Has Obama lost Hollywood?

posted at 12:01 pm on May 10, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Or had he just misplaced it?  Michael Hastings reports for BuzzFeed that Barack Obama’s support in Hollywood has waned, and not just with Jon Lovitz.  The entertainment industry had concluded that the Obama administration had flopped — or at least they had until yesterday:

Though Lovitz is on the conservative end of California liberal, complaints about Obama had become a feature of the L.A. landscape. Over the past week, I’d spoken to more than a dozen Hollywood players, and all had a litany of criticisms. “I’ll write the check,” one top producer, whose films have made over a billion at the box office, told me. “But I’m not going to bother voting for him.” Another studio exec—in a land where the hard driven deal is cultural requirement —wondered if the president’s penchant for compromise meant he had, in the parlance of our times, “no balls.”

A number of other actors and producers lamented how they’d gone so far as to donate and volunteer for Obama in 2008—and now, disgusted, they were planning on doing neither this time around. They had bought what Obama was selling four years—about the wars, about Gitmo, about changing things in Washington, about the hope and the change—and Obama had let them down. Even Matt Damon—one of the president’s most stalwart celebrity supporters—famously said last year he was disappointed.

“Starry-eyed, thinking Obama was going to change the world, post-racial America, all of that—it was here in Hollywood, more so than anywhere else in the country,” says an influential Democratic party insider and fundraiser in LA. “It’s a city where there’s an almost child like imagination, a city where the imagination runs wild. It’s one of the city’s greatest strengths—the West Coast attitude to say, okay, go for it. So they believed in Obama. And now they hate him. They hate him.”

Some of the hate came from aggrieved self-interest, too:

Then there was what the Hollywood community saw as the betrayal over the anti-piracy bill known as SOPA earlier in the year. After a frenzy of lobbying from the rival two California power centers, the White House seemed to choose Facebook, Google, and the new digital media companies over the once-powerful Motion Picture Association of America. And Obama’s unwillingness to build relationships with studio heads and other key players in the city left many a tad chagrined when the campaign came back asking for cash for 2012—a source of income, with the loss of big Wall Street money, that he’d need to win.

Therein lies the rub for Team Obama.  They’ve already alienated Wall Street through the heavy-handed Dodd-Frank legislation, and perhaps severed the connection for good with Obama’s class-warfare arguments over the last eight months.  After stoking the Occupy movement, rhetorically if not financially (which Obama’s union allies certainly did), Wall Street won’t be donating much to Obama’s coffers in this election.  The entertainment industry is Obama’s backstop now, and he needs to woo them back into the fold.

It was this concern over fundraising that drove the decision to publicly endorse legalizing gay marriage, as had been their plan all along, even if Joe Biden blew up that strategy:

Senior administration officials admit that Biden’s comment was, indeed, the catalyst for Obama to make his historic announcement weeks earlier than planned.

But Biden’s remarks on “Meet the Press” deeply annoyed Obama’s team, people close to the situation tell POLITICO, because it aggrandized his role at the expense of Obama’s yeoman efforts on behalf of the community and pushed up the timing of a sensitive announcement they had hoped to break — at a time and place of their own choosing — in the weeks leading up to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this fall.

Nor did it tickle anyone, from Obama on down, that Biden — who backed the Defense of Marriage Act while serving in the Senate in the 1990s — seemed to be getting more credit in the LGBT community than a president who has actually taken steps to repeal the Clinton-era law that defined marriage as something that could only take place between a man and a woman.

And it chafed Obama’s team that Biden had, at times, privately argued for the president to hold off on his support of marriage equality to avoid a backlash among Catholic voters in battleground states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to two officials familiar with those discussions.

Jonah Goldberg throws a flag on this interpretation of events:

Does anyone believe this? Obama was scared to antagonize swing states over the issue of gay marriage in May but he was planning to do it in September? Really? He planned to make the Democratic Convention an infomercial on gay equality? That’s ludicrous.

