Is Hollywood proving they are out of touch with reality? The entertainment industry that once gave us “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” “Norma Rae,” and “The Grapes of Wrath,” now offer such classics as “Sausage Party,” “Zoolander 2,” and “Hot Tub Time Machine 2.” And these are the people who want us to take them seriously when it comes to politics.
Since the election of Donald Trump in January, when a celebrity echos political narration, “it can reap an especially fierce blowback,” acknowledged the LA Times. “While some feel compelled to use their public platform as a means of political resistance, no matter the potential consequences to their career, others believe it can be counterproductive, reinforcing the notion that Hollywood lives in its own self-satisfied bubble.” A good example is the healthcare debate.
The first important litmus test of success for Thursday’s revised edition of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the House came from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. She is known for her statements, especially the March 9, 2010 Obama Care (Affordable Care Act) quote that is now her legacy: “It’s going to be very, very exciting. But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.”
She is the same politician who said on a July 1, 2012 NBC-TV Meet the Press appearance that “everybody will have lower rates, better quality care, and better access.”
Five years later, millions of Americans can see through that kind of irrationality. Obama Care “killed jobs, increased regulations, caused people to lose coverage which now they can’t get back, or an equivalent due to pre-existing conditions since the debacle,” one social media observer commented. Pelosi’s brand of madness also helped cause Donald J. Trump to be President.
“It always makes me feel better about a policy, when I know celebrities are against it.”
Perhaps the second test of success came from Hollywood. Breitbart reported some of the “wisdom” and farcicality tweeted by such celebrities as Mia Farrow, Katy Perry, Amy Schumer, Andy Richter, John Legend, George Takei, and Mark Ruffalo. Their tweets backfired as responses to the personalities negated much of their absurdity. Within hours thousands of Americans posted such as messages as:
“It always makes me feel better about a policy, when I know celebrities are against it,” wrote ‘Hadenough.’
Hollywood is “totally out of touch with reality,” commented ‘Kate.’ “It is as though these celebs have no concept of what the reality of Obama care is. I’m in the middle class. My Anthem Blue Cross premium increased from 800.00 per month to 2100.00 per month. If I were an illegal alien or on welfare Obama care would be free.”
“When you see Pelosi, Schumer and Waters weep, Americans prosper,” commented Hedley LaLarr.
Robert Conrrad stated “it is sad to see the democrat party dissolve into a lawless and violent flag burning America hating rioting communist party with George Soros and Saul Alinsky’s Globalist agendas. Who would have thought, but that’s exactly what they’ve become. It’s a good thing that Donald Trump came along and nipped them it in the butt. Look at everything congress and the Joint Chiefs of Staff allowed Obama to do and then imagine what Hillary would have done with no resistance. America was one election away from destruction.”