Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Sinking Ship?

And the band played on . . . even after the little iceberg problem . . .

It seems a number of Hollywood celebrities are not so supportive of Barack Obama these days.

Matt Damon proclaimed, “I’ve talked to a lot of people who worked for Obama at the grassroots level. One of them said to me, "Never again. I will never be fooled again by a politician. You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better.”

Former Bahamas Ambassador Nicole Avant is returning home to help fix the president's troubled relationship with the entertainment industry. At least three meet-and-greet fundraisers are planned for his re-election campaign.

Nicole is the daughter of longtime music executive and Democratic activist Clarence Avant. She was one of Obama's earliest and most dedicated Hollywood supportersraked in millions for the president's 2008 campaign. 

You know there's trouble in Tinseltown when President Barack Obama's top Hollywood fundraising fairy has resigned the ambassadorship to the Bahamas and returned to Los Angeles. She is striving to restore the incumbent president's image with vocal celebs.

On the other hand, George Clooney has professed his continued support for the President.

"I'm disillusioned by the people who are disillusioned by Obama, quite honestly, I am," the Ides of March director stated. "Democrats eat their own. Democrats find singular issues and go, 'Well, I didn't get everything I wanted.' I'm a firm believer in sticking by and sticking up for the people whom you've elected. If he was a Republican running, because Republicans are better at this, they'd be selling him as the guy who stopped 400,000 jobs a month from leaving the country. They'd be selling him as the guy who saved the auto industry. If they had the beliefs, they'd be selling him as the guy who got rid of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' who got Osama bin Laden. You could be selling this as a very successful three years."

George may very well be spending too much time sunning near Lake Como.

I am feeling fairly apolitical these days, but paying attention to the we-are-famous-and-we-know-so-much race for the lifeboats. It is more entertaining than any movie I've recently viewed.

Love from Delta.


  1. I never understood two things:
    1)Why actors feel they are authorities on ANYTHING
    2)Why in the world be are tricked into listening to them.
    Actors live their lives in a pretend world and seem to fall prey to their own fantasy world. George tells us how great Obama is while spending much of his time in places real people only dream about.

    OK, maybe there are more than two things I don't understand.


  2. Excellent insights, David. I can understand using celebrity as a means to advocate for good causes . . . but nothing about reciting lines written for you or looking as pretty as George does makes you politically astute. Even if you were, it would be inappropriate to try to manipulate something as important as a presidential election. Run for your own damn office or shut up and smile for the cameras . . .