Actually, I have believed that all along.  I also don’t think that Pastor Joe is as much in the doghouse as Politico reports.  The coincidences are too numerous: Richard Grennell had just resigned from the Romney campaign, stories began appearing about fundraising issues among big-ticket progressive donors over the lack of progress on LGBT issues, and a bad jobs report on Friday showed the need to change the narrative — and fast.  I believe the White House thought they could ride a will-he-won’t-he storyline all summer long, and then use the DNC convention for Obama’s evolutionary completion, and use the debate to distract the media from jobs and the economy.  That might have given some time to soften opposition in the swing states, but it would have kept donors engaged all summer long.

The donor issue is now solved, but the distraction won’t last much longer.  The White House miscalculated how quickly this would force Obama’s hand.  In a few more days, they’ll have to come up with another distraction, and high-school pranks and Seamus the Roof-Ridin’ Dog won’t cut it for long.  Meanwhile, this will be enough to get Hollywood back on board, so expect some eye-popping fundraising numbers from the entertainment industry once again.


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Has Obama lost Hollywood?

Ha ha ha ha ha ha. Good one!

earlgrey133 on May 10, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Not unless Hollywood has gotten a recent brain transplant.

You can’t fix stupid.

trapeze on May 10, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Meanwhile, this will be enough to get Hollywood back on board, so expect some eye-popping fundraising numbers from the entertainment industry once again.

This is why I refuse to go to any movies. I won’t even rent one, just watch free ones. They’re not getting any money from me for their nefarious actions.

NJ Red on May 10, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Hollywood liberals and voting patterns.

Like a dog returning to its vomit.

trapeze on May 10, 2012 at 12:07 PM

They do worry that he’s not communist enough, not freaky enough, but what alternative do they have?

RBMN on May 10, 2012 at 12:07 PM

He might have, for now, but he has a new beau, Clooney.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2012 at 12:08 PM

No, but I am all in if we can lose Obama.

hillsoftx on May 10, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Obama said gay marriage is a state issue. He intends to do nothing about it at all. I don’t see why any of his supporters should be excited. They’re just being played again. Man, liberals are stupid.

forest on May 10, 2012 at 12:08 PM

He lost Wall Street dough with his stupid occupier/1% scroom the rich rhetoric and he needs Hollywood’s gay-dough.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2012 at 12:09 PM

No. They’ll still back him, just with slightly less enthusiasm. Kind of like those of us who held our noses and voted for McCain.

dczombie on May 10, 2012 at 12:09 PM

wondered if the president’s penchant for compromise meant he had, in the parlance of our times, “no balls.”

Eunuchs have no balls. He is the Eunuch in Chief, in all matters.

“You lie” is the truest thing ever told about the narcissist.

Glad you put that Moussolini picture of him up.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Mussolini

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2012 at 12:11 PM

They were always in his azz and he in theirs. May they suffocate in each other’s medium, and most media with them, the latter for dereliction of duty.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2012 at 12:12 PM

I mean, is this a joke? He could eat Clooney’s dog and they would still vote for him.

search4truth on May 10, 2012 at 12:12 PM

It’s good that we are getting to the real issues of the past 3.5 years—-Obama’s sexual preferrence and Romney’s high school antics. It’s about time we put those meaningless issues such as the economy and Iran Nukes on the back burner.

dirtseller on May 10, 2012 at 12:13 PM

“I’ll write the check,” one top producer, whose films have made over a billion at the box office, told me. “But I’m not going to bother voting for him.”

Right, and I’ll be moving back home and into the Prague Castle next week.

JPeterman on May 10, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Right – because Barbara Streisand, Cher, Bruce Springstein, John Cougar, Matt Damon, Sean Penn, Leonardo DeCaprio and a host of other Hollywood stars …

Are seriously thinking about voting for Willy McDole!

Riiiiiiiight!

HondaV65 on May 10, 2012 at 12:14 PM

I think he would be better off without it.

rickv404 on May 10, 2012 at 12:14 PM

I don’t think that Obama is after the Ghey vote as much as he’s after Ghey campaign donations. I still think he made a cynical calculated decision to “come out” in favor of same sex before his Hollywood fundraiser.

I guess this keeps George Clooney’s public profile in front of people….you know like: Bunga Bunga Parties, George Clooney, and Ruby the Heart Stealer, kept Clooney’s profile in front of the public. Ruby the Heart Stealer was an underage prostitute attending Bunga Bunga parties……so there’s that.

Dr Evil on May 10, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Friends Obama has left ……….

