came out as a Republican in 2008 and he explained that he grew up in working class neighborhood and didn’t equate his upbringing to liberals. Great story in the Boston herald..probably why he and Tyler usually don’t get along.


28 posted on 03/01/2012 8:58:19 AM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: max americana

‘_____Santa Monica Blvd. are full of looney libtards_________’

Could see that coming back in the ‘8o’s.
Except my mind wasn’t yet on the great Left/Right divide.

Haven’t been anywhere near there for ages - - -


29 posted on 03/01/2012 2:54:32 PM PST by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS)
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