Where has all the A-list gone?

posted at 8:01 am on February 25, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Barack Obama has had a lot of access to Hollywood in his two terms as President. Movers and shakers in the entertainment industry have bankrolled his two election campaigns, and celebrities usually haven’t been shy about getting in front of cameras to extoll the latest agenda items on Hopenchange. Now that the bills are coming due on the Obama administration’s central domestic-policy program, though, suddenly they’re nowhere to be found:

President Obama’s celebrity supporters are not in the forefront as they were during the star-studded campaign-style videos that hogged the airwaves in 2008.

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Contrary to expectations, the White House’s A-list backers have mainly stuck to Twitter to voice support for ObamaCare, while others have appeared in inexpensive online videos, or chosen to promote California’s insurance marketplace instead of HealthCare.gov, the notoriously troubled website for the federal exchanges.

It seems that not even the president’s most fervent and committed supporters want to get too close to ObamaCare. Some of Obama’s most powerful allies — figures including Oprah Winfrey, Bruce Springsteen and Beyoncé — have stayed in the wings for the enrollment push.

Less than a year ago, Jennifer Hudson, Amy Poehler, and representatives for Winfrey and Alicia Keys were guests at the White House to discuss a strategy to promote the healthcare law.

Many expected this would lead to an advertising blitz full of famous faces. But, with limited exceptions, stars have largely failed to participate in a substantial ad campaign to promote Obama-Care’s new coverage options.

So what gives? Entertainment veterans know a flop when they see it. Here’s a hint: When you’re firing producers, it’s usually a sign that the show will close out of town. And when your replacement producers have a track record worse than that of the original producers, well … let’s just say that no one signs up for the promotion tour of Ishtar II.

The CBO report is another dose of box-office poison. Chris Conover at Forbes took a closer look at the data in the report, which predicted a net decrease of 2.5 million full-time-equivalents (FTEs) in the economy in 10 years. That’s only part of the story, Conover says, and the other parts are even worse:

Obamacare may well free up workers to quit jobs for younger workers to replace them or change to jobs they prefer, but none of these individuals is included in the CBO figure. Why?  Because when a retiree is replaced by a younger worker filling the same job, there is no net loss of hours of work to the economy. Similarly, when a worker moves from one full-time job to a different preferred full-time job, hours of work remain the same.

For the same reason, we can be dead certain that the 2.5 million do not include those “trapped” in a job wishing to break out and become small business entrepreneurs. Most surveys show that small business owners work longer hours than those in wage and salary jobs. Various surveys put the average workweek for small business owners at anywhere from 47 to 52 hours, solidly above the average workweek for private sector wage and salary workers. And my strong impression is that the working week for start-up entrepreneurs is even longer, with self-reports of 60, 80 and even 100 hours not being atypical. Thus, if Obamacare were expected a torrent of new entrepreneurs, the net effect would be to increase rather than decrease the net hours worked …

The CBO figure does not include job losses related to any of the taxes imposed by Obamacare on the health industry. The figures below essentially represent involuntary job losses among those adversely impacted by such taxes.

Health Insurance Tax (146,000-262,000). Obamacare imposes an annual fee on insurers beginning in 2014 that will result in a 2.5 to 3%increase in health insurance premiums on all fully-insured plans. The National Federation of Independent Business, using independent cost estimates and the Research Foundation’s BSIM (Business Size Impact Module), predicts the rise in cost of employer-sponsored insurance stemming from the health insurance tax will result in a reduction in private sector employment of146,000 to 262,000 jobs in the year 2022, with 59 percent of the job losses coming from small businesses.

Medical Device Tax (165,000). Obamacare likewise imposes the 2.3% excise tax on the medical device industry. This tax, which is imposed on gross revenues (and hence represents a far higher share of profits for such companies). A study by the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) shows that this tax already has resulted in employment reductions of approximately 14,000 industry workers and forgone hiring of 19,000 workers. Thus, the total job impact of the tax on medical device industry employment was approximately 33,000. However, the study also examined independent estimates of the relationship between direct employment in the medical device industry and indirect employment among suppliers and in the general economy found a ratio of four indirect jobs for each direct job.  Applying this ratio to jobs lost or foregone suggests that the impact of the tax on indirect employment would be approximately 132,000 jobs, for a total job loss due to the tax of as many as 165,000 jobs.

