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Hollywood bailing on President Obama and the Democratic National Convention
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Posted on 08/25/2012 8:40:50 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Hollywood bailing on President Obama and the Democratic National Convention

By Hollie McKay

Published August 24, 2012

| FoxNews.com

LOS ANGELES – President Obama recently praised Hollywood superstar George Clooney, calling him a “wonderful guy” and good friend. But even in the wake of the headline-grabbing compliments, a rep for the Oscar-winning actor confirmed he will not be attending the forthcoming Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

And it seems the majority of Clooney's high-powered Hollywood counterparts are also passing on the 2012 convention – a far cry from 2008’s showdown in Denver, Colorado which attracted dozens of A-listers including Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Silverman, Fallout Boy, John Legend, Cyndi Lauper, Ashanti, Fran Drescher, Ashley Judd, Rage Against the Machine, Aisha Tyler, Anne Hathaway, Susan Sarandon, Jon Hamm, Cash Warren, Jessica Alba, Fergie, Will.i.am, Kanye West, Matthew Modine, Kerry Washington, Stevie Wonder, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Hudson, Shawn Johnson, Forest Whitaker, Star Jones, Wilmer Valderama, Daniel Dae Kim, Kelly Hu, Jamie Foxx, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Chevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss, Melissa Etheridge and Pharrell Williams.

Just to name a few.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012dncconvention; celebrities; hollywood; hollywoodnobama; onetermobama

1 posted on 08/25/2012 8:40:57 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

There are things that even a committed narcissist cannot stomach.


2 posted on 08/25/2012 8:45:28 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess you can draw more of them to a party than you can to a funeral.


3 posted on 08/25/2012 8:47:25 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

They possibly don’t want their own images to go down the tubes with Barack.


4 posted on 08/25/2012 8:48:33 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Sub-Driver
cyndi lauper and kanye west?

Have we sunk to the level where we consider people like this relevant?

5 posted on 08/25/2012 8:51:08 AM PDT by oldbrowser
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To: Sub-Driver

George Clooney is a superstar? Who knew? I guess they just keep setting the bar lower and lower and lower.


6 posted on 08/25/2012 8:51:17 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nobody likes a loser. And, Obama is about as big a loser as they come. Even his sychophantic media and DNC henchmen don’t even try to be enthusiastic about their defense of him. Going through the motions and wishing November was come and gone already.


7 posted on 08/25/2012 8:51:28 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Sub-Driver
they will send money, they just don't want to lose more box office ticket sales than they already are...
8 posted on 08/25/2012 8:54:05 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Sub-Driver

Look, folks, forgetting the Obamabot media rants, raves and spins, the Democrat National Convention is going to be a big bust. Of course, no one of the “beautiful” people, including Democrat candidates up for re-election or election, want to anywhere near Obama, the failed POTUS!!!

The TV viewership will be barely measurable, at best. I would suggest that the major networks put their muscle and effort into the RNC, because once the RNC concludes only the DNC boredom and failure is left!!!


9 posted on 08/25/2012 9:01:53 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hollywood idiots bailing out on Obama??? What is this world coming to????

I’m shocked, just shocked!!!!


10 posted on 08/25/2012 9:02:46 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Sub-Driver
Hollywood is being gutted and parceled out to lower cost locations, which are also invariably less leftist than Hollywood. I wonder if that will have an effect on the leftist slant.
11 posted on 08/25/2012 9:08:19 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Dilbert San Diego

If Obama has lost Hollywood, then he will have lost.....Hollywood.

All the GOOD film production is going on in Canada, anyway.


12 posted on 08/25/2012 9:09:38 AM PDT by alloysteel (Voter suppression is needed now more than ever. Only, whom shall be suppressed?)
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To: Sub-Driver

And it seems the majority of Clooney’s high-powered Hollywood counterparts are also passing on the 2012 convention – a far cry from 2008’s showdown in Denver, Colorado which attracted dozens of A-listers including Oprah Winfrey, Sarah Silverman, Fallout Boy, John Legend, Cyndi Lauper, Ashanti, Fran Drescher, Ashley Judd, Rage Against the Machine, Aisha Tyler, Anne Hathaway, Susan Sarandon, Jon Hamm, Cash Warren, Jessica Alba, Fergie, Will.i.am, Kanye West, Matthew Modine, Kerry Washington, Stevie Wonder, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Hudson, Shawn Johnson, Forest Whitaker, Star Jones, Wilmer Valderama, Daniel Dae Kim, Kelly Hu, Jamie Foxx, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Chevy Chase, Richard Dreyfuss, Melissa Etheridge and Pharrell Williams.

