Obamacare And “The Bad Husband”

thebadhusband‘Mr. Big’ Gets Small: Actor Chris Noth Sneers Tea Party Is Racist, Un-American, and In Need of Horsewhipping (Newsbusters)

I confess I’ve never watched The Good Wife.  The title is off-putting. Good wives (and husbands) are becoming as hard to find as five cent cigars and honest politicians.  Vitriolic liberals like actor Chris Noth, however, are as common as kitchen cockroaches. Mr. Noth plays Peter Florrick in the aforementioned drama, a corrupt whore-mongering Democrat who becomes the governor of a large American state.  It seems that on The Good Wife, art does imitate life.

Mr. Noth’s tirade against his fellow citizens who champion limited government and Constitutionalism puts him in the running, if not for Congress, at least for a coveted spot on Hollywood’s Most Obnoxious Liberals list,  a lineup of Left Coast loonies currently filled by the likes of Hanoi Jane Fonda, Alec Baldwin, Barbara Streisand, and Michael Moore.

Despite occasional aberrations like James Woods, Hollyweird usually makes no secret of it’s love for lefties, an ardor of which Barack Obama always takes advantage:

Obama Meets With Celebs Who Want To Promote Obamacare

At a meeting at the White House Monday, a group that included singer Jennifer Hudson and actors Kal Penn and Amy Poehler heard Obama extol the benefits his health care law offers young people, whose participation in the exchanges is seen as essential for their long-term viability.

 “The President stopped by the meeting to engage artists who expressed an interest in helping to educate the public about the benefits of the health law,” a White House official said. “The reach of these national stars spreads beyond the beltway to fans of their television shows, movies, and music – and the power of these artists to speak through social media is especially critical.”

 The meeting, which was led by Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, also included representatives for Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, YouTube Comedy, Funny or Die and the organizations that put on the annual Grammy and Latin Grammy awards.

“Educate” is not really the proper word here; “propagandize” is — to be used in conjunction with Obama’s planned brainwashing of America’s unsuspecting couch potatoes:

  Obamacare at the Movies: Hollywood Plans Blitz to Promote Unpopular Law

If you’re sick and tired of TV news broadcasts spewing pro-Obamacare propaganda, get ready to be inundated with even more progressive health care proselytizing in the dramas and comedies that follow those news shows.

For this you have the left-wing California Endowment to thank. The radical philanthropy is in the news because it is funding Obamacare public outreach efforts.

As Newsmax reports, the Obama administration is “turning its focus on prime time television series, using the influential platform and the power of celebrity to spread the word about its healthcare initiative.”

 With the White House’s blessing, the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Norman Lear Center, which has something called a “Hollywood, Health & Society program,” has accepted a $500,000 grant from the left-wing California Endowment to help TV producers condition the masses into supporting Obama’s Soviet-style health care program.

Said Hollywood Health & Society’s Martin Kaplan, former speechwriter for Walter Mondale, and member of Harvard’s progressive Mafia:

“Our experience has shown that the public gets just as much, if not more, information about current events and important issues from their favorite television shows and characters as they do from the news media and online resources. This grant will allow us to ensure that industry practitioners have up-to-date, relevant facts on health care reform to integrate into their storylines and projects.”

 This is a practice similar to what used to be called “Payola,” a term that Wikipedia defines as “any secret payment made to cast a product in a favorable light (such as obtaining positive reviews).”  Casting Obama’s signature legislation in a favorable light, however, is going to take more arc-lamps than even Tinseltown can provide.

PTG

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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2 Responses to Obamacare And “The Bad Husband”

  1. TomR,armed in Texas says:

    obamacare is going to be shoved down our throats. The govt will spend billions promoting this crap via propaganda to include hollywood types who will probably opt out of it themselves. In the liberal world irony is common and integrity is old fashioned, out of date and passe’.

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