There’s more, but like any bad review, an excerpt gives readers the flavor of the whole. Put this on top of the incompetent rollout of the web portals (especially in California), and it would be akin to endorsing Ford Pintos from the mid-70s. ObamaCare has always been unpopular, but the celebrities who tried to front it earlier believed Barack Obama’s promises that it would reduce premiums, allow people to keep their plans and their doctors, and improve the health-care system. Now, Obama’s claims are getting flagged as the Lie of the Year and buried in Pinocchios. Not even Hollywood can sustain this level of suspension of disbelief.

Add all that together, and it comes to this: Don’t call us, babe. We’ll call you.


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. Now, Obama’s claims are getting flagged as the Lie of the Year and buried in Pinocchios. Not even Hollywood can sustain this level of suspension of disbelief.

…I think we need to remind people…who his Hollywood supporters are… 24/7!

KOOLAID2 on February 25, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Where has all the A-list gone?

Alternative White House headline- Hollywood’s racist underbelly exposed over Obamacare.

Happy Nomad on February 25, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Don’t worry Mr. President Comcast still loves you.

meci on February 25, 2014 at 8:07 AM

let’s just say that no one signs up for the promotion tour of Ishtar II.

Very good Ed. :)

No Time Clock on February 25, 2014 at 8:09 AM

The Oscars are Sunday and maybe this year they’ll go to the White House and it will be Obambi himself surrounded by dress Marines to announce “Best Picture”. Which will be the slave movie of course despite the fact that the movie is sort of Roots rehash and the plot just ends (oh here’s Brad Pitt to save him, roll credits now)

Marcus on February 25, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Let’s face it: the Hollywood crowd would rather be plugging single-payer in the end.

Bitter Clinger on February 25, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Aw, boohoo. What a joke this president is. Unfortunately, the punchline is us.

Paperclips on February 25, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Awwwwww

cmsinaz on February 25, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Another fine example of Useful Idiots.

Infidelius on February 25, 2014 at 8:12 AM

So Hollywood is racist. Who knew?

307wolverine on February 25, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Hollywood types tend to think lending their name is all they need to do. If you want them to show up for something, they want cash. There are rare exceptions to all rules (Betty White, Marlo Thomas etc), but the rule in Hollywood is that they are all money-grubbing hypocrites.

doufree on February 25, 2014 at 8:15 AM

waddayatalkinabout?

O’Bozo has always been on my A list. At the top.

WryTrvllr on February 25, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Comparing Obamacare to a ’70s pinto does the pinto a terrible disservice. It got you where you were going 99.99% of the time, Obamacare only takes you to a dead end.

Mini-14 on February 25, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Maybe they are actually feeling the heat and are being told by their producers to stay the hell away from him. The only movie I paid to see in the past five years was Atlas Shrugged. I used to LOVE the movies, but I absolutely refuse to support the Hollywood cesspool now. I don’t think I’m alone.

Naturally Curly on February 25, 2014 at 8:17 AM

It seems that not even the president’s most fervent and committed supporters want to get too close to ObamaCare.

Doesn’t matter. They already identified themselves as America-hating, lowlife, traitorous PiecesOS. If they think they can quietly slink away from the disaster they helped bring on (and cheered) then they are sadly mistaken. They should all go straight to hell, where they belong, along with their retarded Sukarno clone.

As Brian Mills said to the lowlife in Taken, “You know, I believe you … but it’s not gonna save you.” ZZzzzzzappppp!

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 25, 2014 at 8:17 AM

‘SCANDAL’ STAR, OBAMA SUPPORTER: ‘DISAPPOINTMENT’ IN WH’S LACK OF TRANSPARENCY

Joe Morton, one of the stars of the hit show Scandal and a President Barack Obama supporter, said he was let down by the Obama administration’s lack of transparency.

Flora Duh on February 25, 2014 at 8:20 AM

pintos/bobcats could be fixed, a surgical procedure with a 289/302 corrected many issues. actually gained fuel mileage too.
no surgical procedure will fix obamacare.
and its going to take people dying/losing everything to prove it I guess.

dmacleo on February 25, 2014 at 8:23 AM

Now that the bills are coming due on the Obama administration’s central domestic-policy program, though, suddenly they’re nowhere to be found:

Common retort from some of his most vociferous defenders I know, “I didn’t actually vote for him either time.” I ask, “But you said you couldn’t vote for a man like Mitt Romney in a million years?”

