Hollywood turns Right.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Mercor, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. US Weekly says Angelina Jolie is no fan of President Obama:

    "She hates him," a source close to the U.N. goodwill ambassador, 34, tells the new issue of Us Weekly (on newsstands now).

    "She's into education and rehabilitation and thinks Obama is all about welfare and handouts. She thinks Obama is really a socialist in disguise," adds the source. [snip]

    "Angie isn't Republican, but she thinks Obama is all smoke and mirrors," the source says.

    This is one of those table turning brain teasers. Whenever any Hollywood celebrity would trash Bush, the left would applaud and the right would dismiss them as empty-headed, out of touch cultural leftists.

    So will those on the right now jump to applaud Jolie as some sort of astute political observer who's not drinking the Obama Kool-Aid? (Incidentally, her father, Jon Voight, is a vociferous Obama critic). And will she be ostracized by the Hollywood community as a heretic for having the temerity to criticize the president?
  2. Obama is losing his supporters because he accomplished nothing since he took office as per the SNL skits (produced by his prior liberal supporters), and he projects weakness domestically and internationally!
  3. kut2k2



    Voight is a life-long Republican, his opposition to Obama is nothing unexpected. As for Jolie: like father, like daughter.

    Leave it to the righties to clutch at this straw like it is a big sign of something. I don't see where Angelina Jolie ever exhibited support for Obama. She made a point of not endorsing Obama or McCain in 2008.
  4. TGregg


    If some Hollywood bimbo accidently says something correct, that's not a major thing as there are blind squirrels and broken clocks. Being critical of The One is hardly the measure of political astuteness. While it is fairly easy to demonstrate the lack of political knowledge with only a handful of blazingly stupid statements (the Hollywood left excel at this), a proper display of real knowledge requires many more data points.

    Still, if she really does understand why welfare, handouts and socialism are wrong despite being in a culture that worships at that shrine there is a possibility that she is at least marginally knowledgable. Only time will tell.
  5. Ricter


    Oh, if it were only so black and white (hey, a pun for tgregg).

    Socialism is not "wrong", it is, afterall, the economic system of the typical family. Welfare is not "wrong", if it is demonstrably working to counter the results of runaway social stratification.

    Certainly too much socialism or too much welfare is wrong, but if your thinking isn't nuanced, if this is black or white to you, then we can't have that discussion.

    Why are the shrinking American middle class and growing American poor class at war amongst and between themselves? Who is this serving?
  6. Yes perhaps that vile of blood wearing skank can get a few more tatoos and can speak at the Republican National Convention. That would be good.

  7. cstfx


    Hollywood turns right?

    More like stutters a step.