Good news: If you were waiting for celebrity encouragement to vote, you just got the green light

posted at 9:21 pm on October 1, 2012 by Allahpundit

I feel like we saw a new celebrity “voting (for Obama) is cool!” vid appear every other day during campaign ’08. This year, not so much. What happened? Is Hollywood sincerely disappointed in the politics of Hopenchange, or is this a simple case of there being less hipness-by-association to be mined from his fading brand? Or maybe I’m selling them short. Maybe they’re saving the stunt endorsements for the last five or six weeks.

Anyway, something new from the studiously “nonpartisan” Vote4Stuff campaign, featuring a galaxy of your favorite left-wing stars. They’re not telling you who or what to vote for, they just want you to vote. For anything you like: Gay marriage, higher taxes, climate-change regulation, “reproductive rights” — the possibilities are endless. The thinking here, I assume, is that you don’t need to be overtly partisan when you know in advance that the only demographic that might respond to this pitch already favors your guy by a 30-point margin. If young voters turn out, a heavy majority are voting for Obama. His problem is that that’s a major question mark right now, whereas the decidedly pro-Republican 65-and-over set will be there at the polls come rain or shine, without question. And a good thing too, or else conservatives would need to fund some sort of “nonpartisan” video urging seniors to turn out starring Robert Duvall, Jon Voight, Chuck Norris, and Wilford Brimley. Which, now that I think about it … would potentially be the greatest political ad ever.


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No encouragement needed here..

Electrongod on October 1, 2012 at 9:24 PM

I think he demolished the stereotype that he is a vapid celebrity out of his depth.
 
Ric on September 26, 2008 at 11:14 PM

rogerb on October 1, 2012 at 9:25 PM

They should call it “Vote 4 free Stuff.”

Waggoner on October 1, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Where is Oprah?

JPeterman on October 1, 2012 at 9:26 PM

I pledge to be a servant to the president…

Lanceman on October 1, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I liked all of it, but Sarah Silverman. She did one the other day that was so filled with left wing garbage, I couldn’t finish watching it. This was pretty benign. Not sure Barry’s has the celebrity cool he used to have. Where’s Clooney been?

BettyRuth on October 1, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Is Hollywood sincerely disappointed in the politics of Hopenchange, or is this a simple case of there being less hipness-by-association to be mined from his fading brand?

Yes.

(how funny is it that the first “celeb” is Ellen Degeneres?)

Tim_CA on October 1, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Nah, I think $16,000,000,000,000 worth of “Stuff” is plenty. No more “Stuff!”

ThePrez on October 1, 2012 at 9:28 PM

This video should be in Websters as the definition for “brain trust”

BeachBum on October 1, 2012 at 9:28 PM

I think I recognized 2 maybe 3 of them. I was never hip so not a good judge, but this just seems to be designed to bring out the same attention seeking w$or@s that aren’t we all just kind of sick of. Who really wants to see whatever stupid videos these kids send in.

The weird thing about it that yet again, rich libs are asking something of the rest of us. Send us your ideas! Help us make our case, so that we can tax you more. Utterly stupid.

earlgrey133 on October 1, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Finally, motivation for voting the marxist out.

rbj on October 1, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Need encouragement? Hardly, lol. I will have trouble waiting until the actual election day instead of voting early, which I hate.

As for my kids, my son voted in the last election and my daughter will be voting for the first time in a presidential election.
They both will be voting for Romney.

They know better than to ever let me know if they voted for Obama.
It is the unforgivable sin in our house.

Jvette on October 1, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Who are those people in the video and why are they important?

Lickmuffin on October 1, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Uh, what the hell was that?

Pork-Chop on October 1, 2012 at 9:29 PM

OT-Sorry AP but this is a MUST SEE….UH OH.

MontanaMmmm on October 1, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Robert Duvall, Jon Voight, Chuck Norris, and Wilford Brimley. Which, now that I think about it … would potentially be the greatest political ad ever.

Throw in Clint Eastwood and yeah, it would be.

JohnInCA on October 1, 2012 at 9:32 PM

What a waste of $$$$!

Momma on October 1, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Oh hell..not Ed Norton! I love him.

Uh..this was gay. And I should know. Alternative-trying to be cute and hip. Fail.

I also could give a rats’ a$$. But that’s our culture. Where is Snookie..cause her thoughts are very important.

bazil9 on October 1, 2012 at 9:34 PM

The level of national discourse continues to…………..oh, never mind.