Crickets.

I guess no one actually voted for this imbecile.

hawkdriver on February 25, 2014 at 8:26 AM

I saw “Lone Survivor” for the third time on Saturday and the
theatre was packed.

Refuse to go to any of Hollywood trash movies.

Amjean on February 25, 2014 at 8:26 AM

I write off any Hollywood type that decides to tell us rubes where we’re going wrong.

TXMomof3 on February 25, 2014 at 8:27 AM

And STILL the Reublicans won’t make a move to real it.

Cleombrotus on February 25, 2014 at 8:27 AM

And ObamaCare is still with us…

albill on February 25, 2014 at 8:30 AM

it would be akin to endorsing Ford Pintos from the mid-70s.

I had a Pinto. $3 would fill that baby up and I could drive almost a month on one tank.

If only Obamacare was that economical and good on milage.

Flora Duh on February 25, 2014 at 8:32 AM

There’s a simply answer to why you’re not seeing many actors promoting Obamacare. The A-Listers see all the unemployed who are now going to become “actors,” and they don’t like the competition.

Glenn Jericho on February 25, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Comparing Obamacare to a ’70s pinto does the pinto a terrible disservice. It got you where you were going 99.99% of the time, Obamacare only takes you to a dead end.

Mini-14 on February 25, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Actually, I think the comparison is apt. The real scandal with the Pinto wasn’t the .01% of the time that the thing burst into flames. It was the cold calculated decision that settling the lawsuits was cheaper than actually fixing the problem.

Obamacare makes much the same choice. Killing off some will mean lower premiums for the parasites who are sucking down all those subsidies that loot the bank accounts of the productive to pay for those who don’t contribute to society. That too was a choice made for reasons other than the well being of Obamacare customers.

Happy Nomad on February 25, 2014 at 8:36 AM

The A-Listers see all the unemployed who are now going to become “actors,” and they don’t like the competition.

Glenn Jericho on February 25, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Good point! Free from job lock, all those people who are now free to pursue their acting and/or singing aspirations has to be duanting for the no-talent “stars” who support the rat-eared wonder.

Happy Nomad on February 25, 2014 at 8:39 AM

‘SCANDAL’ STAR, OBAMA SUPPORTER: ‘DISAPPOINTMENT’ IN WH’S LACK OF TRANSPARENCY

Joe Morton, one of the stars of the hit show Scandal and a President Barack Obama supporter, said he was let down by the Obama administration’s lack of transparency.

Flora Duh on February 25, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Miles Bennett Dyson should’ve known better.

Doughboy on February 25, 2014 at 8:41 AM

I guess no one actually voted for this imbecile.

hawkdriver on February 25, 2014 at 8:26 AM

What? Are ya kidding??

The graveyards are filled with them…

JohnGalt23 on February 25, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Here’s a hint: When you’re firing producers, it’s usually a sign that the show will close out of town. And when your replacement producers have a track record worse than that of the original producers, well … let’s just say that no one signs up for the promotion tour of Ishtar II

“Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked have been sacked.”

Monty Python strikes again.

rbj on February 25, 2014 at 8:44 AM

It’s simple really…

With the outrageous cost hikes in healthcare no one can afford to ay $10-$15 a ticket for a movie at the box office.

Which makes those Hollywood type poorer and less able to afford their lifestyles.

Thanks Obamacare!

mechkiller_k on February 25, 2014 at 8:52 AM

hawkdriver on February 25, 2014 at 8:26 AM

What? Are ya kidding??

The graveyards are filled with them…

JohnGalt23 on February 25, 2014 at 8:43 AM

John, the arguments about voter fraud go back and forth and sometimes I don’t know what to believe. I do know that nothing would surprise me if the truth ever saw the light of day.

I really thought Mitt Romney was bucking the polls. The antics with Franken and the ballots in a trunk.

Who knows?

hawkdriver on February 25, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Alternative White House headline- Hollywood’s racist underbelly exposed over Obamacare.

Happy Nomad on February 25, 2014 at 8:05 AM

It’s the Jews!!

Maybe Obama will start talking about “My Struggle.”

Occams Stubble on February 25, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Saving careers. A lesson that should have been well learned by Oprah.