Michelle
His Daughters
Bo
Chris Matthews

fogw on May 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Dr Evil on May 10, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Clooney is his new beau.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Obama will take California. I don’t think there’s any doubt about that. So the only question here is how much money will Obama get from Hollywood.

Hollywood people will still write the checks.

Curtiss on May 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM

A number of other actors and producers lamented how they’d gone so far as to donate and volunteer for Obama in 2008—and now, disgusted, they were planning on doing neither this time around. They had bought what Obama was selling four years—about the wars, about Gitmo, about changing things in Washington, about the hope and the change—and Obama had let them down. Even Matt Damon—one of the president’s most stalwart celebrity supporters—famously said last year he was disappointed

…not to worry…they will come around because they are stupid…and the media will make sure those that prostitute for the pimp will receive prominence…the nimrods will follow those like they are the pied piper.

KOOLAID2 on May 10, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Hollywood liberals and voting patterns.

Like a dog returning to its vomit.

trapeze on May 10, 2012 at 12:07 PM

_______________________________________

Actually eating its own feces is far more appropriate in this case.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 10, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Like a dog returning to its vomit.

trapeze on May 10, 2012 at 12:07 PM

With Barky, the dog is the vomit.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 10, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Has Obama lost Hollywood?

Probably.

But not for reasons more and more Americans have or will abandon Obama.

If Hollywood is lost to Obama it is because Obama has not pushed much further to the Left, and as yet has not instituted far-reaching draconian rules to kill American exceptionalism once admired world wide.

If Obama has lost Hollywood it is because Obama failed to have Bush and Cheney frog-marched up the steps of the Supreme Court wherein Obama’s fully-stacked Supreme Court would order them to be guillotined on the National Mall…complete with Madame Defarge [Pelosi?] exhorting the masses to jeer and cheer as the blades dropped.

If Hollywood has abandoned Obama it is simply because most of them are disappointed at the lack of “progress” Obama has achieved over the past nearly four years….pretty pee poor performance by a progressive president…no Oscar forthcoming on that one.

But, disappointed, distanced, not because Obama has essentially cut the heart out of this Nation at all levels for his own glorification and enjoyment. On this one, they are still fully in support of the Boy King.

coldwarrior on May 10, 2012 at 12:23 PM

They’re all falling over themselves now to demonstrate how “courageous” he is.

Comedy gold.

Maybe another Nobel Peace Prize for this?

Actually, it’ll be a pink slip.

They won’t know what hit them in November. This is going to be fun to watch all their heads explode.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 10, 2012 at 12:24 PM

It’s obvious to me that Obama flip-flopped on gay marriage to appease the Hollywood crowd. With Wall Street hostile, Hollywood really is Obama’s only source for big fundraising bucks. Unfortunately, Obama’s late-to-the-party affirmation of gay marriage may turn out to be more flop than flip. Aside from Chris Matthews and a few other tools, the Commedia response has been surprisingly tepid. Most of the mainstream stories I’m reading are emphasizing the crass political nature of the announcement; the fact that Biden forced Obama’s hand; and the fact that he should have done it long ago. Here’s a sample:

President Barack Obama’s evolution on gay marriage unfolded at a Darwinian pace, like that of the giant tortoise.

That’s from the Associated Press, and for them, it’s tantamount to a call for impeachment. They never would have printed something like this even a year ago.

Even in terms of what the left hopes to accomplish, this is going to backfire. We will see more action like the recent vote in NC, where civil unions (which I support) are forbidden along with gay marriage. Whereas folks who condemn gay marriage may have been willing to support civil unions a few years ago, they now correctly see civil union legislation as a trojan horse for gay marriage. Way to go, leftist idiots!

Mr. Arkadin on May 10, 2012 at 12:24 PM

He lost Wall Street dough with his stupid occupier/1% scroom the rich rhetoric and he needs Hollywood’s gay-dough.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2012 at 12:09 PM

It only looks so on the surface, but Wall Street is nothing but rabid liberal. Same as the Hollywood producer mentioned in the blog, they ARE and WILL make donations. Corzine raised half a mil just last month and its not this first bundle in the past few months, with more to come.

riddick on May 10, 2012 at 12:25 PM

“I’ll write the check,” one top producer, whose films have made over a billion at the box office, told me. “But I’m not going to bother voting for him.”

