Now Its OK for Hollywood Hypocrites to Support Their President, Obama: The Cult of Celebrity
Hollywood Hypocrisy …
File this one under the bizzaro moment of the day. For 8 years the Hollywood left crowd has done everything humanly possible to tear down and undermine the Presidency of George W. Bush. Suddenly now that their messiah has become President they are ready to serve him and make a pledge to serve The One.
Where was their support Bush? Did they not think that GWB needed their help as well and for all people to come together? Not in the slightest and the liberal celebs would find a way to make fun and mock him at every opportunity. Suddenly it is now different because they are willing to support Obama. Big Hollywood writes a great piece on … “I Pledge to Ridicule Celebrities Who Refuse to Recognize We Are At War With People Who Want to Kill Them, Too”.
Many of the celebrities that were central to demonizing and making life impossible for President Bush for eight loathsome years NOW want to help with the heavy lifting of bringing America back together under President Barack Obama.
I pledge to be a servant to our President
MySpace Celebrity and Katalyst present The Presidential Pledge
Pledge? This video has all the freaky and scary undertones of cult. Does anyone else find this pledge video just a tad bit bizarre?
As Flopping Aces so accurately points out, “isn’t the President a servant of the people? Not the other way around?”
Among the celebrities we have Eva Mendez, Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Eva Longoria Parker, Lucy Liu, Alyssa Milano, Ashton Kutcher, Robin Wright Penn, Marisa Tomei and Michael Strahan all appearing and making fools of themselves showing pure obedience to the one.
The Gateway Pundit has a pledge of his own … “I pledge to show Barack Obama as much respect as these Hollywood hypocrites showed President Bush.”
Red State has numerous great pledges as well, “I pledge to remember that celebrities are not the people to go to for intelligent thought”.
As Breitbart states, missing is the following pledge from the Hollywood Lefties as well:
Missing are pledges not to kiss the ring of Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and other pledged enemies of America. Nor are there pledges not to make movies that glorify these tyrants. Nor are there pledges to take seriously that we are at war, will continue to be at war under President Obama and that our precious and under-appreciated military is fighting an avowed and evil enemy — so that, among other things, Hollywood can continue to make decadent crap that actually motivates our enemy to fight us harder!
BTW, didn’t these same people pledge to leave the United States when GWB became President? These people really are to be seen and not heard. They make their living reading what other people have written for them. Hmm … no wonder they sound like a mind numb zombie cult.
Posted January 20, 2009 by Scared Monkeys
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By the way lefty crybabies. GWB administration has already begun the pullout from Iraq. I know you don’t hear it on the news every five minutes like you would if GWB stumbled on a word. So don’t go praising the great one for it when it is done.
Oh yeah, I also noticed a while back that GWB has had a home owners mortgage help program in place for quit a while now also. So watch for the Obamanites to give credit for that to the wrong person also.
What a bunch of self serving MSM teet fed fantasy world drones.
who gives a crap about those overpaid, paranoid, out-of-touch-wit-reality ppl anyway
Are they going to pledge to sell a couple extra houses and move into smaller homes that have a smaller carbon footprint?
Not take huge limos to self glorifying red carpet events?
They are going to set an example for us? How about cancel my cable.
none of these people live in the real world. it’s popular for them to worship obama and to be a member of scientology. maybe the alien zebu will come down and cleanse their thetans along with obama and all go up in a spaceship with tom cruise as their next messiah.
I lost my breakfast during the first 30 seconds
This is appalling. Where was the support for GW? How many pledged to help during his Presidency? These people make me sick. They want us to worship Obama…..Not happening…The only one I worship is GOD….Why are these people not servants of GOD? hmmm….
I pledge to not watch their movies for the next 4 years. Will not be that difficult.
They need to shut the holes under their noses and stick to what they know.
These are the people that got Obama elected (along with the MSM)
I can’t grasp the fact that people are worshiping this man. He is not the messiah.
I’m trying real hard to give the man a chance to show us what he’s made of but it’s getting more & more difficult with the way he is being idolized and has done nothing yet but make promises.
This is my pledge, always has been, always will be:
“The Pledge of Allegiance”
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.”
I REFUSE TO WORSHIP OR SERVE ANY MAN, INCLUDING OSAMA BIN LADEN BARACK SADDAM HUSSEIN OBAMA!!
Hollywood, YOU SUCK!!
Ever watch a movie star speak without the aid of a script? It’s a sight to behold.
I fail to see why ANYONE should care, or even heed, the political “thoughts” of the Hollywood/TV crowd. Nor do I see why their “thoughts” deserve air time.