Wade on February 25, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Common retort from some of his most vociferous defenders I know, “I didn’t actually vote for him either time.” I ask, “But you said you couldn’t vote for a man like Mitt Romney in a million years?”

Crickets.

I guess no one actually voted for this imbecile.

hawkdriver on February 25, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Sort of the same…………I have yet to meet anyone of my age group that WAS NOT in the OD tent at Woodstock.

On another note, I have posted before that my company had direct dealings with an organisation that Mitt headed up. I think a lot of folks here would be surprised to hear from me that he was a good guy and I think could have been a decent President. Yes, he was more liberal than conservative, but he was honest, smart, and caring. And yes I shared this opinion with all my Liberal friends. Yes, they snickered at me in a, not so kind fashion.

HonestLib on February 25, 2014 at 9:21 AM

It’s the Jews!!

Maybe Obama will start talking about “My Struggle.”

Occams Stubble on February 25, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Thread winner.

ToddPA on February 25, 2014 at 9:22 AM

It’s the Jews!!

Maybe Obama will start talking about “My Struggle.”

Occams Stubble on February 25, 2014 at 9:15 AM

I see what you did there. ;0

Sadly the reality is that the filthy lazy stupid rat-eared coward will never be held to account for the harm he has caused this nation. This is the problem of electing a half-breed with a personality cult instead of a decent human being, intelligent statesman, and proud American.

Happy Nomad on February 25, 2014 at 9:24 AM

“You’ll never eat lunch in this town again!”

Akzed on February 25, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Sadly the reality is that the filthy lazy stupid rat-eared coward will never be held to account for the harm he has caused this nation. This is the problem of electing a half-breed with a personality cult instead of a decent human being, intelligent statesman, and proud American.

Happy Nomad on February 25, 2014 at 9:24 AM

People, out of convenience when they do not want to face reality, become intellectually dishonest. Thus, they are prone to make the same decisions over and over. Throw in some ignorance and unwillingness to get down into the political weeds and you have a large percentage of the voting public. Took many moons for me to “try” to be honest in discussing political opinions outside my Liberal bubble. Left politics is a religion and trust me a lot do know the truth, but just will not admit it. For example, Liberals who follow politics (and no not the HuffPost/Daily Kos crowd) know the IRS is a true scandal. Sadly, way too many are fine with those tactics if it benefits our side. Yes, my side is about ready to throw me overboard, but they would rather keep me than deal with me across the table! You guys are seeing my nice side. My Liberal cohorts see a totally different side.

HonestLib on February 25, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Will Obamacare be repealed or won’t it? Will Congress fund it or won’t it? Will the web site be fixed or not? Blah, blah, blah. We the people just need to do what we need to do and Congress be damned. Resist. Refuse. Revolt. EXEMPT OURSELVES! We did not comply with Prohibition and we simply should not comply with Obamacare. For religious reasons. For privacy reasons. For the cause of liberty and freedom and in protest of the idea that the federal government (under one party rule, no less), can force private citizens to purchase anything with our own money. Are we citizens or subjects? Mice or (wo)men? Just say NO to socialism and to the corrupt, unionized, far left IRS: the gestapo of America’s political class. After all, the federal government ignores millions of illegals who are breaking U.S. immigration law every day. Our Founders pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. All we have to do is just say no to a scheme we all know is un-American and a violation of our most basic founding fundamentals of privacy, self reliance, limited government and individual freedom.
How To Opt Out Of Obamacare. Know your options and become savvy self-pay patients. Join a health care sharing ministry. These are voluntary, charitable membership organizations that agree to share medical bills among the membership. They function similar to insurance, and are probably the best alternative to conventional health insurance. There are four of them, at least that I know of. Three are open only to practicing Christians (Samaritan Ministries, Christian Healthcare Ministries, and Christian Care Ministry) while a fourth, Liberty HealthShare, is open to anyone who agrees with their ethical commitment to religious liberty. They operate entirely outside of Obamacare’s regulations, and typically offer benefits for about half the cost of similar health insurance. Members are also exempt from having to pay the tax for being uninsured. From the article by Sean Parnell http://thefederalist. com/2013/12/04/opt-obamacare/#.Up9MwGKiM_o.email

devan95 on February 25, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Well, we don’t have to look at a parade of fools supporting this disastrous legislation.

oldennis on February 25, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Let’s face it: the Hollywood crowd would rather be plugging single-payer in the end.