By what measurement on the planet Earth are these “units” considered “A-listers”?


13 posted on 08/25/2012 9:11:12 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nothing more boring than a bunch of pompous self-serving Hollywood elitists.


14 posted on 08/25/2012 9:12:49 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: HiTech RedNeck

In my humble opinion it’s far too late for that.

I guess they can still go to their shrinks to rationalize their own self esteem.


15 posted on 08/25/2012 9:15:51 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

>>Look, folks, forgetting the Obamabot media rants, raves and spins, the Democrat National Convention is going to be a big bust. Of course, no one of the “beautiful” people, including Democrat candidates up for re-election or election, want to anywhere near Obama, the failed POTUS!!!<<

Sho-biz people are about themselves first and foremost. They, of all people, know what it means to have your name associated with a flop. That is why they are running for the exits when it comes to obozo. I know a few have hosted some fundraising dinners but hat is like having a cameo.

obozo has become toxic.


16 posted on 08/25/2012 9:18:00 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: Cicero

Clooney is on my list of people I refuse to watch,

Along with Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn,and after hus sorry campaign fooled me I added Fred Thompson.No one ever dissappointed me any worse than he did.


17 posted on 08/25/2012 9:20:04 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Vince Ferrer

“Hollywood is being gutted and parceled out to lower cost locations, which are also invariably less leftist than Hollywood. I wonder if that will have an effect on the leftist slant.”

I have not kept up at all with things Hollywood, so your comment is new to me. Would you be willing to amplify? How is it being gutted and parceled out? If so, it sounds like good news, and a long time coming!


18 posted on 08/25/2012 9:20:04 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: Venturer

ditto


19 posted on 08/25/2012 9:25:09 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

could care less about the dnc and even moreso the hollywierd crowd ... the networks were first...i see the whole hollywierd rip off next. Haven’t been to a movie theatre in years and won’t ever go back. Too many old classics out there that I have seen and will see again and too many I have NOT yet seen so...who needs the crowd that hops in and out of bed with someone in most movies??? Trash is outside in the recepticle... that’s where it belongs.../


20 posted on 08/25/2012 9:31:29 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Common Sense 101

A-listers????????????/ Now that is the joke of the day. STILL laughing.


21 posted on 08/25/2012 9:34:22 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Gaffer
Barry Soetero AKA Barack Obama AKA: Have you heard about the lonesome looser? He's a looser but he just keeps on crying.
22 posted on 08/25/2012 9:35:32 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed and angry conservatives)
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To: tumblindice

Your’re kidding with the ‘looser’ spelling right? English language is weird sometimes. We say and spell ‘booze’.so loser should also be spelled as loozer. The word ‘loser’ should really be pronounced as. L-oh-ser.I think might just spell loser as loozer in the future and if anyone jumps down my throat about that spelling I’ll have the argument ready in return.
Then again, who gives a ratz patootie.


23 posted on 08/25/2012 10:02:35 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: TEXOKIE
You can look at this recent post for starters:

Los Angeles losing the core of its TV production to other states

24 posted on 08/25/2012 11:01:51 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Local NC papers and TV talking about how motels and hotels in the communities and towns surrounding Charlotte were asked by the DNC to reserve huge blocks of rooms and no reservations are being made, so having turned away customers for a year these places are having to scramble to try to find occupancy. All of them figure they are going to take a big financial hit. One guy told that the DNC asked him to reserve 70% of his capacity, he had a total of of 8 reservations which were then withdrawn just in the past week.
25 posted on 08/25/2012 11:26:53 AM PDT by Roses0508
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26 posted on 08/25/2012 11:28:18 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Common Sense 101

Guess I’m just not with it. I don’t have a clue as to who those mentioned are. As to the others, qualifications please.
Not any of the names, known and unknown, mean anything to me.
Are there really people out there who regard these people as relevant?


27 posted on 08/25/2012 12:44:55 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: Vince Ferrer

Thanks for the link!!


28 posted on 08/25/2012 1:13:16 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: Sub-Driver

No Hollywood support for President Ishtar? Gasp!


29 posted on 08/25/2012 1:19:22 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Roses0508

Hey, friend, if what you say is indeed true fact, you may want get that info to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Fox News Channel, The GOP, Mark levin, Laura Ingraham, etc. They are all easily reached via e-mail. Thanks for the heads-up!!!


30 posted on 08/25/2012 5:50:28 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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