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Porn industry backs Obama 5-1 (shocking news!)
Washington Examiner ^ | 10/11/12 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 10/11/2012 10:43:30 AM PDT by markomalley

This just in: America's porn industry backs President Obama over challenger Mitt Romney by a 68 percent to 13 percent margin, according to the industry's top social network.

Here is the release from XBIZ:

Poll: Adult Industry Backs Obama, Romney Limps

LOS ANGELES -- The adult entertainment industry overwhelmingly favors re-electing Barack Obama to a second term as president, according to the results of a new industry poll conducted by media organization XBIZ.

In spite of being in an era of declining industry revenues due to the glut of free content available online and rampant piracy, the majority of adult insiders side with the Democratic incumbent Obama over the Republican candidate Mitt Romney as the 2012 presidential election on Nov. 6 inches closer. The results are based on responses from members of XBIZ.net, the adult entertainment industry's top social network.

XBIZ asked industry members: "Which candidate would you like elected U.S. president?"

Of the 339 respondents, 68% say Obama, while only 13% favor Romney. Another 14% would like to see "someone else" in the White House, while 5% responded "I don't care."

The results of the poll did not come as a shock to at least two prominent industry kingpins.

Hustler founder Larry Flynt in September took out full-page ads in the Washington Post and USA Today offering $1 million in cash for proof of Romney's tax returns and/or details of his offshore assets, bank accounts and business partnerships. Romney in late September did release his 2011 tax return and a brief summary of his returns from the previous 20 years. Flynt told XBIZ simply that he was "not surprised" by Obama's favorite status in the industry.

Vivid Entertainment CEO Steven Hirsch agreed.

"The results aren't really surprising because most people involved with the adult industry have a liberal view of government and how it should work," Hirsch said. "Social issues are more important than fiscal issues and they will support a candidate who shares their beliefs."

Evil Angel founder John Stagliano, who overcame a federal obscenity prosecution that generated nationwide attention in 2010, pointed to his support of another presidential hopeful.

"The only candidate who protects our right to do business is the Libertarian Party candidate, Gary Johnson," Stagliano told XBIZ, referring to the former governor of New Mexico who has garnered the most support of any of the third-party candidates heading into this election. "He was the only person dealing with the real problems we have, like war, the debt, censorship and inefficient government."

Aside from economic considerations affecting voters' decisions in November, the issue of federal obscenity prosecutions figures to be a major factor for adult film producers. According to the notorious pro-censorship organization Morality in Media, Mitt Romney earlier this year, along with other Republican candidates at the time, offered assurances that if elected, they would direct the U.S. Department of Justice to prosecute porn producers for obscenity violations.

Whatever the outcome of the election, the industry will do what it has for the past 40 years -- adapt and survive -- and meet the consumer demand for adult entertainment regardless of the weight of political pressure.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012endorsements; bho2012; corruption; democrats; elections; larryflynt; moralabsolutes; obama; obamatruthfile; porn; pornpresident; promiscuity
I am shocked, I tell you, shocked at this news!!!
1 posted on 10/11/2012 10:43:33 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Apparently, this demographic likes to get screwed!


2 posted on 10/11/2012 10:45:35 AM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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To: markomalley

I’m sure they are all willing to give him a Clap.


3 posted on 10/11/2012 10:47:41 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: markomalley

This is the first poll they’ve responded to that didn’t need to be fluffed first...


4 posted on 10/11/2012 10:52:51 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: markomalley

What the ‘pornsters’ are doing on screen, zero is doing to the USA.


5 posted on 10/11/2012 10:55:54 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: markomalley

i’m honostly (not sarcastically) shocked.

ron jeremy, marey carey and IIRC jenna jameson all are registered republicans.

whether or not you agree with it, the porn industry espouses just about every one of the bill of rights in some way or another.


6 posted on 10/11/2012 10:59:28 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: markomalley

Maybe he can get work as a fluffer after January.


7 posted on 10/11/2012 11:07:54 AM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a Model 1911.)
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To: markomalley; All


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8 posted on 10/11/2012 11:12:57 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: markomalley

“Porn Stars for a Mormon President” might be America’s smallest interest group...


9 posted on 10/11/2012 11:13:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: absolootezer0
ron jeremy, marey carey and IIRC jenna jameson all are registered republicans.

3 women in porn post on a fitness site I visit and they are very conservative.

