This is a good explication of the latest quadrennial, election year plea from a bunch of Hollywood celebrities to not elect the crazy, horrible, moronic, warmongering Republican candidate, with a strong implication that you won’t be cool like the celebrities if you vote for the Republican.
Most sane, reasonable people over a certain age laugh at these ham-fisted, smug efforts but they are effective to a certain extent. There are always hundreds of thousands of newly-minted voters (kids-Millennials) who have never seen anything like these “PSAs.
To most of us this is old and stupid and disingenuous. To an 18-year-old this might be, “I can share something with Scarlett Johansen and other cool, superior people…”
I have to say that I’m very disappointed in Robert Downey, Jr.’s participation in this. It was not long ago that he was making it clear that he understood that liberalism is not based on reality. I suspect he’s backsliding. It’s probably hard to be on a Hollywood set for hours on end, day-after-day with every major player, director, producer and screenwriter constantly mocking conservatives… You can imagine on the set of one of those Ironman movies ScarJo and Mark Ruffalo, both in these movies, are pecking on him, “C’mon, Bob, you don’t REALLY believe that backwards, racist, fascist Republican crap, do you? If you come over to our side I’ll show you my boobies…”
Joss Whedon is supposedly behind this and he insists that it’s a nonpartisan effort. Whedon’s long been embarrassed that his biggest fans of his biggest success — the “Firefly” projects — are conservatives and libertarians. He’s never seemed to grasp why “Firefly” was such a cult success.
The name of this particular campaign is “Save the Day” or “Save the Planet” or some other important-sounding bit of historicism — that always makes the kids feel important. And we can save the planet by electing a lying, felony-committing, incompetent, greedy, self-dealing, murder co-conspirator?
So what weird magic do the Clintons hold over Hollywood?
Is it their clearly free-swinging hedonism (at least when they were younger)?
Their obvious disdain for traditional mores?
Their unmitigated sense of self-indulgence and entitlement?
Their single-minded lust for power and riches?
Their pure cynicism and willingness to blatantly manipulate people?
Their 200-proof distilled hypocrisy in most everything they do?
Their easy-going willingness to toss aside former allies and eagerness to destroy anyone in their way?
Their unalloyed belief in the superiority of themselves and a conviction that laws do not apply to them nor constrain them?
Their allergy to truth and marriage to lying and living the lie?
Or is it simpler, just trying to promote the libtard mindset and that involves backing Hillary and anyone else in a Democratic pantsuit?
I vote all of the above.
And more folks, more movies and TV series to boycott. Didn’t a lot of these folks support Obama and tell us how great he was going to be?