On balance, in terms of relative value, I would prefer that he use his vote for Obama and not write the cheque. Just sayin’.

Blaise on May 10, 2012 at 12:26 PM

I think it’s quite apropo, and if someone has the inclination and ability, would no doubt garner some hits and cheeky usefulness…

Jon Lovitz has guest starred in one or more episodes of Hot In Cleveland on tv. Anyhow, in at least one episode in particular his character loves to frequently state, “Liar!”

Here’s at least one espisode currently viewable on tvland that he says it. You’ll have to dig through the episode however to find him saying it.

Logus on May 10, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Liberals make a big deal when a Republican is linked to some figure in the religious Right. Why don’t we make a big deal about the people in Hollywood that are linked to Dems? Hollywood makes the most grotesque stuff and Dens take their money like nothing.

terryannonline on May 10, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Corzine raised half a mil just last month and its not this first bundle in the past few months, with more to come.

riddick on May 10, 2012 at 12:25 PM

While well over a billion of customer funds is still illegally missing. How is this guy still walking around free? I guess your comment is the answer to that.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 10, 2012 at 12:29 PM

The Hollywood money is more dangerous to America than Hollywood votes… Out here in Cali, PBHO can rack up our Electoral College votes without even campaigning… which he will do disguised as campaign fund raisers… when he flies into LAX and bottles up LA traffic… on a Friday… during rush hour…

California: the ATM of national politics…

Khun Joe on May 10, 2012 at 12:36 PM

The relationship between Hollywood and the Democrats is like a scripted Hollywood movie – there is always tension and trouble in their romance, but in the end the Democrat always gets Hollywood in bed and they live happily ever after…until the next Democrat President is up for election.

albill on May 10, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Meanwhile, this will be enough to get Hollywood back on board, so expect some eye-popping fundraising numbers from the entertainment industry once again.

But why? What legislative steps has he taken?

What exactly has changed from May 8th to May 10th? Nothing.

I haven’t heard of an executive order being handed down since then. Nor any plans to do so.

So legislatively nothing has changed one bit. This is nothing more than cultural kabuki theatrics, but you know what, Hollywood has played that card for the last 5 years or so when it comes to same-sex marriage. It’s been part and parcel of our culture for quite a while, the president giving his personal opinion without legislative remedies means squat.

ButterflyDragon on May 10, 2012 at 12:37 PM

MAAAAAAAAAAAAAT DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMON!!!

crazy_legs on May 10, 2012 at 12:39 PM

“I’ll write the check,” one top producer, whose films have made over a billion at the box office, told me. “But I’m not going to bother voting for him.”

This must be be James Cameron. Freaking idiot.

His big-dollar donation only means that America will just have to suffer through that many more 0bama campaign commercials.

UltimateBob on May 10, 2012 at 12:41 PM

O’Bozo is out of the closet. Hooray for Hollywood!

Jaibones on May 10, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Obama was going to change the world, post-racial America

We all should have taken the hint when he threw his white grandmother under the bus. Has any President been nearly as racially divisive as Obama? The other Presidents who don’t “look like him”? White cops doing their job who “act stupidly”? Not a word about black on black crime? Reverend Wright? Trayvon Martin, who looks like the son he never had?

Paul-Cincy on May 10, 2012 at 12:41 PM

In case anyone is interested/able to find/create a snippet of the specific “a href=”http://www.tvland.com/shows/hot-in-cleveland/full-episodes/bye-george–i-think-he-s-got-it-”>clip at about the 14:30~ second mark… oh, it’d work so well.

John Lovitz in character: “Liar!”

Logus on May 10, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Ah well… html fail on my part. I made my point however.

Logus on May 10, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Liberals make a big deal when a Republican is linked to some figure in the religious Right. Why don’t we make a big deal about the people in Hollywood that are linked to Dems? Hollywood makes the most grotesque stuff and Dens take their money like nothing.

terryannonline on May 10, 2012 at 12:28 PM

It’s too bad the pedophilia stories have gotten no interest in the MSM. Some very big names and very big Obama donors are involved. It;s not just the movies they make, it’s how the whole town operates that is sick and perverted. But our lap-dog media don’t care about the rapes and the druggings and the exploitation of young actors and actresses. They are much more concerned about Mitt Romney’s high school pranks in 1965.

rockmom on May 10, 2012 at 12:43 PM

If he’s lost Hollywood, he’s coming to get ‘em back. See “Starmageddon” scheduled for tonight at George Clooney’s pad. Obama, traffic, Studio City sealed off south of Ventura Blvd — good times.