FOWG1 on October 1, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Vote For Stuff

That’s pretty much what this election is about isn’t it?

HumpBot Salvation on October 1, 2012 at 9:40 PM

The ultimate President Kardashian promo. Well done, Hollowood.

TXUS on October 1, 2012 at 9:40 PM

LOL! Well, there’s no doubt Obama’s really pushing for the Moron Vote. His problem , though isn’t convincing them he’s their guy, it’s convincing them to get off their backsides & vote, when the Dems keep telling these Morons, that Obama Already won! These clowns are really entertaining as they twist themselves into pretzels, trying to explain their contradictory actions to voters who have the attention span of gnats!
For those following, How to take on the Obama Enemy media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 1, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Somebody needs to tell Leonardo that he’s not aging well.

mabelee on October 1, 2012 at 9:41 PM

What happenned to the Vote or Die!!!1!!!! campaign?

Blake on October 1, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Free stuff or freedom, you can’t have both.”

  – Sarah Palin

idesign on October 1, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Would like to see a nice buddies on a sofa type of ad (a la Newt and Nancy) with Alf and that nasty little doll Chucky. Will listen to them and Big Bird any day of the week.

ahlaphus on October 1, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Where is Snookie..cause her thoughts are very important.

bazil9 on October 1, 2012 at 9:34 PM

She can’t be bothered. She’s busy reading books on child rearing by Benjamin Spock.

predator on October 1, 2012 at 9:44 PM

If these celebrated idiots really want me to vote for Obama, they should tell me to vote for Romney…

Nah, just kidding, that wouldn’t work either.

Marxism is for dummies on October 1, 2012 at 9:47 PM

What’s important about a campaign promo like this is the lightness and the comedy, very well done IMHO. This same sort of thing was what Clint was doing at the Republican Convention, and something that Team Romney should incorporate in the ads war in the swing states, along with the tough-hitting ads to keep the base stirred up. Humor sells, and particularly to the youth and independent voters.

TXUS on October 1, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Well, that certainly got me fired up. I’m gonna vote for butter pecan ice cream.

RedWinged Blackbird on October 1, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Does ANYONE really care what this priviledged, un-talented, narcissist thinks about ANYTHING?

They must be getting desperate to pull this dumba** out of the latest model he’s “dating”.

ccrosby on October 1, 2012 at 9:49 PM

bazil9 on October 1, 2012 at 9:34 PM

She can’t be bothered. She’s busy reading books on child rearing by Benjamin Spock.

predator on October 1, 2012 at 9:44 PM

She is prego? Wonderful. I am sure she will be an excellent mother.
I see and hear of the snookie , kardashian people..wouldnt know.
I dont waste anytim with watching the freak show BS on TV.

I have had to result in buying TV sitcom dvd’s from back in the day.
I ike my food TV but they always sneak in the political BS too. Nothing is safe. I will never forgive Paula Deen. I cancelled her.

bazil9 on October 1, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Holy Smokes

Look at the lines/people at Mitt’s rally tonight

WOW

DOUBLE WOW

gophergirl on October 1, 2012 at 9:49 PM

What happenned to the Vote or Die!!!1!!!! campaign?

Blake on October 1, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Er… Well, it was their choice.

Fallon on October 1, 2012 at 9:49 PM

John Elway is endorsing Mitt Romney

Say goodbye to Colorado Barry………….

Rovin on October 1, 2012 at 9:49 PM

I’ll send a video of myself ripping the head off my Obama bobble head while gnashing my teeth. It’ll be me saying this time we’re voting for brains.

skeeterbite on October 1, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Free stuff or freedom, you can’t have both.”

– Sarah Palin

idesign on October 1, 2012 at 9:43 PM

We’ve been waaay overdue for a Palin thread.

Lanceman on October 1, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Good news: If you were waiting for celebrity encouragement to vote, you just got the green light

I’d vote for the Brimley/Voight ticket.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 1, 2012 at 9:51 PM

fortunately for the last 3 years I’ve been voting for myself, my guns, ammo, my food and water stockpiles and any thing I can do to distance myself from this NEW America because it will soon be go-time to get it back.

READY

amend2 on October 1, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Good news: If you were waiting for celebrity encouragement to vote, you just got the green light

YEA… People with the intellectual gravitas of dingle-berries telling imbeciles to vote themselves more stuff that someone else has to pay for…

SWalker on October 1, 2012 at 9:54 PM

John Elway is endorsing Mitt Romney

Say goodbye to Colorado Barry………….

