“Americans will follow celebrities into the darkest parts of hell, so long as they make them laugh along the way.”
The American obsession with Hollywood is an unbearable sight. Many Americans believe that just because someone is a talented actor, musician, or artist, they must also be expert policy makers. They believe that fame equals political savvy. I’m not sure how this trend got started, but it makes no sense. It’s like saying that because J. K. Rowling is a great writer, she must also be a great plumber. There is absolutely no link between the two, yet celebrity political endorsements carry massive weight.
Unfortunately, 99.9% of the Hollywood community is Liberal, meaning that any time the Democrats need help promoting one of their harebrained schemes, they are just one phone call away from a flood of celebrity endorsements.
Well, it’s that time again. As we approach the beginning of the Obamacare nightmare on October 1st, Obama’s approval is sliding, and his signature legislation is tanking. Call the celebrities!
According to The Hill:
“President Obama met Monday with celebrities who are helping him promote his signature healthcare law ahead of the October 1 launch of state insurance exchanges…The president dropped by a White House meeting with singer Jennifer Hudson and actress Amy Poehler, as well as representatives for Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, and Bon Jovi…The President stopped by the meeting to engage artists who expressed an interest in helping to educate the public about the benefits of the health law…”
1. If a piece of legislation were truly beneficial, it would not require massive celebrity endorsements to help promote it. The very fact that Obama is begging celebrities—as well as the NFL—to help him “educate” Americans about his pet legislation isn’t a good sign.
2. The thought that because Oprah endorses Obamacare, we should all love it too is quite demeaning. Democrats see Americans as slack-jawed rubes, ready to lap up whatever nonsense Hollywood spits at us. Unfortunately, many Americans are eager and willing to eat Hollywood’s vomit.
With the Hollywood community behind him, Obama has an unfortunate advantage in terms of promoting his agenda. I can only hope that Americans have been hit over the head enough times to know that socialized medicine is a bad idea, and that celebrities don’t know any more than we do. They are not policy makers, they are not gods; they are people.
Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice, shame on us. Fool us several thousand times…well, we need to get a little smarter.