posted on Aug, 12 2009 @ 11:50 AM
reply to post by schrodingers dog
Read that first article just a little more closely.
Angie Harmon is not afraid to come out and say she doesn’t like how President Obama is handling the job — but she’s sick of having to defend
herself from being deemed a racist.
That is actually somewhat telling in relation to this topic. The P.C. Hollywood crowd does not want to be branded a racist for speaking out against
Obama (which is a a common tactic against those who criticize Obama).
I also think if W or John McCain or Reagan would have gone and done a talk show, the backlash would have been so huge and in his face, and ‘What
is our president doing? How unclassy!’ But Obama does it and no one says anything," Harmon said.
However Harmon is definitely in the Hollywood minority when it comes to her criticism of Obama as other lasses at the Latisse party were quick to
advocate their unequivocal support.
So, yes. There are some that speak out but have to defend themselves against accusations for doing so, are definitely in the minority, and receive
disagreement from their fellow actors.
As to the actual question, I feel it is not necessarily buyer's remorse but instead a partisan issue. Hollywood is actually very liberal for the
majority. Being that Obama is a liberal, they are not really going to rip their 'own guy' so to speak.
Although it's frustrating, I do understand that it is human nature. If McCain was in office right now and he was doing exactly what Obama was doing,
I'm pretty sure they'd be raising the roof in disgust.
It could also be a 'waiting it out' to see what happens. As in, they are unsure of Obama themselves and are waiting to see how it plays out after
more time before they criticize. To be honest I don't pay any attention to celebrity's when it comes to their political opinions. So, on that note,
I haven't really heard much of them being vocally for or against Obama. Little blurbs here and there but if any one side is adoring him or trashing
him, I'm not seeing it because I block out 'Hollywood politicos.' lol
The only outspoken celebs I know of against Obama are Norris and Nugent but I'm sure there are a handful of others. Anyone in Hollywood does have to
tread lightly though because Hollywood is extremely political underneath the glitz.