J.E. Dyer on May 10, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Obama ‘losing’ is like watching one of those rare bits on “The Daily Show” where Jon Stewart goes after Obama. He might be criticizing the president, but in most cases he’s doing it from Obama’s left, and is calling him out for not being liberal enough, not for straying too far to the left of the general public.

Same deal here. A lot of the Hollywood types are like some of the more fevered non-Hollywood left, who truly thought Obama was going to morph into the alpha male Hugo Chavez of North America after election and silence all opposition on the right while passing all of their pet projects, either via Congress or by executive fiat. For Obama to ‘lose’ people like that just means that in the real political world, he just can’t be as crazy as they are.

jon1979 on May 10, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Not according to my cousin and his friends out in Hollywood. Obama is awesome. According to them he’s done a great job considering the “mess” he inherited. They’re still blaming Bush for everything.

vcferlita on May 10, 2012 at 12:48 PM

But our lap-dog media don’t care about the rapes and the druggings and the exploitation of young actors and actresses. They are much more concerned about Mitt Romney’s high school pranks in 1965.

rockmom on May 10, 2012 at 12:43 PM

I still can’t get over their embracing Roman Polanski who anally raped (rape-rape, not consensual or statutory) a 13 year old girl and turning their backs on Elia Kazan for testifying truthfully in front of Congress 50 years before.

Next to Washington DC, Hollywood has more power and illicit sex going on than anywhere else in the country. They’re birds of a feather. I don’t know about the exploitation of the young you mention but it wouldn’t be surprising.

Paul-Cincy on May 10, 2012 at 12:48 PM

The absolute worst it could possibly get for Obama is that Hollywood will hold its nose while voting for him (welcome to our world).

But they will still vote for him, and donate tons of money to his campaign, and attend many fundraisers, etc. He might have “lost” them on paper, but it won’t change a single thing they do except to occasionally whine about it.

DrAllecon on May 10, 2012 at 1:04 PM

They’ll all vote for him anyway. Same thing with the black vote and the gay vote. Obama and the Dems can say or do anything they want, and those blocs will remain staunchly liberal in the voting booth.

The same applies to the other side as well. Does anyone believe for a second the NRA would endorse Obama if Romney isn’t pro-gun enough?

Washington Nearsider on May 10, 2012 at 1:07 PM

MATT. DAMON.

Red Cloud on May 10, 2012 at 1:11 PM

It was this concern over fundraising that drove the decision to publicly endorse legalizing gay marriage

Aha, that’s what I suspected. But I distrusted my own suspicion as being overly cynical.

So the Øbama war chest may not be as full as once thought.

Also, Rush just noted that among Øbama‘s bundlers, 1 of 6 is ghey.

My bet is, money aside, it will cost him in voter turnout among his black and Latino constituencies more than the votes he will pick up elsewhere.

petefrt on May 10, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Barry got ethics. Just follow the money.

GarandFan on May 10, 2012 at 1:13 PM

MATT. DAMON.

Red Cloud on May 10, 2012 at 1:11 PM

I laughed. Out loud.

Washington Nearsider on May 10, 2012 at 1:13 PM

My bet is, money aside, it will cost him in voter turnout among his black and Latino constituencies more than the votes he will pick up elsewhere.

petefrt on May 10, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Øbama needs to be pressed to say whether he sees the gay rights struggle as comparable to the struggle for racial justice. Minorities deeply resent this comparison, and rightfully so IMO.

petefrt on May 10, 2012 at 1:17 PM

My bet is, money aside, it will cost him in voter turnout among his black and Latino constituencies more than the votes he will pick up elsewhere.

petefrt on May 10, 2012 at 1:13 PM

I think it’s actually simpler than this.

Obama is trading votes in Ohio, Virginia and Iowa for votes in Cali. and NY. He’s going to win NY and CA anyway, so this is a net loss for him. Whether he wins a state by 1 or by 1 million, the electoral count is the same.