10 posted on 10/11/2012 11:16:38 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: markomalley

Obambi’s winning all the top shelf groups: porno, transgenders, homos, ghetto free phone types, drug addled “professors” Hollyweirders, union thugs, athiests, Code Stinkers, felons, bums, radical Muslims, Chavez, Putin et all

Clearly the best and the brightest. Way to go, certainly something to be proud of, Soetero


11 posted on 10/11/2012 11:19:43 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: markomalley

I always knew his supporters were a bunch of boobs!! :-)~


12 posted on 10/11/2012 11:23:12 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: trailhkr1
3 women in porn post on a fitness site I visit and they are very conservative.

exactly. they may be socially liberal, but they know which party is fiscally conservative and won't steal their money.
13 posted on 10/11/2012 11:24:14 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: markomalley

Jenna Jameson is a Romney supporter...so we do have one porn actress on our side.


14 posted on 10/11/2012 11:25:10 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: markomalley
Porn stars are all independent contractors. So, they are quite familiar with tax compliance. The really successful ones are entrepreneurs. They market themselves on the web and personal appearances. Apparently, that's where the money is -- the pay for acting is a pittance.

That's the fastest way to turn someone into a conservative (at least on economic issues). There are exceptions, but most of the wealthy liberals are "old money", meaning that they inherited it and they never learned what it really means to work for a living.

15 posted on 10/11/2012 11:25:45 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: absolootezer0

Bingo


16 posted on 10/11/2012 11:26:48 AM PDT by Tuanedge (Warriors victorious in a hundred battles, flee when a tiger enters their tent.)
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To: markomalley

this thread sucks...


17 posted on 10/11/2012 11:27:14 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: subterfuge

Oops...sorry. I meant this thread blows.


18 posted on 10/11/2012 11:28:14 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: markomalley

i really am shocked... i had imagined them to be more business minded... i don’t know why i thought that, but i did...


19 posted on 10/11/2012 11:29:40 AM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: markomalley

I don’t think I am unhappy that the results aren’t the other way around. Who wants their approval? Great to remind the Libs, though. They are so concerned and crying about protecting the children from the mean man who they believe wants to “kill Big Bird.” While they never protest the perverted porn peddlers who are more than threat to their chlds’ future and well-being, and quite happy to be counted Obama supporters.


20 posted on 10/11/2012 11:32:24 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: markomalley; mellow velo; ImJustAnotherOkie; duckman; over3Owithabrain; A_Former_Democrat; ...
I tell ya, thanklessness is rampant in this country!

Here, Utah leads the nation in # of porn subscriptions per capita, porn consumption among the general internet user population and dial-up users. [Source 1, and Red Light States: Who Buys Online Adult Entertainment?, Benjamin Edelman (Journal of Economic Perspectives—Volume 23, Number 1—Winter 2009—Pages 209–220).]

And here, per the Mormon church-owned KSL, Utah also lead the nation in porn busts: FBI in Utah Lead Nation in Porn Busts.

And...so...Utah's gone all out to support the porn industry...and this is the thanks Mormons like Romney get???

Utah's already rallied around the porn industry's "family values"; why can't the porn industry rally around Romney???

21 posted on 10/11/2012 11:33:24 AM PDT by Colofornian
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To: absolootezer0

I am also. You would think they would align more with the Republicans wich are more laissez faire than the dems.


22 posted on 10/11/2012 11:36:45 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: stylecouncilor; windcliff

Groucho of Arabia. Too funny.


23 posted on 10/11/2012 11:41:57 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Colofornian
Since only one wife is allowed, the porn is required to keep UP the interest.
24 posted on 10/11/2012 11:46:48 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie; All
Since only one wife is allowed, the porn is required to keep UP the interest.

Since only one wife is allowed...

(Not in the Mormon celestial kingdom...per Mormon doctrine, even three CURRENT Lds "apostles" -- Dallin Oaks, Russell Nelson, L. Tom Perry -- have been married to more than one woman...in each case, their first wives each died and they remarried...Since the trio married these six collective wives all "for eternity"...that means if the Mormons are "right," these men become polygamists upon the deaths of their current wives and selves...)

So much for the open Mormon lie that they yielded polygamy "long ago..."

25 posted on 10/11/2012 11:53:03 AM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin; absolootezer0; All
You would think they would align more with the Republicans wich are more laissez faire than the dems.

Yes.