Bitter Clinger on February 25, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Well why not? Their messiah is plugging every single tax-payer….in the end.

Oldnuke on February 25, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Less than a year ago, Jennifer Hudson, Amy Poehler, and representatives for Winfrey and Alicia Keys were guests at the White House to discuss a strategy to promote the healthcare law.

Many expected this would lead to an advertising blitz full of famous faces. But, with limited exceptions, stars have largely failed to participate in a substantial ad campaign to promote Obama-Care’s new coverage options.

The exact same group of stars in general — if they’re still stars by 2016 — will simply flitter from being all-in on Barack Obama while his poll ratings were up to being all-in on the Hillary Clinton campaign. And no one in the media will ever call them on their original support for ObamaCare or any of the president’s other botched initiatives or why they think Hillary’s going to make it all better.

jon1979 on February 25, 2014 at 9:51 AM

There is still A-Lists and many different kinds for example BO rides top of my A-List.

Wade on February 25, 2014 at 9:52 AM

It’s the Jews!!

Maybe Obama will start talking about “My Struggle.”

Occams Stubble on February 25, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Son of a putsch!

Shy Guy on February 25, 2014 at 9:58 AM

the celebrities who tried to front it earlier believed Barack Obama’s promises

So of course, never knew exactly they were supporting.
“A-listers” didn’t have to know because they did know it wouldn’t affect them. They knew they will always be able to afford the very best insurance for themselves and the best doctors/treatment anywhere on the planet.
But like any elitist, they just love to presume to know what’s good for the rest of us.

lynncgb on February 25, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Doesn’t matter. They already identified themselves as America-hating, lowlife, traitorous PiecesOS. If they think they can quietly slink away from the disaster they helped bring on (and cheered) then they are sadly mistaken. They should all go straight to hell, where they belong, along with their retarded Sukarno clone.

As Brian Mills said to the lowlife in Taken, “You know, I believe you … but it’s not gonna save you.” ZZzzzzzappppp!

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 25, 2014 at 8:17 AM

^^^THIS +1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000…….

NapaConservative on February 25, 2014 at 10:05 AM

never knew exactly they were supporting.

> never knew exactly *what* they were supporting.

lynncgb on February 25, 2014 at 10:09 AM

…I think we need to remind people…who his Hollywood supporters are… 24/7!

KOOLAID2 on February 25, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Um, all of them?

Lanceman on February 25, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Where has have all the A-list A-holes gone?

FIFY

Answer: Who cares.

Bubba Redneck on February 25, 2014 at 10:14 AM

But most Hollywood types are narcissists who love attention and believe in the concept that there is no such thing as bad press.

Their absence has more to do with understanding Obama doesn’t have anything to offer them. It’s a one-way street now. They know he’s impotent and a lame duck and he’s nothing more than a millstone on their neck.

If there was some type of unbelievable miracle that would occur and give Obama a Democratic controlled House and Senate for his last two years, you’d see them appearing in droves because he would once again have the ability to help their pet causes.

ButterflyDragon on February 25, 2014 at 10:23 AM

They did what they set out to do, reelect Obama. They ate back to living in their ever shrinking millionaire bubble and wondering why no one is going to see their latest flop movie.

neyney on February 25, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Sadly, the only people left who buy his BS are the reporters in many of the “prestigious” newsrooms around the country.

Tater Salad on February 25, 2014 at 10:44 AM

As an old football coach might say of Hollywood types, “They just want to win and walk with the girls.”

But of self-congratulatory pieces of shite.

Last movie I went to was the Dinesh D’Souza flick about Obama.

BuckeyeSam on February 25, 2014 at 10:47 AM

it would be akin to endorsing Ford Pintos from the mid-70s.

I had a Pinto. $3 would fill that baby up and I could drive almost a month on one tank.

If only Obamacare was that economical and good on milage.

Flora Duh on February 25, 2014 at 8:32 AM

The Pinto did have one disadvantage, though.

Myron Falwell on February 25, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Well, at least he still has Will Ferrell.

UltimateBob on February 25, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Myron Falwell on February 25, 2014 at 10:49 AM

OMG, I remember that scene. I was watching this movie with my college roommate at the time, and we LOLd over this scene for at least 15 minutes.