Rovin on October 1, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Woohoo! And now they have Peyton too!

I’m definitely a Bronco’s fan now!

ccrosby on October 1, 2012 at 9:54 PM

I am voting for free oPhones, pot brownies, and cherry flavored condoms for everybody! Wooooo! Obama is really going to break open that stash in ’12. Yeah baby.

bitsy on October 1, 2012 at 9:54 PM

If young voters turn out, a heavy majority are voting for Obama.

The funny thing is they haven’t figured out they’re gonna have to pay for all of the crap the Dems have enacted the past 6 years and for the SS and Medicaid and Medicare messes.

They’re going to be shocked when they can’t afford their triple mocha frappo soy latte anymore cause’ mommy and daddy need them to pay for healthcare and rent.

BacaDog on October 1, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Since the first thing Selena Gomez did once she became an adult was a cleavage shot on Cosmo, I think I’ll pass on her political advice.

CurtZHP on October 1, 2012 at 9:56 PM

I recognize Leo DiCrappio, but who’s that cute little brown-haired whore?

I’d hit that.

Lanceman on October 1, 2012 at 9:56 PM

That. Was. Terrible. I had low expectations and was still stunned on how bad it was.

thebrokenrattle on October 1, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Selena Gomez?! Run Justin Beiber run!

On second thought…meh.

22044 on October 1, 2012 at 9:57 PM

bazil9 on October 1, 2012 at 9:49 PM

I don’t watch any prime time network garbage, either. But I may have to make an exception if they have a reality show to determine the father.

predator on October 1, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Vote for Stuffing!
Vote for Stuffy Noses!
Vote for Stuffed Bell Peppers!
Vote for (H.R.) PufnStuf!

Has Hollywood run out of writers?

:P

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on October 1, 2012 at 10:00 PM

these tools, pawns of the state will be the first to be incarcerated.

Don’t they look at history?

amend2 on October 1, 2012 at 10:02 PM

That was the “Heaven’s Gate” of political ads.

Tater Salad on October 1, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Okay, that’s got to be one of the most stupid “Get out the vote” ads I’ve ever seen. People who respond to this ad are not thinking about climate change or woman’s reproductive rights (which for whatever reason has to be said with a mad angry stare). People who respond to this ad want free government-provided pot or puppies or something.

Happy Nomad on October 1, 2012 at 10:03 PM

bazil9 on October 1, 2012 at 9:49 PM

I don’t watch any prime time network garbage, either. But I may have to make an exception if they have a reality show to determine the father.

predator on October 1, 2012 at 10:00 PM

In order to get me to watch any reality show, it’s going to have to involve hungry Lions, Tigers and Bears, Politicians and Media personalities all in a Texas no holds barred cage match.

SWalker on October 1, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Encouragement to vote.I would run over an old lady in a wheelchair at the dollar store parking lot to get to the polls to vote for Romney.

docflash on October 1, 2012 at 10:04 PM

But I may have to make an exception if they have a reality show to determine the father.

predator on October 1, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Why? It wouldn’t be anything surprising-me thinks. :)
Buff dude that likes to tan and drink a lot? Unless its a Baptist minister..I wont be viewing. :)
When was the last time Billy was in NJ? hmmm..

bazil9 on October 1, 2012 at 10:06 PM

SWalker on October 1, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Oooooh! I’d even go pay per view for that one.

predator on October 1, 2012 at 10:07 PM

John Elway is endorsing Mitt Romney

Say goodbye to Colorado Barry………….

Rovin on October 1, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Plus, he’s appearing with Romney on the stump tomorrow and maybe Wednesday. I’m told by my friends in Colorado that, unlike most endorsements, this is one with a difference. They say Elway is the most popular figure ever in the state and that the people see him as far more than just a football celebrity. Hope they’re right.

TXUS on October 1, 2012 at 10:07 PM

bazil9 on October 1, 2012 at 10:06 PM

B9 check out the video I posted up thread.

MontanaMmmm on October 1, 2012 at 10:08 PM

When was the last time Billy was in NJ? hmmm..

bazil9 on October 1, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Or Ahnold. *As if he didn’t have enough trouble.* :O

predator on October 1, 2012 at 10:09 PM

I recognize Leo DiCrappio, but who’s that cute little brown-haired whore?

