“The American people aren’t stupid.” —Barack Obama
That’s debatable—after all, 69 million of them voted for you a few years ago. From the edge of the Everglades yesterday, our green-around-the gills Chief Executive said:
“We’re making new investments in the development of gasoline and diesel and jet fuel that’s actually made from a plant-like substance — algae. You’ve got a bunch of algae out here, right? If we can figure out how to make energy out of that, we’ll be doing all right.”
Investment, of course, in Dem-speak means “a tax dollar of yours that we’ve stolen to give to a friend of ours.” And speaking of pond scum, Bill Maher, the smarmy host of HBO’s Real Time, plans to donate a million bucks to help ensure four more years of Marxist misrule:
“I would like tonight to announce a donation to the Obama super PAC, which has the very unfortunate tongue-twister name Priority USA Action. I know, it was named by Borat. But tonight I would like to give that PAC … one million dollars.”
“This is the wisest investment I think I could make,” he added, urging rich liberals to follow suit.
Obama, who was against taking super-PAC money until he was for it (a change of heart fortuitously coinciding with his re-election campaign), is raking in the green from the Hollyweird crowd on the Left Coast:
A report by OpenSecrets.org, a comprehensive resource for federal campaign contributions, lobbying data and analysis, found that the TV, movie and music industry gave $48.7 million in political contributions in 2008, with 78 percent of it to Democrats.
The MRC report asserts that those are numbers the networks should be interested in, but aren’t.
“Obama’s gone to the Hollywood fundraising well at least five times since last fall, and the list of A-list donors to his campaign is endless,” Matt Philbin, report author and managing editor at the Culture and Media Institute told Fox411.com. “We have numerous examples of his administration trying to use entertainment and the arts — the biggest megaphone in America — to put out its messages on healthcare and other issues. If another industry had this kind of cozy relationship with a GOP President, the networks would have their investigative reporters working full time on it.” (Mainstream media ignores stories about Hollywood ties to Obama administration|FOX News)
Jack Nicholson had it right: “I learned a long time ago in Hollywood that the only person I should vote for is myself.”