For what corporate entity was Obama ever a part of that ensured that the corporation remained part of the porn industry? (None I'm aware of)

Yet on the other hand, Romney displayed his moral/immoral "laissez faire" approach as a long-time board member for Marriott...ensuring that Marriott remained a fellow member of this very porn industry we're discussing...and what payback does Mitt get from the rest of the porn industry?

(Not much)

Just Wow!

Oh, for those who want a little review about the Marriott matter...you can read these articles published by the Mormon church owned Deseret News:

* Mitt draws flak over Marriott porn: Critics say he should have opposed it while on board
* The Nasty Taint of Porn

26 posted on 10/11/2012 12:01:04 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: justlurking
Porn stars are all independent contractors. So, they are quite familiar with tax compliance. The really successful ones are entrepreneurs. They market themselves on the web and personal appearances. Apparently, that's where the money is -- the pay for acting is a pittance.

One of them posted how she looks at the job as 9-5, has a boyfriend, has a normal life outside porn etc.. said while "going at it" while filming she is often wondering what the catering truck is offering for lunch that day or what birthday gift she is going to buy for her mom......mind blown.

27 posted on 10/11/2012 12:06:02 PM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: markomalley

Others who like the President include:

Dead people
Crazy people
Felons
People in Jail
Terrorists
people in the country illegally
junkies


28 posted on 10/11/2012 12:09:32 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: markomalley

As points of comparison... Obama has the “mainstream” media by approximately 8-1 and blacks by about 19-1.


29 posted on 10/11/2012 12:09:56 PM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: markomalley

“The only candidate who protects our right to do business is the Libertarian Party candidate, Gary Johnson,”

Gary Johnson - The Money Shot


30 posted on 10/11/2012 12:14:06 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: markomalley

This thread needs pictures in order to make a valid judgement on the subject matter.


31 posted on 10/11/2012 12:25:19 PM PDT by BRK
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To: markomalley

Biden would say it’s because Obama has a big stick.


32 posted on 10/11/2012 12:25:53 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: markomalley
That's because Obama is using Homeland Security to crackdown on copyright violations from file sharing websites including theft from registered porn producers.

The spin in 2012 was that Rick Santorum wanted to go after porn on the internets but in reality it's been Baraq Hussein Ubama who has been ridding the internet of free music (and porn) downloads.

33 posted on 10/11/2012 12:54:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: markomalley
In spite of being in an era of declining industry revenues due to the glut of free content available online and rampant piracy

They probably figure Obama's more interested in plugging these "holes" so government has more access to taxpayer money when they start taxing internet transactions. Gotta satisfy their addition to taxes some way.

34 posted on 10/11/2012 1:02:48 PM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: markomalley

A blow for justice.


35 posted on 10/11/2012 1:09:41 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: subterfuge

“I didn’t think it was physically possible, but this both sucks and blows. “ Bart Simpsons ( My favorite Bart quote)


36 posted on 10/11/2012 1:27:51 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: trailhkr1

A mainstream performer?


37 posted on 10/11/2012 2:32:09 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: trailhkr1

Define “conservative”.


38 posted on 10/11/2012 2:33:42 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: markomalley; MotleyGirl70; Cagey; Mr. Brightside; earlJam; Rb ver. 2.0; lesser_satan; Taffini; ...
Photobucket
39 posted on 10/11/2012 3:01:05 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: mellow velo

PING


40 posted on 10/11/2012 3:10:29 PM PDT by BlueMoose
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To: windcliff
Photobucket

Oh, he's very popular, Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wasteoids, dweebies, dickheads — they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.
41 posted on 10/11/2012 4:00:21 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Bazinga!)
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To: subterfuge
Oops...sorry. I meant this thread blows.

Takes balls to admit that...

42 posted on 10/11/2012 4:11:43 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: stylecouncilor

w/o a doubt one of the funniest movies of all time..


43 posted on 10/11/2012 4:20:33 PM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: stylecouncilor

LOL


44 posted on 10/11/2012 4:25:28 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: trailhkr1

what movie is it?


45 posted on 10/11/2012 5:08:33 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: Taffini

Ferris Buellers Day Off


46 posted on 10/12/2012 2:09:58 PM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: mellow velo

ping


47 posted on 10/13/2012 11:49:07 AM PDT by BlueMoose
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To: markomalley

Which is odd when one considers that the busybodies who would shut them down are in the Democrat Party.


48 posted on 10/14/2012 5:46:50 PM PDT by Redcloak (A founding member of Drunkards for Romney)
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