I’d hit that.

Lanceman on October 1, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Me too, even inside her Volt or Prius, no matter how cramped it would be.

TXUS on October 1, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Me too, even inside her Volt or Prius, no matter how cramped it would be.

TXUS on October 1, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Who IS that sweet little whore? Never saw her before.

Lanceman on October 1, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Holy F.

When Selena Gomez is the most non-partisan of the group, only because she’s a walking lobotomy…

budfox on October 1, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Selena Gomez. She’s like, barely 18.

budfox on October 1, 2012 at 10:11 PM

I vote to tell these celebrity nitwits to Stuff the Vote (preferably where the sun doesn’t shine)…..

Jerks.

DevilsPrinciple on October 1, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Selena Gomez. She’s like, barely 18.

budfox on October 1, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Is that who that sweet li’l thing is?

Lanceman on October 1, 2012 at 10:13 PM

What happenned to the Vote or Die!!!1!!!! campaign?

Blake on October 1, 2012 at 9:42 PM

It didn’t have voter ID.

ptcamn on October 1, 2012 at 10:14 PM

fortunately for the last 3 years I’ve been voting for myself, my guns, ammo, my food and water stockpiles and any thing I can do to distance myself from this NEW America because it will soon be go-time to get it back.

READY

amend2 on October 1, 2012 at 9:52 PM

And don’t forget cleaning products, personal hygiene items (soap, detergent, toothpaste, dental floss, after shave, razors, tampons, shampoo), lotsa TP, and an ample stock of cleaning patches/gun oil. Paper towels, too…you don’t want to live in filth, but may not have the water to spare to wash dirty rags. And lots of writing paper, keep the old telephone books as you may have no cell phone, internet or GPS to find locations…and a good street map of your area. And pencils and pens to record info and communicate. And anything else you take for granted now but will drive you crazy if you don’t have them and can’t easily get them like new socks, shoes, underwear, toothpicks, Scotch tape and so on.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 1, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Selena Gomez. She’s like, barely 18.

budfox on October 1, 2012 at 10:11 PM

She’s also, like, barely in possession of a clue.

predator on October 1, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Plus, he’s appearing with Romney on the stump tomorrow and maybe Wednesday. I’m told by my friends in Colorado that, unlike most endorsements, this is one with a difference. They say Elway is the most popular figure ever in the state and that the people see him as far more than just a football celebrity. Hope they’re right.

TXUS on October 1, 2012 at 10:07 PM

He’s there tonight too.

gophergirl on October 1, 2012 at 10:24 PM

I don’t think they’d be too keen on using my “Vote for fewer murdered Mexican kids!” video.

Bruce MacMahon on October 1, 2012 at 10:25 PM

I have to read The Silmarillion just to get the IQ points back that that video took from me.

Gwillie on October 1, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Who IS that sweet little whore? Never saw her before.

Lanceman on October 1, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Don’t know, not into the pop culture that much, but then again the best encounters are often had without names.

TXUS on October 1, 2012 at 10:30 PM

You know what else is Cool? This is Cool, too – and THIS is what Obama and The Media are REALLY saying to America:

CONTENT WARNING:

http://www.zazzle.com/rex_lambo/gifts?cg=196337297319083934

williamg on October 1, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Somebody needs to tell Leonardo that he’s not aging well.

mabelee on October 1, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I’ve never been a big fan, and I don’t like his politics, but IMO, he looks okay.

TigerPaw on October 1, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Where is Oprah?

JPeterman on October 1, 2012 at 9:26 PM

…to weak too appear!…she’s on the same caloric intake that Mooch has all the schoolchildren on!

KOOLAID2 on October 1, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Who was the weird dude at the very beginning?

TugboatPhil on October 1, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I just watched America take the final swirl down the commode if Obama wins.

TugboatPhil on October 1, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Free stuff or freedom, you can’t have both.”

– Sarah Palin

idesign on October 1, 2012 at 9:43 PM

We’ve been waaay overdue for a Palin thread.

Lanceman on October 1, 2012 at 9:51 PM

…I’m starting to feel like Hot Air is doing to Sarah what the MSM is doing to Romney…putting them on the backburner!…
…heck!…if nothing else… it would get the spokesfish menstrual cycle flowing again….which is good for reams… of you know what!

KOOLAID2 on October 1, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Selena is 20, born in 1992

News2Use on October 1, 2012 at 11:05 PM

Hmmm, vote4stuff.