As a former Pinto owner, I found it particularly amusing.

UltimateBob on February 25, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Um, all of them?

Lanceman on February 25, 2014 at 10:13 AM

…it will be a long list…of dingbats!

KOOLAID2 on February 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Comparing Obamacare to a ’70s pinto does the pinto a terrible disservice. It got you where you were going 99.99% of the time, Obamacare only takes you to a dead end.

Mini-14 on February 25, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Agreed. A yugo would be a better comparsion.

wifarmboy on February 25, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Sort of the same…………I have yet to meet anyone of my age group that WAS NOT in the OD tent at Woodstock*.

On another note, I have posted before that my company had direct dealings with an organisation that Mitt headed up. I think a lot of folks here would be surprised to hear from me that he was a good guy and I think could have been a decent President. Yes, he was more liberal than conservative, but he was honest, smart, and caring. And yes I shared this opinion with all my Liberal friends. Yes, they snickered at me in a, not so kind fashion**.

HonestLib on February 25, 2014 at 9:21 AM

* Wasn’t there; proud to say it.

** Romney supporters with that opinion got the same treatment here, and worse, even during the general election; during the primaries, HA was a complete circular firing squad sniping at each others’ favorites.
I applaud robust debate and discussion of genuine liabilities (as distinct from “dog abuse” and “binders of women”), but for decades the actions of the GOP and conservatives have helped enable Democrat victories and leftist policies.

AesopFan on February 25, 2014 at 11:46 AM

HonestLib on February 25, 2014 at 9:21 AM

PS Your friends are not Liberal – look up the original philosophies of that label.
Your friends are socialists, fascists (not a Right-Wing monopoly), or ignorant (some may even be dumb), who will not respond to reason or evidence because of ideology, inability, or embarrassment.

Reading for extra credit: here, here and here.

AesopFan on February 25, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Health Insurance Tax is the $63 per person insured, not just the primary person insured but all members of the family insured, to support the losses of insurance companies under ObamaCare. It is also in 2015 but reduced slightly.

My school system’s budget is now hit with a $500,000 plus additional cost and the county with a $146,000 additional cost. Check out your local budgets since in many areas the local government is the major employer. And who pays this; you or the government worker. A question to ask at the next school board or council meeting.

amr on February 25, 2014 at 12:24 PM

I can only speak for myself on this matter, but I think many people feel the way I do about this…I am beyond sick and tired of these actors and actresses believing that they know whats better for me and my family than I do. Just because they are good at pretending to be someone else, doesn’t make them an expert at anything. They are the true B.S. artist of our society. To be able to pretend to feel pain and cry on cue for the camera, to them that is real talent….Me, I rather watch a true craftsman and see how they make and build things society needs. Now that is real talent to me.

I choose a long time ago to not ever support hollywood and their ilk. Most of them are repulsive in the way they think and I will never see a another hollywood movie again. Plus many of the new releases are flops and it warms my heart to see and know that. I guess we do have a say and it is with our pocketbooks…they always forget that a good percentage of our society do not agree with them politically and after insulting us and our lifestyle, they are feeling it in their bank accounts. They wanted this, they got it and now they are feeling the “love” from the rest of us because of their stupidity. Couldn’t happen to a better bunch of Obamabots. Good Riddance.

One_If_By_Land on February 25, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Not even Hollywood can sustain this level of suspension of disbelief.

You must not be aware of the effect of “Avatar” on the choom generation. Some of them believe the US is actually persecuting tall blue people somewhere.

“Pssst….its just a cartoon”

“No it isn’t!”

BobMbx on February 25, 2014 at 1:45 PM

A-List, huh?
How about the A-Team???

“I LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER!!!”

Marcola on February 25, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Doubtless I’m just not looking in the right places, but I wonder how much money this year’s crop of Guilt Porn Oscar-nominees have brought in. Week after week, the top-grossing movies have been cartoons and Viking gods – not the movies acclaimed by those same folks as who supported Obama’s healthcare revamp. I haven’t seen ANYthing about whether or not The Butler or 12 Years have made any money, nor have I see anything on Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine and whether it’s been profitable. I wonder if the American movie-going public are just as turned off by Obama’s A-List VIPs, as those same A-Listers are by the disaster that is Obamacare (*and* the whole Obama Presidency).

NahnCee on February 25, 2014 at 3:42 PM