The answer, of course, lies in the incestuous nature of that industry: the more these people coo about each other, the more publicity they get, the more that translates into dollars and cents.
Today Barack Obama becomes our president, and I for one wish him all the best. I fear, though, that among the problems he faces is the very media adulation that has presented him as one who will, at the lift of a finger, redo our society, redress all wrongs, for ever and ever, amen.
Obama himself is apparently going to remind the nation and world that the problems we face are not going to be solved in a moment, or a year, and that the economy will remain difficult.
How long will it take before the self-defeating media adulation turns to anger at the reality that Obama is not Superman?
Meanwhile, I saw a disturbing story today in the Providence Journal of Rhode Island. Apparently the Obama transition team asked the ATCross company to design a special kind of pen. President Obama will be using it.
It looks pretty good, and bears Obama’s signature and the presidential seal. The company said that people can buy models of it for $135.
a. Does this bear overtones of Imperial Government … is a special kind of pen really necessary, whether or not times are tough?
b. Should the presidency be used as a tool for hucksterism?
Good luck, Mr. President … my fate, like that of much of the world, is in large part in your hands. Let’s hope that once the show-biz aspect of this ‘historic occasion’ subsides, we the people can all work together for the common good.
Meanwhile, here’s an interesting bit of editorial commentary from Charles Krauthammer. Let’s remember that we have not seen a repeat of 9/11 in our country, and let us hope we never will.
How Obama Is Vindicating Bush
January 20, 2009
Except for Richard Nixon, no president since Harry Truman leaves office more unloved than George W. Bush. Truman’s rehabilitation took decades. Bush’s will come sooner. Indeed, it has already begun. The chief revisionist? Barack Obama.
Vindication is being expressed not in words but in deeds — the tacit endorsement conveyed by the Obama continuity-we-can-believe-in transition. It’s not just the retention of such key figures as Secretary of Defense Bob Gates or Treasury Secretary nominee Timothy Geithner, who, as president of the New York Fed, has been instrumental in guiding the Bush financial rescue over the last year. It’s the continuity of policy.
It is the repeated pledge to conduct a withdrawal from Iraq that does not destabilize its new democracy and that, as Vice President-elect Joe Biden said just this week in Baghdad, adheres to the Bush-negotiated status of forces agreement that envisions a U.S. withdrawal over three years, not the 16-month timetable on which Obama campaigned.
It is the great care Obama is taking in not pre-emptively abandoning the anti-terrorism infrastructure that the Bush administration leaves behind. While still a candidate, Obama voted for the expanded presidential wiretapping (FISA) powers that Bush had fervently pursued.
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And while Obama opposes waterboarding (already banned, by the way, by Bush’s CIA in 2006), he declined George Stephanopoulos’ invitation (on ABC’s “This Week”) to outlaw all interrogation not permitted by the Army Field Manual.
Explained Obama: “Dick Cheney’s advice was good, which is let’s make sure we know everything that’s being done,” i.e., before throwing out methods simply because Obama campaigned against them.
Obama still disagrees with Cheney’s view of the acceptability of some of these techniques. But citing as sage the advice offered by “the most dangerous vice president we’ve had probably in American history” (according to Joe Biden) — advice paraphrased by Obama as “we shouldn’t be making judgments on the basis of incomplete information or campaign rhetoric” — is a startlingly early sign of a newly respectful consideration of the Bush-Cheney legacy.
Not from any change of heart. But from simple reality. The beauty of democratic rotations of power is that when the opposition takes office, cheap criticism and calumny will no longer do. The Democrats now own Iraq. They own the war on al-Qaida. And they own the panoply of anti-terrorism measures with which the Bush administration kept us safe these last seven years.
Which is why Obama is consciously creating a gulf between what he now dismissively calls “campaign rhetoric” and the policy choices he must now make as president. Obama will be loath to throw away the tools that have kept the homeland safe. Just as he will be loath to jeopardize the remarkable turnaround in American fortunes in Iraq.
Obama opposed the war. But the war is all but over. What remains is an Iraq turned from aggressive, hostile power in the heart of the Middle East to an emerging democracy openly allied with the United States. No president would want to be responsible for undoing that success.
In Iraq, Bush rightly took criticism for all that went wrong — the WMD fiasco, Abu Ghraib, the descent into bloody chaos in 2005-06. Then Bush goes to Baghdad to ratify the ultimate post-surge success of that troubled campaign — the signing of a strategic partnership between the U.S. and Iraq — and ends up dodging two size-10 shoes for his pains.
Absorbing that insult was Bush’s final service on Iraq. Whatever venom the war generated is concentrated on Bush himself. By having personalized the responsibility for the awfulness of the war, Bush has done his successor a favor.