Obama is running for 8th grade class president?

Who’d of known?

socalcon on October 1, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Plus, he’s appearing with Romney on the stump tomorrow and maybe Wednesday. I’m told by my friends in Colorado that, unlike most endorsements, this is one with a difference. They say Elway is the most popular figure ever in the state and that the people see him as far more than just a football celebrity. Hope they’re right.

TXUS on October 1, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Elway is pretty much a god in Colorado – if you think muslims are violent about blasphemey, you aint seen nothin compared to a die-hard Elway fan – although I’ve never really been on the worship bandwagon – I came to Colorado as a Patriots fan, and I thought he more or less sucked for most of his first 10 years – the jokes about his injuries and incompetence are well known – but this might change my mind about him.

dentarthurdent on October 1, 2012 at 11:37 PM

but this might change my mind about him.

dentarthurdent on October 1, 2012 at 11:37 PM

plus getting Peyton as QB – given his showing this past weekend…

dentarthurdent on October 1, 2012 at 11:38 PM

“Free stuff or freedom, you can’t have both.”

– Sarah Palin

idesign on October 1, 2012 at 9:43 PM

.
I’m not familiar with that quote by her, but I agree with it 100%.

Freedom and “free stuff” are mutually exclusive.

You know what? That would make a great poster or bumper sticker.

listens2glenn on October 2, 2012 at 12:02 AM

So if I get to the part with DeCaprio, I can safely assume it is an Inception dream?

juanito on October 2, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Leave Selena alone!

Knott Buyinit on October 2, 2012 at 1:55 AM

I think del toro said something about wanting some guns or walk or something in Spanish…

Sherman1864 on October 2, 2012 at 2:23 AM

One can always spot pure garbage when they do that faux zoom in zoom out sway side-to-side like the cameraman is trying to find the subject 1990s cinematography gimmick.

They think it communicates to the viewer “This is indy and hip,” but that effect only lasted for the first six months or so; by about 1991 it just screamed “We are tired old propagandists trying to trick you with antiquated hipster maneuvers that are so old that they’re already past the third nostalgia revival.”

Next thing you know, they’ll only publish pictures of Obama that are square, blurry, and undersaturated. Oh, it’s so retro, like a polaroid! Groovy!

Zombie on October 2, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Why do actors and actresses have to be, as a bucket, so stupid and so harmful? Why can’t they be, as a bucket, intelligent and actually helpful?

Obama’s been. Why can’t you see the harm in your stupid ideas? Do you actually have to see blood? Oh, wait –

If you are young and “open-minded” and skipping through Hot Air, please don’t vote for Obama because he’ll “pay teachers. Like, really pay them.” If you want to pay teachers — like, really pay them — can we go ahead and save the republic from financial collapse so that we can argue about your wanting to pay teachers — like really pay them?

Axe on October 2, 2012 at 5:43 AM

These wormy make-believe phonies appeal only to Obama’s parasitic class and socialist supporters.

rplat on October 2, 2012 at 7:06 AM

Most leftwing hollyweird people really are WORMS. Great term! Don’t let the WORMS tell you what to do.

TX-96 on October 2, 2012 at 7:10 AM

“Vote 4 Stuff”? These clowns treat a civic responsibility like it’s a letter to Santa Claus.

zoyclem on October 2, 2012 at 7:26 AM

Who are those people in the video and why are they important?

Lickmuffin on October 1, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Seconded! There will be no zombie apocalypse, it will be the march of the self-important semi celebrite (semibrite?)

CitizenEgg on October 2, 2012 at 8:27 AM

I want 1/2 of all those useless idiots money!
What a bunch of tools.

mmcnamer1 on October 2, 2012 at 8:48 AM

And yet Hotair continues to worship the words of Ted Nugent.

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Lickmuffin on October 1, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Seconded! There will be no zombie apocalypse, it will be the march of the self-important semi celebrite (semibrite?)

CitizenEgg on October 2, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Watch it with no sound and they look like crazy street people.

(Honestly didn’t recognize half of them)

hawkdriver on October 2, 2012 at 9:06 AM

And yet Hotair continues to worship the words of Ted Nugent.

Dave Rywall on October 2, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Yeah,I know, right? We have what, ten, eleven Ted Nugent threads a day?

hawkdriver on October 2, 2012 at 9:07 AM

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