Washington Nearsider on May 10, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Washington Nearsider on May 10, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Yes, the risk this puts on his swing states puzzles me. I wonder what is so compelling that he would take this risk.

The only thing I can come up with is that his campaign seriously needs the money.

petefrt on May 10, 2012 at 1:29 PM

The only thing I can come up with is that his campaign seriously needs the money.

petefrt on May 10, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I’m not a Rove or a Rahm, but I can’t fathom the amount of money it would take to balance the damage done to Obama’s chances in the states that are actually in play.

Are we talking millions of dollars here? Would that be enough to buy back those lost votes? How do you even begin to quantify something like that?

Washington Nearsider on May 10, 2012 at 1:32 PM

“It’s a city where there’s an almost child like imagination, a city where the imagination runs wild.

Translation: We’ve got the brains of a 4 year old, and we’re so naive we actually believe what liberal politicians promise.

The Rogue Tomato on May 10, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Hollywood Illiteratti will always give and vote for the National Socialist Democrat Party because they want to keep working, keep going to the parties, and keep the light focused on them.

jukin3 on May 10, 2012 at 1:35 PM

They do worry that he’s not communist enough, not freaky enough, but what alternative do they have?

RBMN on May 10, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Chavez??? providing the Holywood types relocate in corpore to venezuela, which am sure Sean Penn won’t mind at all, and neither will we here in California…only problem is that it looks like even Chavez is mortal…unlike Castro who is literally a zombi :-)…so they can always try Cuba and it’s closer too…

jimver on May 10, 2012 at 1:38 PM

says an influential Democratic party insider and fundraiser in LA, “now they hate him. They hate him.”

Oh no! Hollywood is… racist?

Greek Fire on May 10, 2012 at 1:47 PM

I believe the White House thought they could ride a will-he-won’t-he storyline all summer long, and then use the DNC convention for Obama’s evolutionary completion, and use the debate to distract the media from jobs and the economy. That might have given some time to soften opposition in the swing states, but it would have kept donors engaged all summer long.

THIS is what Obama and his feckless administration spend their time on. Posing, maneuvering, and posturing. Never truly working to address the problems we face.

LASue on May 10, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Found again

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2012 at 2:46 PM

While well over a billion of customer funds is still illegally missing. How is this guy still walking around free? I guess your comment is the answer to that.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 10, 2012 at 12:29 PM

I am absolutely, 100%, sure that Corzine already has Resident’s Pardon all signed and stashed away in a bank vault. Nothing and no one will ever be held accountable for the loss of more than $1 BILLION of customer funds. They “located” most of them , poor things just have trouble “returning” the funds. Right… All it takes is suspension of ALL office/affiliate operations on USA soil of companies involved until the return the funds. Simple and immediate return of funds, GUARANTEED, as losses from such suspension are way more than they owe.

riddick on May 10, 2012 at 3:18 PM

So tomorrow we will see:

Fear mounts that the percent of blacks voting for Obama may drop as low as 96%.

sdbatboy on May 10, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Therein lies the rub for Team Obama. They’ve already alienated Wall Street through the heavy-handed Dodd-Frank legislation, and perhaps severed the connection for good with Obama’s class-warfare arguments over the last eight months. After stoking the Occupy movement, rhetorically if not financially (which Obama’s union allies certainly did), Wall Street won’t be donating much to Obama’s coffers in this election. The entertainment industry is Obama’s backstop now, and he needs to woo them back into the fold.

It’s mighty hard work, this juggling of special interest groups. Maybe if he could find another way to demonize all conservatives?

tom on May 10, 2012 at 7:20 PM

So, the Democrats believe in Abortion which is against the beliefs of the Catholic Church. (Heck, they don’t even believe in birth control.) The Democrats believe in Gay Marriage which is against the beliefs of the Catholic Church.

Why again are so many Catholics Democrats?

Theophile on May 11, 2012 at 4:58 AM

Yeah, all of the complaints over this or that, but in Oct when the Hollywood pukes look at Romney, they will spend more of their millions, like the 45 they put out last night, for Obama. Hope you had a good old time speaking to the unnamed stars !

democratsarefools on May 11, 2012 at 12:01 PM