Obama enters office with a strategic success on his hands — while Bush leaves the scene taking a shoe for his country.
Which is why I suspect Bush showed such equanimity during a private farewell interview at the White House a few weeks ago. He leaves behind the sinews of war, for the creation of which he has been so vilified but which will serve his successor — and his country — well over the coming years.
The very continuation by Democrats of Bush’s policies will be grudging, if silent, acknowledgment of how much he got right.
• Charles Krauthammer is a syndicated writer in Washington.
At lease we’ll finally find out what “Change” means.
I am really glad we will have a “black” president…but the buck stops there….
Mr. Empty suit has to prove to me that he will not turn our nation into “One nation under Islam” instead of “our God”….
He needs to denounce people who have “bombed America and have not repented”
He needs to “not sit under/stand in agreement to racist teachings such as Rev. Wrights”
He needs to renounce “Farrakhan” and all the other militant anti-American associations he has.
Yeah, Welcome our new communist anti-American believ’n president…. No not me.
OK, IT’S OVER. LET’S GO TO CHURCH’S.
Per Richard… Obama enters office with a strategic success on his hands — while Bush leaves the scene taking a shoe for his country
Richard: Then you might say that O’bamination had a shoe’in…and he ceased the moment…and now we will have to put up with his communistic
Oh Rusty Bridges..LOL yah kill me
I Pledge that for a fact they all did coke,and went to Skybar after that shoot except, Dakota Fanning. LMAO at the “haves”
Sharon in Chicago (#14) … That was editorial commentary by Charles Krauthammer, not necessarily my view. I thought it was a good piece, and illustrative of what happens after the campaign rhetoric subsides.
I can pledge to not buy movies, or go to the show and watch their crap…. cause with out us they have no lively hood… they depend on poor hard working people for their pay check..
voting with our feet and wallets are the only way we can let the fools know we don’t agree with them. i’ve missed a lot of probably really good movies and shows by refusing to watch anything those clowns appear in. a small insignificant thing by me that i hope is multiplied by millions of others doing the same thing.
Someone is writing the material these
‘professional puppets’ are reading
(acting out). These scripts are provided
by special interests with hidden agendas.
Money and/or drugs insures the skits
get produced. Actors need work so
fitting the profile of the ‘puppeteer’
is the way to survive in the business.
Please pass the Oscar.
I pledge to buy a banner that says “How does the kool aid taste now?” when the country tanks under Obama
I stopped watching Hollywood movies 30 years ago.
When I see people worship a national leader I think of MAO,KIM,FIDEL and I dont like where it could lead.
I couldnt even finish watching those spoiled,over rated “celebrities”, mark my words it will be the middle class people who will carry the burden,NOT those twats,our system will only allow you to work yourself up to a certain level, just enough to KEEP those who DONT WANT TO WORK, we are being squeezed for EVERY last penny, just because we want to do well for our children, live in a nice house and have a decent quality of life but GOD help us if we want even better, the government just dip in and take, take, take. IAM GETTING MORE ANGRY BY THE MINUTE!!!!!
What about EVERYONE taking responsibility, step up to the plate for your OWN offspring, EVERYONE MUST CONTRIBUTE!!!
Check out this reporting on “I Pledge” from one of the best satirists in the blogosphere:
I watched some of this, I didn’t get as far as the line “servant to the president” but if that is in there, yeah that sounds rather weird or even creepy. But most of it I didnt think was so bad, it sounded like New Years Resolutions, and actually a lot of the things they mentioned are good things to do. Some seemed to be maybe a bit tongue in cheek?
I am so out of the pop culture loop I did not even recognize a lot of the people in the video.
Definitely invites parody and I’m sure there are some funny ones.
Did they bring Goebbels back to life and have him direct this drivel?
She pledges to be a SERVANT to the president?!?
Our Founding Fathers are spinning in their graves
I do not consider myself to be Republican or Democrat–I vote on issues and on the person. In this election, I did vote Obama and it took me some time to come to that decision. That said, half of the reason I had such a hard time embracing him was because of the celebrities. I couldn’t believe what a spectacle they made of this election, like we were voting for Prom King instead of President. I don’t think a celebrity should even voice their opinion about who they are voting for, because then they merely get a following of people who are voting based on what their ‘idols’ think are best, and not based on real issues or their own thoughts. It kills me most that Oprah–who I cannot stand–gets satisfaction out of this (and probably credit, too). I love the comments above about celebrities making their living on reading other peoples’ words and that they should not be looked at for intellectual thinking! Going forward, however, I do hope Obama can help our country, and wish that for ANY President.