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Obama Celebrity Fundraiser Barrage Worries Some in Hollywood
Hollyod Reporter ^ | Jun e21, 2012 | Tina Daunt

Posted on 06/22/2012 6:31:26 AM PDT by Innovative

Some of the president's most ardent entertainment industry supporters quietly tell The Hollywood Reporter that while they realize he needs to deploy all of his weapons to compete with deep-pocketed Republican super PACs, they fear the increasing reliance on stars and celebrity contests could backfire with swing voters and mobilize the right.

Reaction was particularly strong to the $40,000-a-plate dinner co-hosted June 14 by Sarah Jessica Parker and Vogue editor Anna Wintour with guests including Meryl Streep, Aretha Franklin and Bravo's Andy Cohen. Critics say the tony, heavily promoted event­ -- Parker sent an e-mail to supporters promising the evening would be "fabulous," and Wintour posted a video online urging supporters to enter a lottery for two tickets -- risked creating the impression of an elitist, out-of-touch candidate in a period of ongoing distress and growing economic inequality.

"It's a mistake," a veteran Hollywood exec says flatly of the event, which the Drudge Report headlined "Checks in the City." The exec adds: "He's supposed to be a man of the people, and he's hanging out with Anna Wintour? Is he trying to turn the election into a celebrity reality show?"

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; filmactorsguild; fundraisers; hollywoodreds; milliondollarmarxist; obama; obamavoters
Obama is clearly out of touch -- just look at what he did accomplish: socialist healthcare, amnesty by executive order, thumbing his nose at the Constitution, and what he did NOT accomplish: the economy is getting worse, not better.
1 posted on 06/22/2012 6:31:32 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Leftist celebs love rubbing elbows with democrat presidents. It show how “important and connected” they are. Democrat presidents love rubbing elbows with leftist celebs because they basically worship them. It is a circle that feeds on itself. While they are participating in the love fest, the rest of the people see how foolish they look.


2 posted on 06/22/2012 6:43:51 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Innovative

In January 2013 Baraq will begin his next career.
A two hour weeknight show on MSNBC from 8 to 10.

Of course with vacations, golf, etc he’ll actually use guest hosts 60% of the time.


3 posted on 06/22/2012 6:47:34 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Innovative

I don’t think Bammy is out-of-touch.

Just as a third-world dictator relishes the sufferings of the peoples to gain power and pontificate about nothingness, Obama clearly enjoys watching America collapse while he vacations, golfs and stuffs his face.

He’s just a little concerned he might not get reelected by the full load of the ship of fools that put him into power 4 years ago.


4 posted on 06/22/2012 6:52:07 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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40 thousand for a plate of food and to rub shoulders with a bunch of wannabe commies. Doesn't Hussein realize that millions of Americans don't even make 40 thousand dollars in one year?
5 posted on 06/22/2012 6:53:35 AM PDT by 3rdcoastislander
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” - - - Obama is clearly out of touch - - - “

Not so! Obama has been consistently effective at hoping to change America into an European-style Feudal/Socialist State in the World Ultimate Socialist States, commonly known as WUSS.

Regulate, Control, Destroy!

BTW, will Michael Moore gain the rights to film the Hollywood glitterati’s tribute to Obama at the Democrat’s 2012 National Convention? Or maybe just filming the Hollywood glitterati PAYING their monetary tribute to their Emperor Obama?


6 posted on 06/22/2012 6:53:45 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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——risked creating the impression of an elitist, out-of-touch candidate in a period of ongoing distress and growing economic inequality.——

An impression? Really?

The entire Left is out of touch. I recommend they stay there for another 6 months. Reality will hit them hard in November.


7 posted on 06/22/2012 6:56:27 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Graewoulf
Many uninformed voters didn't understand Hussein when he told Americans he was going to fundamentally change America. When I heard that I thought “oh crap”. I have talked to a few people who have finally realized what he meant and do not intend to vote for him again.
8 posted on 06/22/2012 7:00:15 AM PDT by 3rdcoastislander
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To: nascarnation

OMG — I could see Obama having a show on MSNBC.

It does make you wonder, what are his plans after Jan. 20, 2013. Michelle Obama will get her wish to walk out of the White House, and just keep on going. Where will they go and what will they do.

Financially, he could be set for life. Bill Clinton raked in tens of millions in speaking fees after leaving the White House. Obama might make a lucrative career giving speeches as well.

I would love to be in such a speech. Would like to hear the Q and A. I wonder who or what Obama would blame for his failed presidency, when such questions come up from his audiences.


9 posted on 06/22/2012 7:03:27 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Innovative

Flush the turd.


10 posted on 06/22/2012 7:03:53 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Innovative
"Is he trying to turn the election into a celebrity reality show?"

To have to ask the question is to answer it.

11 posted on 06/22/2012 7:28:55 AM PDT by circlecity
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Is he trying to turn the election into a celebrity reality show?"

That is exactly what he has done from day one. Obummer is always making sure the presidency is about him.

12 posted on 06/22/2012 8:34:21 AM PDT by pfflier
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Obama is a celebrity first and last. Of course he wants to hang with fellow celebrities.

It feeds his narcissism.

13 posted on 06/22/2012 8:37:14 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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Obama could be working secretly to get his own TV show.

It’ll start with a melody, graphics showing several hearts superimposed with the title of the show “I LOVE ME”.


14 posted on 06/22/2012 8:41:19 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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Personally, I’d never vote for anyone who is subsidized by the freak show in Hollyweird. But that’s just me. A lot of voters are star struck by celebrities.


15 posted on 06/22/2012 8:50:20 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (64% of Americans support amnesty and find the Wet DREAM Act "a big hit!" - New Bloomberg Poll)
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To: Innovative

Hollywood doesn’t think Barry Obama is an “out of touch elitist,” they’re merely worried he APPEARS to be an out of touch elitist and the “good times” are going to come to an end.


16 posted on 06/22/2012 9:14:06 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Innovative

Sorta reminds me of Prince Prospero in Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death”.


17 posted on 06/22/2012 10:26:09 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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obama is not out of touch. He’s just an arrogant piece of crap who thinks he’s better than everyone else. And that goes for all of the Hollywood fat cat actors and all the “above the line” egotistical _______(fill in the blank).


18 posted on 06/22/2012 10:35:20 AM PDT by Terry Mross (To My Liberal Kinfolk: Don't call, email or write until you've gotten your brain fixed.)
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Or the “The Devil and Daniel Webster”!


19 posted on 06/22/2012 12:36:48 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: Innovative

It already IS a reality show! Keeping up with Barack Hussein Kardashian. Where have these people been?


20 posted on 06/22/2012 1:49:53 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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